While many people get the competitive rush from playing card/board games, video games, sports and the like, many others add the aspect of gambling to the competition. While it’s possible to responsibly gamble (moderation is key, as does gambling with items of little-to-zero monetary value), some people can easily get swept up in it. The following infographic after the break titled “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” contains a ton of sourced information about many celebrities and their different backgrounds with and the ups-and-downs of gambling addiction, from the small, to the moderate, to the potentially (and “actually”, in some cases) devastating. Continue reading “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” from WebMastersJury
If you’ve ever felt the eagerness to hop into the world of any movie from Quentin Tarantino, than you might enjoy this bit of news. A new cinematic-style trailer and release date has been announced for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, which will be out on PC and Steam on May 18 (that’s NEXT month!). The game centers around the bank robbery plot of the classic Quentin Tarantino film and turns it into a top-down shooter, similar to the popular Hotline Miami (one of my favorite games) with the stylized 3D graphics a’la Team Fortress 2, and a unique time-rewind mechanic. There’s currently no final price for the game, however you can get a quick look at the game with a new trailer posted above.
In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, the development, and the somewhat-lost legacy of the game that was ALMOST ‘Fallout 3,” the Van Buren project.
Many of us know (and believe) that the first video game console Sony made was the PlayStation. However, he truth is that the PlayStation was actually Sony’s first console that they released. It turns out that before the PlayStation (even before their ill-fated collaboration with Nintendo) was, this lovely piece of gaming tech. This console,simply labeled as “Prototype TV Game Machine”) used — or WOULD HAVE used — cards and cartridges, and since this console dates to the 1970’s, the games would have likely been relatively simple. However, if you want a Japanese write-up on the exhibition it was shown at, here you go. Continue reading Sony FINALLY Releases Their 1970’s Console Prototype
That Dragon, Cancer. is an independently developed game that showcased an early demo, allowing the player to slowly explore the hospital room of a father and his young son. The young son was dying, and the father felt powerless. The development of the title has surely been difficult, as one of the developers is the father the game is about and his son passed away during development. Continue reading ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ to be this month on January 12th
Expansion packs and downloadable content for already-released video games has been a standard practice in the games industry for decades. The best expansions don’t stop at just adding a few extra hours to the game; they enhance and expand the ideas, concepts and systems of the existing game. The best expansions bring further insight into the game’s world, add new story ideas and brand, new mechanics on top of the existing ones. That’s exactly what my favorite game expansion of ALL TIME did, and that game was Sonic & Knuckles on the Sega Genesis. Continue reading My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’
I’ve covered CineFix’s 8-Bit ‘game-ification’ of some of my favorite movies before (Happy Gilmore, Scarface & Captain America: The Winter Soldier), then their treatment of District 9 certainly fits, as it has some video game-like elements to it. It goes without saying that this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Plus, I know I’d play the crap out of it! Continue reading You Know What? I Want To Play District 9 As An 8-Bit Game, Too…
It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123