Archive:  April, 2012

The Great Minecraft Build-Off: Round 6 Viewer Vote

By Benny Girard, April 29, 2012 0

Who do you think had the better build? Epic 8 Build 2

  • Im_Dslyexci (Blue) (52%, 33 Votes)
  • Synder99 (Red) (48%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

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Black Ops II Title and Release Date Confirmed

By Alex Tegeler, April 27, 2012 0

An image that can now fully confirm the title and release date of the mysterious Black Ops 2 has finally been found and the uncertainty is now over.  The image, sent in to IGN from a Target employee, depicts a pre-order card with the release date and title image clearly displayed.

Black Ops 2 Pre Order CardThe Release date is November 13th, 2012. Putting it right behind some other large titles coming out later this year.

The theories of the titles “Grey Wolf” and “Eclipse” are put to rest. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 it is.

The game is still shrouded in mystery. With codes to crack and images to piece together on the Call of Duty website.

Read the original article on IGN here.

Calvin Johnson Wins the Madden Vote

By George Pekar, April 26, 2012 0

Not only did Megatron receive a “mega” contract this offseason, he now gets to be on the cover of “Madden 13″ as well. The Detroit Lions WR beat out the Carolina Panthers QB, Newton, and his magnificent CAMpaign (sorry I had to do it).

Johnson, who won by garnering 52 percent of the more than 651,000 votes cast in the competition, said he was “shocked” by the decision.

“Man, it’s great,” a smiling Johnson said. “Just to see yourself on this Madden (cover) and seeing all the guys that have been on Madden? C’mon, man.”
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Warhammer 40K Dark Millennium MMO Cancelled, a sign of things to come?

By Matt Krebaum, April 24, 2012 4

THQ Has recently announced they will be cancelling their plans for a Warhammer 40K MMO.  The Cancellation quickly followed after THQ was forced to let 118 employees go, but not all seems dark for those many fans of this Warhammer 40K game (Like me).  The Game in question will still be created, but no longer as a MMO, and instead be a single/multi-player game instead. Why the change in venue?  THQ chief executive Brian Ferral has said, “Based on changing market dynamics and the additional investment required to complete the game as an MMO, we believe the right direction for us is to shift the title from an MMO to a premium experience with single and multiplayer gameplay, robust digital content and community feature”

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Minecraft Weekly

Minecraft Mondays: Majora’s Craft & Optifine

By Alex Tegeler, April 23, 2012 0

Hello and welcome to Minecraft Mondays! This is a new series of articles that will review one texture pack, and one Minecraft mod per week.

To kick off the series, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at the official texture pack of our beloved Hyrulecraft Project.

Texture Pack: Majora’s Craft

Status: Fully updated

Majora’s Craft is designed to look similar to The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It does a fantastic job to say the least. This is exactly why we use it for Hyrulecraft.  Without it, the project just wouldn’t be the same.
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GenGAMEcast 029: George Got Nerfed

By Trevor Magnani, April 18, 2012 0

Twitch seals a deal with CBS Interactive, Halo 4 gets a release date, and we decide whether or not 2 hour games are worth the time or money! Hosted By Trevor, George, Benny, with special guest Chris Hansen from GenSTREAM!  Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes(audio) andiTunes(video), or watch/listen past the break.

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The Great Minecraft Build-off: Epic 8, Build 1 (Viewer Vote)

By Benny Girard, April 13, 2012 2

Who do you think had the better build? (Epic 8, Build 1)

  • Fixatorzz (Blue Team) (82%, 27 Votes)
  • Mikel123 (Red Team) (18%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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GenGAMEcast 028: Jackie Chan is not Involved Whatsoever

By Trevor Magnani, April 11, 2012 0

This time Trevor, Kevin, Rigs and George take on the week in gaming news. They specifically bash Sony’s bad decisions over the past few years, Rigs talks about how you can change history in Sniper Elite V2, and there is a long discussion on how labels on DLC deprived used games is not solving anyone’s problem. Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes(audio) andiTunes(video), or watch/listen past the break.

Also, Bunnies.

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Activision VS. Infinity Ward Delayed

By Gen GAME, April 10, 2012 0

Usually delays in the game industry relate to release dates slipping further into the future, but this time, it’s a lawsuit that will be missing it’s date. The case that former Infinity Ward co-founder’s Vince Zampella and Jason West filed against Activision filed in March of 2010 has been pushed back from it’s original court date of May 7th, to May 29th. If we take a trip back in time we see that Zampella and West are suing Activision for 125 million dollars in unpaid bonuses dating back years. Also an import item of note is the counter-suit filed by Activision against Zampella and West for conspiring with EA while still being with Activision.

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GenGAMEcast 027: FourZeroTwo is 404

By Trevor Magnani, April 7, 2012 0

It’s Finally back! This time around Trevor brings along Rigs and Kevin along with podcast regular Benny to talk about this past week in gaming. We talk about what it means to be DLC, a Halo Statacular, and talk about Super Monday Night Combat. Also, the results are in, EA is the worst company in America! Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes(audio) andiTunes(video), or watch/listen past the break

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Bungie Waves Goodbye to Halo

By Gen GAME, April 3, 2012 0

Since the release of the Halo franchise, Bungie estimates that people have played the multiplayer aspect of their games for more than 235,182 years. While that number is staggering it’s far from the only numbers bomb Bungie dropped recently in their sendoff to the Halo franchise via a large number of mind-blowing statistics. What’s alarming isn’t the sheer numbers posted but that the number of images people have taken could wrap around the moon a little over twice! from Bungie.net…

“We have followed your careers with great interest here on Bungie.net, and you have gifted us a mountain of heroic moments to memorialize. It is with a sense of awe that we step back and admire the impact that you have had on our games, and upon our studio. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.”

See the immense statistical breakdown after the break
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Comic Books and Video Games Perspective

By Kevin O'Rourke, April 2, 2012 0

The comic book world melds easily into the video game world. Characters can leap off the pages of popular comics and into video games with relative ease. To give a little history of the comic book industry we’ll observe the comics as they were published in specific ‘Ages’ of important years. In the 1940′s we saw the ‘Golden Age’ with Superman, The Submariner, Captain America which showed wartime heroes in the form of superheroes which fought back the Nazi’s of World War II and sparked sales. The Golden Age introduced characters that we know today very well through merchandising, movies, and particularly video games which can give more of an immersion with the character. The Golden Age was a mix of superhero comics, but after World War II the superhero fad died down, and comics were supplemented with mystery comics, romance comics, and other popular genres that fit the readers tastes. Now this is a little early to say that these characters influenced video games, but the mold of the more current renditions of the characters we know today like Superman, Batman, The Flash and The Fantastic Four started in their more known form during the Silver Age of comics. The Silver Age was a revival of popular characters that started with DC Comics ‘The Flash.’ Yes, we owe a lot to The Flash, a character that seems to go a bit unsung in my opinion.
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