Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 14:41

Welcome back to your favorite Steam Summer Sale updates and recommendations. In personal news, I just got an email from my aunt saying she sent me a Gamestop gift certificate for my birthday, which is on Monday. I mean literally, she couldn’t have picked a worse time, right as the Steam Summer Sale has gotten started. Oh well, maybe I’ll get a bit of cash to help out the cause. Anyway, today is Saturday, so let’s look at some of today’s deals and bundles that you should take advantage of…

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 10:14

After a spectacular Big Bang Theory panel, which included the cast singing "Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty" in a round and an actual, honest to goodness trip to space, we caught up with the cast and writers for a few round table chats. Here's our interview with Penny actress, Kalee Cuoco. She shared with us whether Penny is an animal lover, her first thoughts of the HUGE painting from this past season, and what job she thinks Penny should try...

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 10:17

In one of the most entertaining, funny, heartfelt, and star studded panels in Comic Con history, fans went ballistic when seven of Spartacus: Vengeance's main cast surprised the crowd. Originally, only Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), and writer Steven DeKnight were slated to attend. But halfway through the panel (right after Manu Bennett demonstraed the New Zealand Maori traditional goodbye, "The Haka"), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia) showed up to a roaring crowd and a standing ovation. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 13:25

It’s the event that PC gamers have been waiting for since school ended. What all their hard months of working and saving up money have been for. It’s like Mardi Gras and Black Friday combined into one. The happiest ten days of the summer to anyone with a Steam account: the Steam Summer Sale. But with so many options and deals to choose from, how do you decide? Well, while many more deals are sure to come over the next ten days, if you want to start taking advantage of the savings right away, here are my recommendations.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:12

Ubisoft’s award winning historical fiction action-stealth franchise ‘Assassin’s Creed’ will receive some much needed star power for its upcoming live action film in the form of German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 15:06

The announcement was so traumatic that every Star Wars fan in the galaxy felt a disturbance in the Force. It hurt more than the destruction of Alderaan and getting your hand sliced off combined. Electronic Arts had shut down Pandemic Studios, meaning there would be no Battlefront III.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 08:05

Kit Harington, known for his role as the Winterfell bastard Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, will not be attending this year's Comic Con panel. Harington broke his ankle in a recent accident, and while it should not interfere with his filming for the 3rd season of Game of Thrones, he will not be making the flight to San Diego.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 13:12

San Diego will be swarming with excited fans as Comic Con once again plays host to the largest gathering of televion shows in the world. Networks from across television, from HBO to ABC, bring their most popular series (and some new ones as well) to the one place where fans can ask actors and creators the important questions- like who's gonna die in Game of Throne (perhaps the easier question is who isn't going to die)and what happens when magic swithes hands on Once Upon Tim. Here's our pick for the top 5 must see television panels of 2012. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 12:03

The first person shooter genre is stacked with quality AAA games from various publishers year in and year out. Most of them usually carry strict military tone that resembles the theme carried out thought the game. Offensive Combat is different and takes an entirely different approach. The game doesn’t take it self seriously and that is one of its main attributes.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 15:10


If you know me I have been a long time college football fan, making every college game day a tradition like no other. Watching the Cal Bears run out of Memorial stadium on television or at the game has been a ritual on Saturdays and NCAA 13 enhances that. The franchise gets the college experience down to a tie and provides much more than a simple roster update.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 01:57

In true celebrity fashion, the "surprise guest" for the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 display was growing late to the party by the minute. The sparsely dressed, gleaming eyed booth babe's plastered smiles wavered as they grew fatigued. Some guy with a big rim around his neck continued to waddle around, his purpose not exactly clear. The amassed crowd began to shift in their seats just as a commotion stirred in the back of the stage. Poof! Smoke hissed to cloud the entrance (in a very appropriate manner) of the Doggfather himself: Snoop Dogg. 


Monday, July 2, 2012 - 16:39

Dead Space has horrified audiences since it first started in 2008. You played as Isaac Clark, a ship systems engineer on titan station when all hell breaks lose. Setting the tone for the series is the soundtrack done by Jason Graves. Graves score in the series is chilling and often leaves players on the edge of their seat. In Dead Space 2, he used a wide range of instruments to horrify the player. Screeching violins, vibrant ambient noises and roaring electric guitars always kept the game fresh as you continued to fight against necromorphs. but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:09

A couple of months ago, an event took place in Colorado called Pinball Showdown, allowing pinball fans and makers of all ages to get together and celebrate the arcade format the only way they know how – through a celebration of flippers.  Various manufacturers attended the event, including Gary Stern, of Stern Pinball fame.  He was there to show off the company’s latest accomplishment for arcades, a pinball featuring the appearance and music of popular rock band AC/DC.

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:56

In an effort to keep up with Call of Duty and its Elite service, EA has shifted Battlefield 3 in a whole new paid-content direction with the announcement of a Premium service, one that offers map packs and various weapon and XP boosts for around $50.  A decent price, but one that’s really set aside for the dedicated fans.  They’re out there, as the pack has sold 800,000 units so far, and climbing.  The first real map pack to come with the service, Close Quarters, offers some extensive combat situations that will test even the most frivolous of players.  However, the way it does it may not be what most Battlefield fans are used to.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:42

A couple of months ago in Denver, Colorado, an event called the Pinball Showdown was held, and pinball makers and fans of all types got together to celebrate the machines of old, as well as new ones coming from manufacturers.  Along with Stern’s AC/DC pinball machine (and the recently announced X-Men), Jersey Jack Pinball brought details on its debut effort, one based on the cinematic classic The Wizard of Oz.  We managed to talk with the founder of the company, “Jersey Jack” himself, Jack Guarnieri, about what to expect from the table.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:29

The legacy of Tomba! is a small yet important one.  The game (and its following sequel) were made by a team known as Whoopee Camp, inspired by classic side-scrolling games of old and eager to make their own.  The original came out on the original PlayStation way back in 1998, followed by a sequel over a year later, and though they were well critically received, they weren’t the best sellers Sony was hoping for.  Sadly, Whoopee Camp was no more after the second game came out, but their story lives on there, thanks to the thoughtful gaming crew at MonkeyPaw Games.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 17:45

Timothy Michael Wynn has scored music in the video game industry since 2005. He has worked on known game franchises like Command & Conquer, Warhawk and Red Faction. You might have heard his work on CW’s Supernatural. His best work was in Warhawk as gave its vibrant atmosphere that suit it’s military theme. It’s Wynn’s behind the scenes work that helped make the game stand out from the rest, but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:20

During our time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo a few weeks ago, one game that distinctly stood out from the crowd was Halo 4, Microsoft’s upcoming sequel to the series that will also introduce a new trilogy, with Master Chief facing  a devastating new evil force in the universe.  The game is taking a much different direction than before, with 343 Industries taking over development for the now-departed Bungie.  But fans needn’t worry, as the series is in good hands.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:11

Trying to invigorate a game genre that’s gone to its point of extent is a tricky move.  On the one hand, you create a worthwhile game experience that’s bound to attract some kind of audience.  On the other, it’s not always guaranteed to work.  With that, we have Zivix’s JAM Live Music Arcade, a game that takes an assortment of rock tunes and lets you mix them however you please, provided you’re ready to switch between various instrument tracks.  At first, it definitely shows signs of innovations, but it’s when you’re trying to go to the next level with the game that it really shows how flawed a rock experience it is.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:48

We’ve already got an abundance of downloadable arcade racing games available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  Not only do you have pretty much every major Sega arcade racing franchise (Sega Rally, Daytona USA, Outrun), but you’ve also got secondary favorites like Hydro Thunder Hurricane and the recently released Mad Riders.   But that isn’t stopping D3 Publisher from releasing Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, a no-frills dirt racing extravaganza with plenty of drifting, high-flying arcade action.  It’s hardly the most original thing out there, but at least the motor keeps running.