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.

New Demigod in the Arena?

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Gas Powered Games is still fueling their production with the power of patches.  GPG has announced that its newest demigod to be added to the arena is the "Demon Assassin," a melee-based unit fighting under the banner of Darkness.  Dual-wielding a sword and fighting knife, he's the kind of DPS that may just be enough to scare that rook away.  

According to "FrogBoy" of the Demigod forums, the Demon Assassin is a "highly mobile character, who can quickly close the gap between himself and his opponent through use of warp attacks."  Think of Erebus, but even more obnoxious.  Using a so-called Shadow Swap ability, the Demon Assassin swaps positions with the targeted demigod, possibly pulling enemies back into the midst of your allies. 

 

The Demon Assassin is also a fast attacker, and has a passive (as in always active) ability to critically strike!  He also has an ability which increases his dodge percentages, meaning there are lots of evasion-builds in our future.

Here's a quote from the forums (click Read More):

OS Stats Released, Big Surprise.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Surprise, surprise!  Did you think those Apple ads were really working?  We didn't either, and as gaming elitists, we all know how many games Mac can handle.  Who remembers Oregon Trail?

The stats for operating systems can be seen here (change statistic in bottom to OS).  It is instantly noticeable that in the following regions: Worldwide, China, Africa, and, uh, almost everywhere else, Windows XP and Vista are the dominant forces.  Don't tell your Mactarded friends - they won't believe you.  In China, Microsoft dominates 99% of the market, while in South Africa it is much the same.  

In other recent news, it was revealed that the iPhone holds .45% of the global phone market (that's less than half a percent), the iPod holds a solid .87% of the market, and the global use of Mac OS's has fallen by 50%, from 2% to 1.5%.  Yeah, big deal.

 

 

 

Modern Warfare 2 meets 50 Cent

Saturday, 08 August 2009

Fifty Cent joined Infinity Ward recently to play some Modern Warfare 2, and discuss his cameo in the game.

Fitty will take over some of the basic voice roles, along with several other famous (unnamed) people, in Infinity Ward's new game.  Fifty's official site says the rapper will lend his voice as "the Multi-Player voice," and Robert Bowling of IW states that 50 Cent is "one of many squad voices featured in multiplayer and Spec Ops modes [in MW2]." 

Bowling told us, "He is one of quite a few casual cameos in the game, none of which I can name at this point."

 

Specifically, you'll hear 50 shouting, "Reloading," "Tango Down!" "I'm down, get me up!" and "Watch your fire."

Robert Bowling did clear up the rumor that Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte will not be voice acting in the game, and that they just visited the studio with 50 Cent as friends.

The Arts Institute of North America conducted an interview with RockStar Games.  The studio talks about what they want to see in a potential employee.

Our favorite Infinity Ward blogger, fourzerotwo, has leaked the up-to-date and official Modern Warfare 2 box art!  MW2 is set to release 11.10.09.  Click the image to the left for full size.

 

 

 

 

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