Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Dudes and Dudettes, major league buttkicking is back in town! Just kidding but points to you if you get reference (Answer will be below the runners up)! This is Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! The post in which I show you things you may or may not have seen that I found on my journeys through the series of tubes that we surf every day! Lets get it started!

First up! Gotta eat them all! Pancakemon!

So many noms!

Next up! MLG Streaming gamer BrowithaFro lets his mom play Dark Souls!

Some moms got skillz! Mad skillz!

Last but not least Happy Birthday World of Warcraft! Watch this documentary that Blizzard released called Looking for Group!

That’s all I have for you this week on Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Remember kids, lots of money doesn’t make you a super hero, steel balls does.

Runners up!

ADHD games presents Sympathy for Slender man song:

Los Santos Comes To Life In These Painstakingly-Made GTA V Dioaramas http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/06/los-santos-comes-to-life-in-these-painstakingly-made-gta-v-dioaramas.aspx

 

(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the movie)

Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

It’s a new week and that means a new edition of Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! The post in which I share the gaming themed things I find while perusing the internet and share it with you!

First up, Mere days after and I quote from Rizz(RIP) “no real glitches yet” this pops up. Apparently, Christen Kirksey of the Tennesse Titans measures in at 1’ 2” tall. Check this out.

I wonder how long it will take for EA to push an update to fix this but until they do, that little guy will be on my team!

Next up, The Game Theorist did a video recently laying out how World of Warcraft is going to save the economy.

Pretty incredible stuff. And they say gamers are dumb.

Last but not least sent to me by Rizz(RIP) What if every video game were a movie? I mean every video game…. Like Pong…. Heres the trailer!

The greatest movie ever not made. I’m buying my tickets now.

That’s all I got for you this week in Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week as we continue our adventure!
Runners Up!

Bad Plumbers Mate: http://kotaku.com/8-25-2014-bad-plumbers-mate-1627879336

Cardboard Cockpit – http://kotaku.com/here-you-go-a-cockpit-for-your-flying-video-games-1629145197

Boss Battle 105: Zombie Sierra

Sierra GamesThis week on Boss Battle 105, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), special guest DJ Lunchbox (djlunchbox) of PanelRiot (@panelriot), and Sorg (@sorgatron).  On this weeks show:




  • We discuss our gaming achievements from the past week.
  • DJ Lunchbox discusses how he got into video games, PanelRiot, and how it ties into video games.
  • In Video Game Themed Things From Around The Internet…net…net: Orchestra Punchout, a mysterious and unkillable Goomba and Call of Duty trolling.
  • In things you should be made aware of, We talk about a Call of Duty themed Xbox One, Sierra working on Geometry Wars 3 and Kings Quest and the upcoming Roller Coaster Tycoon World!
  • Talk on a new Silent Hill game.
  • News on Robin Williams possibly being in World of Warcraft.
  • The controversy over the new Tomb Raider game.
  • Discussion on CM Punk being in WWE2K15 and more thoughts on the game.
  • Lastly In our Final Round discussion, we discuss comic book gaming!

Remember to check out:

Our Twitter @insertcointb and view our Website at insertcointobegin.com!
Also, catch our shows live, we record every Tuesday around 8 PM EST and it can be seen at live.sorgatronmedia.com!

Iranians no longer able to play Blizzard’s online games.


Lets start with this statement from Blizzard themselves:

“What we can tell you is that United States trade restrictions and economic sanction laws prohibit Blizzard from doing business with residents of certain nations, including Iran. Several of you have seen and cited the text in the Terms of Use which relates to these government-imposed sanctions. This week, Blizzard tightened up its procedures to ensure compliance with these laws, and players connecting from the affected nations are restricted from access to
Blizzard games and services.

This also prevents us from providing any refunds, credits, transfers, or other service options to accounts in these countries. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will happily lift these restrictions as soon as US law allows.”

Now, not to get all political but this is completely normal. Trade embargos happen all the time across the world. The issue is what lies ahead. Blizzard pulls out the a-hole card. You know that card you pull out when you are being a complete and utter a-hole.

According to Blizzards terms of service this was supposed to happen from the beginning but due to them not enforcing it people have been playing it. However, now that the government is forcing them to follow the trade guidelines Blizzard said pfffffffffffffft and went back to their own terms and said that “Blizzard is unable to provide refunds, credits, transfers, or other service options to accounts in Iran and will happily lift these restrictions as soon as US law allows.” Dick Move.

In case you are curious here’s the rest of the list of countries that can’t play these games:

– Colombia
– Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast
– Cuba
– Democratic Republic of the Congo
– Libya
– Republic of the Congo
– Somalia
– Myanmar
– North Korea
– Sudan
– Syria

Now, without a doubt this is all because of the government pushing for compliance from all companies operation within the US. However, to not refund the 238,761 rials per person per month is a dick move.

City of Heroes/Villains to be no more.

Well at the beginning of the September, Gaming company NCsoft announced that due to a “realignment of company focus and publishing support” they will be closing Paragon Studios. Paragon is the studio that is solely responsible for the Super Hero MMO. The studio released this statement on their website.

“Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios

This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world’s first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we’ve all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won’t regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You’ve been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn’t have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don’t dwell on the “how” or the “why”, but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

Thank you, and I’ll see you in the skies, one last time.

Andy Belford
Community Manager
Paragon Studios”.

However, this does not mean that the users will go down with out a fight. Over the weekend hundreds of nerds took to the game with their respective characters and staged an in game rally and sit on the steps of the games city hall. The rally got so huge that there was at least 30 instances of the city hall full of rallies meaning there were about 2500 people across the server farms and it was enough to threaten a server crash. No word as to whether or not the servers crashed but the message was sent.

I spent some time running around the city and saving innocent bystanders from the grasp of evil and all I have to say is that it is no W.O.W. having played a couple of of NCsoft’s games I can’t say that they were enough to keep me around, but then again to each their own.

Tribute To Nintendo Power

Patrick Scott Patterson shares a ton of the ads, news segments, and other things we most remember about the beloved, long-running publication. “It’s a bird. It’s a frog. No, it’s

Brings a tear to my eye.

League of Legends style Mobile game?

Mobile gaming mogul Gameloft announced that they will be releasing a League of Legends style game. The Multiplayer online Battle arena game called Heroes of order and Chaos pit teams of 3-5 against one another in attempts to destroy the others base. This is mainly a multiplayer game but Gameloft stated that there will be single player bots available to battle as well.

As it is with the mobile gaming arena the keys for the game are virtual. On screen joystick and action button on the left and right respectfully. However you can assign hotkeys to the right side of the screen for ease of access and other modifications to the genre will help the player cope with the fact that there is no mouse and keyboard. The roster will include 30 playable characters from the Order & Chaos universe with a roster of 6 free each week or the player can spend money on out of season characters.

Normally, I would think that this is a little ambitious of a game to be releasing on a mobile platform however with the work that Gameloft has been doing as a company with releases such as Batman I think that if anyone could pull this off and be hugely successful with it, It is Gameloft. My judgement however will be reserved once I get my hands on it and find out what they are using for in game purchases in this one. The game will available on October 11th on both Android and iOS.

And Speaking of League of Legends we will be back next hour with a story of a battle of their own! Tune in.

Sesame Street figures it out. As usual.

Being released today is a new Sesame Street dvd. Let me stop you there. “Why are you talking about Sesame Street on a gaming site Chachi?” 1. Sesame Street is awesome. 2. They are using video games.

Being release today the dvd is called Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge which includes New overall content. 5 new songs and count them, 7, yes 7(ha ha ha) video game parodies. The gaming parodies include Guitar Hero, Pac-Man, Angry Birds and more.

Like this one here that is probably supposed to be a World of Warcraft parody.

This is why I love Sesame Street besides being awesome in general they are not afraid to use what they know kids want to help them continue learning. Well done you furry little monsters.

Source: G4tv.com

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies gnaws on your Androids braaaaaaainnns….

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, the fan-favorite app based on the popular Zombies mode from Treyarch’s and Activision’s record-setting hit Call of Duty: Black Ops, is now coming to Android.

Adapted by Ideaworks Game Studio and distributed by Glu Mobile, Inc. in partnership with Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies delivers heart-pounding maps: Kino Der Toten, Ascension, and Call of the Dead: Director’s Cut, as well as “Dead-Ops Arcade,” a 50-level zombie gauntlet that provides the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty’s signature Zombie action. Gamers can play solo, or join a team of four players via Wi-Fi as they mow down hordes of zombies using a variety of weapons and perks only available in the zombie experience.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies on Android is available exclusively for 30 days on Sony’s Xperia smart phones as well as Sony’s Xperia Play Optimized devices including the Xperia Play, with its dedicated gaming keypad, and the critically acclaimed Xperia S and Xperia Ion.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Glu Mobile and Ideaworks to bring the Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies mobile experience to Android, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch first on Sony’s critically acclaimed line-up of Xperia devices,” says Greg Canessa, Vice President of Mobile Development, Activision Publishing, Inc.

“We’re delighted to bring the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise to Android smartphones and Xperia for the first time. And what better way to make this introduction than with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies,” said Tim Harrison, Head of Content Marketing and Strategy at Sony Mobile. “There’s nothing else in this world or the underworld like Call of Duty. We can’t wait to unleash Zombies to our fans.”

Players can also opt to enhance their experience with the in-game CoD Point System, available in the single-player mode. With six tiers of in-app purchasing options to choose from, Zombies fans will be able to take the action to a new level by unlocking additional areas and securing better weapons in less time.