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Square-Enix Backs Down; Will Allow Video and Streaming Monetization

By Dilbert Weiner, August 30, 2013 2

In a post on Twitter this afternoon, Square-Enix announced a change in their policy and will now allow for video and stream monetization on YouTube.com, Twitch.tv, or any other site offering a similar partner program. Details on the new policy below.

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Video Evidence of a Microsoft Employee at the Nintendo Experience

By Dilbert Weiner, June 16, 2013 40

Yesterday we reported on a rumor that Microsoft had sent employees out to some of the Best Buys holding the Nintendo Experience. However, outside of a sketchy photo and a few forum posts, there was little evidence to support the story. Now a YouTube video has surfaced showing the same supposed Microsoft employee questioning people in a line. Check out the video for yourself after the break.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut E3 2013 Trailer

By Dilbert Weiner, June 11, 2013 0

All the major complaints are addressed in the new trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut. Tweaked enemy AI, revamped boss battles, and updated graphics are just a few of the changes made to the game. The trailer also reveals that the game includes the Missing Link DLC that was released a couple months after the original game.

Click below for the trailer.
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist — Blacklist Begins Trailer for Wii U

By Dilbert Weiner, June 11, 2013 0

The Wii U trailer for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is almost entirely story and cutscene clips, with brief flashes of gameplay. The end shows the Upper Echelon bonuses you get for pre-ordering the game, which include the Upper Echelon Suit, Gold Sonar Goggles, and Dead Coast Co-Op map.

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Mario Kart 8 E3 Trailer

By Dilbert Weiner, June 11, 2013 1

The Fire Flower and hang gliders return in the Mario Kart 8 E3 trailer. The trailer also reveals the ability to drive along walls and ceilings, opening up new possibilities for hidden paths.

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The Wonderful 101 E3 Trailer

By Dilbert Weiner, June 11, 2013 0

The Wonderful 101 trailer reveals multiple brightly colored characters, each with their own unique weapons. The characters have the ability to unite into different forms, such as Red’s hand or Pink’s whip, depending on the current leader.

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DICE Unveils Battlefield 4 Multiplayer

By Dilbert Weiner, June 10, 2013 1

An impressive 64-player multiplayer match of Battlefield 4 was shown at the end of EA’s conference. The match took place on a new multiplayer map called Siege of Shanghai. Commanders are finally being reintroduced using a new version of the Battlelog interface. During the match, the commander role was played on-stage using a tablet running the new Battlelog app. The commander was able to communicate directly with squads, set objectives, and launch missiles at enemy targets.

Map destruction has been greatly improved as well. Previously, destruction was mostly limited to houses and small 1-2 story structures. During this match, a squad was shown destroying the ground underneath a tank, causing it to fall into the basement they were in. A squad member was then able to plant C4 and destroy the tank, allowing them to proceed to their next objective. The more impressive feat came after a quick encounter on top of a tall building the squad jumped from the building and watched it collapse after they landed, and the demo was brought to an end.

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Live Streaming Via Twitch Announced for Xbox One

By Dilbert Weiner, June 10, 2013 0

Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One will support live streaming via Twitch.tv. Using a quick voice command you can instantly begin streaming your gameplay and commentary, including your opponent’s.

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10 Crazy Ways for Nintendo to Improve Wii U

By Dilbert Weiner, May 7, 2013 13

I love my Wii U. Despite its flaws and all the negativity surrounding Nintendo these days, I find I just really like the system. Perhaps it’s the screen in the controller, which to me makes it feel as though Wii U will be the DS or 3DS of Nintendo home gaming consoles.


Still, I agree that it could be better. For a while I’ve been thinking of ways Nintendo could improve its position, and some of the ones I’ve come up with are pretty crazy – and all of them are unlikely.

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Come Check Out the Official Gameplay Trailer for AVGN Adventures!

By Dilbert Weiner, April 17, 2013 0

In the wake of all the Nintendo Direct news, a new gameplay trailer has been posted for the upcoming Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures game! The trailer is all pre-alpha footage and is packed with dozens of references to both classic games and AVGN episodes. There’s plenty of blood, guts, and toilet humor as well – and when I say plenty, I mean that every enemy explodes into random blood and guts that are then thrown towards your screen!

The game is slated to come out later this year on PC and is currently in the voting for Steam Greenlight. Check it out for yourself by clicking below.

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EA Failed to Learn from Ubisoft’s Mistake

By Dilbert Weiner, March 12, 2013 0

It seems like only yesterday that I was reading about Ubisoft’s awful DRM being included with every PC copy of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. The result was a lot of paying customers receiving a mountain of headaches for their hard earned money, while pirates were able to easily circumvent the DRM and enjoy the game. In other words, instead of blocking pirates and allowing paying customers, the DRM did the exact opposite.

The situation became a nightmare for the company, so much so that they eventually removed the DRM completely. It was a long and hard lesson, but finally the consumer won and honest people were able to remain honest and free of DRM-induced headaches. That is… until last week with the release of EA’s SimCity.

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Why Bungie’s “Destiny” Announcement is Disappointing

By Dilbert Weiner, March 3, 2013 6

A few weeks ago Bungie officially unveiled their “secret” project titled Destiny with a five minute ViDoc describing the premise. While I’m certainly interested in the game, the more I think about it, the more disappointed I get. After Bungie had broken away from Microsoft, the way they discussed their next project lead me to believe they were looking forward to doing something completely different and new.

Yet now that they’re finally starting to officially raise the curtain on Destiny, what we got was this:
Humanity, a once great space-faring civilization, encountered extra-terrestrial life which decided they really didn’t like humans. War has brought humanity to the brink of extinction, but- wait. I’m sorry, have you heard this before? So have I… when I first played Halo.

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