Category Archives: Video Games

Crunchryoll Wii U App Launching Today

The Crunchryoll Wii U app allows free and premium users to enjoy East Asia video content

by Steven Santana

A Crunchryoll Wii U App is launching today for Nintendo Wii U owners. The app is free to download and will bring you access to more than 25,000 episodes of popular anime shows such as Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Kill la Kill.  Crunchyroll has a premium membership which grants access to a large variety and quantity of content. Free members of the Crunchryoll Wii U app still have access but are limited to standard definition quality, as well as getting new releases a week after it is aired for premium members. A premium membership costs $6.95 per month. The service is also available on most every device, ranging from desktop computers to iOS devices and gaming consoles including the PlayStation Vita.

Akalabeth free on GOG.com and Ultima series sale

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by Ian Garland

Before using Kickstarter or Indiegogo to launch an independent game, back in the days of dinosaur computers, people would distribute floppy disks of their games at local stores. The games would be sealed in plastic bags and would come with a homemade instruction manual. This is the story of many simple games of that era, including the predecessor to computer RPGs, Akalabeth: World of Doom.

B-TEN’s Letter to Santa

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by Gabe Carey

Dear Santa Claus,

In August 2012, I was merely a junior in highschool. At the time, I was still trying to figure things out, like most highschool students. I was going to a school full of kids that I felt relatively distant from. I was excluded. So, I’d spend most of my days alone, relying on tech news sites like Engadget to keep me entertained. Shortly after, I decided to start a blog, which I would entitle Bullogna Technology and Entertainment News, later abbreviated as B-TEN. The name derived from a substitute teacher I had at the time, who mentioned that her boyfriend — or husband, I can’t really remember — was full of bologna. From then on, I was fascinated by that euphemism. It was a way of saying bull– well, you know– without directly saying it.

5 Browser Games to Keep You Busy During the Break

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  1. Drunken Wrestlers

Drunken Wrestlers is a hilarious yet addictive two player wrestling game that will bring you to a whole new level of fun and excitement. It is a 3D drunk-like ragdoll fighting game in which your main objective is to win against your opponent by simply knocking him down.  Whoever knocks his opponent down  five times wins the game. However, you also have to be careful not to move too recklessly. Otherwise, you’ll end up giving points to your opponent. The game also features a cinematic replay system which makes it even more fascinating. Drunken Wrestlers is a simple yet impressive game that will give you a unique fighting experience!

Nintendo wins two patent disputes over Wii Console

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by Ian Garland

For the past several years, Nintendo has been under attack by companies pulling patent claims on aspects of their hardware. These patent disputes have been made upon a number of features, ranging from the motion control of the Wii and Wii U to the 3D technology found in the 3DS line. Some companies have succeeded in their efforts, while others have not.

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.

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.

Halo 3: ODST Coming to Xbox One

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by Gabe Carey

According to a statement that Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross made on Xbox Wire earlier today, the Halo 3: ODST campaign is coming to Xbox One. As an apology for the consistent matchmaking issues encountered by players of Halo: The Master Chief CollectionODST will be playable in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second within Halo: The Master Chief Collection for free to anyone who has purchased the game at some point between its launch and today’s date, December 19th, 2014.

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.

Telltale and Mojang announce Minecraft: Story Mode

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by Ian Garland

We’ve seen Telltale build games around many works of fiction, from the Walking Dead to Borderlands to Game of Thrones, but very few of us on the B-Ten team saw this decision coming. “Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series” was just announced by Telltale Games and Mojang AB as a new story driven entry in the massive franchise.

Toss N Go- Review

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by Jes Taylor

Toss N Go is a simple dice game developed by RCMADIAX. It’s a very simple and easy game based on almost entirely on luck. The basic point of the game is that you’re given 10 dice that can be rolled by pressing a button. The dice will either give you a green plus sign, yellow circle, or red X. Every green plus sign is worth 1 point each. After that, assuming the bottom has at least one yellow circle, you can roll again. If you roll and get all X’s you lose all those rounds points. This continues to happen until someone gets 100 points.

Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion- Review

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by Jes Taylor

Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion is a simple physics-based puzzler with a fun and unique design that’s worth a play for puzzle fans. In true RCMADIAX fashion, the game has an overly simple design and point. In Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion, you need to help get your one eyed creature safely to the ground, while eliminating the giant alien blobs that are in your way with the blocks. This may sound like an extremely simple idea but actually doing it right each time at times proves more and more of a challenge. It plays out with simple gameplay that offers a satisfying mix of planning, frantic tapping, and lots of trial and error experimenting much like the original Blok Drop U.

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.

Uematsu heads to London to record Final Symphony

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by Ian Garland

After the unexpected and explosive success of the FINAL FANTASY video game concert series, Final Symphony, Merregnon Studios announced a digital release of the concert for early 2015. The legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will be working in Abbey Road studios, collaborating with London Symphony orchestra as they record their astounding performance for release.