Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Left 4 Dead Survivors to Fans: “Did you miss us?”

December 14, 2009

One of the biggest questions when Left 4 Dead 2 came out was, “Where are the other survivors?” Alright, maybe it wasn’t the biggest question, but it was asked…a lot! Well Valve plans to answer that question this Spring.

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Holy crap! Demonoid is back!

December 13, 2009

Seriously! Go look! After a long 3 month downtime, the free rental site Demonoid.com is back up. Their main page says they are running a test script to see how things work, but the downloads are working. There have been some minor problems connecting to the site, but that may be from all the people trying to connect at once.

Source: Demonoid

News from the Year 2000: Diablo II gets new patch!

December 11, 2009

One thing you can’t say about Blizzard is that they abandon their games. Nine years after the release of Diablo 2 and it’s expansion Lord of Destruction, Blizzard has released a new patch for the RPG.

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Borderlands 2: Borderworlds?

December 4, 2009

Borderlands was a freaking awesome game. So awesome that Gearbox has said they are totally doing a sequel! Destructoid posted yesterday that the Borderlands sequel may be titled Borderworlds.

This confuses me. The planet in BL was called Pandora. It was used as a prison planet cause it was the harshest planet to live on, and it had mining opportunities, plus a mythical vault that was said to be full of goodies! So will there be an introduction of new planets to the Borderlands universe? Will we be traveling between them, or will they just stick us on one the whole time? Only time will tell…or maybe Gearbox..

Source: Destructoid

Zombies shuffling towards console MMO

November 24, 2009

Seattle, Washington based Undead Labs, is currently working on a console bound MMOZ. MMOZ? Yeah, Mass Multiplayer Online Zombie Game. So really that’s MMOZG, which looks like something a 14 year old girl would text to her friends. Hit the jump for more brain eating news.

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Star Trek: Online Open Beta Announced

November 22, 2009

Want to command your own Federation ship? That’s cool. How about settling for playing a character in the Star Trek universe? The official open beta for Star Trek: Online has been announced. Beta gates open January 12, 2010 and will close on January 26, 2010. Just in time for the game’s February retail launch. Beta keys are on a first come first serve basis. So keep an eye on the ST:O website for information. Or learn how to time travel with some red matter or something…

Source: Kotaku, Star Trek Online

Richmond,VA Comic Con November 21-22

November 11, 2009

Virginia is getting its first 2-day comic convention in 25 years. VA Comic Con is coming to Richmond November 21-22. I thought we had some writers here from Richmond that would have told you about this sooner, but I’m still the only one writing here…

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Cort and Fatboy: Mediocrity at its finest

November 10, 2009

I doubt many of you have heard of these guys. Cort and Fatboy once hosted “The Cort and Fatboy” show on KUFO out of Portland, Oregon. You might be saying to yourself, “Wait, Nick is from Roanoke, VA. How does he know about this?!” A friend of mine on Xbox Live told me about them and I’ve been listening to them for a while.

Recently Cort and Fats had been fired from their spot on KUFO due to new owners and the owners screwing everything up. The community freaked out, without their afternoon radio hosts, daytime entertainment would suck!

Well the guys are back, and they have their own show on their website. They provide a daily podcast for your listening pleasure. They focus mainly on pop culture and current events. So if you need a good laugh, or just want to hear some smart mouthed snark, check them out.

Cort and Fatboy.com

Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Haxor’d

November 5, 2009

So the Left 4 Dead 2 demo has been out for a little while now. The demo includes single player and co-op campaign modes. That’s it! A crafty modder has broken the game open and managed to work out how to get versus mode to work, and all you need is a plug-in.

Mind you, this is for the PC version only. Sorry Xbox gamers, we don’t get any sweet mods.

Jump over to L4Dmods to find out how you can get in on the action.

So you didn’t get into the Champions:Online beta…

October 25, 2009

Don’t worry, you’re getting a second chance! Now I know the game is retail right now, so beta doesn’t apply to this. Instead, it’s a free weekend to give Champs a try! This Halloween weekend everyone can play for free. The offer only lasts from 10:00 a.m.October 30th to 10:00 a.m. November 2nd, pacific time.

Also, the weekend event includes the Champions: Online Halloween activities, complete with a zombie invasion…cause you can never have too many of those…

Jump over to the Champions site and sign up and download the client.

World of Warcraft Movie gets War Movie Writer

October 13, 2009

Last we heard about the World of Warcraft movie, Sam Raimi was set to direct. There is an update to the WoW progress. They have a writer, one you wouldn’t expect for a video game movie.

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Facebook and Twitter on Xbox 360 November 17th…..in the UK

October 10, 2009

A tip to Kotaku has found that the 360 will get the Facebook/Twitter update in Mid-November. That is, if you live in the U.K. The splash page on the U.K. Xbox page shows the image above. No word yet on if the date is for everyone, if it’s correct, or if Last.FM is also included in the update.

Source: Kotaku

ReBoot Movie Teaser!

October 6, 2009

My 10 year old self just exploded…ReBoot the Movie! From Rainmaker studio

Looking to waste more time on your Xbox 360?

October 6, 2009

Later this month there will be a public beta of Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM for the Xbox 360. Excellent, now we can get friend updates during games of Call of Duty or Halo. “Just pwned sum n00bs, lol!”

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Taking Cops and Robbers to a new level

October 6, 2009

camHere’s an odd bit of news. Almost every block in Britain is monitored by a security camera. Those cameras are linked back to a government agent that watches those cameras for crimes and other stuff. Now for what the story is actually about, the government is making a game out of watching these cameras!

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