Category Archives: Featured

CDM’s Benign Podcast: Censorship, Holiday Fun, and Amiibros

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The Current Digital Magazine Benign podcasting crew discusses The Interview, Hatred, and holiday plans while Bill coins a fantastic new term for Amiibo addicts.

Legend of Korra: Series Wrap Up

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by Lauren Baughman

If you live under a rock or just don’t pay attention to social media, then you’ve missed the explosive season finale of The Legend of Korra. It’s been quite a ride for The Legend of Korra and its fans. After season two, the show was yanked off the air and made to be an online streaming experience only. There was concern on what this meant for the show as a whole but luckily, a fourth season was confirmed. Unfortunately, it would be the last. On Friday, December 19th, the final two episodes made their debut, bringing the show as a whole to an end. What an end it was! Intense battles, a wedding and a very surprising relationship reveal! But if you missed it or aren’t sure if it’s worth checking out, keep reading as we go through the Book 4 wrap up! Spoilers ahead!

Mega Man Sale Discounts Six Games, Mega Man Zero Now Available On Wii U

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by Matthew Bandeira

In celebration of 27 years of Mega Man, Capcom has announced that they will be selling a bunch of Mega Man games at discount on the North American Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops.

Retail Sites Leak Metal Gear Solid V’s Release Date

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by Matthew Bandeira

According to multiple retail sites, including the Microsoft Store and Rakuten, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on February 24, 2015.

B-TEN Interviews Petrichor Developers

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by Gabe Carey

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an indie developer?

B-TEN’s Benign podcast team asks representatives from Sundae Month about their newly released game, Petrichor, coming soon to mobile devices, as well as their current and future projects.

B-TEN’s Anime of the Week: The Devil is a Part-Timer!

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by Olivia LeClair

About a month ago, my brother told me about an anime he had heard about from a friend called The Devil is a Part-Timer!, and demanded that we watch it as soon as possible. I’m not one to argue with my little brother when he has his mind set on something, so we sat down one afternoon to watch the show. Suffice it to say, we blew through the series in a day, and were craving more by the end.

5 Free Games to Play over the Holidays

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1. Run 3

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Run 3 lets you play as a rollerskating alien in space. Avoid falling off the platform by jumping, and switching dimensions. The game’s high speed and ‘almost made it’ failing gives makes it very addictive! Play it now.

Vote for B-TEN’s Music of the Year 2014

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by James Daly

Vote for your favorite music in this year’s edition of our first-ever music of the year awards! For B-TEN’s Music of the Year 2014 results, please visit our home page on January 1st, 2015 at midnight EST.

Vote for B-TEN’s Film of the Year 2014

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by James Daly

Vote for your favorite movies in this year’s edition of our first-ever film of the year awards! For B-TEN’s Film of the Year 2014 results, please visit our home page on January 1st, 2015 at midnight EST.

Backwards Platformer Spoiler Alert Now Available on iOS

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by Gabe Carey

Spoiler Alert is a nonsensical platformer on iOS that involves a personified chili pepper wearing nothing but an assortment of different masks throughout each stage. At one point in the official trailer, there’s even a penguin who seems to be riding in an Egg Mobile, made famous by Sonic the Hedgehog‘s Dr. Robotnik. It seems as though the player is transported to different locations by means of time paradox checkpoints, but even more unique is the fact that Spoiler Alert is a backwards platformer.

Devil May Cry Sound Box Digital Music Collection Announced

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by Gabe Carey

Following the announcement that DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 are being remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One, Sumthing Else Music Works has announced a digital soundtrack collection of the series. Devil May Cry Sound Box compiles tracks from Devil May Cry 1 – 4, notably omitting last year’s edgy reboot DmC: Devil May Cry.

Devil May Cry Games Being Remastered for PS4 and Xbox One

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by Gabe Carey

Thus far, the beginning of the PS4 and Xbox One generation of consoles has been more focused on remastering old games than actually releasing new finished products. Meanwhile, I’m actually contributing to much of this “corporate corruption”. After playing and enjoying games like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first time this year, I’m ecstatic that the 2013 reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise is making its way to the youthful pair of consoles on March 17th, 2015 (at a suggested retail price of $39.99).

The Amazing Benign with B-TEN: Definitive Edition Alpha Collection Redux

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Starring Gabe Carey, James Daly, Bill Thomas, and Simon “Sez” O’Neill

As we relaunch Benign with B-TEN, our discussion begins with the recent controversy of games being released in an unfinished state, our community’s 2014 game of the year picks, and our hosts’ explanations of how they ended up here talking about video games on the internet.

CO-LAB: Funniest Characters in Video Games

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by James Daly

Do you like to laugh? Sure you do! Do you like to play video games? Of course! Why else would you be reading this? I don’t know! Is this rhetorical question & answer segment an awkward way to begin this article? You bet!

A Turbulent Experience: Assassin’s Creed Unity Review

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by Jake Fong

From a sorry mess to a step in the right direction, Assassin’s Creed Unity has been a turbulent experience…

This review will be done a little differently. My experiences with Assassin’s Creed Unity have changed over this past month as the patches have rolled out. To reflect this, my review will have a Pre-Patch (Day 1 Patch and Patch 2) section that will convey what I experienced during Unity’s turbulent release; and a Post-Patch (Patch 3) section where I will explain my experience playing a more stable game.