As a writer I must be open to inspiration; it can hit anytime and anywhere (just like digestive issues after eating at Taco Bell) and trying to resist it results in a big jumbled mess in your head. Inspiration hit me just the other day; as I was heading into my local Kroger I saw a long line at the Redbox Kiosk outside the store. It was then that I realized just how much I miss being able to go to a video rental store.
Continue reading Convenience vs Nostalgia: A Comparison of Modern Rental Services and Brick and Mortar Rental Stores
Konami Digital has announced a special range of clothing based on the 1984 setting of its blockbuster September 1st release, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The epic events of the new game are set during the height of the Cold War and Konami has partnered with Level Up and Insert Coin to produce clothing inspired by both the era and the game. The Official Metal Gear Solid 1984 Collection celebrates the era in style – drawing on the fashion trends of the decase, combined with the unmistakable iconography of the Metal gear universe. The full range will be shown for the first time as the MCM Expo in London on May 22nd, and will feature items from Level Up Wear and Insert Coin, both with their own unique 80’s design stamp, including Athletics styling and a neon Diamond Dogs logo.
Continue reading Konami team up with Insert coin, Level Up and Berlin to give MGSV 1984 collection
Telltale Games and Mojang have announced Minecraft: Story Mode.
The news comes via an 8-Bit game titled Info Quest II, whereby players answer different questions to receive different answers. In our case, it led to a press release with a few nuggets of info about the new title.
According to Info Quest II, Minecraft: Story Mode will be a narrative-driven video game created by Telltale Games set in the Minecraft universe, with a focus on an original story driven by player choice. It will not, however, be an ‘official’ story for Steve, nor will it explain the world of Minecraft in general.
It’s said Mojang is working with Telltale and members of the Minecraft community to make the game as “Minecrafty” as possible.
In terms of release window, the first episode is expected at some point in 2015 and will launch on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
Did you think that the next videogame movie to come out would be the Ratchet and Clank movie coming out next year? Well it seems we are wrong as Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise is being adapted into a feature-length film that will stream first on Sony’s Crackle video service in the U.S., Variety reports.
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If true, the deal will mark YouTube’s most significant acquisition in its history.
YouTube is buying popular video game streaming service Twitch for “more than $1 billion,” says a new report from show-biz site Variety.
According to the publication’s sources, the Google-owned company will make an announcement about the deal “imminently.” It’s not been knocked out of the park yet, however: YouTube is reportedly expecting tough questions from the Justice Department around anticompetitive practices, considering both services are far and away number one in their respective fields.
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