/  Staff Writer
David has been a gamer since childhood and enjoys games that are able to deliver fun and intricate gameplay alongside compelling and emotional narratives. He's also a huge fan of film, television, comic books, and literature. David has his B.A. in English Language Arts from CUNY John Jay College.
21 Editorials

The State of Marvel’s Video Games: Is Their Potential Being Squandered?

Despite whatever video game I may be playing at the moment, there’s a few (off the top of my head) that I always find myself returning to for one reason or another: Final Fantasy XI, Mirror’s Edge, ...Read More

on August 3, 2016 11:59 AM
1 News

Murdered: Soul Suspect’s Story Will be Driven by its Narrative

Murdered: Soul Suspect, the upcoming supernatural crime-thriller, will utilize three different approaches in its gameplay to tell its story. Despite this, the story's narrative will be the chief driving force that moves the game along. ...Read More

on March 21, 2014 12:29 PM
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Electronic Arts Already Set to Publish Titanfall 2

According to sources, The wheels behind Titanfall 2 are already spinning, with Electronics Arts apparently set to publish the sequel. The agreement was apparently made between EA and Respawn Entertainment, based on the performance of Titanfall. With ...Read More

on March 20, 2014 2:41 PM
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Go Behind the Scenes of inFAMOUS: Second Son’s Score

inFAMOUS: Second Son is a game that oozes personality. From its main character, Delsin Row, to its setting of Seattle, to its music, which is seemingly inspired by the cities Grunge roots. ...Read More

on March 20, 2014 1:46 PM
10 News

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Director: Square Enix Focused Too Much on Graphics with FFXIV’s Original Release

Final Fantasy XIV's original launch in 2010 was considered to be a train-wreck to many, and was received negatively by critics across the board. It was certainly a pretty game, but had not much else going for ...Read More

on March 20, 2014 12:39 PM
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KickBeat and CastleStorm on Their Way to PS4

Both KickBeat - Special Edition, and CastleStorm - Definitive Edition, are on their way to the PlayStation 4, Zen Studios has confirmed. CastleStorm on PS4 will feature, "the entire original campaign and expansions, plus a bunch of ...Read More

on March 19, 2014 12:33 PM
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Downloadable Content for Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Band Hero to Go the Way of the Dodo

After nine years, it appears that the final nail is being placed in the music gaming coffin. Franchises like Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Band Hero, as well as their competitors in the Rock Band franchise, all ...Read More

on March 19, 2014 12:19 PM
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Telltale Games’ Former Project Lead Criticizes “Misuse” of QTEs

Telltale Games, developers of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, as well as the upcoming Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones series, have received numerous positive accolades for the stories and writing in ...Read More

on March 19, 2014 11:46 AM
9 News

Sucker Punch on Pushing the Boundaries in inFAMOUS: Second Son’s Audio

The developers working on the audio in inFAMOUS: Second Son are confident that when gamers pick up the title, they will not only notice the gameplay and expansive open world, but also the advances they have been ...Read More

on March 18, 2014 11:54 AM
4 News

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Launch Trailer Released

The wait is over, and the newest iteration of the Metal Gear Solid franchise is here with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The game functions as a prologue to the upcoming - and much larger - ...Read More

on March 18, 2014 11:14 AM
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Star Trek Online Producers Unveil Season Nine: A New Accord

With Season 8.5 well in the rearview mirror, Cryptic has been able to focus on Star Trek Online's fourth anniversary event and upcoming Ninth Season, which has been announced as, "A New Accord." ...Read More

on March 18, 2014 11:04 AM
2 News

PlayStation Sports Pack Vol. 1 Gives You Two Highly Rated Sports Games for the Price of Two

MLB 14: The Show and NBA 2K14, two of the highest rated sports games in their respective fields, and two very successful franchises, will be available together early next month for the price of $89.99. ...Read More

on March 17, 2014 12:34 PM
1 News

Watch_Dogs’ PC Specs Still Being Finalized, Final Debugging and Fine-Tuning Taking Place

Nearly two months from its scheduled release, the developers over at Ubisoft Montreal are hard at work at making sure Watch_Dogs is the game that they originally promised would ship with the PlayStation 4 this past November. ...Read More

on March 17, 2014 11:52 AM
20 News

inFAMOUS: Second Son’s Latest Trailer Highlights Accolades

inFAMOUS: Second Son has received tons of attention ever since it was first revealed at the PlayStation 4 event in New York early last year. Since that reveal, and since more information has come out as the ...Read More

on March 17, 2014 11:04 AM
2 News

Naughty Dog to Lead a Plethora of The Last of Us-Centric Game Design Talks at GDC 2014

Ever since the release of The Last of Us, all eyes have been on Naughty Dog and what the studio will produce next. Since the game's release, the studio has received numerous accolades, and have released multiplayer ...Read More

on March 14, 2014 12:24 PM
5 News

Titanfall’s Current Titan Selection Likely to Stay that Way for the Forseeable Future

Those of you who recently picked up Titanfall should get used to the current roster of titans and prepare for the long haul, because it does not look like like Respawn Entertainment will be adding any new ...Read More

on March 14, 2014 12:02 PM
9 News

Hideo Kojima Wants the Metal Gear Solid Franchise to Eventually Continue Without Him

You have heard it before: all good things eventually come to an end. Eventually, Hideo Kojima will no longer be as involved as he is in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. On more than one occasion he ...Read More

on March 14, 2014 11:35 AM
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Hideo Kojima Wanted as Few Cutscenes as Possible in Metal Gear Solid V

It is a known fact that games in Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid franchise can be differentiated by the length of cutscenes and hours of the story. However, Mr. Kojima has stated that he will be taking ...Read More

on March 13, 2014 12:41 PM
7 News

Hideo Kojima: Japanese Gamers Have Shifted Away from Core Gaming, Focus is on Mobile and Portable Games

During a special AMA being held on Twitch, Hideo Kojima commented on the state of gaming in Japan, particularly in regards to the strength of the PS4, the lack of Xbox One, and struggling Wii U. ...Read More

on March 13, 2014 12:29 PM
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Historical LucasArts Exhibit to Showcase Games and Postmortem Discussion at GDC 2014

The closure of LucasArts hit home for many people last year, not just the employees. Many gamers who grew up in my generation had experienced one or more of LucasArts' Star Wars games. ...Read More

on March 13, 2014 10:06 AM
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Neil Druckmann: The Last of Us Film Will be an “Adaptation of the Story,” More Multiplayer DLC on the Way

Whenever a famous nerd property is slated for a film adaptation, there is always the risk that the people behind the creative process will take liberties with key characters appearances and storylines. Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at ...Read More

on March 13, 2014 9:59 AM
5 News

The Last of Us Wins GOTY at the 2014 BAFTA Game Awards, Ties Uncharted 2’s Record

The Last of Us has added yet another prestigious award to its repertoire, adding BAFTA's 2014 Game of the Year award to its now long-list of numerous GOTY nominations and wins. The game also took home awards ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 4:56 PM
1 News

Papers, Please Takes Home 2014 BAFTA Game Award for Best Strategy & Simulation Game

Papers, Please has arguably pulled off an upset at this year's BAFTA Game Awards, taking home the award for best Strategy & Simulation game, edging out contenders such as Surgeon Simulator 2013, Civilization V: Brave New World, ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 4:09 PM
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BioShock Infinite Wins Award for Best Music at 2014 BAFTA Game Awards

BioShock Infinite has won for best music (score) at this year's BAFTA Game Awards, edging out other nominees such as Beyond: Two Souls, Super Mario 3D World, and The Last of Us. ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 3:49 PM
4 News

The Last of Us Wins Award for Best Action-Adventure Game at 2014 BAFTA Game Awards

The Last of Us continues its dominance of awards, taking home the award for best action-adventure game at this year's BAFTA Game Awards. ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 3:40 PM
12 Podcasts

ShockCast Ep. 165 – “Watch-D’oh!”

Did you hear that? It's the sound of the other shoe dropping. When Watch_Dogs was first unveiled in 2012, we were excited beyond belief as the next generation of gaming was finally here. In 2013, when more ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 1:00 PM
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Need for Speed Rivals and Need for Speed Film Coalesce in Movie Cars Pack DLC

Whether you are a fan of the upcoming Need for Speed film, or of Need for Speed Rivals, or both, you will now be able to experience a little bit of both - within Rivals - with ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 11:27 AM
9 News

Batman: Arkham Knight Will Feature New Animations for Batman, Villains, and Essentially Every NPC

Batman: Arkham Knight will be the continuation of a story that has riveted gamers since 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum. An even bigger hallmark, however, is the fact that it will be the first in the series to ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 11:12 AM
4 News

Sonic Boom’s Primary Audience is Kids 6 to 11

Sonic Boom, the upcoming reboot of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is indeed being developed with 'seasoned' gamers in mind, but they are not the focus of the developers. If you have not guessed by the game's ...Read More

on March 12, 2014 10:53 AM
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Somber Gone Home Trailer Released in Wake of Console Port Announcement

Gone Home was indeed a polarizing hit last year, and the game will be reaching a much larger audience when it is released for consoles later this year. The original version was released on PC, Mac, and ...Read More

on March 11, 2014 12:48 PM