Author Archive for: ‘Chris Richardson’

Ubisoft Announces eSports Platform The Next Level

There’s no denying the strong niche that’s been carved out for eSports competitions. The numbers for Evo 2013 alone clearly indicate the genre’s growing popularity. Of course, there’s always room for growth, which segues nicely into Ubisoft’s announcement for their “The Next Level” eSports platform. While the details concerning the service will be revealed at the upcoming PAX Prime convention, …

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Square Enix’s “Murdered: Soul Suspect” Looks Damn Intriguing

With the gaming industry becoming a land of modern combat sequels, it’s nice to see an industry leader continue to explore new characters and storylines not connected to previous games from their stable. Granted, not every video game developer is focusing on their next big sequel; and, to be sure, not every new chapter of an established property dooms the …

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Hulu Debuts New Original Series “Run”

While Netflix gets most of the glory for introducing original shows for its members, they aren’t the only streaming video service that makes their own programming. It may also be true that Hulu originals don’t get the same amount of buzz as Netflix shows do; although, securing a show like Arrested Development has a way of increasing one’s Q rating. …

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Need For Speed: Rivals Brings Playable Cops To The Party

When Need For Speed: Rivals launches, it will be another step with EA commitment to crossing over the single and multiplayer experiences with their AllDrive feature that promises “seamless” integration between the two styles of gameplay. Whatever your opinion on a game that essentially forces you to play multiplayer, there is reason for excitement concerning the next Need For Speed …

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Nike Brings “Just Do It” Into the Social Media Age

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Nike’s timeless “Just Do It” slogan, which means it’s perfect time to construct a new marketing campaign around reintroducing the concept to the world of social media, complete with a #JustDoIt hashtag. While the slogan never really went away, it certainly hasn’t been the prominent tagline in Nike’s commercials as of late. That, however, …

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Sony Unveils Box Art For Gran Turismo 6

With the gaming industry about to be turned on it’s ear as the “next-gen consoles” get ready to launch–it won’t be long–news about one of the most popular PlayStation games ever created coming out for the PS3 may be a little surprising. Of course, when Gran Turismo is involved, it’s newsworthy. The fact that the game won’t be available for …

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The Elder Scrolls Online Will Cost You $14.99 A Month

For those of you who are eager to get your MMO on in Tamriel, some recent news may take some of that wind out of your sails. If, however, money is no object, carry on with your anticipation. While those who populate the World of Warcraft are probably asking what the fuss is about, the fact that the upcoming Elder …

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TorrentFreak Threatened With Comcast Lawsuit For Reporting News

What are your options if you don’t like what someone says about you online? Ignoring it is one option that seems to go unpracticed now that the Internet has given everyone who has a connection a public forum to voice their opinion. In the case of corporations, however, it appears as if the preferred strategy for silencing online criticism is …

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Oculus Rift Integrated Into ThriXXX’s Sex-Simulation Software

If there’s any company out there committed to making the simulated sex video game market a real and lasting thing, ThriXXX would have to show up somewhere near the top of the list. The Austrian developers are unashamed in their stance of making quality virtual sex games, something their (very NSFW) website indicates quite well. With games like 3D SexVilla, …

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“Terms And Conditions May Apply” Doc Is Now Playing

So what happens when you click “I Agree” on the your favorite service’s Terms of Service agreement? Granted, South Park already shed some much-needed light on the situation, but maybe some folks missed that episode. Whatever the case, now that the NSA and Edward Snowden are trendy talking points, online privacy is again a subject of interest. Of course, the …

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Titanfall’s Multiplayer Mode Previewed at Gamescom

It’s important to keep objectivity when doing these reports, but after watching that 4-plus minutes of Titanfall footage, it’s hard not to get excited and throw the detached writer approach directly out of the window. Obviously, you don’t want to come across as a fanboy or worse, a paid reviewer who’s opinion can be bought and sold; but sometimes, what …

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer

To say that multiplayer gameplay is the bread and butter of the Call of Duty series would probably be an understatement. While the single player storyline is by no means thrown away by Activision/Infinity Ward, it’s not why the game is so incredibly popular. No, pwning noobs and stomping inferior, unbalanced teams is why CoD continues to dominate whenever a …

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