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Meet The Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone In Fallout 3

On January 19th, 2014, Many A True Nerd started a new playthrough of <i>Fallout 3</i>. Not just any playthrough, though: his goal was to eradicate <i>everyone</i> …

Valve writer: ‘When it comes to VR, we don’t know anything’

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of the SlushPlay conference paid my way to Iceland, where I was the master of ceremonies. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>Virtual reality is so new that even the company releasing a consumer product this year admits it doesn’t really know what it’s doing.<p>Valve, the …

Half-Life 3 fan film shows Gordon Freeman looking pretty sad

This "Half-Life 3" fan film from Fence Post Productions is a pretty great call to Valve to give the world a new game in its much-loved series. The film shows series protagonist Gordon Freeman hanging around, not doing much, while surrounded by various Half-Life gizmos. Meanwhile, the world awaits …

Humble Bundle has raised more than $50M for charity

Four years ago, some game-industry veterans decided to try selling games in a different way. Today, Humble Bundle is celebrating an impressive milestone.<p>Humble Bundle, the website that curates collections of games and then lets customers pay whatever they want to own them, has raised more than $50 …

This is why The Smithsonian added E.T. to its collection

Back in 1983, Warner Bros. couldn't give away copies of its woefully rushed game <i>E.T.</i> Now, one of the Atari 2600 cartridges, dug up from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, is part of The Smithsonian's collection of historic artifacts.<p>Of course, <i>E.T</i> is more than just a crappy old videogame. The …

This Harry Potter larp is probably the closest you'll ever get to Hogwarts

This Harry Potter larp is probably the closest you'll ever get to Hogwarts, and applications open this week

PS4 horror game Until Dawn is a pleasant surprise, even with its familiar horror tropes

If you watched this weekend's PlayStation Experience keynote, you have a good sense of what to expect from <i>Until Dawn</i>, the PlayStation 4 horror game that was once a PlayStation Move-powered PS3 title. It's a bit of a campy horror adventure in which a group of teenage victims are attacked in sequence …

Eve Online's amazing new trailer focuses on the players and their stories

<i>Eve Online</i> is, at its heart, a sandbox. It's a completely open world, and in fact the game often spills out into the real world as players try to work angles between player-created corporations and organizations. To show off that sense of dramatic, player-driven content CCP Games sent out a call …

What's The Difference Between Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire?

On November 21, Nintendo released two new titles in one of the best-selling video game series of all time: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The two games were developed exclusively for the portable Nintendo 3DS video game system, and they both feature new areas to explore, new ways to …

Valve adds new rules to Steam Early Access to ensure games don't suck

Valve has updated its guidelines for game developers intending to release titles through Steam Early Access in an effort to ensure the quality of games isn't compromised, Eurogamer reports.<p>These updated rules now state that Early Access is "meant to be a place for games that are in a playable alpha …

No, Far Cry 4 isn't missing that feature, you're just a pirate

Far Cry 4 gamers on PC who complain that the game has no field-of-view controls are outing themselves as playing pirated copies of the game.<p>This is per the game's director, Alex Hutchinson, who noted that pirated copies lack the visual feature. It was applied to the game through a day-one …

Half-Life 2 Turns 10, Still No Sign of Half-Life 3 - IGN News - IGN Video

Half-Life 2 was released 10 years ago today on November 16, 2004. The sequel to 1998's Half-Life set the standard for single-player first-person …

When Games Are Rushed To Release Who Is To Blame? Hint: It's Not The Testers

Big budget games are a gamble for publishers. So in order to look after that investment, publishers try to publicize the game as much as they can. Much of this publicity and marketing is carefully timed in order to make the most impact.<p>This is where things can get unstuck.<p>The production schedule of …

New Korean PC Game Wants To Be A Prettier Diablo

LostArk is an upcoming PC game from Korean studio Smilegate. It looks nutso.<p>Once you get past the visuals in this trailer - and yes, most of this is …

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Grace > Performance

We Christians may talk about God being loving and forgiving, but what we often mean is that God loves and forgives those who are good and clean—who …

Faith

David Levinthal's 'MAKE BELIEVE' at San Jose Museum of Art

After listening to the advice of docent Marina of the San Jose Museum of Art to slow and see art, my husband and I went upstairs to see David …

Poetry as Play

Writing Spaces: Where 9 Famous Creatives Do Their Best Work

Where’s your favorite place to write? What space inspires you, helps you be productive and keeps you organized? Without a place to foster their …

NaNoWriMo - Should You Take Part?

By onOctober 9, 2014 in Writing A Book<p>Indie author Glynis Smy<p>As November approaches, so does NaNoWriMo – short for National Novel Writing Month. As …

Writing

The Potential Perils and Pitfalls of Signing with a Small Press – And How to Avoid Them

By Salomé Jones (@call_me_salome)<p>Salomé is a writer and the acquisitions editor for Ghostwood Books, a new small press that’s publishing very good …

Sep 19, Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Desperate times call for desperate writing prompts!

Writers’ Dash & 500 Word Snatch Prompts for Week Beginning October 6, 2014 | Virtual Writers' WorldVirtual Writers' World

Published on Monday, October 6, 2014 by admin<p>Each month we select the best <b>Writers’ Dash/500 Word Snatch</b> submissions made through our blog comment …

The Writer Speaks: Paul Mazursky - PART 2

The Stanley Parable review

need to know<p>I've just completed The Stanley Parable for the eleventh time. I'll avoid spoilers, and instead say that in the 15 or so minutes it took …

Takedown: Red Sabre review

My allies and I creep through a terrorist-infested office block, eyes on each other's backs, every possible sightline covered. After a brief, …

Check Out The First 60 Minutes Of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate On Nintendo 3DS

Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first sixty minutes of the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which went on sale in Japan this …

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament

John MacArthur Calls Churches Supporting Gay Marriage 'Satan's Church'

John MacArthur, author and pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California recently equated churches that declare support for gay marriage …

'Museum of the Bible' hopes to have faithful flock to Washington

If Steven Green’s prayers are answered, a new museum will take its place three years from now in Washington, alongside such venerable repositories of art and artifacts as the Smithsonian and the Air and Space and U.S. Holocaust Memorial museums.<p>Green, the billionaire founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, …