The Web’s forever changed the way we consume entertainment — and for the better. Instead of being beholden to network TV and cable companies for chuckles and drama, we now turn to the internets for the lulz and teh dramaz. This isn’t recycled stuff; original Web video content is booming, but the sheer amount means that you have to dig through the muck to find the gems. Not anymore!
1UP’s shuttering was a sad day for the video game industry. The site, since its inception, featured copious amounts of high-quality editorial from a staff that set the bar for truly smart video game journalism.
Many thought that 1Up’s excellent Retronauts podcast would go the way of the dodo, but reports of its passing may have been too soon. Retronauts alum Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, and Ray Barnholt seek to revive the show with a Kickstarter campaign. The base goal is already met, but the guys have rather excellent stretch goals planned that you should check out if you’re a fan of old games. There’s a new official site, too.
Revengeance is soon upon us.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance — the stylish hack-and-slash action game from Platinum Games and Kojima Productions — hits the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 19th. 2D-X and The Other View will celebrate the game’s long overdue release with a livestream event in which we’ll showcase not only the game, but cool techniques to will help you kick copious amount of ass. Even better, we’ll give away a copy.
Greetings, nerdy brethren!
2D-X has an IndieGoGo fundraising drive happening for the next two months that’s designed help us bring you our own special brand of video game journalism.
Some quick background: 2D-X, the lead product of Second Dimension Entertainment, is a video game website that eschews many of the elements found in typical video game websites. No linkbait. No rabble-rousing. No BS. Instead, 2D-X focuses on smart editorials, reviews, instructional pieces, video, multiple podcasts, interviews, and convention coverage (PAX, CES, E3, NYCC, etc). It’s a hardcore video game site powered by writers with extensive gaming and tech writing.
Microsoft meet iOS. iOS meet Microsoft. The House That Gates Built gets all up in Apple’s mobile platform with a free Xbox Live app.
Mad Catz is doing some good today for charity. Can’t help but support a good cause right? So rock out with Mad Catz at this years Ümloud!.
Starting at midnight, Sunday, Nov. 27th, Amazon will begin its countdown to Cyber Monday with huge savings and free shipping on popular holiday gifts.
It’s Turkey Time, so you know what that means: Retailers hope to lighten your pockets more than a little bit after you finish fattening up on Thanksgiving Day.
Something’s brewing in SEGA’s labs.
The holiday shopping season nears. Best Buy serves up video game sales that may lighten your spending load.