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Atlas
I started writing articles for the homepage in 2014. My favorite articles to write were articles which collectively are known as my retrospective series, "Let's Go Retro." After roughly 20 articles of mine were promoted in one month, I was given the position of "Writer." I wrote for awhile, eventually became a Diet Moderator, and later became a Super Moderator. I still enjoy to write and will put out an article on occasion when i have time. Nowadays, my time is very limited due to studies.
  1. [UPDATED] Mysterious (Possibly Next "The Last of Us" Installment) Teasers Begin to Surface

    Since three days ago, various teasers have been made to the public, including a strange piece of concept art. Although the initial teaser is somewhat ambiguous, it can be clearly argued that something is coming in the relatively near-future. To narrow the scope, judging by the concept art and the statements, the teasing may be for some sort of future installment for The Last of Us series. The initial tease, made three days ago, came from The Last of Us Game Director, Bruce Straley, in...
  2. What We Know About the Next "Mass Effect" Game Thus Far

    Yesterday, the studio director at BioWare Montreal, Yanick Roy, stated that the next Mass Effect title is "somewhere in the middle of development" via Twitter. It should be noted outright that design for the new title started back around 18 months ago in late 2012. If Roy’s statement is taken quite literally, that would place a tentative release date around 18 months from now. Although there are yet to be any "official" announcements about the game per, over the past two years since Mass...
  3. Update: Sony Starting to Prevent Downloads of PSP/PS1 Games Onto Vita

    Well, folks, that certainly did not last long. Two days ago, I wrote an article in relation to the ability of being able to download normally unsupported PSP and PS1 games indirectly onto PlayStation Vita's. This indirect download tactic involved users downloading games via a PS3 or from Sony's web-store directly and then starting downloads on a Vita by accessing their download histories. Hopefully all of you who were interested in obtaining these games acted quickly, because Sony is...
  4. Nearly Every PlayStation 1 and PSP Game Downloadable and Playable on PS Vita

    EDIT: There has been update on this matter. Seemingly out of nowhere, just roughly less than a day ago, Sony made nearly every PlayStation Classic and PSP title available on Sony's SEN Market for download directly to PS3's and indirectly to PlayStation Vita's. This massive list of titles even includes some games and demos that were previously not available on the Vita. As of the moment I am writing this article and to my knowledge, Sony has yet to comment on this new development and...
  5. Nintendo Will Co-sponsor the White House Easter Egg Roll

    As far as back as 1876, with annual exceptions, the Easter Egg Roll event has been held at the White House in the United States of America. The event itself involves a race in which children each wield a long-handled spoon to be used to roll eggs on the South Lawn. This Monday, the event will once again be held at the White House and Nintendo will be partnering with the National Park Foundation, a charity organization which supports America's National Parks. By partnering with the...
  6. Sony to Sell All of Its Shares in Square Enix

    Today, Sony announced that it will be selling all of its 9.52 million common-stock shares it has in Square Enix to the global financial security firm, SMBC Nikko Securities. This eye-raising move will cease Sony's decade-long reign as Square Enix's third-largest shareholder. In fact, the owning of the 9.52 million share lump subsequently made Sony owner of 8.2% percent of the publisher. According to the current market, the shares are collectively worth Y16 billion, which is around $157...
  7. Xbox 360 Emulator May Be Used By Xbox One

    During Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference, which ended 3 days ago, some particularly interesting information surfaced via Frank Savage. After a portion of the conference dubbed "Understanding the Xbox One Game Platform Build on Windows," Savage took a few questions from the crowd. The very first question asked was, "Are there any plans for an emulator for the 360 games?" Savage replied, "There are. But we aren’t done thinking them through yet unfortunately. It turns out to be...
  8. New Nintendo Direct: Details of Super Smash Bros. Games for Wii U and 3DS

    Earlier today, Nintendo announced that there will be a Nintendo Direct Broadcast which will focus on the new Super Smash Bros. games that will be coming to the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2014. Although these upcoming games were first announced at E3 in 2011, this broadcast will most likely give the public some more specific details about the games themselves. For those of you who somehow have not heard of the Super Smash Bros. games, these titles involve players controlling...
  9. Bioshock Inifnite: Burial At Sea Episode 2 Review

    I normally do not write reviews on new releases, but after playing the Burial at Sea Episode 2 DLC for Bioshock: Infinite, I surely found myself looking to write about the favorable experience I had. It is only fair to note, that in order to fully appreciate this review, readers will want to already be familiar with Burial At Sea: Episode 1 and the Bioshock series in general (with less of an emphasis on Bioshock 2). Going further, it should be noted that I did not include any major...
  10. PS4 and Xbox One to Have Their Own "TV Show" Exclusives

    Over the past few decades, television entertainment has certainly changed. When television first came out, there were less than a handful of channels and rarely any re-runs of programs. As time went on, more channels emerged and large networks became established. Eventually, programs normally only available on larger networks began to fall under smaller channels provided exclusively to different cable providers and as well as under channels that required monetary sacrifice in addition...
  11. Let's Go Retro: Thrill Kill

    If you have read my other reviews, you would probably know that I tend to enjoy video games that are interestingly disturbing, sadistically violent, and tend to push the limits. Back in 1992, Mortal Kombat was released and caused some people to wonder whether or not a game could be too violent. Ultimately, because of Mortal Kombat and other violent titles, the ESRB rating system was implemented in 1994. However, in 1998, a game was so violent and suggestive, it was going to be released...
  12. Assassin's Creed Game Info Made Public By Leaked Images

    [Unity has been confirmed! Be sure to read the update at the end of the article!] Just yesterday, an anonymous source sent in leaked screenshots of this fall's new Assassin's Creed game to a man named Jason Schreier who writes for kotaku.com. I have included the screenshots below the read in a spoiler. Judging by the screenshots, the game is named, or referred to as Unity and is set at least partly in 18th-century Paris, France. Within the images, various landmarks such as Notre Dame and...
  13. EA Rumored to Have Attained Publishing Deal for Titanfall 2; 360 Version of Titanfall Delayed

    According to a GameSpot Article and various sources from Polygon, Electronic Arts, publisher of popular titles such as Battlefield 4, will be the publisher for the sequel of Titanfall. Going further, the aforementioned sources have made the notion that the sequel to Titanfall will not be a Microsoft-platform exclusive as the original title was. An EA representative was questioned by member of Polygon about the rumor, to which the representative responded, "We do not comment on rumor or...
  14. Adrian Chmielarz Says the Console-War is "Very Far From Over"

    Founder of Epic Games Poland and author at The Astronauts, Adrian Chmielarz, had tweeted back before the Xbox One and the PS4 were released that the latter was the more powerful console. However, not long afterwards, Chmielarz made a clarification which made the notion that weaker hardware does not necessarily mean worse games. It should be noted that Chmielarz made this claim along with mentioning that the PS4 is in fact 50% more powerful than the Xbox One. Chmielarz was recently...
  15. CoD Ghosts Players Starting to Get Hit by Ban Wave

    Over the past couple of weeks or so, more and more players have been complaining about being permanently banned from the Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Servers. The majority of the bans apparently have been against PS3 and PS4 users. Although most feel that the majority of the bans were well-deserved, a good amount of users are claiming that they have mistakenly been banned and are seeking of ways to have the bans lifted. One user known as "tcsdaniels" posted on the Call of Duty: Ghosts...
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