The Best Gaming April Fools Jokes 2014

Apr
01

Now that April 1st is drawing to a close, here's a look at all of the video game announcements we hope you didn't fall for.

Budget Decks for Starting Out in Hearthstone

Apr
01

The first official ranked season of Hearthstone began today, and with some snazzy looking card backs on the line, players are queuing up for ladder like never before. Unfortunately for newer players, this means running into a lot of decks chock-full of beastly Epic and Legendary cards.

Monks of Mellonwah: Turn the People [Music Review]

Mar
31

When it comes to music, doesn't everyone like to the be the guy or girl who "heard them" first? There's something satisfying about seeing a band you "discovered" cross over into the mainstream. If you like alternative rock along the lines of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, or Incubus... you need to hear about these guys so you can claim "I found them first!" One of my best friends in the world is the king of recommendations. He’s referred me to countless bands that I instantly warmed to - including New Coke, Chelsea Wolfe, and Ty Segall (all of whom I hope to write about sooner or later). I recently gave a listen to another of his recommendations - an Australian group called The Monks of Mellonwah.

Channel Surfer: Top 4 Futurama Series Finales

Mar
31

With all this talk about premature cancellation, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the king of false finales, Futurama. While a few shows have been temporarily cancelled and brought back, no show has done so four times. But you just can’t keep a good nerd show down. 

Where to Find the Pokemon on Google Maps

Mar
31

April Fools came a bit early this year with Google releasing a preview video for an awesome (albeit totally fake) augmented reality Pokemon game in which players use their smartphones to find the little critters hiding in the real world. Sadly, it's just a prank, but luckily, it's a really elaborate one. Google has added the ability to find Pokemon hidden all over the world on Google Maps. Simply zoom into a certain area and you might just spot one. There's 150 in all, and Google Maps even tracks which ones you've caught with a Pokedex feature. Snazzy!

New Music Monday: The Used, Manchester Orchestra, Lacuna Coil, and More!

Mar
31

Time for another installment of New Music Monday the most dastardly deeded column hovering around the 8CN universe. There's a whole steamin' slew of spanking new music being releasedt his week and I'll do my best to tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what need to be tossed out the window and covered in bird droppings. Thanks for stopping by!

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Is Ubisoft Releasing Too Many Assassin's Creed Games?

Mar
31

Gamers were hit with a double dose of Assassin's Creed last week with news regarding Unity and Comet (official and unofficial reveals respectively), the next two games in the series. Unity will be headed to next-gen platforms, while Comet will reportedly be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3. While it's still too early to pass any judgment on either title, many have lamented what they feel is a glut of Assassin's Creed games. Some gamers feel that the serious is close to franchise overkill, threatening to destroy the originality that made the initial entry so memorable.

Oculus Responds to Facebook Acquisition, but Only Zuckerberg Really Knows What's Going On

Mar
30

A lot of words are being written and said about Facebook buying up Oculus. Some of those words by some astute and intelligent writers right here at 8CN. Before I get too deep into it let me say that nobody knows what’s going to happen. I don’t. The people in charge of Oculus don’t. Not even Mark Zuckerberg knows exactly what’s going to happen because nobody really knows what virtual reality is going to look like in a year. Plenty of people have plans for it. Sony recently unveiled Project Morpheus, it’s own virtual reality headset for the PS4. There are other players than Oculus. They don’t necessarily get to make the rules.

Celluloid Critics - Young Adult Film Adaptations [Podcast]

Mar
30

Join Lyz and Jose as they discuss the popularity of Young Adult movie adaptations of popular books. Listen to their discussion on "The Giver" trailer, "Divergent", and various tropes in this rising genre.

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How Will Lich Bane's Nerfs Affect the Current Meta?

Mar
29

In the most recent League patch, Riot targeted Lich Bane and lowered the item's damage. While it's not picked up on a lot of AP champions, its most prominent user this season, Lulu, has been a popular choice across the competitive scene. How are the changes to the item going to affect Lulu and the viability of other champions who are dependent on it?

New Transformers: Age of Extinction Poster Has a Big New Threat

Mar
28

A new Transformers: Age of Extinction poster has arrived, and it features Marky Mark and Nicola Peltz running from a giant flying robot thing. Check it out below, the movie hits theaters on June 27, 2014.

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Hunger Games' Dayo Okeniyi Cast in Terminator Genesis

Mar
28

Dayo Okeniyi, who played Tresh in the original Hunger Games, has signed on to play the son of Miles Dyson in Terminator: Genesis. He'll be joining a cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke.

What Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Square Enix Files New Trademark

Mar
28

A Square Enix trademark has been spotted for something called Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The application, filed yesterday, was discovered on the EU's Office on Harmonization in the Internal Market website.

The First Season of Ranked Play Comes to Hearthstone and Includes Fancy Card Backs

Mar
28

Starting April 1, the first "real" ranked season of Hearthstone will begin.  While Blizzard has been teasing the card backs for months, players will finally be able to earn them.

TJ Miller Joins Marvel and Disney's Big Hero 6

Mar
28

TJ Miller has signed on to play a big role in Marvel and Disney's Big Hero 6 animated film. A Tweet from the actor (subsequently deleted) has revealed that Miller will play Fred, a "quirky" filmmaker, comic book fanboy, and member of the titular "6."

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