Friday, July 29, 2011

Download Brink's Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now

Download Brink's Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now:

"Download Brink’s Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now
The battle for The Ark spills over into the underwater Labs facility and Founders' Tower on August 3, when the free Agents of Change downloadable content is released for Bethesda's Brink.

Consisting of a pair of fresh maps, a bunch new clothing and weapon attachments, and a level cap boost to 24, Agents of Change is Bethesda and developer Splash Damage's way of saying thank you to the players that have flocked to the game on Steam, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3. Mind you the thank you only lasts for two weeks, after which a price tag shall be affixed, so download it early if you wish to bask in the gratitude."

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Inside Experience (8)

The Inside Experience (8)

Awesome Alternate Reality Game/Film that just started starring Emmy Rossum.

The official FB to play the Game

New Info on Portal 2 DLC | Valve News

New Info on Portal 2 DLC | Valve News

Portal 2′s upcoming DLC will bring a few new features and game mechanics to Portal 2. Here’s whats new.
Disapproval, a user from the forums, recently visited Valve and got a chance to ask some questions about the new Portal 2 DLC, most notably the fact that it’s apparently coming out very soon, which we kind of already knew.
The upcoming DLC will have leaderboards as well as an all-new co-op course with its own story.That’s right, its own independent story.
I got to meet Erik Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton at Valve, they were really great and answered a lot of the questions you guys asked. I learned a lot of other cool tidbits too, which I will be sharing over the course of this thread.
So ask me any question you asked before in the previous thread and I will answer it.
Oh yes, the DLC is going to come out soon. Pretty darn soon.
But how soon? Valve time soon?
I asked him when he told me “Soon as in Valve time?” and he’s like “No no… we got it all wrapped up, really, fairly soon”
So, more co-op changes. This is kind of a no-brainer. Valve wants people to continue playing co-op but, there isn’t anything left to play once you beat all the chambers, but a story? That could be tons of fun. Expect lots of rumors and speculation about HL3 when this dlc comes out.
Leaderboards also will add a nice touch to the Portal 2 experience. I’m excited.
You can read and discuss the thread here. As a side note, I really want his/her cup.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Watch: Jessica Biel talks Total Recall bruises, insurance, Bryan Cranston -

Watch: Jessica Biel talks Total Recall bruises, insurance, Bryan Cranston -

SAN DIEGO - Jessica Biel looks great on the red carpet at Comic-Con; it's not apparent at all that she's covered in green bruises.
The source of her abrasions and contusions is from "Total Recall," and while this action-sci-fi flick will have plenty of stunts, they're not ones Biel can do herself. "I'm always insisting [on doing some stunts, and then, y'know, insurance," she smiled during her HitFix interview. "Insurance blows sometimes. It ruins the fun."
This 2012-skedded version is halfway through shooting now, and ready for its spotlight in the cycle of Hollywood remakes.
But where it diverges from the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, is that this Colin Farrell-led version sticks much closer to the original source, Philip K. Dick's 1966 novelette "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
"We're focusing on theme pretty much from Dick's source material," Biel says.
But that doesn't mean some humor gets thrown into the butt-kicking mix. Of co-star Bryan Cranston, who plays the villain, "That man... he just sweats funny," Biel said. "I get a few funny moments. The funny's there, but we're not just cracking jokes, we're really just trying to play the emotion."
"Total Recall" will be out in August 2012.

Bill Clinton: Top 1% can afford to pay more tax

Bill Clinton: Top 1% can afford to pay more tax

WWII to 1980
Bottom 90% of American income earned 65% of national income, top 10% earned 35%,  top 1% earned 9%

1981 to 2001
bottom 90% dropped from 65% to 52%,  top 10 went from% 35 to 48%,  top 1% went from 1% to 22%

2001 - 2011
90% of income gains went to the top 10%, 40% went to top 1%

Friday, July 22, 2011

Poor Americans are Gamers, Too

Poor Americans are Gamers, Too

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In case you didn't know, there are poor gamers. 
Conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation has published a report on what it means to be poor in America today. According to the report, households living in poverty have many modern amenities including air conditioning, cable TV and video game consoles.The report is meant to show that the standards of living for the poor are in many cases better than most would imagine, but is a minority of impoverished families owning some sort of video game console really unexpected? Technology prices are going down. An Xbox 360 can be picked up for around $100 and consoles from the previous generation go for even less.The report is based on the 2005 census which shows that 29.3% of poor U.S. households have video game consoles—the same amount that have internet service. 53.9% of poor households with children have a video game system in the house.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Console Sales

Larry Hryb - Google+: "Halfway through 2011, Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market, selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months. Even while console and software sales across the industry have slowed, as often happens in the summer, Xbox 360 continues growing, staying on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history in the sixth year of its lifecycle.

June 2011 NPD highlights include:
• Holding 48% share of the overall current-generation console market share, Xbox 360 sold 507,000 units in June, selling nearly twice as many units as other current-generation platforms and maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011. Additionally, Xbox 360 was the only console in the U.S. to show year-over-year growth in the month of June. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
• Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in June (hardware, software and accessories) reached $350 million, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
• During the month of June, three of the top ten console game titles were for Xbox 360 including: “L.A. Noire,” “Duke Nukem Forever,” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Activision Seeking to Seize Domain

If you haven't visited it yet, you may want to hit it quick before it gets stolen. Gaming giant Activision isn't too keen what the owner of is doing to not only smear it's name as
a "copy paste" game with little improvements or graphical enhancements; but also seeks to promote Battlefield 3. I have always preferred the battlefield franchise over Call of Duty(I have 1k gs in COD 1,2,3, and Black Ops) and I have to agree for the most part all COD games are pretty much copy/paste.  They're boring to me and the maps are tiny. I have also always much preferred the battlefield franchise for their expansive diverse maps and constantly evolving gameplay. I realize this opinion isn't popular as so many adore COD with a rabidness only fanboy's can produce. Anyhow, give the url a check out, it's got a pretty funny spoof of Monty Python "The Life of Brian" spoofed to MW3 in the same fashion as the hitler falling down videos.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brink: Agents of Change

Brink's new DLC will be available for free for 2 weeks(you get to keep them free if you download them in that time). All these treasures were ment to drop in June and now promised for early July. There will be five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new weapon attachments, will be free for two weeks on the PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live. It is currently in submission at Microsoft and Sony.
Also in the works is a "major" title update, set to bring online optimization, AI enhancements and weapon balance tweaks based on player feedback.

New Maps
  • Founders' Tower – The revolution finally reaches the island's iconic spire and takes the battle for the Ark to dizzying heights.
  • Labs – Venture into the depths of the Ark’s original research and development laboratories, a submerged high-tech facility so far untouched by the civil war.
New Player Abilities
  • UAV – This stealthy and lethal device allows Operatives to automatically mark nearby enemies on their radar. For more explosive fun, they can even take direct control of the UAV and detonate it near unsuspecting foes.
  • Napalm Grenade – Soldiers can use this new grenade to cover an area in a sea of deadly flames.
  • Pyro Mine – Engineers can plant these mines and leave enemies in the epicenter of a massive napalm explosion.
  • Field Regen Unit – Medics can deploy these units to increase the health regeneration of any nearby teammates.
  • Tactical Scanner – This universal ability allows players to reveal the active buffs of their opponents, allowing them to pick off enemies more strategically.
New Weapon Attachments
  • Bayonets – Gain the edge in melee combat and cause extra damage with these deadly blades.
  • Weapon Shields – Take cover from enemy fire and prevent headshot bonus damage behind riot-style shields.
New Character Outfits
  • The Sad Punk – Add a touch of Steampunk to your Resistance character.
  • The Limey – Bring order to the Ark with this outfit inspired by traditional European police lawmen.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gamer Humor: Stand Up

Its been a tough week between joint pain and migraines, So I thought I'd at least stop in and post a link to some of the best gamer stand up comedy from
and give this a watch

It seems to me gamer humor is falling more and more to the wayside, some of my favorites over the years have been, Pure Pwnage(canceled after a brief stint on tv), Red Vs. Blue, Penny Arcade, Angry Video Game Nerd, The Guild, and of course the ever so funny Zero Punctuation.

What are some of your favorite video game inspired humor?