John is a Toronto-based author who does photography in his spare time. When not being insulted over Xbox Live, he spends his time playing soccer and perpetually napping. His favorite games include Mass Effect, Grand Theft Auto and X-COM.
In Counter-Strike, it’s the ultimate diss to get knifed by your opponent in a game primarily dominated by shootouts and nades (that’s grenade spamming for all of you not in the know). When a knife fight occurs, the spectators will laugh at the losing side – and this led one man to want revenge for […]
To be fair, it’s not one Facebook Application, it’s Zynga Games – the producers of many of the most popular Facebook Applications out there. Zynga recently announced their partnership with the 7-11 chain of stores, which will see about 7,000 stores participating in the campaign. It is the biggest crossover between Facebook and real life […]
It’s not been long since Gears of War 2‘s sixth title update was announced, and Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski (affectionately known as Cliffy B) admits that the fans are mainly to thank for the update. It’s been a long road of evolution for Gears 2 multiplayer (and Bleszinski admitted that it was a little bumpy […]
Hold your fire, cowboys, we’ve got some claims to back up the words – we’re always sure to research before we voice our opinions around these parts. As Game Ranter Donald reported yesterday, it was confirmed that Red Dead Redemption was running in less definition on PS3 than Xbox 360, with the difference being a […]
Just a few hours ago Rod Fergusson – of Epic Games fame – released information of a huge new update affected multiplayer in Gears of War 2 (which is creatively named Title Update 6). We’ve got the scoop straight from the source, and the first change is an all new matchmaking option entitled Social Xbox […]
Earlier today in London, EA was showcasing a number of new gameplay additions to a world of hungry gamers. One of these announcements came in a sizable portion: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is getting some premium DLC, entitled Onslaught.
With Modern Warfare 2‘s “Stimulus” Map pack already picking up a ton of controversy (yes those are separate links), it only seems logical that Infinity Ward would go and do it all over again. Which they are. A Q1 2010 report states that Activision will be releasing a second, currently unnamed, map pack in late 2010. […]
Crysis 2 is going to kill Halo! Now, put down the gravity hammer for moment. Those are big words. Very, very big words. And they’re not mine, so you can stop mailing me that poison as well. But you’ve got to wonder – could those words be true?
Short Version: 2010 FIFA World Cup is a fun diversion from the FIFA series, but has trouble justifying a full retail price. The controls and AI from FIFA 10 have improved immensely, but some similar bugs and glitches remain. However, the atmosphere and speed the game creates make for a fun, enjoyable experience for the […]
The Cub Scouts – part of the Boy Scouts of America – have just released a new belt & loop pin badge for an important achievement in any young man’s life. Yes, Cub Scouts officially recognizes those who choose to play games instead of going outside, doing, uh, Cub Scout things.
Barely a week after Ubisoft mentioned that DRM is ‘vital to their business‘, we have proof that people were listening. The people, unfortunately, were hackers. Ubisoft’s notorious “Online Services Network” requires gamers be always online in order to play games like Assassin’s Creed 2. This obviously has led to much frustration as flaws and errors […]
There’s no doubt that whenever someone thinks about StarCraft, they probably think about Korea at some point. The Country is the hub of StarCraft tournaments, which makes a recent announcement by the Korean Game Rating Board a devastating blow. The board has decided to give StarCraft 2 an Adults-Only rating – citing “violence, foul language and […]
Max Beland, who is the creative director of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, has stated that Digital Rights Management (DRM) is absolutely vital to the success of PC-based games. Said Beland during a recent interview with VG247: We consider that protecting our PC games is vital to our business, and will allow us to continue investing in […]
Rockstar Games recently took some time to answer some Red Dead Redemption questions from its fans, and we thought you might want to know some of the answers. Rockstar had this to say about how online posses will work: In Red Dead Redemption‘s multiplayer, players can create posses of any number of people up to […]
With the announcement of a new X-Com game, 2K Games appears ready to make a name for themselves again. That said, it looks like the studio might not know exactly what their official name is right now. Is appears as though 2K Australia, previously known as Irrational Games, situated in Canberra, has been renamed 2K […]
War is hell. And trying to fight a war against glitch-users makes Dante’s Inferno look like Hey You Pikachu. And although Modern Warfare 2 players have seen more than their fair share (the javelin glitch, the private server hack, the infinite care packages), they’re about to face another, more horrifying exploitation. With this glitch, online […]
The Canadian Government has shelled out a whopping 4 million dollars to gaming company Silicon Knights (who were the company behind Too Human, an XBox 360 game released in 2008), which may lead more game developers to think that Canada is becoming the gaming development capital.