2011 August

August 31, 2011

Nintendo’s Ambassador Program is Live!

  The Ambas­sador pro­gram is upon you 3DS own­ers that pur­chased your 3DS before the cut­off date and have suc­cess­ful­ly logged into the eShop. Nin­ten­do announced the oth­er five games that would be accom­pa­ny­ing the pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned titles; here is the offi­cial list. — Leg­end of Zel­da — Don­key Kong Jr. — Super Mario Bros. — Ice Climber — Bal­loon Fight — Zel­da II – The Adven­ture of Link — Yoshi — Wreck­ing Crew — NES Open Tour­na­ment Golf — Metroid Now to access the down­load for the games can be a bit tricky. Please just fol­low the next steps to retrieve you free games.   —          Log into the eShop —          Scroll all the way over to left to the “Settings/Other” icon and tap on it —          Scroll down to “Your Down­loads” and tap on it —          If youRead more…

August 30, 2011

The real MLGamer has arrived.

Hel­lo world. This was the basis for com­put­er and all pro­gram­ing. From this evolved a dream, the abil­i­ty for peo­ple to play with an envi­ron­ment set to their hopes, dreams, and aspi­ra­tions. A way to lose ones self in an adverse real­i­ty, a way to get away from the com­pli­ca­tions of every­day life, and indeed a way to teach and learn new things. Gam­ing, in gen­er­al this word has got­ten both an ova­tion from its com­mu­ni­ty and a snuff from those who were not for­tu­nate enough to be involved in it at a young age. A lit­tle bit about me; my name is Rodrick Shel­ton. I have been gam­ing since the age of 4 and have mas­tered most every game I have played. Since my incar­na­tion to the world in late 1985 I felt a pro­found pull to every­thing gam­ing.Read more…

August 30, 2011

Twisted Tales of Metal and Mayhem

  With the next gen­er­a­tion plat­forms still unforseen we come to find that our gam­ing indus­try needs to actu­al­ly push the lim­its of our sys­tems.  Nowhere is this more aparent than in the Sony brand.  We have, since release, seen many exclu­sives show mind blow­ing graph­ics and cre­ate long sto­ries with­in the realm of a game, how­ev­er, we have only scratched the sur­face of what the sys­tem is capa­ble of and that is where David Jaffe comes in.  Since Sony ini­tial­ly launched the Playsta­tion back in 1994 it has been a sta­ple in the gam­ing soci­ety.  David Jaffe helped make the Playsta­tion a house­hold name with his exclu­sive releas­es on the Sony con­soles a few of which would be Twist­ed Met­al (series) and God of War (series).  David has been kick­ing around the same idea for Twist­ed Met­al since itsRead more…

August 30, 2011

Hard Reset Available on Steam for $26.99

Hard Reset is now avail­able for pre-order on Steam.  Hard Reset is a new, PC exclu­sive FPS title devel­oped by inde­pen­dent stu­dio Fly­ing Wild Hog.  Hard Reset is an action-packed, sin­­gle-play­er shoot­er for the PC. With over-the-top destruc­tion, loads of ene­mies, great weapon vari­ety and a beau­ti­ful­ly real­ized cyber­punk set­ting, Hard Reset is sure to shake up the shoot­er scene. While there has­n’t been much game­play footage to be seen, the footage we do have does look good.  Hard Reset is sched­uled for release on Steam on Sep­tem­ber 13, 2011. One inter­est­ing thing to note is that there will be no mul­ti-play­er com­po­nent.  This is quite the depar­ture from the stan­dard FPS approach which is 90% mul­ti-play­er.  Here are some videos and the Sys­tem Require­ments: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPK_b7P0Y0M httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLNx_8rKIsY httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56x9ftsrfZQ Sys­tem Require­ments: Min­i­mum: OS: Win­dows XP/Vista/7 Proces­sor: 2.5 GHz Intel Pen­tium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 Mem­o­ry: 2 GBRead more…

August 27, 2011

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary news from Halo Fest.….

Final­ly after the long trek down the east­ern seaboard and fight­ing with pow­er issues with my com­put­er, I am back and with the wel­come back I get to post news about one of my favorite series of all time; Halo. The news came out of Halo fest that took place this week, most­ly mul­ti­play­er reveals, but nev­er the less some great news. We will get a pre­view of the “new” Warthog in Forza 4, com­plete with the Auto­vista mode; I am hop­ing for quite the depar­ture from the tra­di­tion­al vehi­cle we have manned over the past five games. Below is the offi­cial press release describ­ing the new mul­ti­play­er maps; any­one else excit­ed for the return of the great Beaver Creek?   Addi­tion­al­ly, 343 announced new details for the upcom­ing “Halo: Reach” title update, debuted 3D func­tion­al­i­ty in “Halo: Anniver­sary,” andRead more…

August 26, 2011

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trailer and Impressions

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGDrGri79pA Today the newest Trail­er for Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive was released.  After watch­ing the trail­er I’ve formed a few opin­ions about it.  The first and most glar­ing is that it does­n’t look any dif­fer­ent from Counter-Strike: Source.  I was hop­ing, sev­en years after the release of source, that they could update the graph­ics engines.  Valve will be imple­ment­ing cross-plat­­form play for Counter Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive and for those of you who don’t know what that is, cross-plat­­form play means peo­ple on PC can play those on an Xbox and those who are on PS3 can play those on Xbox 360.  While PS3 vs Xbox isn’t that big of a dif­fer­ence in terms of game­play, PC vs either of the con­sole sys­tems is a huge dif­fer­ence.  I forsee this being a cat­a­stro­phe because the con­trol dif­fer­ence between con­soles and PC are com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent.  Microsoft held a project a few yearsRead more…

August 26, 2011

Deus Ex: the Eyeborg Documentary

To coin­cide with the crit­i­cal suc­cess of Deus Ex: Human Rev­o­lu­tion Square Enix has called upon Rob Spence, who’s also know as Eye­borg to make a film about human aug­men­ta­tion, pros­thet­ics, and cyber­net­ics at today’s cur­rent lev­el of tech­nol­o­gy. Rob Spence has him­self been aug­ment­ed with a cam­era replac­ing the eye he had lost in a shot gun acci­dent so he brings a unique per­spec­tive to the sub­ject of cur­rent human aug­men­ta­tion , com­pares it to Deus Ex: Human Rev­o­lu­tion and how far away are we from achiev­ing the lev­el of tech dis­played in the game. In the doc­u­men­tary he looks at the pio­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy from the lead­ing cre­ators of biotech­nol­o­gy. He also talks with sev­er­al peo­ple who’s lives have been changed by this bur­geon­ing field. Check it out…. So would you want to be aug­ment­ed or are you total­ly againstRead more…

August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

In a state­ment released by Apple’s Board of Direc­tors ear­li­er today they announced that Steve Jobs will be step­ping down as Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Apple effec­tive today. The exec­u­tive board then elect­ed Jobs as Chair­man of the Board so he will still be involved in Apple to some extent. Replac­ing Steve Jobs will be Tim Cook Apple’s Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer respon­si­ble for world­wide sales and oper­a­tions. Art Levin­son, Chair­men of Genen­tech, stat­ed on behalf of Apple’s Board: “Steve’s extra­or­di­nary vision and lead­er­ship saved Apple and guid­ed it to its posi­tion as the world’s most inno­v­a­tive and valu­able tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny. Steve has made count­less con­tri­bu­tions to Apple’s suc­cess, and he has attract­ed and inspired Apple’s immense­ly cre­ative employ­ees and world class exec­u­tive team. In his new role as Chair­man of the Board, Steve will con­tin­ue to serve Apple with hisRead more…

August 21, 2011

Video Awesomeness: Gears of War Edition

To cel­e­brate the upcom­ing release of Gears of War 3 I thought I’d show some videos from one of the 360’s defin­ing series: Gears of War! Now any­one who knows me has heard my utter con­tempt for Gears of War 2 mul­ti­play­er and if I play it I loud­ly voice my frus­tra­tion and dis­con­tent for the mechan­ics in it!!!! Now, that said I do love the cam­paign, the sto­ry is tru­ly “Epic” in every mean­ing of the word and the graph­ics have always screamed NEXT-GEN. So I have high hopes for the 3rd install­ment in the series and judg­ing by the Beta I’m think­ing I’ll get my wish….maybe. Gears of War was released by Epic back on “Emer­gence Day” Novem­ber 7, 2006 the day when on the plan­et Sera, 14 years after the end of the Pen­du­lum Wars (War betweenRead more…

August 21, 2011

Team Na’Vi Wins Dota 2 International, Charcoal Buys Camcorder

This morn­ing, Team NaVi squared off against EHOME in the Dota 2 Inter­na­tion­al Finals, and took home the grand prize of $1,000,000. The team, based in the Ukraine, had an almost flaw­less vic­to­ry, dom­i­nat­ing the Win­ner’s Brack­et and only los­ing one round in the Cham­pi­onship Finals, which were 3/5.  EHOME, from Chi­na, came in sec­ond, bring­ing home $250,000. Now that fans are good and hun­gry to get their hands on Dota 2, they have announced that the pub­lic beta will be avail­able in just a few weeks. I’ve thrown my hat into the ring to take a crack at the beta, and I’ll be sure to let you all know every­thing I can tell you if and when I get my chance. On a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent note, you all may or may not be won­der­ing (prob­a­bly not, but that isn’tRead more…

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