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Nature Film Made Completely Out Of GTA V

Most of you know that Rockstar’s GTA V is a humungous! I mean the things you can do in that game is just mind boggling. I’ve heard of guys playing a video game within the game! It doesn’t get much crazier than that. There is much more you can do other than just going around and killing people. A YouTube user by the name 8-BIT BASTARD has created an underwater ocean documentary with the help of the in-game submarine. If you thought GTA V was big, wait till you see this     Favorite

Razer Announces Next Generation Gaming Headset for Xbox One

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, is proud to announce the latest addition to Razer’s arsenal of Xbox One peripherals with the release of the Razer Kraken Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox One. The choice PC headset of eSport athletes around the world, the Razer Kraken Gaming Headset is now available for the Xbox One and comes fully equipped with powerful 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers that are tuned for clear high and mid-ranges, as well as deep immersive bass for powerful lows. The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One has been ergonomically designed with plush circumaural padding that creates sound isolation for a superior gaming experience.  “Our Kraken headset series has always been popular with gamers who are looking for high-performance audio and pr...

‘The Father of Video Games’ Ralph Baer Dies at Age 92

Ralph Baer, the inventor and engineer who has been more than instrumental in the development of the first home video game console, has passed away at the age of 92. Baer designed the first concepts for a device that could play games on a television while working for Sanders Associates Inc. Along with the help of colleagues Bill Harrison and Bill Rusch, Baer created several video game prototypes between 1967 and 1969. They were the ones who developed the original “Brown  Box,” a prototype game system that allowed players to play ping-pong and shoot objects with a light gun. Sanders Associates licensed the system to Magnavox, who later released the system as the Odyssey in 1972. It was Baer’s invention that laid the groundwork for the home video game industry. He later deve...

Assassin’s Creed Unity In Real Life

Even if you are not an Assassin’s Creed fan, this is something that would interest you as a photographer. This just happens to be a cross of just those two things, which makes it all the more exciting for me to write this piece. Damien Hypolite is just your average guy who works for Sciences et Avenir, not to mention is nothing short of an innovate photographer. I have tried to look him up and see some of his other stuff but have not been able to. However these few pictures that you are about to see should give you more than a decent idea of what he likes doing. Photo Credit: Damien Hypolite It is quite amazing how Ubisoft has managed to recreate Paris in the way they did and incorporate it into the game that is Assassin’s Creed Unity. And hats off to this gentleman, great job ...

Grand Theft Auto InfoGraphic

We all knew that Grand Theft Auto was a big deal. People who don’t even play video games have heard of the name GTA. This game, needless to say is a huge hit in not only the gaming sphere but has also is the subject to various studies both good and bad. Nevertheless, the game has gained a lot of traction and according to this info-graph, it really is quite something! Favorite

Insane Call of Duty Stats

So I have here with me some really mind boggling figures that have emerged due to the Call of Duty franchise. Figures like since 2010 the franchise has had more than 125 million players. And within a week of Advanced Warfare being launched, about 5 million hours of gameplay was watched. I could go on but that’s the job of the info-graphic, plus it you get a much better idea through the picture below. There you go, something for you to chew on. Favorite

SHIELD Tablet Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop, Valve Bundle, GRID Game Streaming

Android 5.0 Lollipop; a new bundle that includes one of the best games of all time, “Half-Life 2: Episode One”; and our new GRID on-demand gaming service – which includes more than 20 AAA titles – all highlight a major upgrade for our SHIELD tablet, rolling out a few months after its initial launch. Powered by our 192-core Tegra K1 chip, SHIELD tablet has wowed gamers and consumers with its unique blend of performance, value and serious gaming chops. Several media have named it one of the top tablets to consider on their holiday gift guides and buying lists.   And we’re announcing three major updates that make the SHIELD tablet that much sweeter. Staying Sweet With SHIELD tablet, you’ll benefit from our commitment to have the latest and greatest software for your device. And that’s th...

These Redesigned Batmans Will Make You Drool

I’ve just come across something that is really cool. I found this group on Facebook called Brainstorm where artists can take part in an assortment of challenges. And this month their challenge was to redesign Batman including his Batmobile. The results are pretty neat. Here are some of the best entries from that challenge. It ranges from sci-fi like interpretations to some great historical ideas. For more pictures click here Source: Kotaku   Favorite

Expect about 30 Superhero Movies in the next 6 years

It’s pretty amazing to think about it, that in the next six years Marvel, DC, Fox, and Sony have a whole line of goodies waiting for you. Just think what all happens in six years— that’s three Olympics and one presidential election — within that time frame there will be at least 29 films released by the warring studios and every single one of those films will be about superheroes. Marvel announced a whole bunch of movies with confirmed release dates. Here is a compilation of the films in chronological order. Avengers: Age of Ultron: May 1, 2015 Ant-Man: July 17, 2015 The Fantastic Four: August 12, 2015 Deadpool: February 12, 2016 Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: March 26, 2016 Captain America: Civil War: May 6, 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse: May 27, 2016 Suicide Squad: August 5, 2...

Ubisoft Montreal Chosen Video Game Studio of the Year

Ubisoft Montreal was named Studio of the Year at the prestigious Golden Joystick Awards presented in London, UK. This prize, voted for by players around the world, was given to its President and CEO, Mr. Yannis Mallat, during the awards ceremony last Friday. This is the first time Ubisoft Montreal has won in this category. “I am extremely happy to accept this award on behalf of all our teams at Ubisoft Montreal. To be chosen Studio of the Year by players from around the world is a great honour and proof that we are moving in the right direction. We are fully dedicated to creating touching experiences that also enrich and entertain the lives of millions of people who play our games. This award is a tribute to our employees’ passion and talent”, declared Mr. Mallat. Founded in 1982 and organ...

How Portable Memory Is Changing The Game

Its really more than amazing to see how we have evolved in terms of how we view and share information with each other. Just recently I came across a very interesting device that I didn’t initially think I’d have much use for, but surprisingly worked out to be a pretty handy device to kinda have around the house. I present to you the Kingston MobileLite Wireless. Its a small device that helps you share media on to various devices.  It is essentially a reader and it frees up space for your phone and tablet. It can share data with up to three users simultaneously over Wi-Fi. It even acts as an emergency charger for you smartphone. And to add to that you get one year warranty and free technical support. Now that is a lot of things that little piece of plastic does. Its hard to imag...

Stan Lee is all set for his first Bollywood superhero movie

The legendary Stan Lee is going to Bollywood. Yes as The Hollywood Reporter writes that the legendary creator is in the process of developing a live-action superhero movie based on Chakra the Invincible, the Indian superhero he created in 2011. While details are still awaited, Lee is already meeting with top Bollywood directors and actors for the eventual adaptation. Chakra the Invincible follows the adventures of Raju Rai, a tech genius living in Mumbai. Using a power suit designed to convert his body’s chakras into superpowers, he defends the city from threats like his arch-enemy Boss Yama. The property has already seen success in India, with an animated series launching on Cartoon Network India last year. The film, tentatively scheduled to start production by late 2015, will follo...

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