/  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.
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DualShockers Discord is Here!

We're expanding our community and you're invited to help make it happen! ...Read More

on July 12, 2017 9:33 AM
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Insta-Forum: What Are Your Thoughts on Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference?

With Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference out of the way, let's take a look at what we liked and/or disliked about the event. ...Read More

on June 11, 2017 8:52 PM
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Take a Look at Everything Announced at Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference

Microsoft's E3 2017 press briefing is arguably the company's best E3 this generation. ...Read More

on June 11, 2017 8:02 PM
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Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – A Glimpse of the Past

It was pure nostalgia in the beginning. The gritty monochrome title screen reminded me of a time when my cousin and I would religiously cement ourselves over Xbox Live and tear down through the brood of Locusts ...Read More

on March 9, 2016 1:22 PM
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Rainbow Six Siege “Designed for the Long Term,” According to Ubisoft

I was fortunate enough to experience the beta of Rainbow Six Siege with my cousin and confidant, Joel Taveras last month. At first, I was a bit skeptical about the game considering it's been ages since Ubisoft ...Read More

on November 5, 2015 9:29 PM
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PC System Requirements for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Revealed

Released on October 23, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Assassin's Creed Syndicate journeys into the 19th century at the end of the Industrial Revolution -- a time when the world began its transition from ...Read More

on November 5, 2015 8:51 PM
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Official Developer-run Item Stores Launched on Steam

There's some amazing news setting on the horizon for modders out there, as we speak, that will allow them to finally receive compensation for their hard work. ...Read More

on November 4, 2015 8:52 PM
8 News

Indivisible Becomes First PS4 Game Prototype Released on PSN

Skullgirls developer, Lab Zero Games, has put the prototype for its action-RPG title currently in development -- Indivisible -- up on the US PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4. This will be the first time that a ...Read More

on November 4, 2015 8:26 PM
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Hands-On Preview: Battleborn

Never having encountered Battleborn before, I was a bit anxious to see what the game was truly about. For a little over a year, I heard whispers and grumblings about what I should expect from Gearbox's new ...Read More

on October 27, 2015 3:08 PM
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Blizzard Offering Additional Apology Bonus XP in Heroes of the Storm

For just a little over a month now, Blizzard has been running bonus XP events for their MOBA title Heroes of the Storm, with the last one ending crudely here state side (a day earlier than expected). ...Read More

on July 3, 2015 10:47 AM
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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Already Hits $699,000

Earlier today at Sony's E3 press conference, Yu Suzuki announced the revival of the long-awaited Shenmue franchise and its crowd-funded project via Kickstarter by showing a brief video to fans and the goal to make this a ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 10:53 PM
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New Trailer for New Destiny Expansion: The Taken King

Bungie revealed today a new trailer for the upcoming expansion to their first-person shooter Destiny: The Taken King, which is slated to release on September 15th, 2015. ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 10:17 PM
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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Campaign Announced at E3

Yu Suzuki took the stage at E3 to announce a Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3 -- the sequel to the much beloved franchise that appeared on Sega's Dreamcast two generations ago. ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 9:59 PM
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Square Enix Announces Hitman

At Sony's E3 press conference, Square Enix gave us beautifully crafted trailer for their new Hitman game. ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 9:27 PM
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Ubisoft Announces Ghost Recon: Wildlands

During their press conference, Ubisoft unveiled the newest installment to their Ghost Recon franchise -- Ghost Recon: Wildlands. ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 7:18 PM
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Rare Replay Announced

Rare Replay -- a collection of Rare's classic games from Battletoads to Banjo Kazooie -- was announced during Microsoft's conference. ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 1:46 PM
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Coming Spring 2016

Taking the stage at Microsoft's E3 conference, Peter Moore announced a new entry in the Plants vs Zombies franchise; Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 will introduce new characters, new worlds to explore, and new methods of ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 1:11 PM
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Eye of the Storm — Official Mad Max Game Trailer Released

Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios have just released a new trailer for their upcoming Max Max game for the "Eye of the Storm" story, which depicts a callous Wasteland oppressor, Scrotus, who Max must overcome as he ...Read More

on June 15, 2015 12:31 PM
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New Site Design? Yes. Yes It Is.

Just about everyone visiting DualShockers today will open the main index page and be presented with a "mobile" looking design. ...Read More

on April 21, 2015 12:30 PM
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‘Energy Saving’ Option Added to Xbox One’s Set-up Process

If you're setting up your brand-spanking new Xbox One for the very first time, you will now be prompted with the option of choosing between two power options: Energy-saving and Instant-on. ...Read More

on April 12, 2015 11:30 AM
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World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 Blocked by Blizzard in Crimea

As if the peninsula of Crimea in the southern Ukraine didn't have a ton of problems already, players will no longer have access to the Battle.net service which houses just about all Blizzard games including Diablo ...Read More

on April 12, 2015 11:04 AM
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Publishers Fight to Keep Abandoned Games From Being Resurrected

There's a civil liberties war brewing between the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- a non-profit organization that boasts the defense of civil liberties in the digital world -- and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the group which ...Read More

on April 12, 2015 10:47 AM
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Review: The Evil Within – Surviving the Horror

There are those of us who enjoy the thrill of terror. The sudden excitement of experiencing the horror of the unexpected pushes some of us to linger through intimidating moments, waiting for the next instance of anxiety-filled ...Read More

on October 27, 2014 2:00 PM
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Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut Is Creeping to PS4 and Wii U This Week

You would never think that a 2D sidescroller would create such a chilling atmosphere to the point where your palms sweat and anxiety ensues. I mean, how many of these have we played in the years we've ...Read More

on October 13, 2014 12:35 PM
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Final Fantasy XIII on PC Has Already Been Modded to Support Higher Resolutions

Word on the internet is that Square Enix's PC port of Final Fantasy XIII is a bit... well, uninspired. Coming to the rescue is sterling modder Durante -- the individual responsible for modding similar resolution concerns ...Read More

on October 10, 2014 4:10 PM
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Slight Delay for LittleBigPlanet 3 Announced for Europe

Sackboy and friends will be making their way onto European PlayStation consoles a week later than its original planned release. LittleBigPlanet 3 will now be hitting the PlayStation systems on November 26th, rather than the 19th ...Read More

on October 10, 2014 3:23 PM
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Dragon Age: Origins Now Free on EA’s Origin

So, for those of you who are yearning for BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, which arrives on November 18th, and have had little to no exposure to the world of Dragon Age, you'll be happy to learn ...Read More

on October 8, 2014 5:14 PM
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Diablo 3 2.1.0 Patch on Consoles Coming Soon

Blizzard has announced the first major content update for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls -- Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4. No official word on a patch release for other versions have been announced. ...Read More

on October 7, 2014 1:47 PM
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Battlefield Hardline Gets Two Multiplayer Modes and a Look at Protagonist Nick Mendosa

It started with Nick Mendosa being caught, who seems to be the protagonist. He's handcuffed and taken to a compound. Markus, your buddy, is trying to get you out. He eventually succeeds and your stealthily making your ...Read More

on August 13, 2014 5:12 AM
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The Sims 4 Demoed Live With a Muscular Peter Moore

I will confess that I have quite a bad vice. That vice, which I am not fondly proud of voicing out loud, is investing hours of my life into The Sims franchise. ...Read More

on August 13, 2014 4:43 AM