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Dying Light- Impressions so far

Let me begin by saying that this is not my full review of Techland’s open world zombie game Dying Light. These are just my impressions of spending the first six hours with the game. The game is a lengthy one, and a full scored review will be posted once I complete the game. With that out of the way, this is what I think about the game so far.

Dying Light is another foray into games dealing with a zombie outbreak in first person view by developer Techland. Techland has previously brought us Dead Island and its follow-up, Dead Island: Riptide. But this is not a return to the blood soaked tropical island of Banoi...

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New releases for the week of January 26, 2015

Hi there, dear readers! It’s been awhile, but the new year is here and that means a new year of releases for your favorite gaming platform. This week we get parkour mixed with the undead in Dying Light, Tim Schaffer’s classic adventure game Grim Fandango gets remastered, and we get to experience the first episode of the new game from Square Enix and Dontnod, Life is Strange.  On the home video front we get Brad Pitt’s World War 2 action drama Fury, the Guillermo del Toro produced animated fantasy Book of Life, and a DC Animated feature showcasing Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. On the big screen we get the dramatic thriller The Loft, the drama Black or White, and the sci-fi flick Project Almanac...

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SEA’s Dota DREAM TEAM to lose one of its members

Recently Joel ‘Xtinct’ Chan Zhan Leong stated on his Twitter, that he is no longer with the Malaysian Dota2 team, Team Malaysia.  The post TI3 favorites, Orange Neolutions who started off as underdogs, rose to glory during The International 3, after many surprising victories. None moreso than destroying the Chinese  juggernauts of Dota2, Team DK in convincing fashion during the International 3, and was also  where the infamous ‘aegis deny’ had brought them to their 3rd placing against team Na’Vi in the finals of the lower bracket. There was some speculation that they could’ve gone further and win The International 3. However, after TI3, Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung stated that he would be departing from Malaysia to join a Chinese team, Team DK, which shattered the hearts of many fans alike...

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The Evil Within- Fun, frustrating, and occasionally frightening

It’s been awhile since Shinji Mikami has indulged the genre of survival horror. He hit his peak with Resident Evil 4, and then went on to do God Hand and the fast paced action game Vanquish. Now, working with Tango Gameworks and Bethesda, he returns to the genre he’s credited with starting. On the surface, The Evil Within certainly fits the mold. It has the prerequisite creepy environments, some seriously demented looking creatures, and plenty of blood and gore to make Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies feel right at home. But does it succeed in being a standout among horror games, or does it just fall flat? On one hand, it succeeds quite well, and provides a title survival horror fans will probably enjoy diving into...

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Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study finds


One of the benefits of playing action games may be an enhanced ability to precisely learn the dynamics of new sensorimotor tasks. Such skills are key, for example, in laparoscopic surgery which involves high precision manual control of remote surgery tools through a computer interface.

A University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.

A new sensorimotor skill, such as learning to ride a bike or typing, often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement...

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Myst creators pen deal for series based on game


’90s puzzler revived again by Legendary Entertainment

Cyan Worlds, creators and curators of classic PC and Mac puzzle IP Myst have signed a deal with Legendary Entertainment to create a series based on the game, likely accompanied by a new game in some form.

In fact, Variety reports that the series and attendant games and apps will be closely intertwined, creating a transmedia experience which lets players expand upon the events of the series. It has not yet been decided whether the series will be a traditional broadcast or an online digital show.

Legendary has pedigree when it comes to transferring gaming IP to other mediums, working on properties involving Mass Effect, Dead Rising and the forthcoming World of Warcraft movie...

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Sid Meier: Game designers should create a “positive climate”


Civ designer says that developers don’t need to make violent games to get attention anymore

As part of Firaxicon, the first official Firaxis Games convention, legendary game designer Sid Meier sat down with Jake Solomon to discuss his own illustrious career as well as opportunities for today’s new game designers. Similar to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Meier has never been one to push violence in his computer games. In the hour-long discussion, Meier noted that for a time it seemed game designers were actually relying on violence to gain attention. That’s not necessary in the modern games industry today, he said.

“I’m certainly not in favor of any sort of censorship – we’re artists, we’re creative and we should be able to do what we want...

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Are you OK? Swiss energy drink company to sponsor USD 40,000 for DotA 2 tourney

Ok.- energy drink recently announced that it would be sponsoring a DotA 2 tournament in the SEA region. The Swiss energy drink manufacturer mentioned that their energy drinks will be hitting shelves in Singapore soon, and that a 3 on 3 basketball tournament will also take place in the near future. The total prize money of USD 40,000 is set to be the biggest in the South East Asia DotA 2 scene.


Indeed you are! Question is, are you up to their challenge? (image source:

We believe that the SEA scene has experienced a lull in DotA 2 competitive activity recently, as compared to China, North America and Europe. They have a lot more regular tournaments that boast of attractive prize pools. Despite that fact, we still believe that the SEA region has no shortage of talent...

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Ubisoft’s Ambitious Racer The Crew Delayed to December


Ubisoft pushes release date from November 11 to December 2.

Ubisoft announced today that its upcoming racing game, The Crew, has been delayed. The game was previously pegged to launch on November 11, but it’s now scheduled for December 2.

“The extra time will allow for a second closed console beta to be held, giving even more players the opportunity to experience the game, which is something the community has been requesting,” Ubisoft said in a statement. “Like the betas held previously, valuable player feedback and other essential information will be gathered, further enhancing the experience.”

The first closed beta for The Crew has been going on for the past week or so on X1 and PS4. The second closed beta will be held sometime in November for those platforms...

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Car Bomb Threat at Borderlands Developer Gearbox’s Headquarters


A bomb disposal team was sent to clear a hoax bomb threat.

A Plano, Texas Police Department bomb disposal team was sent to Borderlands developer Gearbox’s headquarters yesterday to deal with a car bomb threat, according to a series of tweets from Gearbox PresidentRandy Pitchford.

Pitchford said that the the police arrived around 7:30 p.m. CST, after most Gearbox employees had already gone home. As you can see in the picture in Pitchford’s tweet below, the police used a bomb disposal robot, apparently to clear one of the cars in the building’s parking lot. It didn’t find anything.

“I witnessed many police cars, the bomb disposal unit’s bus, the robot and several BDU and PPD personnel working,” Pitchford said...

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