Monthly Archives December 2014

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One of Grand Theft Auto’s most iconic elements has always been its soundtrack. Ribcage-rattling beats blaring from a dozen different radio stations and bawdy tongue-in-cheek commercials have become the staple soundtrack to players' adrenaline-laced adventures. For the streets and hills of Los Santos, Rockstar vowed not only to continue the tradition, but ramp up the volume. If Grand Theft Auto…

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FIFA 16 will feature women soccer stars Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair on the respective covers of the U.S. and Canadian editions, publisher EA Sports announced today. Forward Morgan helped the U.S. team to victory in this summer's Women's World Cup, playing in all seven games during the competition. Sinclair is captain of host nation Canada, which reached the last…

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One-on-one fighting games, titles like Super Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and The King of Fighters 13, will attract the most eyeballs at this weekend's Evo fighting game championship, when thousands of the world's best virtual fighters square off. But a lineup of nine independently developed video games, most of which burn with a similarly vicious competitive streak,…

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This week delivered a concrete example of what American college sports is all about: Control, over every aspect of the life of any player on any team at any of our universities. When the NCAA is digging in its heels on women's soccer, which its member universities all blandly classify as a "non-revenue sport" you know the organization's modern purpose…

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Nostalgia sometimes comes in a thick soup of buzzes, beeps, trills and, of course, wakka-wakkas. That cacophony of sounds paint an audio landscape that any child of the 70s', 80s' or 90s' can pick up in an instant: The arcade. It is so specific, so sentimental of a time when people traded quarters for a few minutes of digital escape,…

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Both Microsoft and Sony maintain their next-gen offerings will only record and transmit user data when console owners allow it to; but does this account for the technology already at the disposal of hackers and wiretapping government officials that pose a potential threat to the privacy of console owners? Speaking to Games4Life, a security expert said the ability to access…

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With ten hours to go, Shenmue 3 broke a Kickstarter record this morning by pulling in more than $5.6 million to become the highest funded video game in the history of the fundraising service. As of this writing, the Kickstarter campaign for the Yu Suzuki game has raised $5,661,790 from 62,673 backers. That breaks the previous record of $5,545,991 raised from…

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