Steve Burke

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

Black Friday - or as I've grown to call it, Black November - exploded into the gaming scene with the evolution of websites and applications like Newegg or Steam. My press inbox alone has been flooded with around thirty-seven emails about sales on just as many (or more) websites... and that was just in the last twelve hours. What was once an American tradition of treacherous line-camping from dusk to dawn - rain, sleet, or snow - has advanced into a global phenomenon of e-sales. There was a time when gamers made their annual pilgrimage from their homes to electronics stores, venturing forth under the cover of night to stake their claim of a 5'x5' piece of concrete. This day would be theirs to plunder! When the doors to shops opened, a ravenous crowd of (mostly stinky) nerds stampeded security guards and "rent-a-cops," leaving a wake of empty shelves and destruction on the quest to the "Consumer Electronics" aisle. It's become obsolete!

Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition Review

in Games
Thursday, 04 November 2010

Biting the pointy ear clean from a taunting elf's temporal bone, stopping to drink the refreshing blood, and then stampeding down the field with a spiked ball tucked safely under the armpit of an Orc: that's Blood Bowl. However, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition is a bit more sophisticated; the new release encompasses the sprawling expanse that is Warhammer's race system. In total, there are now twenty playable races - eleven of which are fresh to the pitch, to include: Norse, Undead, Ogres, and Amazon.

The once-green football fields will soon be saturated with the blood of Orcs, Elves, and eighteen other races; the uprooted grass you see at this Blood Bowl arena will not be a result of cleats, but of the gruesome spikes strapped to the plated 'padding' adorned by each team. If you know people that think they're manly for watching real-world football, it's time to strap on the chainmail, conceal those boot-daggers, and show them how to play ball the way gamers play ball: with gut-spilling, skull-crushing, reckless abandon.

 

The smash-hit fusion between comedy, stunning visuals, and classic dungeon crawling grows to be one year old! Between reviewing the original game last year and checking out the upcoming Torchlight II at PAX this year, it may come as no surprise that the title has survived its first year in the treacherous gaming world. What might come as a surprise, though, is that Runic Games is promoting their baby's birthday with a 50% off sale on their website! The sale will be online for 48 hours, so be sure to jump on it; you need to be prepared for Torchlight II, that we can promise. The Torchlight team released the following statement:

The hilarious fantasy kingdom simulator, Majesty 2 (reviewed here), returns triumphantly from its short delve into the darkened rooms of developers. The new expansion pack bolsters its prevailing themes of sarcasm and self-deprecating humor with a whole slew of new monsters, characters, maps, and more! The full list of new features can be found below.

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