So Modern Warfare 2 was released today with the attendant fanfare usually reserved for only the heaviest of hitters in the gaming universe like Halo or Grand Theft Auto. Stores opened their doors at midnight for eager gamers; some even broke the street date (earning the ire of Activision, the game's publisher, in the process).
Yesterday, we noted the lawsuit brought against Activision by the band No Doubt, who appear in the just-released how-is-this-not-Guitar-Hero game Band Hero. Previously, we've discussed the legal action taken by Courtney Love based upon her late husband's much-maligned appearance in Guitar Hero 5
Epic has released the Unreal Development kit, a version of their Unreal Engine, for everyone to use with the hopes of some genuinely creative, cutting-edge games emerging from a more democratized process. The Unreal Engine, as you may be aware, formed the basis for numerous awesome games, including BioShock and Gears of War
It's been a long time coming for you. We didn’t want to believe that you were really going out of business -- but it turns out that you have declared bankruptcy and you’re suffering a messy legal aftermath.
We hope you keep your doors open as long as feasibly possible -- after all, we voted you Best Asian Grocery this year -- but we have come to accept that you are on your deathbed, and nothing short of a miracle cure will bring you back to your glory days.
Oh, Nintendo. You have simply got to stop doing shit like this. It is possible to take interactive gaming too far.
You want gamer parents to put that wonderful vibrating wii-mote inside a baby doll (let's not even start on that one) and give it to their little daughters to play with? Creepy child pregnancy implications aside, what the crap is up with that baby's deadened Uncanny Valley eyes? Plus the extensive make-up on the little girl's cheeks make her look more like a fevered cult victim than a rosy-faced, innocent gamer-to-be.
Excuse me, miss: Can I see your birth certificate?
Like any good reporter on an election night, I stayed home and watched a remake of a bad '80s sci-fi television miniseries.
We figured ABC was cynically getting a jump start on the 2012 hysteria. Silly us. Turns out they've got high-minded policy goals.
"It ... is ... later ... than ... you ... think ... "Chances are, you're already blitzed with plans for the evening. Lord knows there's enough groovy ghoulishness to go around tonight. But if you're stuck at home handing out candy to the kiddies (or if you're just too overwhelmed by the options, or too shiftless to even THINK about getting a costume together), here's a little treat for you.
In honor of Halloween, the Laser Orgy team has compiled a list of ten terrifying moments in video-games. Here’s the catch: all of these moments are from games that were not supposed to be scary. We’ll be baring it all and admitting which games made us shriek and fling the controller across the room when we were kids (okay, maybe as adults, too), so try not to make fun of us too much.
You can festoon your apartment with all the dollar-store cobwebbing you want, but it's atmosphere that'll make or break a good Halloween party. Over-the-top decor and a spot-on music playlists are, obviously, crucial. But we'd argue a few carefully chosen background visuals go a long way. After all, nothing makes a better conversation piece than an out-of-context, deeply WTF-inducing video clip caught out of the corner of your eye.
Halloween could be classed as the nation's most geek-friendly holiday, since it's the one day a year when you can cosplay without being judged. So, first things first: let's talk costumes.
SEGA has provided a detailed guide on how to cosplay Bayonetta; it's a bit early since the game hasn't come out yet, but prospective Bayonettas will appreciate the high-res pics they've provided of the costume's details.
Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores.
Mac and PC users alike arched their eyebrows when this was announced. PC users just don't have the same fanboyish love of Microsoft that Mac users have for Apple. Microsoft is status quo, not something to shout about.
Having never been to Boston's Comic Con before, I can't speak to what you should expect -- though their website should do the job for me. Compared to New York Comic Con's holy-shit-hugeness, Boston has a long way to go, but surely there are enough comic book fans in Beantown to beef up attendance and help the home team. Given the remarkably low price of $10 per day, even geeks strapped for cash have no excuse to not make an appearance at the Back Bay Events Center this weekend.
As an angry eldritch god pelts Worcester with foul globs of sleet, we thread our way through the DCU Center -- and what we find ain't pretty. The arcane items littering the tables in the dealers' row are slicked in blood and ichor (mostly the injection-molded plastic kind) or are emblazoned with phrases like "Tongue-Fucking A Torch-Melted Snatch" and "Killer Klown Lazer Katastrophe."
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