Bethesda announced on their blog today that fans can get Dishonored’s first DLC, Dunwall City Trials, free when purchasing the full game for $59.99 at available Gamestop stores – that’s a “savings” of $4.99
The purchase will also come with the official game guide from Brady Games, a $14.99 value, which is considerably more than just googling walkthroughs or listening to somebody give you a step-by-step on YouTube (if you’re into that kind of thing). Continue reading “How Gamestop Is Trying to Convince You to Still Pay $60 for Dishonored” »
That’s how Bill Heyman of Eden Prairie, Minnesota describes his condition – both he and his wife, Jodi have cancer. Over the past six years, Bill and Jodi have had three kinds of cancer between the two of them.
Jodi was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago and has now been diagnosed with Leukemia, the result of her chemotherapy treatment for her previous condition. Bill is battling Stage 4 Melanoma (a treatable but still very deadly form of cancer). Continue reading “Kids Step Up To Help Parents, Both of Which Have Cancer (Video)” »
“An epic tale about Dragons n’ Stuff”…
This is how the team at Never Read it Productions describes their online series, Walking In Circles, now finishing up production of its second season.
Series Producer James Rodehaver told us at The Jace Hall Show:
“We did the first season of WIC because we were tired of other people teling us no. We wanted to write, act, direct, and produce something for film. Without any experience or contacts we knew we had to do it ourselves.”
Walking In Circles takes audiences on the journey of five adventurers, led by a barbarian prince, who quickly find out exploring isn’t everything they thought it’d be.
“The show is inspired by a lifelong love of fantasy. The writer grew up playing games like Final Fantasy, Baldur’s Gate, and tabletop D&D….The goal in second season was to take everything we learned from our experiences with first season and create the most epic show possible.”
Below is a first peak into the second season, in addition to more insights fans can expect from the series.
For more updates, check out the series Facebook page up to the debut of Season 2.
A Japanese Guy, dubbed on the internet simply as a Japanese Guy, currently has over 500,000 views for a video showing off a nifty, custom made quick draw system for your iPhone.
The product is two parts ingenious, three parts hilarious, as the device’s creator shows us different ways to use the quick draw system and poke your eye out all at the same time. Currently, there’s no word if the phone is for sale, or if you need your own lawyer just to use it in public. Continue reading “Japanese Guy Shows Off iPhone Quick Draw System, Proves Why It’s a Horrible Idea (Videos)” »
CES 2013 has revealed a weapon that looks like it’s something straight out of the Terminator, except this gun actually has a price tag (and probably a waiting period of at least three days).
The Austin based startup, TrackingPoint, believes they have developed a ”Precision Guided Firearms” that allows you to capture the perfect shot. Together the gun is made of a modified trigger mechanism with variable weighting, and a computerized digital tracking scope. It also has hand-loaded match grade rounds, which are purchased directly from the manufacturer. Continue reading “Meet The $17,000 Linux Powered Rifle, Complete With Auto-aim” »
Now it is not just referring to the $9.7 billion in sales the Chinese games industry pulled in, the CAS based the decision on “overall health.” The report states that China’s overall state of health has exceeded the United States since 2007, adding that trend will expand in 2019, when China is expected to become the world’s biggest economy. Currently China’s economy is half of the United States, based on GDP ($7.3 trillion to U.S. 15 trillion)., but that again is expected to change. Continue reading “China Says They Will Surpass United States By 2049…Why They’re Probably Right” »
While projects in the music category had the most FUNDERS, gaming projects overwhelmingly dominated the competition with $83 million raised — accounting for 561,574 backers for 2,796 different games projects (911 which were “successful”). Continue reading “Video Games Raised over $83 Million On Kickstarter in 2012, Squirrel Projects Scrape $10,000” »
The balls this dude has are incredible…
A store clerk was apparently willing to go the distance and defend his store from all costs — even though it cost him a couple of swift hacks to the body by a couple of burglars with machetes. Continue reading “Man Fends Off Two Machete Wielding Robbers With His Bare Hands (Video)” »
If you are even remotely familiar with League of Legends, Skullgirls or K-On! you’ve probably heard of Cristina Vee. She’s one of the most prominent young voice actresses in the
industry and her talent is seen in everything from her music to her cosplay.
But how did she build a career in the gaming/anime/entertainment industry? What struggles did she have to overcome, and what lessons did she learn that we ALL can relate to?
We sat down with Cristina to hear her perspective on everything from voicing anime characters to playing League of Legends. Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading “Anime and League of Legends Goddess, Cristina Vee, Gives Us Her Secrets To Success” »
While this news is encouraging, the ultimate struggle back to recovery will be very long and obviously expensive. Peter reportedly has health insurance, but situations like this often go beyond most coverage plans. Continue reading “‘Incredible Hulk’ Writer, Peter David Recovering From Stroke; Family Asking For Help” »
Recently, if gaming news were coming from Asia it probably meant a) Wii U game sales were mediocre or b) someone had died playing LoL for 52 hours straight. But this latest peg comes straight from the source in China.
One father was apparently so perturbed that his 23 year old son was playing video games and not getting a job, that he hired gamers from within his son’s group to hunt down his son, Xiao Feng. The logic of course being that Feng would never want to play the game again. Continue reading “Dad Hires Hitmen To Curb Son’s Gaming Habit, Force Him To Find A Job” »
2012 was one of the most profitable years in gaming, with Black Ops II beating all kind of records and critically acclaimed indies like Journey and Mark of The Ninja proving AAA titles aren’t the only titles that matter.
But of the hundreds of video game releases this year, there were but only a handful we could choose as our favorites. In what’s nearly an impossible task, we used the following metrics to narrow our lists down to a TOP 5. Which games: Continue reading “The Top 5 Video Games of 2012” »
It’s no secret that the internet world is overflowing with hot girls pretending to be geeks. Sure some of them happen to be attractive women who also love geeky things (in other words…they’re perfect) but for whatever reason, be it the upward trend of the hipster or the rise of technology towards taking over everything, girls have made it very convenient to sell themselves as geeks.
Now we won’t mention names, but we know they’re out there…they’re on our TV’s, they’re in our movies, they’re wearing T-shirts that tell us they like geeks but in reality their hitting up the guy with the popped collar, wearing the popular cologne.
How do you spot such women? How do you tell the difference between a geek girl and a girl pretending to be a geek. Most of the time you can tell a poser a mile away, but just in case, here are 20 can’t miss signs that will immediatly tell you if a geek girls isn’t truly a geek: Continue reading “20 Signs That a Geek Girl Isn’t Truly a Geek” »
“I am not insane, I am angry. I killed because people like me are mistreated every day. I did this to show society, push us and we will push back…All throughout my life, I was ridiculed, always beaten, always hated. Can you, society, truly blame me for what I do? Yes, you will…It was not a cry for attention, it was not a cry for help. It was a scream in sheer agony saying that if you can’t pry your eyes open, if I can’t do it through pacifism, if I can’t show you through the displaying of intelligence, then I will do it with a bullet.”
Those are the words of Luke Woodham, the murderer responsible for the 1999 school shooting in Pearl, Mississippi. Woodham ran through the halls of his high school, killed two of his classmates, injured seven more, until he dashed out of the school towards his car…where he allegedly was planning on driving to another school to wreak even more havoc.
In the aftermath of the horrible tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut, a number of media outlets have linked video game consumption to gun violence, but as the Washington Post recently published, statistically, that does not appear to be the case.
The statistics charted below detail the rate of gun murder to video game consumption over ten countries. While the United States has a MUCH HIGHER rate of gun murder per capita, compared to the likes of Germany, Japan and The Netherlands, there is no empirical link to video game consumption — in fact, it shows a DOWNWARD trend.
In the United Staes, roughly 3 people out of 100,000 will be the victim of a gun murder, putting the U.S. ahead of the runner up Canada, by almost “2.5 people.”
Of course the chart does not graph the TYPES of video games being played e.g. violent, sports, RPG, etc. but it is safe to say that OVERALL consumption does not seem to dictate gun violence, or else The Netherlands would be at the top of the charts and would look like this:
ALL aspects relating to gun violence should be explored, which includes the lifestyle of an individual — however there is no DEFINITE link towards video game consumption and GUN violence — in this respect the evidence is to the contrary.
No they aren’t nine year olds with nothing but time on their hands, on average they are 30 years old and have been playing video games for 12 years. Also, the split is almost 50/50 guys vs. girls, with 38% of all gamers playing “social games.” The last statistic indicating that games like Farmville and Words with Friends have escewed the gaming demographic over the past several years.
Perhaps the most striking number were the total number of dollars grossed from 2011 – almost $25 billion for the gaming industry as a whole. Thats 7 billion less than the entire global box office (which North America contributed roughly $10 billion, too). Continue reading “Say What? Average Gamer is 30 years Old, Probably a Woman” »
One would hope that we could use today to remind us all of what we have and what really matters; to send our positive thoughts to those who undoubtedly can’t comprehend what has happened. From our President to law enforcement officials to small communities, many of us have done just that.
But unfortunately there are some who still can’t keep their eye on the ball. Violence and evil are a very tricky thing – if we could explain why they exist and how we can reduce their occurrence we undoubtedly would.
Continue reading “FOX NEWS Inappropriately Blames Video Games For Connecticut Tragedy; What The Media Isn’t Talking About” »
Yakuza 5 sold over 350,000 copies during its highly anticipated release in Japan this past week, surpassing the top 3 Wii U game launches combined.
New Super Mario Bros. U sold 163,528 copies, coming in second place overall, while Monster Hunter 3 (106,300) and Nintendo Land (72,121) filled in the fourth and sixth places, respectively.
Yakuza 5, the open world adventure title from SEGA and PS3 exclusive, put on a media blitz over the past month led by its main producers Toshihiro Nagoshi and Masayoshi Yokoyama:
“I feel the entire game pace has gone up…Compared to other Yakuzagames, you get a more dense play experience in the same amount of time.” Nagoshi added, “Starting with load times, we paid the closest attention to the “courtesy” to the user in the game’s development.”
The sales figures were enough to quell some of the energy around the Wii U, but still did not surpass the record set by Yakuza 4, which sold 500,000 copies in its first week back in 2010 (when it didn’t have to compete with the Wii U).
Currently there is no official word for the Worldwide release of Yakuza 5, but it is expected sometime in 2013.
In related Wii U news, the console did comfortably beat out the HARDWARE competition, selling 308,000 units. In second place was the 3DS with 211,000 followed by the PS3 at 36,000 units.
A PS3 controller can be seen in the video below adjusting and aiming the machine gun attached to the “Sham II” an armored car that can allegedly survive 23 mm cannon fire. The video shows a driver controlling the armored car using flat panel monitors inside the car, with another individual using The PS3 controller to swivel the gun toward enemies and taking aim based on the camera view.
There are no reports as to what inspired the gunner to use a PS3 controller, but critics are already raising concerns that a peripheral video game accessory is being used to cause havoc on an ACTUAL battlefield. Continue reading “Syrian Rebels Use PS3 Controller to Fire Machine Gun from Armored Tank” »
Sometimes, finding the right holiday gift for geeks can be tricky. Not because they’re hard to please or anything, but because there’s so much you can get them! When you go can get everything from replicas of The One Ring to a plush Companion Cube, it’s hard to pick what’ll make exactly the right gift.
So we at the Jace Hall Show decided to make things a little easier for you, and with our friends at Halloweencostumes.com, found some of the best geeky gifts to put under the tree this holiday season.