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Father Hires “Assassins” to Take Out His Son

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 | 0 comments

Father Hires “Assassins” to Take Out His Son

A man in China hired virtual “assassins” to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media. The man, named by the Kotaku East blog as Mr. Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online. He hoped his actions would deter his son from playing the games, he is reported to have said. His son...

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Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Serj Tankian has announced that he has written the full musical score for the upcoming video game Morning Star. Industrial Toys, the studio producing the game, is set to release Morning Star in Spring of 2013, initially for iOS devices. “I’m really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new musical worlds to complement the new visual worlds in the...

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Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

A game to fight for control of the minds of everyone on earth. Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching this week (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process). How does one play? Users can generate virtual energy needed to play the game by picking up units of “XM,” which are collected by traveling...

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GTA Five Strong Sales Expected

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 | 0 comments

GTA Five Strong Sales Expected

Rockstar Games’ upcoming open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V is the company’s most ambitious project to date, and according to one analyst, that deep investment will be rewarded with strong first-year sales. Jesse Divnich, analyst for Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, explained that though the current high-definition game market is “softening” as the...

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Video Game Urban Legends

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Video Game Urban Legends

Resurrected just in time for Halloween, Cracked.com has identified eight video game urban legends. The frightening thing is the claim that they are TRUE. Are we looking for deeper meaning in these findings, or is it a dark, sinister, subliminal circumstance to implant the abnormal into our brains while we THINK we are entertaining ourselves? Exhibit number one:  Super Mario Galaxy 2 — The...

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GTA 5

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 | 0 comments

GTA 5

CG studio Technicolor has announced the formation of a game art and animation studio that will work exclusively on future Rockstar Games projects. The team is made up of “highly experienced” artists and animators who will work out of the company’s Bangalore, India production studio. Technicolor has previously worked with Rockstar, contributing to high-profile projects like Max...

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