October 31, 2011
He Killed Me!? Impossible! He Must be Cheating!
This is something that has been on my mind for quite sometime now but I’ve never actually voiced it before until this weekend when I probably heard ‘foul play’ called at least 30 times. I’ve noticed in today’s gaming scene that it’s common place to call foul play everytime one’s self gets killed. I’m not denying that there are hackers out there in the PC gaming and Console gaming industry, and in recent years the number of them have been growing but that doesn’t mean every time someone gets killed it’s because of a hacker. Up until recently hacking was primarily a product of the PC gaming industry and for a time console gamers had been spared the horrors and extreme annoyance which is hacking. However, in recent years, a number of hacks have appeared on console systems acrossRead more…
May 12, 2011
How to become a Gamer Chick – A Simple Guide
Step 1. Be of the female species. This is very important. Sex changes do not count unless you were predisposition towards the feminine as a male. Also, please ensure that you are homo-sapien as bovine, lupine, or any other form of mammal, avian, reptile, or plant life is unacceptable due to the lack of cognitive thought and/or opposable thumb. Once you’ve determined if you are indeed a homosapien female, you may proceed to step 2. If you cannot prove that you are so, then this guide will simply be humor to you rather than something of use. Step 2. Remember that as in all walks of life, gamer chicks can be beautiful or ugly, fat or skinny, nerdy or preppy (rare, but it happens). It matters not to the game or those who you talk to on chat what youRead more…
May 6, 2011
Explaining Gaming to Those Who Don’t Understand
I suppose as a former almost-educator, I should touch on the educational aspects of gaming. I have had to defend my playing World of Warcraft, Halo, even Mario Cart and Super Smash Bro’s on my old N64 to my mother, a firm believer in activities that develop mental clarity and knowledge. So, while this topic may not be about the newest game or an exciting review, it has to potential to be helpful to the younger readers that find themselves trying to defend themselves to the parental figures in their lives. Now, I want to make something clear so I don’t have hate mail. I am not going to make a clear cut list of what is educational about each game. Instead, I am going attempt to help you learn to discern what parts you share with that nosy parentRead more…
March 4, 2011
Death of PC Gaming is ‘Bullshit’
Shacknews recently did and Interview with DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson during GDC 2011 and when asked about the decline/death of PC gaming he simply said it was ‘bullshit’. “I felt that we had, maybe, set PC aside a bit too much. I’ve said this publicly before, we were very unhappy that we were not able to get a PC version out of Battlefield: Bad Company. It was down to sheer manpower, or lack thereof. We felt that we couldn’t just bring out the Frostbite engine, and bring the game to consoles, and get the PC version out. We just failed there,” he admitted. “It’s something that we regret but it was a pure fact that we were faced upon. “We fixed that with Bad Company 2. Now it’s Battlefield 3 and we thought, ‘Now it’s time to giveRead more…
January 14, 2011
We Now Have Ventrilo!
We now have Ventrilo available to the TGB community! Anyone here is welcome to come use our channel for their gaming needs. We are always happy to accept donations to help cover the costs of running the channel. We want to thank the TGB community for helping make hosted servers a reality for us. We have received a great amount of support from our viewers and readers and we can’t thank them enough. If you, your clan or guild would like to use the channel for a large group on a regular basis we may be able to upgrade the channel. Please send any channel questions to firstname.lastname@example.org You can access the TGB channel by going here: Server: vent18.gameservers.com Port: 4591