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4 Middle-Earth Games To Play In Preparation For The Hobbit

August 4th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
4 Middle-Earth Games To Play In Preparation For The Hobbit
Though not known by many, Peter Jackson originally wanted to direct The Hobbit even before his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Originally planned as a trilogy in 1995 that would begin with The Hobbit, and ultimately follow with two films based upon The Lord of the Rings, Jackson's idea fell through due to rights issues with The Hobbit.

However, after failing to work out locations on King Kong, a film he planned to direct after The Hobbit fell through, Jackson decided to directly tackle The Lord of the Rings. After years in development, the trilogy was released over the course of three year...
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Here's Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Totally Kick Ass

July 28th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
4 Reasons Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Be Awesome
When Disney bought out Lucasfilm in 2012 and gained the rights to Star Wars, pretty much no one saw it coming. One second fans of the franchise were lamenting the handling of the prequel trilogy, while the next the sheer prospect of a sequel trilogy -and the endless possibilities that go with it- were utterly tantalising.

Though the plot of Star Wars Episode 7 is unknown, filming is currently under way, with Disney viewing a December 18th 2015 release date. But after being stung by Jar Jar Binks, interplanetary politics between Naboo and the Trade Federation, Anakin Skywalker and an overu...
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4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing

July 18th, 2014 10:59am EDT
4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing
Whether it's going to see a film on opening day, staying inside with a good book or just kicking back and playing a videogame, humans have an inherent need and desire to explore new, strange worlds. However, the limiting factor within all of these entertainment mediums is the fact that whether it's a page, screen or TV, there's something between you total immersion. We've all been there. From watching The Matrix and being completely captivated by the fake world Neo discovers he lives within, enjoying the many Holo-progams that cropped up on Star Trek to the Metaverse in Snow Crash, most of ...
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This Week In Gaming: Halo 3 Secret Message, Destiny and More!

July 13th, 2014 7:20am EDT
This Week In Gaming: Halo 3 Secret Message, Destiny and More!
Another week, another seven days of news you've been too busy to read. But fear not, as we here at Starpulse are only too happy to bring to you a bite sized roundup of this weeks news. So kick back, relax and enjoy.

Metal Gear Solid 3: The Phantom Snake Eater

Since the release of the latest Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer at E3, the song featured in the trailer has spread like wildfire. Called “Nuclear” by Mike Oldfield, the track focuses on trauma related to war, namely the trauma his grandfather suffered after World War I. It was a powerful trailer, and further hints at...
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5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal

July 9th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal
Admit it, you have Game of Thrones withdrawal. It's OK, we're not judging you here at Starpulse, mainly because we're in the same boat! We miss Game of Thrones as much as you do, and the idea of waiting for season 5 when it airs sometime around April 2015, well, is tearing us up inside. After four years of investing our time, patience, love, hate and endless fan chatter about the characters of Game of Thrones, to have them snatched away from us yet again is genuinely cruel.

However, there is hope! While you may have to wait just under a year until you get your Game of Thrones fix, there ...
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Last Week In Gaming: Lindsay Lohan, DayZ and More!

July 7th, 2014 9:55am EDT
Last Week In Gaming:  Lindsay Lohan, DayZ and More!
NOTE: Due to the Holiday weekend, this week's "This Week In Gaming" has been temporarily changed to "Last Week In Gaming."

Sick of plodding through the countless gaming websites out there for news? Good, because we do it so you don't have to! Though it has been quite a slow gaming week, here's all the new you need to know from last week. Enjoy!

DayZ: The Undiscovered Country

Since the days of the original DayZ mod for ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, a mysterious island off the coast of Chernarus has existed. The Island, which serves no real use and is completely empty, has finally...
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5 Ways To Make An Awesome Metal Gear Solid Movie

July 5th, 2014 11:00am EDT
5 Ways To Make An Awesome Metal Gear Solid Movie
For anyone who has played the Metal Gear Solid series, well, you already know why a movie adaptation would be awesome, right? But for those of you not in the know, Metal Gear Solid is a videogames series that has woven together a fantastically intricate plot through its various entries over the years.

Created by Hideo Kojima, the series began in 1987 with Metal Gear for the MSX2, but with the release of 1998's Metal Gear Solid, the series was revived and partially re-imagined. From focusing on the likes of cloning, grizzly mercenaries, a cyborg ninja, gene therapy, all powerful A.I's, a R...
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This Week In Gaming: Witcher Leaks, Google Cardboard & More!

June 29th, 2014 11:45am EDT
This Week In Gaming: Witcher Leaks, Google Cardboard & More!
Gaming news moves fast, very fast, so unless you glue yourself to your PC, you will have probably missed a lot of what happened this week. Thankfully we at Starpulse sift through the gaming news of the week so you don't have to! From cardboard virtual reality goggles to the (kind of) rebirth of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, it has been quite a week.

Xeno Galaxies seeks funding... again

Last year a game sprang up on crowd funding website IndieGogo called Xeno Galaxies. Looking like a cheap Minecraft rip-off set in space, the game didn't get funded and faded into distant memory.

But you c...
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The 5 Best Kanye West Parodies Of All Time

June 27th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
kanye west kim kardashian parody
Kanye West is bigger than ever. Kanye made his big break when he produced and lent his vocals to Jay-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint, but for many he exploded onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2003.

Since then he has become one of the best selling artists of all time, racking up 21 million albums sold worldwide. This, one top of the 21 Grammy Awards he has won, makes him a force to be reckoned with in the music world. But even huge artists like Kanye West aren't free from parody. Here are the 5 best Kanye West Parodies of all time.

South Park- Fishsticks

It goes ...
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This Week's Videogame Releases - June 23rd-29th

June 22nd, 2014 7:12pm EDT
This Week's Videogame Releases - June 23rd-29th
More video games, I say, moar! Get your wallets ready, as here's this weeks video games releases for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, June 24th

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PC)

Though it has been out for a while on consoles, PC gamers finally get to play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. The latest addition to the Plants vs. Zombies franchise that takes the action into the third-person squad based shooter genre. Blending rich visuals and excellent gameplay, Garden Warfare is more Team Fortress 2 and less mobile casual game.

Grid Autosport (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sadly, next-g...
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