Clueless Gamer Overwatch

Clueless Gamer: Conan plays ‘Overwatch’ with Tyrion and Cersei Lannister

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Clueless Gamer: Conan plays ‘Overwatch’ with Tyrion and Cersei Lannister

Following months of anticipation, Blizzard’s new game Overwatch launched this week. Born out of the wreckage of a scrapped project known internally as Titan, Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter in which players can choose from 21 different characters, each with their own special weapons and abilities.

To celebrate the launch, Conan O’Brien decided to invite Lena Headey (Cersei) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) of Game of Thrones fame to play a few rounds.

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Halo 5 Forge Mode PC

Please, Microsoft, bring ‘Halo 5’ to PC

By on May 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Please, Microsoft, bring ‘Halo 5’ to PC

Exciting news, PC gamers: 343 Industries is bringing the Forge editing tool from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10. This is big news not just because Forge is a great tool — it’s what it hints at for Halo 5 and PCs.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Forge, it’s a tool that allows players to create new maps and unique game types for Halo, originally introduced in Halo 3. It came to Halo 5 in the form of an update late last year, and now the developer is porting it to PC as a standalone experience, completely free to download.

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Sifteo Cubes Price

This innovative modular game system is literally a game-changer

By on May 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

This innovative modular game system is literally a game-changer

The Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Game System is easily one of the coolest things we’ve come across in a long time. It’s literally a game-changer, providing users with an entertaining gaming experience unlike anything you’ve seen in the past. The system includes a base and three “cubes,” each of which has a color LCD screen that displays the game you’re playing. Load up a game and then use gestures to play, including tilt, shake, neighbor, press, scootch, wiggle, slide, flip and stack. More →

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review Roundup

Nvidia’s new, cheaper graphics card is just as powerful as promised

By on May 17, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

Nvidia’s new, cheaper graphics card is just as powerful as promised

When Nvidia announced that it was launching the new GTX 1080 last weekend, it promised power far in excess of the flagship Titan X, but at a much lower price point. We now have more specs details as well as first impressions from a number of reviewers, and it looks like the claims are holding up.

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Sony E3 2016 Schedule

Sony’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 17, 2016 at 2:02 PM.

Sony’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Although a public announcement has yet to be made, Sony sent out invitations for its E3 2016 press conference on Monday, confirming that the venue would be switching from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to the Shrine Auditorium.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare Trilogy

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy’ expected to launch for PS3, 360 next week

By on May 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy’ expected to launch for PS3, 360 next week

Last-gen gamers won’t be able to play the recently announed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this year, but it appears that Activision has something else waiting in the wings for fans who haven’t upgraded to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One yet.

On Friday, listings on Best Buy’s website revealed the existence of an unannounced Modern Warfare Trilogy, scheduled for release on May 17th. More →

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Doom Demo

This is what Doom looks like running on Nvidia’s insane new graphics card

This is what Doom looks like running on Nvidia’s insane new graphics card

By on May 12, 2016 at 9:48 AM.

Last Friday, Nvidia took the stage in Austin, Texas in order to unveil the exceptionally fast — yet surprisingly affordable — GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards. With its new Pascal architecture, Nvidia was able to produce cards that were even faster than its flagship Titan X GPU at a fraction of the cost.

Nvidia also took the opportunity to show off a demo of the upcoming Doom game using the GTX 1080, and the results truly spoke for themselves.

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Battlefield 1 Live Stream Reveal

Watch the ‘Battlefield 1’ live stream reveal right here at 4PM ET

Watch the ‘Battlefield 1’ live stream reveal right here at 4PM ET

By on May 6, 2016 at 3:40 PM.

A week ago, EA revealed that it would announce the next entry in the Battlefield franchise on Friday, May 6th. Battlefield fans — the day has arrived, and to celebrate, the developers have been hosting a live stream for much of the day, playing through some of the previous games and hyping up the future of the series.

But at 4 p.m. ET, the 2016 sequel will finally be unveiled.

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Nintendo E3 2016 Schedule

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 5, 2016 at 1:55 PM.

Last week, Nintendo dropped a bombshell when it announced that it would only bring one playable game to E3 2016. In previous years, Nintendo has had dozens of demo stations for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, but this year, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only Nintendo game on the show floor.

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Uncharted 4 Review

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

By on May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

This isn’t how I wanted to begin this review, but I think it’s important to get it out of the way as quickly as possible: the Uncharted series has never done much for me.

I’ve been in awe of the visuals and appreciated the storytelling chops of the writers, but the action on screen was so often at odds with the plot that I could never really find a foothold into the world that Naughty Dog had created.

Although it has its fair share of contradictions as well, Uncharted 4 is the first game in the series that has really hooked me, and now I’m finally starting to see what I imagine everyone else saw when Uncharted hit the PS3 in 2007.

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Chronicles of Elyria

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer.

But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It’s a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don’t feel the stakes of the story.

So what’s one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence.

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