Articles from Atlas

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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. Raymond Cox Reaches 1,000,000 Gamerscore

    At approximately 2:35AM EST on March 13, 2014, Raymond Cox reached 1,000,000 Gamerscore points. Such an accomplishment is only dreamt of by most gamers, and there are only a handful which can even talk about coming close to. For those of you who may not know how Gamerscore works, it is the total number of points a gamer possesses earned by completing challenges, each worth a set number of points, from all of the games the gamer plays. Gamerscore began with the release of the Xbox 360,...
  2. Modder Has Created Single-handed Controllers for PS4 and Xbox One

    A well-recognized video game modder, Ben Heck, recently has created a single-handed controller for the PS4 which can be used by a gamer who has a disability that prevents him or her from using two hands to play. Not too long ago, Heck had also developed a similar controller for the Xbox One. In fact, his creations span much further and include making Xbox 360 laptops, custom portable/mini Nintendo 64's, a NES Micro, and tons more. Undoubtedly, Ben's efforts will enable gamers who have...
  3. The Console Market Appears to be Significantly Decreasing

    A couple of days ago, Sony made an announcement that a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold since its release. On the other side of the console war, roughly 4 million Xbox One consoles have been sold since its release. Both of the aforementioned consoles were released in late November, 2013. Although the PS4 is has thus far outsold the Xbox One, the larger matter at hand is that neither of said consoles are selling relatively well when compared to previous generations...
  4. Games With Gold Will Become "More True" To What Consumers Want

    According to Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president, Phil Spencer, the Games with Gold program will become "more true" to what consumers want from it in its entirety. For those who are not familiar with Games with Gold, it is a program which offers two free games each month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. During a Q&A session following his SXSW Gaming Panel, Spencer was met with questions regarding the aforementioned service, which include one which dealt with how games distributed...
  5. Mad Catz Becomes First Member of the Ouya Everywhere Initiative

    For those of you who do not know, the OUYA is a micro-console which runs its own version of the Android operating system designed to run various applications and games. The OUYA was released for retail consumption on June 25, 2013 and is considered part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. On a side note, the OUYA can be easily opened, modified, and even used as development kit. Despite this console being fairly intriguing, having great potential, and having a generous amount...
  6. Xbox One Price Cut in the UK: Strategy or Desperate Move?

    "After a mere three months since its release, the Xbox One will is getting a price cut in the United Kingdom from £429.99 to £399, in what has to be one of the fastest price reductions for a gaming console ever." The aforementioned price cut has left consumers in the UK smiling, but has also caused some to wonder exactly why the price cut was made. Some see the price cut as something miniscule and just simply going along with changes in the market and/or utilizing a strategy to...
  7. President of Nintendo Announces Company's New Focus: Player Health

    Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, recently announced in a letter to shareholders and investors that over the next 10 years, the company will try to achieve "a platform business that improves people's [quality of life] in enjoyable ways." Iwata also reminds whom it may concern of how Nintendo, over the past decade, has held focus on "offering products which can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, gender or gaming experience." This change of focus should not come to consumers as...
  8. Let's Go Retro: Obscure

    Not too long ago, I received a recommendation by NIN0 to give this game a go and write a review on it. It was released in 2004 and 2005 in Europe and North America respectively for the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. Normally, if someone would have told me about a game with characters named Stan, Kenny, and Mr. Garrison, I would have thought they were referring to a game based off of Comedy Central's South Park series. In this game, however, Stan, Kenny, and Mr. Garrison each have roles in...
  9. Upcoming South Park Video Game Gets Censored

    The video game, South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to release for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on March 4th, 5th, and 6th this year in NA, AUS, and EU regions respectively. However, certain scenes within the game have recently been censored for Europe and Australia. An Associate Producer of the game has mentioned that content is being removed from the game to avoid a potential "'Hot Coffee' situation." For those of you who do not know, the 'Hot Coffee' term is a reference to a hidden...
  10. Online Play for Wii and DS Will Cease in May

    The Wi-Fi connection for the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS will be coming to an end on May 20, 2014. Although multiplayer modes on games, leaderboards, and features like sharing in-game content will no longer be able to be used, the DSi shop and Wii U Shop Channel will still be operable. Additionally, owners of the aforementioned systems will still be able to access the DS Browser and Wii channels such as Netlfix, Hulu, and YouTube. All in all the two systems won't be rendered...
  11. Let's Go Retro: Manhunt

    Imagine one day you were thrown into a large, dilapidated metropolis filled with nothing but thugs looking to kill you in the most gruesome ways imaginable. Although you are of reasonable build and can hold your own in a fight, you must resort to stealth and cleverness to stay alive. Behind it all is the motivation of one man's sick and twisted fantasies. Welcome to the stealth-based psychological horror video game, Manhunt. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, published by Rockstar...
  12. Garry's Mod Brings in $30 Million, But Rust Already Brings In Greater Revenues

    Garry's Mod, commonly known as GMod, has recently earned over $30 Million according to a tweet by its creator, Garry Newman. The physics sandbox title has been available for a $10 purchase and download via Steam since 2006, with its most recent version being released back in October of 2012. Newman recently made a subsequent tweet informing the public that his game, Rust, has in fact already earned him .34% more revenues than GMod. There have been over 1 million purchases of Rust thus...
  13. Let's Go Retro: The Suffering

    Nearly a decade ago, March of 2004, an action-horror game was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 and for the Microsoft Xbox that pushed limits on multiple scales. Later that year, the game was subsequently released for Windows. The game is known as The Suffering and it comes from Surreal Software and Midway Games. Before its release, various gaming magazines and forums alike were sceptical to how the game would play out, and even went so far as to use the game’s title to suggest that...
  14. Lets Go Retro: Silent Hill

    First and foremost I do not get scared very easily. I particularly enjoy horror movies and horror video games alike. Not long ago my girlfriend bought me a copy of one of my all-time favorite horror games, Silent Hill. I would imagine a good lot of video gamers have at least heard of this game or perhaps one other Silent Hill title. The whole franchise started back in 1999 when Konami (maker of the Metal Gear Solid series) released Silent Hill for the Sony PlayStation. The gaming...
  15. Rare NES 1990 World Championship Cartridge Emerges on Ebay

    On February 6, 2014, a rare Nintendo Entertainment System Cartridge was listed for sale at the price of $20,000.00 on eBay. Although the price seems high, some may remember a similar cartridge with fairly poor cosmetic conditions sold on eBay on 1/25/14 for $99,902.00 after an auction ended which took in over 300 bids. The aforementioned cartridge is priced at a cheaper $20,000.00, the cartridge has no bidding option and the offer to "buy it now" purchase will end on March 8, 2014....
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