Before the internet we were all happy celebrating April Fools day by covering our roommate’s entire bedroom with post-it notes, gift-wrapping everything – absolutely everything – on our co-workers desks, or jokingly burning down our neighbor’s house, then just as he returns from a hard day at work, jumping out from behind the shrubbery yelling, “OH MAN, I SO GOT YOU. YOU GOT OWNED. FUCKING OWNED.” while he begins sobbing at [...]
Do you like money? Of course not. That’s why you’re going to give it all to Square-Enix this holiday season. For the next couple weeks, until January 2, they are chopping their prices in half for near every game available in their online store. Even the brand new Hitman: Absolution is included in the sale, for $39.99 on all platforms. It’s not quite 50%, but you can’t really complain about [...]
It’s probably no secret that I am a huge fan of the Rock Band series. Hell, it seems like most of the time, I’m only contributing news that is related to Rock Band or another rhythm game. Last night, @RockBand tweeted asking if anyone was up to doing some math to figure out how much all of the hardware, DLC, and games would cost. I have no idea why, but [...]
As reported on Giant Bomb, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, in layman’s terms, set out a hit on former Infinity Ward leaders Jason West and Vince Zampella, telling Activision’s IT director Thomas Fenady to “dig up dirt” on the men who shaped Call of Duty in order to fire them. This news comes from the recently ended lawsuit between Activision and West and Zampella.
SXSW’s first panel of the day didn’t go so smoothly with technical difficulties constantly messing up the event. Microphones erratically changed volumes and the projector wasn’t working at first. Still, the insight that the journalists had despite the technicalities was interesting to say the least.
Nintendo had a conference earlier today. And as with most of their conferences, the Internet exploded with rumors and speculation on big franchises making big comebacks. Unfortunately for the Internet, this isn’t E3. Nintendo Direct didn’t announce anything extreme, but what it did announce is still satisfying.
I’m not one to merely sing the praises of graphics like they’re the only driving force behind a game’s quality, but suffice to say that this generation of games has allowed for some pretty impressive visual material. Games are looking more realistic than we could have ever dreamed of. Each year, it seems like there are greater advances in visual technology, and the growth continues to inspire new vistas and [...]
This is strangely familiar, isn’t it? Nintendo announced today that they will be releasing a redesigned Wii in the UK just in time for the holiday season. The new model is mostly the same, but does away with everything related to GameCube backwards compatibility. This means no CGN games, controllers, or memory cards.
The United States Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. EMA earlier today, deciding in a 7-2 vote to strike down a proposed California law to assist in the ban of sales of violent video games to minors. Originally known as Schwarzenegger v. EMA, The law would have given a government body the right to label individual titles as inappropriate and issue fines to retailers caught selling these titles to those [...]