Daily Archives: December 29, 2017

Overwatch Offering Free Loot Boxes for Limited Time

For a limited time, all Overwatch players can earn 5 loot boxes tied to the Winter Wonderland 2017 event. Overwatch players don’t need to do anything special to earn the loot boxes beside log into the game anytime between now and January 1st, when the Winter Wonderland event ends. In fact, some players likely have already collected their 5 loot boxes before reading this since the promotion started on Christmas. But for those who may have lapsed on their Overwatch playtime or were busy over the h

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The Video Team’s Top Games of 2017

In a year full of games that we have played poorly, portrayed realistically and completed peacefully, how could the video team pick just a handful? Instead, we each picked our top five games that you will inevitably disagree with. First up, take a visual novel journey with Simone’s top games:Next, Griffin’s choices (and he was even nice enough to set up an inbox for your comments here):Pat takes a gently macabre turn with his top games:Justin gives us the five games that he remembers from this y

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Mother! was the weirdest movie we couldn’t stop talking about in 2017

These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest moments that occurred in television, film, streaming and YouTube/Twitch in 2017. Darren Aronofsky’s movies are strange, confusing and disturbing, but none of his works best encapsulates those defining terms more so than Mother! Mother!, an allegorical story about God and the creation of the universe, premiered in September and quickly became the most talked-about movie of the year. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Mother

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Jim French, Left 4 Dead’s Bill, dies at 89

Jim French, a Seattle radio host and voice actor who later supplied the voice of Bill Overbeck in 2008’s Left 4 Dead, has died. A veteran of World War II, French was one of the last full-time voice actors producing radio theater on commercial stations in the United States. It is French’s role as William “Bill” Overbeck in Left 4 Dead for which he would be best known to video game enthusiasts. During World War II he was a writer and presenter for weekly shows broadcast over the Armed Forces Radio

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Suspect arrested in fatal Call of Duty ‘swatting’ incident

The Wichita Police Department posted the audio of that call to its Facebook page yesterday. Posted by Wichita Police Department on Friday, December 29, 2017Reports yesterday suggested that Finch had been drawn into an argument among gamers playing Call of Duty: WWII. Instead, one gamer is said to have provided two others with the Wichita address where Finch was killed. A popular Runescape livestreamer had his home raided by a SWAT hoax in 2015, in which his 10-year-old brother ended up held at g

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens up the Force, which makes business sense for Disney

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the movie in many ways tears down and refutes the entrenched wisdom of the Star Wars franchise. In (seemingly) resolving the question of Rey’s parentage, The Last Jedi takes the largest step yet in democratizing the Force, the fundamental magic of the Star Wars universe. However J.J. Abrams concludes the Skywalker saga in 2019’s untitled Star Wars Episode IX, the series will live on. No, we’re going to get new Star Wars films, video games, books, television

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Suspect arrested in fatal Call of Duty ‘swatting’ incident

The Wichita Police Department posted the audio of that call to its Facebook page yesterday. Posted by Wichita Police Department on Friday, December 29, 2017Reports yesterday suggested that Finch had been drawn into an argument among gamers playing Call of Duty: WWII. Instead, one gamer is said to have provided two others with the Wichita address where Finch was killed. A popular Runescape livestreamer had his home raided by a SWAT hoax in 2015, in which his 10-year-old brother ended up held at g

By | 2017-12-29T16:00:00+00:00 December 29th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens up the Force, which makes business sense for Disney

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the movie in many ways tears down and refutes the entrenched wisdom of the Star Wars franchise. In (seemingly) resolving the question of Rey’s parentage, The Last Jedi takes the largest step yet in democratizing the Force, the fundamental magic of the Star Wars universe. However J.J. Abrams concludes the Skywalker saga in 2019’s untitled Star Wars Episode IX, the series will live on. No, we’re going to get new Star Wars films, video games, books, television

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New Year’s sales and Digital Day cut prices on games and comics

It’s pretty hard to make it through the holidays without a gift card or two ending up in your wallet. They might not be the most exciting gift, but with post-holiday and New Year’s sales going on, they can be pretty handy this time of year. If you got an Amazon gift card, you can find hundreds of comic titles from Marvel and DC marked down to $5 or less. The Vive Store is also offering a special discount on the HTC Vive VR headset, packing it with Fallout 4 and a $50 Steam gift card. Even if you

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Jim French, Left 4 Dead’s Bill, dies at 89

Jim French, a Seattle radio host and voice actor who later supplied the voice of Bill Overbeck in 2008’s Left 4 Dead, has died. A veteran of World War II, French was one of the last full-time voice actors producing radio theater on commercial stations in the United States. It is French’s role as William “Bill” Overbeck in Left 4 Dead for which he would be best known to video game enthusiasts. During World War II he was a writer and presenter for weekly shows broadcast over the Armed Forces Radio

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