Joel is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He's both a lover and a fighter, and if you ask around, an incredible dancer. When he's not at his day job, he's busy annoying PR folks through harassing phone calls and emails all in the name of "content."

Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection – All Hail the Chief

Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection – All Hail the Chief

Asking someone to pick their favorite Halo title is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. It’s such a difficult task because each has its own ...Read More

PS4 Remote Play Support Added for Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet

PS4 Remote Play Support Added for Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet

If you own a Sony Xperia Z2 or Z2 Tablet and were miffed by Sony’s decision to keep PS4 Remote Play functionality as an exclusive feature on the ...Read More

Don’t Choose Between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Holiday; You Should Buy Both

Don’t Choose Between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Holiday; You Should Buy Both

Oh, the joys of being an early adopter.

Last November when I plunked down 600 bucks on a PlayStation 4 and three launch games I knew exactly what ...Read More

Check Out the New PlayStation App 2.0 Tablet Layout

Check Out the New PlayStation App 2.0 Tablet Layout

Updates! Updates everywhere! Today, the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.0 “Masamune” finally released and with it brought huge changes to the system including themes, “Share ...Read More

Did a 343 Industries Employee Accidentally Leak the Halo 5: Guardians Release Date? (UPDATED)

Did a 343 Industries Employee Accidentally Leak the Halo 5: Guardians Release Date? (UPDATED)

Update: 343 Industries’ David Ellis denied that the clock refers to Halo 5: Guardians‘ release date on Twitter. ...Read More

My Love/Hate Relationship With Stories in Open World Games

My Love/Hate Relationship With Stories in Open World Games

We’ve discussed linear vs. open world a bunch of times here on DualShockers. Whether it was in editorials we’ve published in the past or episodes of the ShockCast, ...Read More

Does this Geoff Keighley Tweet Hint a Date for the 2014 Video Game Awards?

Does this Geoff Keighley Tweet Hint a Date for the 2014 Video Game Awards?

Love em’ or hate em’ the Video Game Awards are a thing and a popular one at that. Sure the show has had its ups and downs but ...Read More

Giveaway: Win 1 of 4 Copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from DualShockers!

Giveaway: Win 1 of 4 Copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from DualShockers!

November is just around the corner and that means that it’s almost time for the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise with the release of Call ...Read More

Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Nerd Culture, and a “McFarlane Video Game”

Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Nerd Culture, and a “McFarlane Video Game”

At New York Comic Con this past weekend, one of our biggest highlights was when we had the chance to talk to comic book industry icon Todd McFarlane, ...Read More

Tales From the Borderlands Interview – Talking Cinematics and Storytelling with Telltale Games

Tales From the Borderlands Interview – Talking Cinematics and Storytelling with Telltale Games

“It’s not a shooter, it’s not an action game but it’s a Telltale Game full of shooting and action” is the way Job Stauffer from Telltale Games described ...Read More

Dragon Age: Inquisition Producer Cameron Lee Discusses Finding a Balance Between Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age: Inquisition Producer Cameron Lee Discusses Finding a Balance Between Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2

The folks from BioWare Edmonton and EA were in town to finally let us get some hands-on time with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s the third title ...Read More

Life Is Strange Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris Talks Atmosphere, Choices, and Female Leads

Life Is Strange Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris Talks Atmosphere, Choices, and Female Leads

Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind 2013′s Remember Me, was part of Square Enix’s NYCC press junket this week and brought with them their upcoming episodic teenage drama, Life ...Read More

Hitman: Sniper Gameplay Demo with Creative Director Ollie Sykes

Hitman: Sniper Gameplay Demo with Creative Director Ollie Sykes

Square Enix was in town for New York Comic Con this week and, with them, they brought a handful of titles. Among those on display was an upcoming ...Read More

Giveaway: Win a Sol Republic Deck Wireless Speaker from DualShockers

Giveaway: Win a Sol Republic Deck Wireless Speaker from DualShockers

DualShockers is teaming up with Lockerdome and Sol Republic to giveaway a Deck Wireless Speaker. The giveaway will go live on September 26th at 12:00PM EST and it ...Read More

Gearbox: Morpheus Hardware in Office; Waiting to Determine Commercial Viability

Gearbox: Morpheus Hardware in Office; Waiting to Determine Commercial Viability

It’s always fun to be in the same room with a game developer who is genuinely excited to work with (and talk about) new hardware, especially when he ...Read More

Preview: Battleborn – One Part Borderlands, Two Parts Everything Else

Preview: Battleborn – One Part Borderlands, Two Parts Everything Else

Last week, DualShockers was invited to check out Battleborn — a new IP from Borderlands series developer Gearbox Software. It was an eyes-on only affair as the build ...Read More

Interview: Battleborn Creative Director Randy Varnell Introduces Us to Gearbox’s Latest IP

Interview: Battleborn Creative Director Randy Varnell Introduces Us to Gearbox’s Latest IP

Battleborn is the newest IP to come out of Gearbox Software. Last week, we had the opportunity to catch up with the game’s creative director Randy Varnell to ...Read More

Final Fantasy XV Demo Reportedly Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in 2015

Final Fantasy XV Demo Reportedly Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in 2015

According to a report from Game Informer, a full blown demo for Square Enix’s forever-in-development RPG Final Fantasy XV is slated to arrive in early 2015. ...Read More

Custom  Ultra-Limited PS4 Air Jordans Cost $950; And Look Awesome

Custom Ultra-Limited PS4 Air Jordans Cost $950; And Look Awesome

How much are you willing to pay to display your love of Sony’s PlayStation 4 to the world… on your feet? If that price is somewhere around a ...Read More

Batman: Arkham Knight Will Release on June 2nd 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight Will Release on June 2nd 2015

Originally teased to be released this fall, Batman: Arkham Knight has found a new release date of June 2nd 2015, which has just been confirmed by the game’s ...Read More

Giveaway: Win a Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle From DualShockers

Giveaway: Win a Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle From DualShockers

The hype surrounding Destiny is at an all time high with the game’s release just around the corner on September 9th. At DualShockers — just like you — ...Read More

Bungie: “Reviews of Destiny Will Wait For Your Arrival;” Cautions Reading Day One Reviews

Bungie: “Reviews of Destiny Will Wait For Your Arrival;” Cautions Reading Day One Reviews

The official launch of Destiny is merely hours away (depending on where you live in the world) and the anticipation for the title is at an all time ...Read More

We’ll Be Streaming the First Six Hours of the Destiny Campaign this Tuesday at 10AM EST

We’ll Be Streaming the First Six Hours of the Destiny Campaign this Tuesday at 10AM EST

You may or may not have heard about a little title called Destiny. The game releases this coming Tuesday and many (both on the media and consumer side) ...Read More

Xbox Cleverly Advertises Destiny Without Actually Advertising Destiny

Xbox Cleverly Advertises Destiny Without Actually Advertising Destiny

It appears that the creative team at Xbox UK had an awesome brainstorm session when they had to think of a way to run a campaign for a ...Read More

PS4 Update 2.0 Will Bring Themes to the Console

PS4 Update 2.0 Will Bring Themes to the Console

Not to be outdone by the PS Vita’s theme feature announcement, the PS4 also gets in on the action. ...Read More

New Info for  Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will be Revealed at Tokyo Game Show

New Info for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will be Revealed at Tokyo Game Show

Hideo Kojima took the stage at Sony’s SCEJA Press Conference 2014 to wax poetic about his two upcoming projects. ...Read More

Hot Shots Golf Heading To PlayStation 4

Hot Shots Golf Heading To PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida took the stage at SCEJA Press Conference 2014 to “re-debut” the series Everybody’s Golf (better known as Hot Shots Golf in ...Read More

System Update 3.30 for PS Vita Will Introduce Themes; Live from PlayStation App on the Way

System Update 3.30 for PS Vita Will Introduce Themes; Live from PlayStation App on the Way

Just announced at the SCEJA Press Conference 2014, the team at PlayStation unwrapped its plans for users to (finally) be able to truly customize the handheld and make ...Read More

PS4 and Xbox One Might Be Included in Second “Big” Evolve Alpha

PS4 and Xbox One Might Be Included in Second “Big” Evolve Alpha

Today at PAX Prime, the team at Turtle Rock Studios announced their plans for a ‘Big’ (closed) alpha for the upcoming 4 vs. 1 multiplayer shooter Evolve. Pax ...Read More

Sony Should Release a PlayStation Now Mobile Controller

Sony Should Release a PlayStation Now Mobile Controller

Following Sony’s acquisition of game streaming service Gaikai, it seemed as though the company had an idea as to where the industry was headed. They [Sony], and other ...Read More

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