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Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Fiction Edition

Yesterday, we went over books for people who enjoy video games. Because, you know, the hobbies tend to overlap. There are a number of titles designed to offer an intellectual look at our favorite hobby, and we picked four of the best to suggest to you. Now, we revisit the issue, but this time ask more »

Contest of Champions made me believe in mobile fighting games

My latest addiction is Marvel’s Contest of Champions, a fighting game on iOS and Android.  Wait, wait, don’t run off because I said mobile fighting game. The basics are simple. Tap the screen for a light attack, swipe for a medium, hold on the opponent for a heavy attack which breaks blocks. Holding backward blocks, more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Nonfiction Edition

This will confound you youngsters out there, but there was a brief interval in humanity’s history between oral traditions and cloud based storage when information was recorded on physical objects called books. Inspired by the toxic mix of the invention of movable type and Oprah’s fanatical insistence on having an entire club dedicated to them, more »

Avengers Alliance’s latest Spec Op gets Inhuman

Don’t look now, true believers. Maximus The Mad has approached Nick Fury with some bad news. Thanos is alive and headed to Earth for yet another attempt at conquest. He blames the Inhumans for his last defeat, so Black Bolt and his family have entered the fray. Completing this Spec Op will unlock Crystal and more »

Malfunction: Transformers Universe shutting down

There apparently are limits to the pop culture pull of the Transformers. The Jagex MOBA based on our favorite robots in disguise is going the way of Unicron after less than a year. It will close Jan. 31, 2015 and no new accounts are being accepted. Players who purchased a founders pack, relic bundles or more »

Let it go with Frozen in LittleBigPlanet 3

You can’t escape Frozen. Frozen is one. Frozen is all. Everywhere you go, Elsa, Olaf, and the other now-iconic characters will be staring back. You thought LittleBigPlanet 3 was safe? It’s not, because now Frozen is in LBP too. Check the PlayStation Store. What do you see? That’s right – the entire cast staring back more »

Target sale ad for December 14-20, 2014 takes care of gamers

Tis the season of last minute gift shopping. Which is smart, because sometimes you can find certain items on sale cheaper now than they were on Black Friday. When it comes to this week’s Target sale ad, a few things are definitely cheaper. Some consoles, to be specific. Though, it’s a good time to buy more »

Best Buy sale ad for December 14-20, 2014 has PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U sales

If you’re still in the market for a new console this holiday season, then you should make a point of checking out Best Buy this week. The Best Buy sale ad for December 14-20, 2014 is out and it’s looking like a pretty good week to buy a console. For example, the PS4 is on more »

The Game Awards 2014: Viewership increases without TV involved

Twitch is the new cable for gamers, but even Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley probably didn’t expect to build the audience this fast.  The Game Awards 2014 event drew 1.93 million viewers through streaming, a substantial increase over the 1.1 million that watch’s Spike’s final VGAs. This happened without a big promotional budget. The word more »

Swamp Thing ready to save nature in Infinite Crisis

Swamp Thing, DC Comics’  vigilant guardian of all things natural, will be available to play in Turbine’s Infinite Crisis MOBA Dec.17. Dr. Alec Holland was experimenting with a chemical that might have solved the world’s food crisis. But bad guys attempted to steal his discovery, triggering a lab explosion. Since this is a comic book more »

Game Awards 2014 Wrapup: Dragon Age Inquisition wins Game of the Year

Dragon Age Inquisition was the favorite in the Game of The Year category, and brought it home at the first Game Awards. After a partnership with Spike TV ended, journalist Geoff Keighley pursued a new, less C-list celebrity centric vision of a gaming honors show. He has invested some of his own money to make more »

5 Gaming YouTube videos for wasting time

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy wasting your time. Sure, there are things I could be doing. I could be practicing my ocarina. I could be writing reviews of horrible games that claim to be tropical paradise simulators. But instead, I’d rather watch gaming YouTube videos. Here’s some videos I enjoy, that you might more »