Robert Shimshock

Robert Shimshock

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Virginia Social Justice Warriors Want to Tear Down Robert E. Lee Statue

The perpetually offended are at the gate once again, trying to dismantle culture, education, and the very fabric of history. This time their target is the Robert E. Lee statue in the Lee Park of Charlottesville, Virginia, a statue over which supporters and opponents of its removal from the park clashed last Tuesday at a press conference called by Vice Mayor Wes Ballamy of Charlottesville.

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Film Director Guillermo Del Toro Leaves Video Game Industry

Film director Guillermo del Toro, known for movies like superhero work Hellboy and sci-fi film Pacific Rim, is leaving the video game industry. He cited his failure with THQ and Hideo Kojima as the reason for his departure.


‘Crackdown 3’ Creativity Stems from Utter Destruction

Reagent Games is focused on creating total destruction in Crackdown 3, using Microsoft cloud computing to enable the game to have completely destructible environments, provided gamers have a fully cooperative Internet connection.


‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ Multiplayer Beta Details Revealed

As Breitbart reported last month, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta will run from August 19 – 23 on the PlayStation 4 and August 26 – 30 on the Xbox One and PC. Developer Treyarch has released new details on maps, modes, specialists, and a Weapon Paintshop that will be available to players.

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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Modders Banned Despite Not Affecting GTA Online

Rockstar Games has banned some Grand Theft Auto V gamers using mods for both the single-player and multiplayer elements of the game. The modders created a modded version of the game’s multiplayer called FiveM, which was separate from Rockstar’s online service, but were banned anyway.

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New ‘Destiny’ Expansion ‘The Taken King’ Brings Major Changes to Game

Bungie’s first-person shooter Destiny will receive an expansion titled The Taken King on September 15 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The expansion makes significant changes, raising the level cap, changing the loot system, focusing on new gear while leaving old items behind, and recasting the voice of Ghost.


‘Metal Gear Solid’ PC Release Date Moved Up as Konami Faces Scrutiny

Konami has moved its PC release date for stealth game Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain from Tuesday, September 15, to Tuesday, September 1 to coincide with the game’s release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. But while console gamers get online multiplayer on October 6, PC players will have to wait until January 2016.


‘Dying Light’ Getting Massive New Expansion

Techland’s survival horror game Dying Light is receiving an expansion titled The Following. This DLC will feature a new story segment with vehicles and a map that is as large as all of the other Dying Light maps combined.

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Last ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ DLC Debuts August 4

Activision will debut Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s last expansion, Reckoning, on Tuesday, August 4, on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The DLC features new multiplayer maps, the Exo Grapple playlist, a new energy weapon, and finishes off the Exo Zombies story.

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Valve Fixes Steam Account Hacking ‘Glitch’

Last week, several Steam users had their accounts hacked via a glitch. While Valve initially labeled the glitch as only a “bug,” it recognized that there was a larger problem on Saturday, July 25, and fixed it immediately.

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QuakeCon Roundup: ‘Fallout 4,’ ‘Doom,’ and More

Video game convention QuakeCon was held in Dallas, Texas, from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26. Previews of role-playing game Fallout 4 and first-person shooter Doom were featured alongside other festivities.

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Google Cardboard a Cheap Virtual Reality Alternative

Google has released its Google Cardboard viewer, a cheap alternative to the Oculus Rift in the virtual reality market. Interested consumers can purchase a Cardboard from these retailers or make their own.

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Bethesda Says Interaction, Not Graphics, Is Key for ‘Fallout 4’

With recent blockbuster games like Batman: Arkham Knight providing a rich graphical experience for gamers, some developers may feel pressure to spend more time on visuals than the content of their games. This is not the case for Bethesda Softworks, which boasts an atmosphere for their upcoming Fallout 4 in which gamers can interact with everything they see.

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Daniel Radcliffe Discusses New ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Film

At the San Diego Comic-Con, Daniel Radcliffe expressed disbelief in video game critics’ assertion that violent games make violent people. The Harry Potter star was also confused as to why Rockstar Games, developer of Grand Theft Auto, was suing the BBC over the production of Game Changer, a film that explores a censorship crisis surrounding the game.

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