It happened again… That is to say another one of the video game publications from my childhood has died. First it was EGM, then it was Gamepro, and now it’s Nintendo Power. It’s strange because no matter how many times it happens, it still surprises me. I’m well aware of the current state of the global economy and that many businesses (much less ones in the business of advertisement having trouble advertising) continue to have trouble staying afloat. It’s true that no business is safe, but this is Nintendo effin’ Power. It’s probably one of the first piecesRead More
(thxww) With Guild Wars 2 finally out in stores and the recent rise and fall of the supposed “next WoW” that was SWTOR, old concerns regarding an MMORPG’s survivability in the gaming industry return. WoW has spoiled the gamers. It was and still is a good game to play because people who play it like it to some degree and the vast majority of people who hate WoW hate it because… they’re mad about all the people who like playing it. No really, I’m pretty sure “You play WoW? What a waste of time!” or “Wow, get a life.” hasRead More
Welcome back gamevainers… your friendly neighborhood Chatterbox back with another tale from the online gaming world… this one is entirely in-game communication between a male gamer, a female gamer, and a failure of a wingman. I was online playing Modern Warfare 3 in the Gun Game section with no parties. It all started off with a younger sounding female talking through the voice chat. About a minute later, a male gamer was overly “good sporting” towards Miss Female Gamer… Nice shot CherryR3d! (not the actual gamertag) and then in the same game tear into another gamer for camping. So thenRead More
So over the last few days, I’ve been trying to figure out how exactly the new look Dante made the cast of Playstation All-stars. After some deliberation, I’ve come up with one scenario that fully explains how it went down. I find it extremely hard to believe Ninja Theory could sum up the courage to explicitly request the commercial rights to the new-look Dante character from Capcom. No, Capcom went to them, and this is exactly how it happened… allegedly. I picture a bunch of suits in a sprawling conference room all huddled together, when one guy says aloud.
Ah, I love the smell of a convention floor with a tad mix of gaming frenzy. That is Gamescom for you. Alright, I can hear you ask yourself “What the heck is Gamescom?” I can answer that for you. Think of Gamescom like the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3. Instead of in the US, Gamescom is held in Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. An annual event that started back in 2009 whose promising cult followers(if you can already establish a cult following just being its 3rd year) have gathered from all over the world. Don’t forget the exhibitors, almostRead More
A few weeks ago I wrote about one of the few games coming out that I’m excited about, SC: Blacklist. This morning while browsing through some gaming sites I found this gem… Enjoy friends and let me know if you are as excited about this game as I am. Comment below.
Dear Gamestop: Today, I went to my local store to pick up a preorder of the 3DS XL. Thanks to your trade in incentive of $100 extra towards my purchase with the trade in of my existing 3DS, this much desired product was within my price range. I couldn’t be more excited to get my greedy little mitts on it either; however, after I got my product, this is where the trouble began. As you may or may not know, Nintendo does not – at the time of writing – have any unified account system that stores all purchase dataRead More
(thxfw) Some of you may be familiar with the Youtube user Freddie Wong and some may also have seen his series “Video Game High School” (or VGHS for short). If you’re not, then here’s a video from his archive that gives you a general idea of the kind of movies he makes: Pretty sick. I recently caught up with his videos as the rest of his circle of movie makers and with all this editing to live footage I’ve began to wonder: how real is too real in a video game? Of course the better the graphics the more visuallyRead More
A document recently surfaced containing several new patents from Apple. Among these patents were plans for a dual shock controller. The controller, which holds a striking resemblance to the Playstation 3 controller, is fairly unimpressive. What’s intriguing; however, is what this might mean for the gaming industry. Early rumors and speculation are pointing to the possibility of the controller working with Apple TV, which has not been as successful as the company had hoped, but that’s not coming from Apple and neither is any other info about the game pad. The picture also seems to show the controller somehow interactingRead More
In a world where 75% of the online gaming community is using Mods or Glitches, you, the gamer needs to learn how to defend yourself properly when it comes to trash talking. Here are a few things you need to take note of when participating in an online trash talking match. 1) Refrain from swearing! If it turns out you actually get the better of a trash talking match, chances are you’re going to get reported. For myself, I always tend to keep my jabs and insults clean. The majority of the insults you hear are “fag” or other gayRead More
This is an input Write-up for my Magneto Combo Video for UMvC3 above. As always, the titles given to these combos are for fun, and are not official. 1 – “900K” The first part of the combo is just a random BnB, the second part is really where the damage comes from. The only thing this really requires is an uppercut assist to set up the opponent for the Up-fly combo in the top corner. You will need an OTG assist in order to get a Magnetic Tempest off at the end. The timing on the up-flyRead More
We’ve all dreamed of having our own man cave. Whatever our hobby was, we wanted an entire room just dedicated to the very thing we find fascinating. Be it comic books, video games, dvd or blu-ray collections, weapons, hunting animals and putting their severed heads up on your wall, whatever it was you liked you wanted a space for it to store and/or display and show it off to your buddies. Some people are average joes whose guest rooms or attics are turned into their personal “Room of Doom” ( A little nudge to those who watched Morgan Spurlock’s ComicRead More