Intel Game On Events For Arizona!

28 04 2010

Looking for a way to get some cool swag and play some free games? Well you only need to look at your local Fry’s Electronics store.

The Intel company’s Game On crew has planned two weekend gaming and tech events for Arizona at two select Fry’s Electronics stores, according to a press release. The weekend Game On events are slated to take place on May 1-2 at the Tempe store and May 15-16 at the Phoenix store from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

One of these beautiful puppies will be given away at each event. You can pick up your jaw now.

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Uncharted 2 Multiplayer “Siege Pack” DLC Review

24 04 2010

The latest DLC for Uncharted 2 has definitely brought the multiplayer modes to a new level of gameplay than the past expansion. The “Siege Pack” adds in two new maps, six new skins, 11 new trophies, and a new co-op mode called Siege.

The Siege DLC features new skins (like Baseball Drake pictured above) AND new maps such as this one, The Highrise.

With the two newest maps: Highrise and The Museum, players are afforded a multi-tiered area for matches ripe with tight corners, high sniping points, and large plateaus perfect for every kind of mode within the multiplayer. Read the rest of this entry »

Insight: There’s a mute button for a reason!

19 04 2010

In such a world as that of online gaming, trash talk exchanges between players over headsets is a concept that is not entirely new to the forum. 

However, a recent Associated Press article pointed out the growing epidemic of “hate speech” during online gaming and how companies such as Sony, Microsoft, and Blizzard should be (or already are) taking steps to eliminate such rants from the gaming audio waves. Read the rest of this entry »

Can’t find a tourney? 7 tips to finding gaming competitions

12 04 2010

As I have said in an earlier blogpost, gaming competitions can be great fun, but also very difficult to get into. Some gamers, (like myself) find themselves in a position where they want to join a tournament but either 1) can’t find any or 2) can only find tournaments that have that wonderful unspoken requirement that you have to be an elite gamer to compete. Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be a ridiculously awesome gamer, or have to travel three states over to find a good tournament. Here’s a list of tips in finding competitions in your own backyard:

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Red vs. Blue launches into season 8

3 04 2010

The highly praised and infamous machinima series Red vs. Blue premiered the first episode of its eighth season on Thursday. The show is a well-known machinima produced by RoosterTeeth, where digital characters of the game Halo are used, instead of actors, in the comedic sitcom-like web series. Read the rest of this entry »