/  Community Manager & Editor
Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.
2 Reviews

Review: WWE ’12

Every year a new WWE game hits the store shelves and every year they are seemingly ignored -- especially by gamers who have smartened up to the formulaic approach. That doesn't seem to be the case for ...Read More

on November 25, 2011 4:00 PM
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GameCube’s Top 10 Most Influencial Games 10 Years Later (Part 2)

This is the day. November 18th ten years ago was when the Nintendo GameCube was released. Some of you are probably going, "wow, I'm getting old", and others are probably going, "what the heck is a GameCube? ...Read More

on November 18, 2011 11:00 AM
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MapleStory Legends Update Begins December 7

Nexon is preparing to launch a huge update in about 3 weeks for MapleStory, and they are claiming that this will be the biggest update of the year. That is a big statement, considering that this year ...Read More

on November 17, 2011 12:45 PM
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GameCube’s Top 10 Most Influencial Games 10 Years Later (Part 1)

November 18, 2011 marks the 10 year anniversary of Nintendo's most cube-shaped videogame system, the GameCube. On November 18, 2001, gamers were able to take home the first ever disc based Nintendo console after realizing that cartridges ...Read More

on November 17, 2011 11:00 AM
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WWE ’12 Predicts Championship Results for Survivor Series

The 25th anniversary of WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view is coming up, and it takes place this weekend in Madison Square Garden. There are big matches scheduled this Sunday and they include three championship matches. Who knows who ...Read More

on November 15, 2011 2:00 PM
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Razer Blades Stolen From Offices

Razer, best known for its influence on PC gaming equipment, has recently had two of their upcoming Razer Blade prototypes stolen. Razer is reporting that these prototypes were stolen on the weekend of November 4, 2011. The ...Read More

on November 14, 2011 1:30 PM
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Super Mario Invades Times Square

In celebration of Super Mario 3D Land releasing tomorrow for Nintendo 3DS, Times Square was invaded today by all things Mario. And what better way to launch a brand new Mario game than to actually let fans ...Read More

on November 12, 2011 3:15 PM
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Thoughts on WWE ’12’s $1 Unlock

WWE '12 includes a plethora of DLC superstars and attires you can buy via money or Microsoft Points. However, I think it should be interesting to note that the game also features the ability to pay $1 ...Read More

on November 11, 2011 4:45 PM
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Batista Confirmed as DLC for WWE ’12

Arriving in just under two weeks, WWE '12 still has news on superstars and wrestlers rolling in. Announced today was none other than "The Animal" set to be released as upcoming downloadable content. The former Evolution member ...Read More

on November 11, 2011 3:00 PM
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Holiday Showdown: Just Dance 3 vs. Dance Central 2

It's always a tough choice for consumers to pick up a game for their friends and loved ones when there are just so many choices out there. In videogaming, the average person probably doesn't see things the ...Read More

on November 11, 2011 11:30 AM
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Review: Pokémon Rumble Blast

Pokémon Rumble Blast is the first Pokémon title to arrive on the 3DS, and should be the first of many. Pokémon and handhelds go hand in hand, and there's no doubt that fans of the franchise ...Read More

on November 9, 2011 10:00 AM
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Battlefield 3 Giveaway Results

Last week we started our Photoshopping contest for a shot at a copy of Battlefield 3, and we've gotten a load of submissions from readers, twitter fans and Facebook friends. It was a tough choice, but we ...Read More

on November 4, 2011 6:30 PM
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Super Mario 3D Land Event Next Weekend in NYC

Every time a new Mario game launches, it's a big deal -- for a Nintendo fanboy like me anyway. With the launch of Super Mario 3D Land quickly approaching, an event for the big day is almost ...Read More

on November 4, 2011 3:30 PM
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Review: Guardian Heroes

For those of you who weren't fortunate enough to own a Sega Saturn back in its heyday, you're in luck, because one of the system's gems has recently arrived on Xbox Live Arcade. The moment you see ...Read More

on November 4, 2011 3:00 PM
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Two All-New Mario Kart Drivers Join the Race

Nintendo Power has revealed that two new drivers will be joining the Mario Kart 7 roster and it'll be their first appearance in the series. For the first time ever, Wiggler and Honey Queen will be playable ...Read More

on October 31, 2011 4:30 PM
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Photoshop Contest for Signed Copies of Battlefield 3

**The contest is over! We will be picking our winners later today**

If you don't have Battlefield 3 yet, chances are you're not the coolest kid on the block. Tough. The good news is that you can ...Read More

on October 28, 2011 4:50 PM
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DealShockers: Free Month of Game and Movie Rentals with Purchase of Battlefield 3/Uncharted 3

Blockbuster has added an extra incentive to purchase two of the hottest videogames releasing this fall from them and not anybody else! If you purchase Battlefield 3 or Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception from Blockbuster between now and ...Read More

on October 28, 2011 4:25 PM
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Review: Kirby’s Return to Dream Land

About 15 years have passed since the last time we’ve had a Kirby platformer on a console in its truest form. Although last year we almost had it with Kirby’s Epic Yarn, it wasn’t quite what was ...Read More

on October 27, 2011 3:00 PM
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WWE ’12 Divas DLC Pack Revealed

Earlier this week we got details on the first DLC pack for WWE '12, and the majority of the wrestlers featured in that pack were WWE Legends and Hall of Famers. Now what we have here is ...Read More

on October 27, 2011 2:15 PM
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Sonic the Hedgehog Playground Being Built

Sega of America, Youth UpRising, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Oakland community, will be coming together to build a new playground for the children of East Oakland tomorrow on October 28, 2011. Better yet, the ...Read More

on October 27, 2011 1:30 PM
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Mick Foley and “Macho Man” Randy Savage Are Coming to WWE ’12 (Ohh Yeah!)

The latest issue of WWE Magazine has confirmed that WWE '12 will feature Mick Foley and "Macho Man" Randy Savage in the game's roster as part of the Legends section. Both wrestlers' appearance in WWE '12 may ...Read More

on October 26, 2011 1:30 PM
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Some WWE ’12 DLC News and Screenshots

The upcoming "rebirth" of the WWE wrestling game series, WWE '12 is coming very soon, and its already robust roster just got a little more interesting with details on some of the DLC content scheduled to be ...Read More

on October 25, 2011 6:30 PM
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Review: Just Dance 3

As long as the game works, people can quickly learn how to play and you have enough controllers, party games are always a good time. That's the formula that the Just Dance series has used and they ...Read More

on October 25, 2011 5:00 PM
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Pokémon Rumble Blast Event This Weekend in NYC

This Sunday, October 23rd, the Nintendo World Store in New York City will be holding a Pokémon Rumble Blast event from 11am to 6pm. In other words, the event will be taking place all day! The game ...Read More

on October 21, 2011 4:30 PM
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Los Angeles to Host Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Concert Tonight

We already caught wind that Nintendo has promised that there will be a Legend of Zelda concert tour next year during Satoru Iwata's presentation this morning, and you can click here to check it out if you ...Read More

on October 21, 2011 2:30 PM
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Review: NHL 12

It's another year and that means another videogame iteration for every major sport -- especially the wave of titles that hit around this time of the year. NHL 12 has hit store shelves and it has brought ...Read More

on October 21, 2011 11:00 AM
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NBA 2K12 Getting “Legends Showcase” Downloadable Add-On

2K Sports has announced that upcoming release of "Legends Showcase" as a downloadable add-on for NBA 2K12. The download will release on PlayStation Network and the Xbox LIVE marketplace at the price of $9.99 and 800 ...Read More

on October 20, 2011 4:00 PM
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Razer Introduces Cloud-Based Storage for Gaming Peripherals

Ever been somewhere that was outside of your comfort zone and you were there for a LAN event or some sort of game tournament? Isn't it annoying when before every game there is some down time, because ...Read More

on October 20, 2011 3:30 PM
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Review: Dance Central 2

Rhythm games have always had a hard time coming out with good sequels. I mean, if you have a rhythm game that is really good already, how much more can you possibly do with it to keep ...Read More

on October 18, 2011 12:30 PM
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Batman: Arkham City Pre-Launch Event Recap

In mere minutes (here in the East Coast anyway), Batman: Arkham City is going to be available for the public to purchase. Here in New York though, some fans were treated to, not only copies of the ...Read More

on October 17, 2011 11:30 PM