Category Archive: News

Aug 21 2014

NEWS: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will not be on Wii U

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Many of your may have heard the news earlier this week that Ubisoft declared that Watch Dogs will be the last title with a mature rating that the company will release for the Wii U. The takeaway from the interview, done with CEO Yves Guillemot, was that Wii U owners don’t play Assassin’s Creed. Well, …

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Aug 18 2014

NEWS: Sierra Relaunches and New King’s Quest Announced, Won’t be Point-and-Click

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of Gamescom was Activision’s coming revival of the classic Sierra brand. Sierra, founded in 1979, was known for their great adventure game series including King’s Quest and Space Quest, though they also created the popular Leisure Suit Larry games as well as edutainment games like The Incredible Machine. …

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Aug 15 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/11-8/17)

This week, ESL drops two huge announcements, Riot Games drops two sets of fines on Counter Logic and TeamSoloMid, and the two teams you expected to advance to the playoffs at ESL One Cologne absolutely did what you expected them to do. All this and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. CoD: ESL Announces First Bootcamp …

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Aug 13 2014

NEWS: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain And Ground Zeroes Announced for PC

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Earlier today, Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes will both be coming to the PC on Steam. Konami had only previously discussed the release of these games on console, so this is pretty big news for PC fans of the franchise. There has been no announcement as to when …

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Aug 11 2014

NEWS: EA Access is Live on Xbox One

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EA’s new premium subscription service went live earlier today on Xbox One. EA Access allows members to download EA games from the “vault,” receive discounts on digital goods, and get first-dibs on demos for upcoming games. The service runs for $4.99 a month or $29.99 for a full year. Games played through this service will …

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Aug 11 2014

HalfBeard’s HUD is Now Ad Free!

Just because the rest of the internet is trying to sell you something, doesn’t mean we have to.

Aug 08 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/4-8/10)

This week, Twitch takes a first step towards protecting copyrighted music, and we preview some new teams set to compete at the ESL One Cologne event happening next week at Gamescom. All this and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. Twitch Cracking Down on Copyrighted Audio Google’s purchase of Twitch isn’t even completely official yet, …

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Aug 07 2014

NEWS: Celebrate the Pokemon Center’s Opening with a Free Pokemon

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The Pokemon Company International is celebrating the grand opening of their online storefront that will sell official Pokemon merchandise. As part of this celebration the company is offering players of Pokemon X and Y a free Vivillon with a unique Poke Ball pattern. The Vivillon will be at LV. 12 and will know Stun Spore, Gust, …

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Aug 06 2014

NEWS: EA Giving Away More Free Games

The love train keeps on coming from EA and their Origin service. As a part of their ‘On the House’ program, Peggle has moved on and made way for a game I’m giddy to replay,  Wing Commander 3. The game was first published on PC in 1994, but made its way to Sony’s Playstation in …

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Aug 04 2014

NEWS: Infinity Ward Hires on Ex-Naughty Dog Staff

Infinity Ward must be feeling pretty good about their latest project as they have now acquired two top talents from the Naughty Dog roster. Taylor Kurosaki and Jacob Minkoff, Narrative Design Lead and Lead Game Designer, have already shared their excitement via Twitter about working on upcoming Infinity Ward projects. “Very psyched to share that I’ve joined …

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