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Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty’

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Raise your hand if you remembered that former Panamanian dictator (and object of 1989’s Operation Just Cause) Manuel Noriega was still alive? President Bush launched the invasion to take down our former ally after his drug-dealing ways became too embarrassing for the United States.

After Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega’s boat and jet in Operation Nifty Package, the “Panamanian Strongman” hid out in the Vatican embassy and the U.S.A. either embarked on a psy-ops terror campaign to smoke him out by turning giant speakers towards his hideout and playing Van Halen’s “Panama” on an endless loop or just shared normal Armed Forces radio programming with Noriega.

The dictator surrendered after a couple of weeks, got hauled back to the United States and tried for drug dealing. He’s since served time here and been extradited to France where he was tried and served time for money laundering. In 2011, Noriega was shipped back to Panama and got locked up for human rights violations. +Continue Reading

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Lands for PCs

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It’s been one year since Company of Heroes 2 landed on PCs. Originally focusing on the Eastern European front, now fans get a chance to fight battles in the West with Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies. +Continue Reading

The Art of Watch Dogs

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Watch Dogs is a rarity in the modern video games business: it’s a genuine hit that’s not a sequel to a game that everyone’s been playing for years. Delayed for what seemed like eons, it finally came out last month and Titan Books has released The Art of Watch Dogs, a book that explores extensive concept and development art with detailed creator commentary.  +Continue Reading

PMCs Take Over in ‘Call of Duty’

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out November 4th and Activision has figured out a new approach to keep the world’s most successful shooter game in the public eye. Not only did they hire Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey to provide voice talent for the game, they convinced him to pair that voice with a video avatar of himself. +Continue Reading

Titanfall — Cheaters Beware!

  • April 14, 2014
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By Daniel Reeder

Titanfall (for Xbox One and PC) is one of the most anticipated games in a long time. It’s an FPS where you play a free-running, jetpack-wearing, futuristic armored soldier who can call down (and jump into) a mech (the Titan), which has more firepower than a modern armored platoon, extra subwoofers and a gyroscopic drink holder that protects your slushy when you’re falling from orbit? What’s not to like? +Continue Reading

Operation Supply Drop – Stephen Machuga

  • March 10, 2014
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If you’ve ever heard the phrase “hurry up and wait,” you know that serving in the military can be as boring as it is pulse-pounding. Sometimes a piece of entertainment can make a world of difference in the quality of life of a deployed service member. Stephen Machuga, an Army veteran, began Operation Supply Drop in 2010 to provide engaging entertainment so service members deployed overseas. After years of hard work, Operation Supply Drop is now receiving backing from big names in the video game industry including ASTRO Gaming, Rooster Teeth, Wargaming​.net, and Naughty Dog. To help push their efforts, Operation Supply Drop is now running 8-Bit Salute: a 24 hour gaming marathon that will take place in May to raise funds for the charity. +Continue Reading

Battlefield Promotions in WoW — Boost to 90

  • March 9, 2014
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WoW Battlefield Promotions - Boost straight to 90

by Daniel Reeder

NERDWARNORD: This video may go down at some point. I’m pretty sure it was leaked. You certainly can’t preorder yet on the Blizzard page.

BLUF — When you preorder the new World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, you will be able to boost any one character straight to level 90. This way you and your friends will all be the same level and all prepared for the new content, raids, dungeons, quests, etc. at the same time. If the character you’re boosting is over level 60 already, it will receive a commensurate boost to its primary two professions and first aid, taking them all straight to the maximum profession level (which is currently 600 in “Mists of Pandaria”; you will no doubt be able to keep leveling once within Warlords of Draenor). +Continue Reading

$300,000 Lost by Thousands of Gamers in Online War

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War doesn’t always start with a carefully planned attack – sometimes all it takes is a single mistake. On the afternoon of January 27th, 2014, a single pilot in the game “EVE Online” forgot to pay rent on a space station in a strategically valuable star system. His negligence started one of the biggest battles in the history of online gaming, lasted 21 hours, involved over seven thousand players and saw $300,000 worth of ships destroyed. +Continue Reading

Win an Alienware Desktop With ‘Warplanes’ Update

  • December 25, 2013
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World of Warplanes has been out for a couple of months now and Wargaming​.net has just released its 1.1 update. Highlights include two new battle arenas and a whole new line of fourteen aircraft from the Focke-Wulf lineage.

As an incentive to get gamers to try their free-to-play game, the company is giving away an Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop PC to one winner and ten additional randomly chosen winners will get the games’ new German tier V Premium plane, the Messerschmitt Me 209 V. +Continue Reading

BlizzCon is Upon Us

  • November 8, 2013
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by Daniel Reeder

“For two epic days, Blizzard fans from around the world descend on Anaheim to play and celebrate their passion for all things Warcraft®…”

That’s the tag line from the BlizzCon website. BlizzCon 2013 is this year’s annual convention for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s nerdy goodness. Don’t know who Blizzard Entertainment is? What, have you been living under a rock for the past nineteen years? Lucky for you I’m here to explain. Blizzard Entertainment is one of the gaming giants of the industry. They are responsible such games as the Warcraft series, the StarCraft series, and the Diablo series. +Continue Reading