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New Twitch.TV spambot empties Steam accounts

Anyone who has spent any amount of time on Twitch.TV knows that the place is rife with bots. There are viewbots, spam bots, and even Nightbot. Viewbots can get streamers banned for artificially inflating their numbers. Spambots like to fill the chat with spam that you really should ignore. Nightbot loves nothing more than to more »

The New 3DS’s C-stick will be a win

The new, I’m sorry, New 3DS may have a bit of an identity issue. One thing it doesn’t have an issue with is charm. The thing is just flat-out weird. I love weird. The new “C-stick” looks to effectively be one of those antiquated little “pointing stick” nubs that Lenovo still sticks on their Thinkpads. more »

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New 3DS is a huge mistake

Nintendo just made a surprise reveal of a new 3DS, called the New 3DS. This is a terrible name, not for the obvious reason of being a terrible name, but because Nintendo is about to completely alienate a huge portion of their fan base. You see, the New 3DS is a more capable machine than more »

The Walking Dead Season 2: No Going Back Review: Going out with a whimper

Price:$24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Telltale Games (Telltale Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back has arrived to finish out the second season of this excellent adventure series. We finally get to see more »

Amazon buying Twitch.TV is a good thing

The rampant rumors surrounding Twitch.tv and its acquisition kept on coming, but now they’re over. Monday morning, The Wall Street Journal announced that Google is out, and Amazon may actually be buying the game streaming service for some $1 billion. A few hours later, the rumor was borne out, as Twitch and Amazon made official more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Review: Back into the Game

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): NIS America (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes Hyperdimension Neptunia ! Compile Heart and Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPGs have been around for a while on the PS3, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is more »

Table Top Racing Review: Second Place Finish

Table Top Racing Price: $7.99 System(s): Release Date: August 5, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Ripstone (Playrise Digital) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Table Top Racing is a fairly well known title in the iOS and Android world. <It is a Micro Machines style racing game that first debuted on iOS a couple years ago, more »

Watch Goldfish fight for Street Fighter II Turbo supremacy

Do you want to see the pinnacle of human achievement? Of course you do! I direct your attention to “Fish Plays Street Fighter” on Twitch, in which two fish are duking it out, mano a mano, in Street Fighter II Turbo. No, really, it’s the greatest thing ever. First, some mad genius decided to use more »

Robin Williams’ most important lesson

A lot of people were shocked when they learned of Robin Williams’ suicide this past weekend. Then again, there were a lot of people who weren’t. It was no secret that Williams had spent the last several years battling addiction problems, stemming from his life-long struggles with depression. It was a struggle which apparently had more »

Robin Williams deserves to be immortalized in next Legend of Zelda title

As we all know by now, actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away Monday of an apparent suicide, losing his life-long battle with depression. Not only was Williams is one of the best actors and comedians of his generation, he was by all accounts a genuinely great person too. Something not so well known outside more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 Preview: Goddesses again

“Breasts are symbolic of maturity and fertility… qualities of a Goddess” These words echo in my mind as I feel myself plummeting. Plummeting where? From where? Who spoke those words again? What words? Who am I? Everything is slipping away. I woke from a dream, a dream of someone speaking to me. I remember her more »

Libretro’s RetroBox is too ambitious

Libretro, the folks behind RetroArch, announced that they want to build their own “RetroBox”. Basically, they want to make a competitor for SteamOS or XMBC with a heavy focus on emulation. It’s an ambitious project, to say the least, with some lofty goals. If you aren’t familiar with RetroArch, it is a pretty nifty tool. more »