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New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

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.

 

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Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here.  Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of  the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…

Upon it’s release, No Man’s Sky was a game you either loved or hated, depending on your gaming tastes and your interpretation of the features advertised by the developers (or the gaming media’s assumptions of features not announced by the developers).  Well, on November 25th, Hello Games, the team behind the game that went on radio silence after the game’s release, promised a forthcoming “Foundation Update” for the PC and PS4 versions of the game that would expand and add new features to the title, as well as serve as the first of many free expansions to No Man’s Sky.  The dev team came through with that promise as the Foundation update went live on November 27th. Continue reading Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…

The First Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ coming Fall 2017

Officially announced only this past Monday morning (after teasing up this past Sunday, then another image on Monday), Rockstar Games, the developers and the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the original Red Dead Redemption, officially announced the long-awaited sequel of the latter title, Red Dead Redemption 2, and that it would be released next fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  Continue reading The First Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ coming Fall 2017

Check Out the Cancelled (and Near-Finished) ‘Daredevil’ Game from 2002

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw licensed films release in time for their silver-screen counterpart, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It began development in 2002 as a third-person action game for PlayStation 2, but after Marvel saw (and liked) the first prototype, they stepped in to oversee the project and have final say in all decisions (since they owned the rights to the character, so of course). When the game’s publisher, Encore, saw potential sales success with the movie, development expanded to PC and Xbox, and the game turned into an open-world action game set for release in early 2003, alongside the film. After that, boy OH BOY did the drama begin…
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Watch PC Gaming’s E3 Press Conference Right Here (UPDATE: IT’S OVER)

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The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the early history of the computer mouse. Continue reading The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42

‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage returns to Video Games; This Time in ‘Fallout 4’

I don’t know why I’m surprised by this being a thing.  I should have known that madness of the legacy of the late-WWE Hall-of-Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage was just TOO MACHO to stay in only one Bethesda game. Fallout 4 has been out since early November of last year, but I htink I speak for most gamers that the game was not as good as Skyrim due to the lack of the Macho Madness himself. As my PS4 and Xbox One-playing brethren have to wait until console mod support, PC gamers are reaping the benefit of modders creating the Macho Claws mod. Dig it?

“Oases” Pays Tribute To A Grandfather Lost In a Plane Crash

Beautiful Game Pays Tribute To Grandfather Lost In a Plane Crash

This is Oases, a game about flying along the pulsing music and beautiful colors appearing all around you. The game comes off as simplistic, personal, and it serves as an interpretation of what may have happened to the developer’s grandfather after his plane disappeared back in 1960.

The game’s designer, Armel Gibson, gives the full setup:

“My grandfather’s plane was reported lost in 1960 during the Algeria Independence War, days before the birth of his first child. This is what I like to think happened to him.”

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Meet the new Acer Revo Build, the Stackable, Modular Desktop PC

In case you’re on of those people who love to customize your computer, but wish it could be as easy as building a tower of LEGO (wow, it’s almost like I have an affinity for LEGO here on The PractitioNERD, or something….) at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Acer has unveiled the Acer Revo Build, a modular mini PC that can be upgraded with a series of stackable blocks with magnetically aligned pins. The base unit’s footprint measures at 5’×5′ with either a low-power Intel Pentium or that awesome, new-fangled Celeron Skylake chip, 32GB of flash storage, and 8GB of upgradeable RAM. For upgrades, you can stack other components on top of that base unit like hard drives, graphics cards, etc. Continue reading Meet the new Acer Revo Build, the Stackable, Modular Desktop PC