Filmmaker Scott Parejo was on facebook perusing his news feed, when a picture caught his eye. It was a picture of an ultrasound, shared by a pregnant friend. What should have brought to mind precious things like baby clothes and play things, instead conjured up something entirely different in his mind.
When Scott looked at the ultrasound he saw,…Tori Spelling. He illustrated his point and now I see it too. And so do you. As they say, #CannotBeUnseen.
Last year, Crystal Dynamics created one of my favorite games of the year, Tomb Raider. A reboot of a franchise that I am very familiar with, since it’s initial release. The new Tomb Raider looked great, even on the aging hardware of the last console generation. And though console gamers didn’t get the fancy TressFX and high resolutions that the PC release saw, the gameplay and story showed up in a major way and Lara became fresh again, if naïve and vulnerable.
Having thoroughly enjoyed Tomb Raider last year, I wasn’t thrilled about the announcement of a new and improved “Definitive Edition” on new gen consoles. Was this just a gussied up rereleased cash-in? Was there enough here to warrant the infamous “double dip”?
This week we have hackers running a DDOS attack on EA (Electronic Arts), preventing servers across all platforms from doing their jobs, that is, to serve data to paying customers. Customers that have paid for a game in order to access it’s online features, such as multiplayer. Do these hackers hate EA? Do they hate Battlefield? Are they head-over-heels in love with Call of Duty so much that they want to eliminate it’s closest competition? Continue reading →
Originally published January 15th, 2013. There have been updates to the way gamers can save money as well as what systems are available.
As far as hobbies go, you can get more expensive than gaming. That is not to say that gaming is an inexpensive hobby, but if you are playing more than just Angry Birds on your phone, you are going to start clocking up dollars pretty quick. And if you consider yourself among the “hardcore” gaming crowd, you might be paying 500 dollars or more every year if you want to play the latest Halo, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Madden, FIFA, or other annual releases.
But if you are on a tight budget, or just looking to save a few bucks here and there, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the best that gaming as to offer. Here are some money saving cheat codes to power up your game collection and your wallet.
A review of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood from Press Play, on Xbox One, Xbox 360
When Max comes home to find his little brother, Felix, playing (rather aggressively) with Max’s toys, Max reaches his last straw and decides to run a web search on “How to make your brother disappear!” He finds an incantation that, when recited, summons a portal and seconds later Felix is gone.
Max has a rather instantaneous change of heart and jumps in after Felix and his monster captor. This brief cutscene is all you get before jumping into Max’s beautiful adventure. The gameplay starts soon after and has you control Max in an effort to bravely acquire Felix from the evil kidnapper that has claimed him, the mustachioed Mustacho. Continue reading →
The Xbox One includes the ability to record the last 5 minutes of gameplay and save it as a video file, which you can later upload and share to your personal Skydrive. I took advantage of this feature and decided to compile some of my greatest clips here.
This here is a collection of all of my best personal game clips recorded using Xbox One Game DVR and uploaded using Upload Studio to my Skydrive account. The clips herein may have been shared because of a funny moment in-game, or an exciting kill streak, or because something truly rare and special happened.
My first Ultra Combo
From: Killer Instinct, Xbox One
My “Kool-Aid Man” Impression
From: Battlefield 4, Xbox One
A Sniper Rifle, some C4, and a Knife
From: Battlefield 4, Xbox One
Genevieve plays Monkey See, Monkey Do in Zoo Tycoon
If you are having a problem locating your Xbox videos uploaded from Upload Studio. Try checking your “Pictures” folder for a folder called “Xbox Game DVR”. Why is it in the “Pictures” folder? Your guess is as good as mine. They are moving ‘pictures’, so maybe that’s why.
If you love Columbo, as you should, but don’t own all 69 episodes and all 24 television movies yet, then today is your day. For under 60 dollars (regularly $150) you can have 34 DVDs shipped to your door and have nearly 6000 minutes of the best detective television series ever aired.