Video Games

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Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company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Nintendo's Outdated Online Policies Are Killing the Company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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The 6 Most Infamous Videogames Ever

June 21st, 2014 3:00pm EDT
The 6 Most Infamous Videogames Ever
Warning: The following list contains graphic, adult material

Just like Film and comic books before it, videogames have been the go-to scapegoat for politicians for the past two decades to blame on many of society's ills. From blaming them on underachieving students to more serious, sadly often school based tragedies, videogames are under the microscope of many. While there's plenty of proof out there to suggest that videogames are harmless, now and again a game will crop up that sends the country- and sometimes the world- into a frenzy.

There have been many, many games out there that...
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Kim Kardashian Shares Trailer For Her First Mobile Video Game App

June 19th, 2014 12:26pm EDT
Kim Kardashian Game
Surprisingly, Kim Kardashian doesn't have her own app yet -- but that's all about to change.

The reality TV star just announced her first cell phone/tablet game "Kim Kardashian Hollywood" on Wednesday, posting the trailer to her Instagram page.

"Excited to announce the new #KimKardashianGame launches next week on the App Store and Google Play!" she wrote.

Kim also posted a selfie from a recent studio session, where she was doing some voice-over work for the new game, which features customizable characters who "hit the hottest clubs flirt (sic) and fall in love," and, like Kim, try to "ma...
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Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted

June 17th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Easily one of the most intense and suspenseful games coming out of any studio in the past few years, Sir (or Madam) You Are Being Hunted has a unique art style and feel that is truly all its' own.

The story is this : something bad happens and you wake up on an island, with almost nothing on your person. Nearby is what appears to be a freshly destroyed robot, sparks still fizzling from its' corpse. You find out rather quickly that the land is dotted with these roving, top hat-wearing, pipe-smoking, gun-toting androids and they are hunting you like a game animal. Why? We don't really know.

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60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty

June 16th, 2014 3:07pm EDT
60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty
Who says seniors are out of touch with technology? This (allegedly) 60 year old man plays Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 religiously, and he can hang with the best of them.

Anyone who has played competitive video games sometime in the past ten years knows that trash talking is a big part of the sport. You rub it in your opponents face when you're doing well, and swear like a sailor when you're getting your butt kicked. What we might call "bad sportsmanship" in sports, is the accepted norm when it comes to video games.

It may not be politically correct, but there is something irrefutably ...
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8 WTF Videogames That Must Been Seen To Be Believed

June 16th, 2014 1:29pm EDT
8 WTF Videogames That Must Been Seen To Be Believed
Videogames are awesome. They can transport you to other worlds, let you become someone you would otherwise never be and do things that are near superhuman. But while Mass Effect might place you in the role of the savior of our very galaxy, Seaman puts you in charge with helping a human-faced fish evolve... all with the power of your voice. Who needs to save the galaxy when you can do that!

With the thousands of videogames released every year, the law of averages state that at least some of them are going to fall into the weird, bizarre and just plain WTF category. However, while a few of...
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Indie Game Spotlight - No Man's Sky

June 15th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Indie Game Spotlight - No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky shocked and awed all of gamerdom at the 2013 VGAs. Coming out of nowhere, this beautiful sci-fi exploration & survival game completely floored viewers with colorful, beautifully detailed planets, filled with exotic wildlife, sights and sounds. And we all gasped when we watched as the nameless protagonist (you) hop into their spaceship and blast off through the planet's atmosphere and into space, where a fleet of spaceships had just arrived from hyperspace.

If you haven't seen it (shame on you) we've provided it below. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch.

I remember sit...
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This Week In Gaming - E3 2014

June 14th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
E3 2014
It was a busy week. With E3 coming to a close, the gaming community has a LOT to chat about for the next couple months. But let's hit the treetops.

Microsoft

Several new exclusives announced, including Scalebound, a next gen Crackdown, Project Spark and Phantom Dust. We also got confirmation that the Halo : Master Chief Collection does indeed exist and looks, frankly really awesome. In addition, we also got a sneak peak at Halo 5: Guardians, Quantum Break and some new Fable : Legends gameplay. Forza: Horizon 2 was of course at the conference, and looked good enough to outcompete Sony's ...
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