That’s exactly what happend to Neil Grimsley, a gas station attendant with an affinity for booze and (a lack of) excitement. He is thrust into the world of Zelda, charged with the task of defeating Lord Gannon and saving Princess Zelda, all which unfolds in The Legend of Neil.
Legend of Neil Creator and Executive Producer, Sandeep Parikh told us at The Jace Hall Show: Continue reading “The Legend of Neil Is Now on DVD, Creator Sandeep Parikh Tells Us Why That’s The Greatest Thing Ever” »
For those of you who have all but written off Valentine’s day as having any relative significance, Jordan Mechner’s camp announced today that his Karate Love story “Karateka” is on sale in honor of the holiday.
We previously debuted the NEW Karateka during its release in early November, and this week, the re-make of one of the action genre’s early originals is on sale for $.99 (usually $2.99) in the app store and $4.99 on Steam. Continue reading “Jordan Mechner’s Karate Love Story, KARATEKA, On Sale For Valentine’s Day” »
He’s back…(this time not getting his butt kicked).
First it was Chocolate Rain, then it was a slew of Justin Bieber knock-offs, and it all culminated in the proverbial Christmas song.
But now, after the game has been out for over a year, (time we can only assume was spent by Zonday on dialect lessons) Tay performs The Skyrim Dragonborn theme song in all of its glory. Continue reading “Guest Of The Jace Hall Show, Epic Singer, Tay Zonday, Covers Skyrim Theme Song” »
There are many stereotypes surrounding the estimated 39 million MMO gamers in the United States (as of 2011).
- People who play MMO’s are single (not true, roughly 1 of every 3 MMO players is married or engaged).
- People who play MMO’s do so by themselves (not true, over 50% of MMO players prefer to group, opposed to 25% of gamers who play “alone” because of schedule constraints). Continue reading “Study: Women Outperform Men in MMO’s, Have Greater Chance of Survival” »
It was less than a year ago that Sony forked over close to half a billion dollars for cloud gaming provider Gaikai (former guests of the Jace Hall Show, no less). That, coupled with the rumors that some next-gen consoles will require an online connection, has led many skeptics to predict cloud gaming is the future of gaming.
Not so fast says, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata:
A cloud is an attempt to process information online on a server, as opposed to doing so on individual machines in the hands of the users…What this implies is, since the time to transmit data over an Internet connection is never negligible, there is always some latency before you receive the result of your input.
So basically, games – particularly of the action variety — can’t afford the latent delay caused by streaming games over the cloud. Continue reading ““Cloud Gaming Is NOT The Future” – Sincerely, Nintendo” »
The first motion picture inspired by Square Enix’s Hitman series starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. The film fell considerably short of fan expectations (or for gamers used to terrible video game films, was right on the mark), but did however make over $100 million in worldwide box office receipts. Continue reading “Fox Re-booting Hitman Series, Paul Walker To Star as Agent 47” »
Gamers may not be aware the voice they hear on their headset during an MMO or FPS may be from a disabled gamer. Video game publishers and developers are becoming well aware, however, rapidly fine tuning their content for the needs of gamers with disabilities. It’s called INCLUDIFICATION, it ensures that video games are created to include any and all gamers.
Helping to lead the charge and assist in the development is the AbleGamers Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization aiming to enrich and help improve the lives of disabled gamers.
Continue reading “How AbleGamers Is Making Video Games A Possibility For Disabled Gamers” »
Jeremy Clarkson, host of the popular British show Top Gear, has invented the P45. With a helmet for a roof, a visor for a windshield, and inspired by a LEGO spaceman, the car is the smallest street legal automobile in Great Britain.
You can fill up the gas tank without getting out (by placing the hose between your…well, crotch) and also create a popular video on YouTube just by driving it, but outside of that, the P45 doesn’t have too many perks. Continue reading “World’s Tiniest Car Makes You Look Like an Astronaut, Drive Like Complete Imbecile” »
Today, radio functions to mainly substitute our time between more widely used mediums, but that is the subject of change for Casey Wolfe, a former feature film executive who has plans to bring back the “audio play.” Continue reading “Why A Former Movie Executive Wants To Bring Back Radio, Bring Fears To Your Ears” »
I suppose it was only a matter of time before the big wigs up at Little Caesars Corporate Office realized there is a wage cheaper than minimum — none.
Thus the creation of the Little Caesars sign twirling robot, formerly held by “that guy wearing headphones” and the “other dude who seemingly can’t stop hitting himself in the face with his own sign.”
The video was uploaded by LiveLurked, and barely two days later has already been seen by millions. Continue reading “There is a Thirteenth Cylon…and It Works at Little Caesars” »
For the United States, drones have their obvious benefits, allowing for specific tageting of high value targets from outside of harm’s way. Of course there is always a considerable amount of collateral damage stemming from their use as well (UK media reports have indicated that as many as 175 children have been killed in drone strikes since 2004).
But drones are obviously more than just robots in the sky, the men piloting Continue reading “Can Call of Duty Make You a Better Soldier? Drone Pilots Tell All in reddit AMA” »
“Sometimes, you just have to be the bigger man and walk away. Not today, though.”
YouTube personality BrentalFloss is best known for pumping out video game themed songs with catchy lyrics, but his latest video goes back to the basics.
You don’t troll a troll, and here’s why. Continue reading “Lesson Learned: Why You Don’t Troll a Troll [Video]” »
The Carolina Games Summit – one of the largest one day gaming events in the country- kicks off this Saturday at Wayne College in North Carolina.
The nation’s most 1337 gamers will go head to head in games ranging from Black Ops to Ghost Recon to Magic The Gathering to Starcraft II. Some of the industry’s most vocal leaders will opine on the gaming world’s most relevant issues (state of the industry, violent video games, epic pwnage, etc.) offering a chance for gamers, be it casual or core, to learn more about the industry and catch some exciting competition.
A new documentary with over one and a half million hits takes a look at why kissing may be on the decline (don’t tell this woman that).
Is it because of insecurities stemming from online dating?
Bad breath a.k.a. Beef jerky?
An attachment to text messaging that apparently barrs anyone from picking up a phone and cutting to the chase in lieu of sending arbitrary messages that are masked in an ocean of emoticons?
If there were any evidence needed to support that video games cause harm and/or invoke people to become terribly violent…
Are you a closet n00b who a) can’t own up to the fact he isn’t very good at video games or b) blames any and all of their losses on cheating, glitches, or other lame excuses?
What are the steps going from n00b to 1337 gamer and getting you out of such a rut? Continue reading “Jace Hall Explains How to Properly unN00B Yourself, Creates Tears of Sadness For Cry Baby Gamers” »
A wounded United States Army Veteran with one arm, was honored during a professional basketball game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Fans came to see the defending champions battle the hometown celtics, but it ended up being an Army Veteran who stole the show.
Gregory Reynolds, a Former Army Staff Sergeant and Veteran Iraq War, did 26 one-armed pushups in total, or roughly 25 and a half more than anyone on our writing staff could ever pull off.
The effort brought the Boston Celtic crowd to their feet, cheering on Reynolds as he seemingly kept going and going, making no acknowledgement that he was technically disabled. Continue reading “Wounded U.S. Army Soldier Does 26 One Armed Pushups During NBA Game, Salutes Crowd” »
Fans of one of the most iconic comic book series know the story full well, but we were once again reminded just how awesome Axe Cop is, last night in the 1337LoungeLive.
Ethan Nicolle, creator of the Axe Cop comic book and soon to be Fox Saturday night animation series, gave us the genesis of the Axe Cop comic book series. Continue reading “Axe Cop Co-Creator Ethan Nicolle Sketches, Talks His Latest Projects in The 1337LoungeLive” »
Be it with their millions of fans (some of them frogloks) or their recently released MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment is one of the major players in the entire game industry. That status was officially cemented today with the news that SOE is partnering with Major League Gaming to bring PlanetSide 2 to competitive gaming.
Major League Gaming released some gaudy numbers late last year, detailing just how many people were watching competitive gamine or eSports, online. In short, MLG received over 11 million visitors in 2012, a 600% increase over the past two years.
PlanetSide 2 released this past November as one of the largest, free to play shooters on the PC Market. The team at SOE will be spending the next couple of months working with MLG to develop ideal competitive gameplay features and settings to showcase the massive shooter.
Said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment:
PlanetSide 2 players are extremely loyal to their chosen Empires and when it comes to battling, they are beyond competitive and truly enjoy the in-game rivalries so it was the natural next step for us to bring PlanetSide 2 to the most competitive eSports organization.
We’re excited for this opportunity to work with MLG and are confident that their competitive gaming expertise can turn PlanetSide 2 into a premiere eSports platform, allowing us to extend the game experience and deliver new ways for players to interact with other players and the broader community, while helping to further diversify and grow our audience.
It was a perfect fit for Major League Gaming, as well, according to Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming:
From the first time I played PlanetSide 2, I knew that it made sense for the MLG community,” said “I am excited to introduce the game to our audience and to see how it evolves along with the growing and evolving eSports landscape.
For those who haven’t checked out PlanetSide2, players join one of three Empires – Terran Republic, New Conglomerate or Vanu Sovereignty – to fight in an epic war for ultimate control and territory domination. Gamers play in massive environments with up to a couple thousand players in an extremely unique environment.
For those lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area, today, Jace Hall will be hosting a launch event with Adrianne Curry. The festivities begin at 4:00 PST and can also be viewed online on Twitch TV.
To play PlanetSide 2 now, visit the official site, here.
On January 12th, 12 brave warriors, some from Los Angeles, others streaming in live from across the globe, set out in the 1337LoungeLive to prove THEY were amongst the greatest Mortal Kombat players in the world. Pride was the penultimate prize, second only to an “Injustice” Collector’s Edition prize pack, courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros. Games. Continue reading “What You Need to Know: Details on The Ultimate Mortal Kombat Tournament Finals, This Saturday” »