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Twitch Plays Pokemon Emerald: Nightmares Are Forever

Apr
12

They say third time’s the charm, but this was ridiculous. After successfully completing Pokemon Red and Pokemon Crystal, Twitch decided to embark on Generation III’s Pokemon Emerald. What followed was one of the most harrowing and arduous journeys that we’re now duty bound to document for you, gentle reader. It all started with a girl named “A” for Anarchy.

Possible Landfill Excavation of E.T. Games Could Be Harmless or Horrific

Apr
10

It was recently announced that a New Mexico landfill, where it is thought that millions of old copies of the infamously bad E.T. Atari game are buried, is set to be excavated. This could either be a great boon to the video game industry, totally harmless, or a terrible nightmare. Let me explain.

When Peter Molyneux Calls Your Tech a Joke, it's Time to Rethink Your Tech

Apr
10

Peter Molyneux, former head of Lionhead Studios, current head of 22Cans, creator of games such as Black & WhiteFable, and the upcoming Godus, recently spoke about the Xbox One's Kinect in an interview with Edge Magazine, calling the device "a joke." When Molyneux says that about something, you might want to take note, and here's why.

The Pull List: Lumberjanes Promises Fun Times For All Ages

Apr
09

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Today we'll be taking a look at the first issue of Lumberjanes - a perky, action/adventure series featuring an all-female cast.

Adam Sessler: A Retrospective

Apr
05

This past week, Adam Sessler announced on his blog that he has officially left Rev3 Games and Discovery Digital Network to "explore new avenues inside of gaming that help further the medium." Now this doesn't mean that Sessler has left the industry forever, but it does mean that his role has changed. So let's take a minute to look back on his career as one of the most influential video game journalists and personalities.

The Super Circuitcast! 04/02/14! Facebook Buys Virtual Reality (Seriouser)! [Podcast]

Apr
02

Matt, Moo, Rami, and S talk about the importance of Facebook's purchase of the Oculus Rift. For realsies this time. The crew discusses various industry and fan views that are flying around, expressing some of their opinions on the purchase.

The Super Circuitcast! Facebook Buys Virtual Reality! [Podcast]

Apr
01

Matt, Moo, Rami, and S talk about the importance of Facebook's purchase of the Oculus Rift.

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!

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.

CBS Announces Second 'Official' Star Trek Beer

Mar
25

tIqIpqu’’ej nom tIqIp seems to be the current mantra down at CBS headquarters. Less than a year after releasing the first official Star Trek themed beer, Vulcan Ale, the company has announced the Klingon inspired “Warnog.” The new beer is supposed to blend rye malt and clove to produce “a bold beer suited for the harsh Klingon lifestyle.”

The Louise Log [Webseries Review]

Mar
21

If you mixed Louie with Curb Your Enthusiasm, then rooted the project with a female lead, you would end up with The Louise Log. The Louise Log is a comedy webseries I stumbled across recently. It is about a housewife in New York City and her continuous internal monologue, as Louise has a midlife crisis and begins creating her own webseries. It is peppered with some strange peripheral plot devices - including body-swapping and encounters with witch doctors - but it is largely driven by the inner thoughts of a clearly neurotic woman.

Pikachu and Friends are the Official Japanese Mascots for the 2014 World Cup

Mar
17

Japan has officially chosen Pikachu and 10 other Pokemon as their official mascots for the 2014 World Cup. Why? Because Pokemon are awesome, that's why.

League of Legends Pro Player, Promise, Attempts Suicide Due to Racketeering

Mar
13

Cheon "Promise" Min-K, marksman of team AHQ over in Korea, recently attempted suicide due to an unfortunate scam created by their manager.  AHQ was instructed to throw matches throughout the season, earning their manager money in illegal betting.

Amazon Prime Increases Price to $99 a Year

Mar
13

For the first time in nearly a decade, Amazon Prime will increase its price from $79 per year to $99 per year. Amazon Student Prime will also increase from $39 per year to $49 per year. Existing subscribers should receive an email informing them when their accounts will be affected.

Smuggler Hides Gun... In an Xbox 360

Mar
06

A 34-year old gun runner named Joseph Bunger has plead guilty to smuggling firearms internationally, hiding the parts inside of an Xbox 360. He faces up to 25 years in prison. He was arrested after customs authorities in Australia opened up a console he had shipped and found a "a 9mm pistol, gun parts and two empty magazines."

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