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November 22, 2015 • Reviews

Gear Diary’s Alienware Steam Machine Review and Valve Game Key Giveaway!

The Alienware Steam Machine is unlike any computer I’ve ever used before. It’s built small enough to fit seamlessly with your living room entertainment center while also providing an excellent gaming experience. While the game library leaves something to be desired, this is a giant leap in the right direction. Buy your Alienware Steam Machine …

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November 6, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Gear Diary’s Alienware Steam Machine First Impressions and Unboxing

First things, first; what the heck is an Alienware Steam Machine? Glad I asked. Alienware’s Steam Machine is a gaming PC that was born out of the need to bring PC gaming out from behind the desk and into the living room. It’s a tiny, yet powerful PC that’s capable of playing all the latest …

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August 12, 2015 • Gaming, News

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Launching August 26th!

One of my favorite recent games is Divinity: Original Sin from Larian Studios, who developed my ‘Top 5 all-time’ RPG Divine Divinity. The game released on Mac & PC about a year ago to much acclaim, and is getting an enhanced edition and console release this fall. Now Larian has announced that they are working …

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June 4, 2015 • Gaming, News

Fallout 4 is Happening and it’ll be a Beautiful Nuclear Wasteland

After 24 hours of teasing, Bethesda Game Studios announced the long-awaited fourth installment of the Fallout video game franchise ahead of the full reveal at E3. Fallout 4 takes place in, you guessed it, an open-world post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland…but this time, it appears to be in post-nuclear fallout Boston! Fallout 4 will be released on …

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April 10, 2015 • Gaming, News

CDProjekt Red Announces The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass, 30 MORE Hours of Fun

The Witcher 3 isn’t even out yet with a release planned for next month, yet we have just gotten word that developer CD Project Red is planning two large expansions, and has just put up for pre-order what they are calling The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass, which includes both expansions to be released over the …

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Last fall the game ‘Lords of the Fallen’ was released to solid reviews, and amazement at the scope and art direction given the small size of the studios involved with the game. Since then it has become popular with hardcore RPG fans for the solid gameplay and overall sense of fun. Now the Ancient Labyrinth …

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

The NVIDIA Shield tablet is a solid gaming-centric device that has racked up some solid PC-port games since release. Now NVIDIA has returned at GDC with the announcement of a ‘set top gaming box’ that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV consumer product when it’s released, and also be loaded with great gaming …

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March 3, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced at GDC

This is a busy couple of weeks for technology folks between MWC, GDC, PAX East and SPIE (ok, the last one isn’t consumer focused but will drive the technology for the next decade). Today at GDC (Game Developer Conference) Frozenbyte announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, the second sequel to the popular 2009 side-scrolling …

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March 3, 2015 • Gaming, News

3D Realms Returns with Bombshell, 2015 Release Expected

When last we heard about 3D Realms, it was with regards to the Duke Nukem franchise and the Gearbox release of Duke Nukem Forever, of which the less said perhaps the better. Their last release was 2006’s Prey, a solid game with a sequel that was cancelled. But now they are back with a great …

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February 18, 2015 • Gaming, News

Hand of Fate Now Available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC?!

Hand of Fate is a card-based roguelike that found funding through Kickstarter just over a year ago, and has now been released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game blends the RPG and collectible card games genres easily and with a style that is bound to appeal to fans of both game types.

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February 3, 2015 • Editorials, Gaming

New to Gaming? Which System Should You Buy?

It’s easy to assume that everyone out there already has a favorite gaming system, whether it be Xbox, Playstation, Wii, or something else. But what if you are totally new to gaming? What if you want to play, but you have little experience with any of the available gaming options, and you have no idea where to get …

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August 13, 2014 • News

Gear Up for the “Mercedes Cup” Mario Kart 8 Tournament

August 27, 2014 will be the 22nd anniversary of the initial Super Mario Kart game release (now available for $7.99 in Nintendo eShop for Wii U), the beginning date of the Mario Kart 8 online worldwide “Mercedes Cup” tournament on the Nintendo Wii U and the earliest date that Mario Kart 8 players can download …

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April 22, 2014 • Gear Bits

Titanfall on Xbox One Xbox 360 and PC on Sale for $36.99 at Amazon Today!

Have you been holding out, waiting for a deal on Titanfall? Well today is your lucky day! Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day for today includes Titanfall on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even PC, for a cool $36.99. It’s a savings of about 38% and a heck of a deal. Be sure to …

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March 22, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review for PlayStation 3

In South Park: The Stick of Truth, players explore the small Colorado town, engage in turned-based fighting, and encounter endless characters. Almost every conceivable element from the animated television series has been transferred over to this video game adaptation. In fact, developers have created an authentic simulation microcosm of the show where any player (fan …

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March 11, 2014 • Gaming

Xbox Live Outages Anger Titanfall Players on Release Day, Make me Question Always-Online Gaming

Today was the day millions of Xbox One owners were waiting for: the release of Titanfall.  All this waiting, only to get home to find that the always-reliable Xbox Live has let them down.  Although it’s not as big of a deal as some Twitter reactions say, it really brings into question the legitimacy of …

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February 24, 2014 • Gear Bits

Microsoft Announces Xbox One Titanfall Bundle Including Free Titanfall Download

So here’s a sweet deal for those of you looking to purchase an Xbox One.  Microsoft is now offering an Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which includes the Xbox One, a digital download of Titanfall, and a month of Xbox Live; all for the price of your standard Xbox One.  This almost makes me wish I …

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February 13, 2014 • Gaming

Youtube Explodes with Excitement as Titanfall Beta Footage is Released

Titanfall’s developer, Respawn, held a media event last week in London, but there was an embargo on all video and impressions that expired yesterday.  You can guess what happened yesterday as TONS of videos and commentary showing footage from this weekend’s beta build flooded the interwebs.  Past the break, you’ll find a few choice links …

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February 11, 2014 • Gear Bits

Titanfall has Opened Beta Testing Signups for PC and Xbox One

Respawn has just opened up Titanfall Beta testing signups on the PC and Xbox One; apologies to those with an Xbox 360.  Titanfall’s website says that seats in the Beta are limited and if chosen, you’ll be emailed with further information “no later than 11:59 PM PST on Feb 17th.”  Sign up at Titanfall’s website …

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February 9, 2014 • Gaming, Gear Bits

Check out the ‘Thief 101’ Trailer for the Upcoming Game Reboot

In 1998 I got Thief as a birthday present. It presented a morally ambiguous first-person world with choices and freedom, and the ability to sneak around the world in a way no game had ever done before. The sequels were excellent. Now we get a ‘reboot’ of the series – and a trailer to tell …

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February 7, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Review on PlayStation 4

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a definite addition for next-gen console game libraries thanks to a strong narrative, poignant character development, and enhanced connections with Lara Croft’s gear, motivations, and background. A promising start that showcases the original 2013 Tomb Raider game from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics that hopefully brings many more high quality …

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February 7, 2014 • Gear Bits

Titanfall Beta Test Details Coming Early Next Week

Are you excited for Titanfall to be released on Xbox One and PC on March 11th?  So am I!  I cannot legally say whether or not I took part in the Alpha test, but there is a Beta test on the way!  Respawn tweeted today that Beta test details will be announced sometime early next …

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