Ashley Madison boots CEO Biderman in bid to save company

The CEO of Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media has, with the agreement to the company, resigned from his position. The company recently suffered a massive data hack that exposed intimate details on millions of users, some of which have resulted in job loss, extortion attempts, lawsuits, and unconfirmed suicides, among other things. Biderman was the primary focus of … —> Read More

Mad Max Runs at 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One

Mad Max Combat

While most fans associate Avalanche Studios with the over the top destructive action franchise, Just Cause, the developer is looking to bring a different type of experience to players in September as Mad Max arrives on new-gen platforms. Taking inspiration from the movie franchise, Mad Max puts players in control of Max Rockatansky, as he seeks to build the perfect car called the Magnum Opus. Unfortunately for him, numerous gangs and a murderous warlord known as Scabrous Scrotus stand in his way.

Before E3 2015 this year, details about Mad Max including actual gameplay were pretty scarce for this third person action title. Since then, fans have been getting loads of new trailers and gameplay details showing off just how massive the open world plans to be. While much of the content and world has been detailed at this point, Avalanche …

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Uncharted 4 Update: Elena and Sully Finish Motion Capture

Uncharted 4 Sam and Sully

When it comes to the Uncharted franchise, there are a lot of reasons the games have found such immense success. Most attribute the strong sales and staying power to the gameplay and the writing, which has focused on jaw-dropping set pieces and witty banter, but few can deny the strength of Uncharted‘s characters.

Ever since bursting onto the scene with his half tuck and perfect haircut, Nathan Drake has seemingly been Sony’s number 1 mascot, promoting everything from PlayStation systems to Naughty Dog’s own Uncharted franchise. However, Drake is but a small part of the Uncharted equation; in fact, he’s nothing without his courageous band of comrades, Sully and Elena.

Although Naughty Dog may have made the tough decision to delay Uncharted 4 to 2016, they are still making progress on the game every day. …

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XCOM 2 Delayed to Early 2016

XCOM 2 Delayed to Early 2016 - XCOM 2 Berserker

XCOM: Enemy Unknown served as a rejuvenation of the XCOM turn-based strategy franchise, and put the series back on the map in a big way. Considering the success of that reboot, no one was surprised when 2K Games finally confirmed that a sequel was on in the pipeline, in the form of XCOM 2.

Since its announcement, XCOM 2 has been a major focus for 2K Games, and one of their most publicized titles. Fans of the franchise are eagerly anticipating the game, and had hoped to get their hands on it as early as November of this year. Unfortunately, plans have changed, and the wait for XCOM 2 will be a little longer.

As announced today by Firaxis, the studio behind the rebooted XCOM franchise, the game has been delayed from its original release …

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Guild Wars 2’s First Expansion Gets Release Date

Heart of Thorns, the first expansion for PC MMO Guild Wars 2, will launch on October 23, developer ArenaNet announced today. As previously announced, this expansion is set in the Heart of Maguuma, a brand new jungle area, which is comprised of three distinct biomes.

The expansion adds the Mastery system, an endgame, account-based PvP progression system. Players will earn mastery points as they explore the map, complete missions, and other activities, which they’ll be able to spend on abilities available across characters for your PVP account. For example, players will be able to buy the hang gliding ability, and improve it to reach hard-to-reach locations.

Heart of Thorns also introduces Specializations, which will give existing classes access to new skills and weapons. In addition, players can look forward to a new Revenant profession, a new World vs. World Borderland map, and the competitive PvP Stronghold mode, where players fight for control of supplies, recruit troops, and attack the enemy stronghold.

Finally, Heart of Thorns adds Guild Halls, social spaces where your squad can meet and organize missions.

ArenaNet will talk more about Heart of Thorns and the future of Guild Wars 2 in general tomorrow at PAX Prime. Specifically, this presentation will serve as the unveiling for “all-new challenging group content” for Heart of Thorns. You can watch the even live on Twitch tomorrow, August 29, starting at 10:30 AM PDT.

Guild Wars 2 was released in summer 2012 and has sold more than 5 million copies to date.

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Virginia teen behind ISIS Twitter account gets 11 year sentence

The Virginia teenager who supported ISIS on Twitter, among other things, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. The matter concerns 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin, the Virginia-based teenager behind the “@Amreekiwitness” Twitter account that offered support to ISIS and disseminated ISIS propaganda. Reportedly, the support included providing information on using … —> Read More

Custom Painted PS4 Controller

Being a huge fan of Tom Clancy’s The Division, a good friend of mine over at DNA-Modz sent me this Custom Painted iRobotGaming | The Division Themed PS4 Controller. As you can see, this is now a one of a kind custom PS4 Controller. This is well done, especially being that I’ve been actually playing with the controller and it hasnt shown any form or wear or tear. —> Read More

Custom Made Diorama Model

When it comes to bringing Tom Clancys The Division to life, Toykyo Joe is your guy. He builds Amazing dioramas from scratch resembling real life scenes from movies and video games with absolute precision. I have to give a big Thank You to Toykyo Joe for sending me this extremely detailed Tom Clancy’s The Division Collector’s Item. —> Read More

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4) Review – Push Square

Push Square: “So close, yet so far. Toy Soldiers: War Chest is an anti-climatic bundle of stale tactics, drawn-out missions, and taped-on microtransactions. It’s a wonderful idea in theory that’s just not developed enough or presented appealingly. The game is different, odd, colourful, and often funny, but it feels like step backwards from its predecessors in more ways than one. And sadly playing as Battle Cat just doesn’t seem to fix it.” —> Read More

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