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.
Gaming conferences are kicking off around the country with the start of the new year, and North Carolina's "The Triangle" (Wake County area) is not one to lag behind. The Triangle Game Conference (TGC) is an event hosted for aspiring game developers - both programmers and designers - and, well, for gamers! Boasting over 30 gaming dev and gaming media companies, this game con is no joke. Epic Games, famous for Unreal Tournament & Gears of War, Insomniac Games, Crytek, wildly famous for Crysis, Atomic Games, known for the controversy over their next title, Six Days in Fallujah, and more will all be at the conference. A couple of "Game Development Universities" will also be on hand for those of us interested in the gaming industry.
Zombies. We've seen enough of them lately. Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, plenty of no-name other zombie games, it's just too much, right? Wrong. Plants vs. Zombies, the newest edition to our zombie obsession, is due to be released May 5th, 2009. What is Plants vs. Zombies, though?
Imagine this: Overrun by zombies wanting nothing more than your braaaainnnnssss (sorry, had to), your hometown only has one certified zombie-hunter. You.
Unfortunately, recent changes to the 2nd amendment have made it impossible to secure a pistol or pump-shotty for yourself. Oh, and don't think you can rely on the local hillbillies - they've all fled to the mountains and sealed up their hunting shacks. The Governator rings you up, panic-stricken, and says to you: "[Your name here], help us! The town will be decimated by the zombie-bobsledders, zombie-driven-zambonis (or are they zombonis?), and buckethead zombies! We need you to help us!"
Oh noes! Bobsledding zombies? None of those video games released earlier this year helped us prepare for that! There's only one obvious answer. Plants.
As a frequent-viewer of the Pure Pwnage gaming internet TV show (www.purepwnage.com), I thought I would make a short news announcement about how the Pure Pwnage team has recently recorded a new soundtrack - it's 12 days of christmas, except for gamers. Whether or not you like Pure Pwnage, you can still appreciate this awesome take on an old song, gamer style!
Flashcube Studios reinvents the ball, redefining those classic roll-the-ball puzzle games.
With the presidential race coming to a close and the new President of the US drawing near, EA Games puts aside the differences in the candidates, breaking it down to whoever has the biggest explosive will win. What am I talking about? The Mercenaries 2 Presidential mod. That's right, I said it. As posted in our forums:
EA Games proved their humor recently by releasing a patch for Mercenaries 2, which features the fully tricked-out Barrack Obama and Sarah Palin in all of their explosive-wielding glory! In this patch, players are now able to use Obama or Palin characters. I have not yet discovered if the patch changes/adds anything to the game other than these characters, but it's still funny.
Check out the video here:
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