Video Games

Robin Williams To Be Immortalized In At Least One Video Game

August 15th, 2014 7:33pm EDT
World of Warcraft
Late movie star Robin Williams was a big fan of playing video games -- so big, in fact, that he named daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo game -- and now he'll be immortalized as a "non-player character" (NPC) in at least one upcoming series.

Fans of the actor petitioned to have a character added to popular online gaming series "World of Warcraft" on Change.org, and the game's producer, Blizzard Entertainment, answered their call.

Ion Hazzikosta, the lead designer for "World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor," announced that a character honoring the comedian, who died earlier this we...
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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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EPA Tweets About Kim Kardashian's New Mobile Game, Apologizes

July 23rd, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
A worker at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally tweeted out a message promoting Kim Kardashian's new mobile game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" on Monday.

The official @EPAwater twitter page shared the message, "I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Naturally, the tweet was deleted, however it remained live for three hours before it was taken down. That left plenty of time for thousands of re-tweets and even more comments.

"An EPA fellow inadvertently triggered an auto-generated tweet," a spokes...
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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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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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Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company

June 23rd, 2014 11:20am EDT
Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company
Nintendo made some waves at this month's E3 with a trailer for a new Legend of Zelda and a Smash Bros. tournament that had the Nintendo faithful riveted.

But the good press is only a brief salve for the company's current problems. The Wii U is still dead in the water, with Ubisoft openly remarking that they are intentionally holding back games until the Wii U has a bigger install base. And most of those awesome games shown at E3 won't be out until late this year or even 2015.

Nintendo enjoyed its time atop the console wars last generation when the Wii's motion controls changed the industr...
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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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