TechnologyTell

Greetings. I am Jeffrey "daJeyMan" Davis, a longtime games and technology nut job with my Xbox 360, 3DS and MMORPG adventures; talking on my Android; and writing the latest games industry news that piques my interest. Follow me anytime on Twitter @daJeyMan for more great stuff, or email/message me on Google (jeffrey.davis09471@gmail.com).

GamerTell Preview: Underrail

Underrail promises to be a more old-school approach to post-apocalyptic scenarios of the variety seen in Metro 2033 and Fallout. Unlike those specific games and their follow-ups, Underrail follows a more turn-based structure in terms of gameplay much like the Ultima games of decades past. So it was under a chance of fate that I was more »

These L.A. Noire outtakes will blow your mind

Score one for Reddit users who just couldn’t hold this back. In a surprising twist, Rockstar’s L.A. Noire has made headlines again – but it’s not because of any new issue regarding the collapse of Team This time, it’s actually due to an old-school presentation of gags, bloopers and outtakes that has everyone up in a more »

New TERA players have until February 5 to buy their Founder status

If you’re looking to get a jump on full access to TERA, the award-winning MMO that is set to make the freemium jump like so many before it, then you’d better act fast while there’s still time. It has just been announced that the free-to-play launch is now scheduled for early morning February 5, 2013.

1

Dead Island: Riptide statue draws ire (and apologies)

First off, I most certainly do not like the idea of distributing a body torso prop like the one shown herein. It’s a rather distasteful thing for me to even look at for days on end. And evidently I’m not the only one. Deep Silver has been catching serious fire over the contents of its Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait Collector’s more »

New Bethesda trademark suggests Fallout TV spinoff

Now here’s something that you don’t see everyday: a suspicious trademark filing that references a rather unusual concept for its registrant. In this case, Bethesda is trying to register such a trademark regarding “entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Even more telling besides that, you ask? Specifically, more »

Award-winning action MMO TERA goes free-to-play in February

Here’s something that’s becoming more frequently-done in today’s market: one of the most critically-awarded MMOs in history is going free-to-play in time for Valentine’s Day. I say “critically-awarded” because the game in question, En Masse’s action MMORPG TERA, is the latest subscription MMO to make the jump from paid access to freemium.

Zynga Japan is the latest restructuring plan casualty

Looks as if the restructuring initiatives brigade is still rolling as Zynga has announced that it will be closing up shop in Japan this year. In fact, Zynga Japan CEO Kenji Matsubara took to Facebook for just that reason. As stated via my own personal translation of his statement regarding the official shutdown: Unfortunately, it is with great regret that I must more »

Final shipments of PlayStation 2 stock head to Japanese retail

After close to 13 years of service, the venerable PlayStation 2 has officially left the building. That’s according to a report from the Japanese games industry publication known as Famitsu, which states that after the latest shipments are opened, stocked and sold, that’s it. In other words, once those PlayStation 2 retail units are gone, they’re just that: gone. Finite. Sayonara. No more »

Rumor: G4 reportedly pairing with Esquire for refocused makeover

If the latest reports are accurate, the G4 that we have known for so long is reportedly pairing with Esquire for a major evolution in its structure. The end result of the arrangements, to be referred to as the Esquire Channel according to The Hollywood Reporter, is expected to make its official evolutionary process completion more »

1

(Two) heads up: Your kids can cost you 50 cents each to play Wii U

In case you didn’t quite get it from the preceding image of hip-hop star 50 Cent, the best thing I can say is that’s exactly what it will cost you to register your kids for Nintendo Network services per user. This is no joke, either…

Assassin’s Creed III sells well at GameStop despite superstorm

The timing of Superstorm Sandy had very little impact on the launch of Assassin’s Creed III – if it had any impact at all – despite coming ashore in the region where its historical events took place in the game’s timeline.

1

Nintendo World launch party for Wii U scheduled despite superstorm

I was hoping that Nintendo would alter its console launch proceedings in the wake of Superstorm Sandy – after all, the New York Marathon was called off following protests about its original plan to go forward – but apparently the show must go on. In fact, Isaiah “Triforce” Johnsonn has officially bet on it.