What is Cuphead?!?

Studio MDHR taks the style of 30’s cartoons and with grand love and great difficulty applies it to video games with the running and gunning, ‘Cuphead’. While we have come a long way with the artistry and technology used to create our modern games, we can still find innovation and be impressed by looking to our past. Cuphead may look simple but it is by no means being phoned in. With hand drawn and animated characters, classic static, water color backgrounds and original music inspired by the toons of the era, Cuphead is looking to make worlds collide.

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Amazon Deal: $10 off ‘3 Month Xbox Live Gold Card’

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For a limited time Microsoft and Amazon are offering up their 3 Monh Xbox Live Gold Cards at a $10 discount. What is normally $24.99 can be yours for $14.99. It is not known how long this deal will go for but one can assume it will not be for too much longer. With the recent launch of the Xbox One this is a great time to get on and try out Gold if you have not before or maybe add a few more months to your current Gold. Click the link below and switch to the 3 month option to order yours today. You can get a physical card or a digital copy of your code and there does not appear to be a limit on the amount you can order.

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Edit:  It looks it’s just the physical cards now.

Death of The Shredder

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The Shredder has died. As the leader of the Foot Clan he provided no shortage of obstacle and offense to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles over the years. His very personal battle against Splinter and the boys was seemingly never ending and while he was indeed evil and a villain of the highest order his focus and drive could not be disregarded. He was a bad guy, but without the bad guys our heroes could not be heroes.

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Why do hackers bring down video game servers?

Seriously, why?

Some hackers brought down the PlayStation Network in 2011.  Were they Xbox fanboys?  Did they hate Asia based Video Game companies?

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? Read more

Hardcore Gaming on a Budget

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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.

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review

 gameplay Screen Shot 2013-12-22 04-17-36    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. Read more

Xbox One Game DVR clips, The Epic Collection

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

From: Zoo Tycoon Demo, Xbox One

FIFA 14 OWN GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

From: FIFA 14 Demo, Xbox One

Stan Lee as The Incredibly Grey-Haired Hulk

From: Lego Marvel Superheroes, Xbox One

Pulp LEGO Marvel

From: Lego Marvel Superheroes, Xbox One

Brutal Assassination

From: Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag,Xbox One

M-M-M-M-Monster Kill (Shotgun Spree)

From: Battlefield 4, Xbox One

I can’t upload my Xbox One Game DVR videos to Skydrive

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.

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Columbo: The Complete Series is on sale, today only

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Columbo is so happy to see you

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.

 

Oh and just one more thing.  It’s today only.

This guy wrote a song about the Next Gen Console Wars

Blogger Orion Williams had apparently had enough of all this “Console Wars” talk, and wrote a song about it. Check it out below.