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I still look back fondly on my time playing 'Rainbow Six: Black Arrow' with my friends on the original Xbox. It was during a time when a wall of text was torn down and voice chatting was enabled between gamers from different households. On November 15th, 2001, Microsoft's debut home console set to revolutionize the industry with the first Halo video game (Halo: Combat Evolved) and other titles like...Read more »
There is no longer a subscription fee needed to alter time, speed up the harvest and teleport yourself into a galaxy far, far away.
'Star Wars: The Old Republic' is now free-to-play (F2P) and allows for anyone with a PC to join hundreds of thousands of MMORPG gamers in their quest for dominance between the Sith Empire and the Republic. I've reached the endgame of just three of...Read more »
'LittleBIGPlanet' has become an playground of creation for gamers of all ages to come together and craft seemingly endless content with one another. But Sackboy wasn't the only "Play, Create and Share" game in town. United Front Games' 'Modnation Racers' raised the bar on go-kart gaming with custom level designing all the while packaging one really fun driving game. When Sackboy appeared...Read more »
In the “Assassin’s Creed” series, Ubisoft has immersed players in key historical cruxes like 12th Century Damascus and 15th Century Venice through the eyes of “Brotherhood Assassins,” who track down and kill assigned targets (usually the Assassins’ archenemies, the Templars). Ezio Auditore, the charming Venetian as adept at taking maidens’ hearts as he is taking contracts’ lives, has been the focal...Read more »
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in stores now and Activision is already sweetening the deal on the game's optional 'DLC Season Pass'.
A Nuketown Zombies bonus map will be included with the digital download of the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass,' according to the game's publisher and Treyarch. This map was only available with purchasing either the Hardened or Collectors Editions. ...Read more »
"...developers dropped the 'Thunderball' in making a proper game for James Bond." - Warp Pipe
This past weekend was the beginning of a celebration looking back on half a century of all things shaken, not stirred. While those portraying Agent 007 have varied throughout 23 feature films, almost as many video games have attempted to place gamers in the shoes of England's most...Read more »
If you’re shopping for a high-priced tech gadget this holiday season, your loved one would probably prefer a new tablet to a laptop, according to a PriceGrabber.com survey released Nov. 8, 2012. The online price comparison service found that 59 percent of the 1,475 online U.S. shoppers it polled late last month would prefer a tablet to a laptop.
So is this the beginning of the end for the...Read more »
"...a terrific port that keeps the retro flame burning bright." - Warp Pipe
In the 1980s, arcade cabinets stood proudly side-by-side in dark rooms, collectively chirping out digital soundtracks and static noise like a bird's nest of newborns calling for their first meal of the day. On their menu was our quarters, and at arcades across the country those coins were spent as pockets...Read more »
"With an epic story line, nonstop action and a soundtrack to match, this isn’t a game... It’s a full-on experience"
- Warp Pipe
There are few game releases in this world that rival those of Halo. Every rendition of this story has spawned an amazing game to experience. This fourth edition follows suit and does not disappoint.
There are some benchmarks...Read more »
Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 Presidential Election could also prove to be monumental nights for social media giants Instagram and Twitter.
For Twitter, the Nov. 6 Election was a remarkable display of stability. It managed more than 300,000 tweets per minute during the night without the dreaded “Fail Whale” that signifies Twitter is down, a company director noted (on Twitter, of course). Granted,...Read more »