Posts Tagged ‘Garth Von Kallenbach’

The Five Hottest Games To See at PAX East

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

PAXPAX East is taking place April 11th-13th in Boston, and a massive wave of fandom is sure to follow.

The convention developed from the widely popular PAX Prime in Seattle and gives fans located on the East coast a chance to experience all the greatness that comes from this gaming convention. There is also a PAX convention in Melbourne Australia for fans in the Asia theater. (more…)

 

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Call of Duty: Onslaught

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

COD-Ghosts-Onslaught_Bayview-Action-620x350Call of Duty: Ghosts gets a much needed update with the release of Onslaught, the first of four planned DLC packs for the game.  The new content requires the full version of Ghosts to play and offers up a plethora of content including four new maps, a dual mode weapon, and a new episode of the alien invasion game, Extinction.  For me Ghosts was filled with frustration on the multi play side as I found many maps were too large and encouraged camping, which as anyone who has been spawn killed numerous times in a row will tell you, leads quickly to frustration. (more…)

 

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Cinemacon Day 1 Looks At Hercules, TMNT, Transformers and More.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

url-4Skewed and Reviewed is back at the 4th annual CinemaCon, a gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon helps jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. (more…)

 

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5 Mistakes That Game Publisher Make Over and Over

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Battlefield 4 video game by EA

Battlefield 4 video game by EA

Being a multi-billion dollar a year industry would to many be a sign that things are being done well. However for every game that does well and breaks the bank, there are scores that fail to find an audience, largely go unnoticed, or worse, cause a developer to fail.  I worked at both Monolith and Sierra as I was starting out as a film and game journalist so I have seen how this system works up close and personally for several years in addition to over 20 years as a game journalist.  With that in mind, let us look at the five biggest mistakes that game companies make that often lead to disaster. (more…)

 

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TitanFall Composer Stephen Barton Calls Game An Immensely Fast, Kinetic Experience

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

130823-Stephen-Barton0205-620x350Recently we got the chance to speak with composer Stephen Barton about his work in the film and game industry. Stephen has recently worked on the score for the impressive looking game TitanFall and was kind enough to talk about the experience with us. The full interview will appear in our Feb 2014 magazine issue but we are posting selections from the interview now. (more…)

 

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Infamous: Second Son vs TitanFall. Why Sony Needs To Press The Gas Pedal

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

infamous_second_son_13695119081840-620x350So far Sony has to be overjoyed about the response to their new Playstation 4 system both in terms of sales and reviews. The system is poised to take an even greater step in the next few weeks as it launches in Japan which has traditionally been a successful market for the Japanese company and is rife with eager gamers and technology fans. (more…)

 

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Remember the Early Days of Gaming!

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

sknr_logo_smallAs a long time gamer that went from the early home consoles to the PC for my gaming needs, I can appreciate just how much things have changed since the days of the Atari 2600 and first Nintendo system.

While I still prefer the PC for the majority of my gaming, I do own and play on the consoles mainly for exclusives and a change of pace.  With that being said, I have not been a fan of the trend of micro-transactions and pay to play model that has become commonplace in many games. I appreciate the growing costs of game development, but if you are asking for $59.99 for a game, to me it is wrong to charge people for in game items and for the “privilege” of being able to play online and against other players. (more…)

 

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UltraStar Charity Laser Tag Tournament

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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2013-04-13_12-32-42_606UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Comicon Fan Clubs Prepare for 2nd Annual Charity Laser Tag Tournament

Skewed and Reviewed, Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix Area Fan Clubs and UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle come together to raise money for “Kids Need to Read”   (more…)

 

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2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

11972472643_8873061469_mC.E.S. in Las Vegas was the biggest and best showcase yet for all things technology. This was our third year covering the show and it continues to grow each year as it has sprawled beyond the massive convention center to also include convention space at the Venetian and several hotel suites across town where companies base themselves for private meetings.

Unlike most other trade shows and conventions, C.E.S. is home to everything from computer and console hardware and accessories to more innovative products which include medical products, audio technology, television, home appliances, vehicle tech, and much more. Simply put if it runs on batteries or electricity, you can bet there is a place for it at the show. (more…)

 

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PlayStation 4 – Infamous

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

inFAMOUS_Second_Son-Delsin_Rocket_1377021656Recently I got the chance to have some up close and hands on time with the pending PlayStation 4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son. During our coverage of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony had a massive exhibit space that featured everything from UHD Televisions to wearable tech and of course the PlayStation 4. The game is the third in the Infamous series and follows a new character named Deslin who is a graffiti artist in Seattle.

The city is under the crushing control of the Department of Unified Protection, or DUP and when his powers become active, Deslin must battle the DUP to restore freedom to the city. (more…)

 

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