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Steam powered is the future of gaming

Valve announces Steam OS and Steam-Machines.

Steam gaming portal.  Photo by Joshua Livingston, used under a creative commons license.
Steam gaming portal. Photo by Joshua Livingston, used under a creative commons license.

Valve Corporation, developers behind the Half-life and Team Fortress series along with the innovative Steam gaming portal, just recently unveiled a new Linux based operating system called Steam OS. Continue reading Steam powered is the future of gaming

Doctor Sleep: Stephen King’s latest will keep you awake

Photo used under Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Kevin Woods
Photo used under Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Kevin Woods

Stephen King returns to the bestseller list with his most recent novel, supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep.”

The sequel to King’s 1977 novel, “The Shining,” it follows protagonist Dan Torrance, an alcoholic with psychic abilities. He takes work as a hospice orderly, using his ability or “shine” to help residents pass away peacefully. This earns him the nickname “Doctor Sleep.” Continue reading Doctor Sleep: Stephen King’s latest will keep you awake

Grand Theft Auto V Online review

From server woes to mysterious glitches GTA V online starts off shaky.

Photo used coutesy of Rockstar games.
Photo used coutesy of Rockstar games.

 

   Grand Theft Auto online launched on Oct. 1 and was instantly too big of an undertaking for Rockstar’s (GTA V’s development company) servers.

It’s what I expected when the numbers of units sold came out after the GTA V launch on Sept. 17, selling over $800 million dollars worth of games its first day alone. The majority of those gamers have access to online content, so the amount of traffic when the online portion launched was just too massive to continue on without a hitch. Continue reading Grand Theft Auto V Online review

Evil Dead 2013: Dead-on or just dead?

October is here so it is time to roll out the gore. Fede Alvarez’s 2013 remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic “The Evil Dead” does just that.

The story is basic; group of friends staying in a cabin, one ingenious young man reads an evil book, (aloud, of course, you always read evil incantations aloud) and then demons come out and everything goes south in a hurry. Continue reading Evil Dead 2013: Dead-on or just dead?

Wonder Woman: swords, blood and angry gods

In late 2011, Brian Azzarello was hired to recreate Wonder Woman within the context of the new 52 reboot. It has consistently been one of the most interesting titles that DC has put out. You should be reading it.

wonder woman The biggest change in the book has been taking Wonder Woman almost completely out of the superhero game. Instead they have placed her in her own corner of the DCU that plays up the mythological angle of her character. Azzarello placed her in between of the angry goddess Hera, Zeus’s wife, and the mortal mother of a child of Zeus. Continue reading Wonder Woman: swords, blood and angry gods

The Mind with the Dirty Man

Small town leader Wayne Stone played by Justin Rutherford is the head of the local film review board. He and his uptight colleagues: Lucrecia played by Jessica Fye, Dianne played by Lizzy George and Father Jerome played by Christian Michael Jones; live to keep smutty movies out of their small town community. When Stone and his wife Alma’s, played by Kayla Flanagan, son Clayton, played by Patrick Willis, returns to their small town to take over the local movie house to exhibit his x-rated movies, bringing along his wife Divina, played by Katie Weatherly, hilarity ensued. Continue reading The Mind with the Dirty Man

The saltiest of bets.

So, I have lost quite a bit of my precious spare time to a website called Salty Bet. Several of my friends around campus have been yelling at their computer screens in a way I usually equate to sports fans. Usually watching computer controlled fighting games is nothing to write home about but the game itself is the interesting part. Continue reading The saltiest of bets.