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6 Tips For Creating A Villain You Can't Stop Thinking About

Oct
11

It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.

Watching the Start Screens for Almost Every Single Game Boy Title is a Nostalgia Meltdown

Oct
08

Have a couple of hours to spare and an itchin' for some nostalgia? Well get comfy and check out a supercut of just about every single start screen from games on the Nintendo Game Boy, organized in alphabetical order. That's 4 in 1 Funpack all the way through Zoop, and everything in between.

The McDonald's And World Of Warcraft Chimera Stands Tall In China

Oct
07

McDonald's, that ever-present fast food juggernaut, has partnered with one of the most popular video games of all time, World of Warcraft, and Blizzard to transform three burger joints in China into decked out shrines to digital bloodshed. With expansion pack Warlords of Draenor set to release in November Blizzard is doing it's best to drum up hype in the second most populous nation on the planet. Maybe that's why America doesn't get this kind of full make over treatment. There just aren't enough of us.

The Super Circuitcast! 10/08/14! Drinking and Video Games! [Podcast]

Oct
07

Do you like drinking and play video games? Do you like drinking in video games? Do you like playing drinking games? Well good news, because this week, Matt, Ryan, Moo, Rami, and Sean discuss the connections between alcohol and gaming! Grab a nice cold one, and listen in. 

Call of Duty: Here's What Items the Mountain Dew and Doritos Codes Will Give You

Oct
07

Mountain Dew and Doritos have partnered with Activision for the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, because of course they have. They'll be bundling code cards for exclusive in-game items with select varieties of soda and chips, which will let you show off just how dedicated you are to crisp, refreshing hyper-caffeinated sugar water, and vaguely cheese flavored potato flakes.

This Guy Plays Dark Souls 2 with a Guitar Better than I Can with a Controller

Oct
06

I... I don't even.  This somehow tops the guy who played Counter-Strike with a racing wheel, and that's saying something.

Destiny's Iron Banner Crucible Event Explained: How to Earn the New Gear

Oct
06

Update: This guide is for the first Iron Banner event. For the second one (November 18-24), please see this guide instead.

As the Queen's Wrath event draws to a close tonight, it's time to turn our attention to the next Destiny event: The Iron Banner. The Iron Banner is a one-week Crucible event that's taking the kid gloves off for PvP, removing all of the level balancing and allowing Guardians to compete with all of their abilities and upgraded stats.

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Perfectly Translates the Smash Experience to a Handheld [Game Review]

Oct
05

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS is an audacious creation, bringing all the frenetic energy, heaps of content, and a huge cast of playable fighters the Smash series is known for, all to a handheld device. The masterstroke? Nothing gets lost in translation. This isn't just Smash Bros-lite, it's the real deal, and you can take it with you wherever you go.

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Super DEAD Bros.: The Dark Secret Held Within Super Smash Bros. [Fan Theory]

Oct
02

Super Smash Brothers is an immensely popular series of games. Unlike most other fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, there are no commands to memorize or execute. There are no nearly impossible Half-Circle Backs or Dragon Punches that need to be done. Every single move in Super Smash Bros is either one button or moving the control stick in a single direction with one button. With most fighting games, a person can only truly master a small handful of characters simply due to the sheer amount of memorization involved. However with Super Smash Bros, it is possible to stretch that limit since everyone's moves are on the exact same controls. But what if I told you that there was a dark secret hidden within the game that we all enjoy? What if I told you that no one in the game is actually alive?

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Destiny: 9 Ways to Prepare for the Iron Banner

Oct
02

Right now, Destiny players are frantically trying to gear up with all of the new Queen's Wrath equipment. On October 7 though, that will come to an end, making room for the official introduction of the Iron Banner, a one-week Crucible event that will let Guardians compete in PvP using all of the abilities and stats of their gear.

World of Warcraft: What Are the Old Gods? [Fan Theory]

Oct
02

There are many questions surrounding World of Warcraft’s Old Gods, and perhaps the most fundamental is simply, “What are they?” We know that they are ancient and evil beyond mortal comprehension, but what is their true nature? The answer may lie with their loyal servants, the elementals.

Science Says Portal 2 Is Better for Your Brain than Actual Brain Training Software

Oct
02

If you've been searching for a video game that will make you a little smarter, it may be time to throw out Brain Age and start thinking with portals.

Xbox One Continues to Struggle in Asia with a Dismal South Korean Launch

Oct
01

The Xbox One had a really rough launch in Japan, and it doesn't appear be fairing much better in the neighboring country of Korea.

The Super Circuitcast! 10/01/14! Super Smash Bros. Four!? [Podcast]

Sep
30

Join Matt, Jen, Ryan, and Rami for a very special Super Smash Bros. Super Circuitcast. Who got a chance to play the 3DS demo, and what did they think? Did they like it or were they just plain wrong? Find out by listening in!

You Can Now Play Minecraft... in Microsoft Excel

Sep
29

There's a Minecraft 2 out there, and it's a Microsoft exclusive. Microsoft Excel that is. YouTuber SethBling created the game(?), which seems like a great way to get some gaming in while also managing your finances.

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