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News : Blackwater Lends Its Name to Video Game Franchise

Xe Systems, the Private-Defense-Contractor-Formerly-Known-As-Blackwater, has been busy attempting to re-brand themselves. They have a new name, several new sub-names, and have at least titularly shifted their focus to training rather than mercenary work. Controversial founder ...more

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more

Angry Birds : The Big Indie Game Success Story

Angry Birds might be the most visible video game franchise in the world today. It has sold 100 million units, as many as all the Sims games put together. It has been incorporated into board games, birthday cakes, and Israeli sketch comedy shows. And yet, this piece of seeming ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

News : Which Actor Is the Best Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous characters in modern history, and has appeared in film more often than any other character. No less than 78 different actors have taken their turn at portraying the enigmatic deduction machine in various mediums, and each has brought t ...more

How To : Make a sturdy energy sword from Halo out of paper

If you're a huge fan of the Halo franchise, then you're defnitely going to love this next tutorial. First introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, the energy sword was a mighty weapon that the covenant carried to help kill enemies. It wasn't until Halo 2, were you able to use the s ...more

News : Indie Games Get Their Own Indie Film

Video games and movies have a history of interaction dogged by failure. Video game movies and movie video games both tend to be terrible. There has never been a good feature film based on a video game franchise. Even documentaries about games, which should be rife given the ra ...more

How To : Install and run Star Trek Online on a Mac Computer

Are you passionate about both Star Trek and Apple products? It's indeed possible to run Star Trek Online on an Apple Mac! This shows you how to download two separate mods that will allow you to play Star Trek Online on your Mac. Go where no man has gone before in Star Trek On ...more

How To : Fold an origami Millennium Falcon from Star Wars

For those who have no idea what a Millennium Falcon is, watch the Star Wars movie franchise. It is the name of the spacecraft piloted by Harrison Ford in the original movie. As shown in the video, all you need is a square piece of origami paper. The first few steps simply inv ...more

How To : Make Slimy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ooze at Home

It's been a minute since Michael Bay released his tragedy of a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a huge fan of the cartoon and the movies from the '90s, I have made it a point to not watch the latest this franchise has to offer—I'm certainly not in the business of rui ...more

News : May 2010 NPD Sales Results

Yes, they are May numbers, NPD is late by a month due to "IT" problems. They might have well blamed it only oil spill crisis. System Sales: PlayStation 3 154.5K PSP 59.4K Xbox 360 194.6K Wii 334.8K Nintendo DS 383.7K Last May for comparison: Wii - 289,500 Xbox 360 - 175,00 ...more

News : Fallout Inspired underground bunker

As my in game name (TehGeekFather) would suggest I tend to like things on the Geekier side of things. Games being one of them. (duh I'm on a Forum dedicated to Minecraft) That being said I am a huge Fallout fan. (NO! not the band. <Sigh>) I'm referring to the post apocalyptic ...more

How To : Earn An Income By Writing Auto Repair Estimates

Collision Repair Related Careers When you think of a career in collision repair you probably think of a body repair or paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For Example, you can work in auto parts stores, dealerships, ...more

News : Was Worms the First Indie Video Game?

In the mid '90s, there was no such thing as a widely available indie video game. Brick-and-mortar stores were the only places for consumers to buy games, and magazines were the only outlets to hear about them. For video game creators, the need for a publisher to market and dis ...more

How To : Create bloody "True Blood" vampire lips

Thanks to shows like "Vampire Diaries" and "True Blue," as well as the unavoidable movie franchise the "Twilight Saga," prepubescent teenage girls everywhere are clamoring to look just like the gorgeous vampires on screen that happen, coincidentally, to be played by gorgeous a ...more

News : May feels like November

A November release week in May It used to be that games marked to be blockbusters (expected to sell more than a million in their first month) would always be released during the holiday September to December season. November was always the month companies chose to release the ...more

How To : Draw an 8-bit Luigi in MS Paint

This simple tutorial teaches you how to create a classic 8-bit Luigi from the Nintendo franchise Super Mario Brothers in the Microsoft paint program. To start, open Paint. Select Image-> Attributes and change the image width to 12 pixels and the height to 16 pixels. Use the zo ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : GRAMARYE

GRAMARYE n pl. -S occult learning; magic 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Simply put, GRAMARYE is MAGIC, SORCERY, and in some cases, NECROMANCY. But overall, there is very little distinction between the terms. Magic is best described as an OCCULT art that can manipula ...more

Gaming : The 9 Best Free Action Games for iPhone & Android

Smartphones and tablets have become so powerful in recent years that they're now approaching PCs and game consoles in terms of gameplay and graphics. Thanks to sharper and more responsive touchscreens along with powerful processors, iOS and Android devices like the OnePlus 5 h ...more

How To : Download a new roster update in Madden NFL 12

It's important to always have the latest roster in Madden NFL 12. For one thing, the latest version is required for setting up a franchise or playing online. This walkthrough will show you how to update your roster on Xbox Live so your copy of Madden is always up to date!

A First Look at Call of Juarez : The Cartel

The developing team Techland gets a free pass. Having thoroughly enjoyed their previous title, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, this sequel was bought on day one by good ol' fashion blind faith. After playing for most of today, it's still to early to tell if the game is a mess ...more

How To : Play Halo the Interactive Strategy Game

This is a Halo Interactive Strategy Game 'Tabletop' tutorial. We've seen this before. It's like Warhammer, but for Halo. With an accompanying DVD that's more Nightmare than Bungie. So, is this a good idea? With Halo Wars on the way and better board games on the market we'd hav ...more

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