Nerdology

Jun 12

I don’t think there’s a better World Cup joke. Sorry everyone else. Shut it down.

I don’t think there’s a better World Cup joke. Sorry everyone else. Shut it down.

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Ah. Good job, LA Times.

[via Polygon]

Ah. Good job, LA Times.

[via Polygon]

Jun 11

Why multiplayer games are better in person -

But the advent of the online first-person shooter means that games like Goldeneye 007 and Halo are no longer the preserve of late-night sessions in the dorm room. Why play for nothing with your friends when you could be fighting against the world for new perks in Call of Duty? Major developers have all but ignored local multiplayer games in recent years, and now it’s up to the indie scene to pick up the slack.

Everything Sam Byford says here is completely true. Luckily, so far Halo has stuck to its local multiplayer roots, but it’s getting harder and harder to find games like this.

My favorite gaming memories come when playing local multiplayer. It’s the reason I own multiple Xbox 360s.  A contingent of friends used to come over and play 6-8 player Bomberman and Halo in my old apartment. There is really nothing more satisfying than killing your friends sitting in another room.

Personally, I hope there is more local multiplayer coming. Even if it’s not from the AAA devs.

Jun 10

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Well this was an unexpected surprise. How did this quiz know I have an unhealthy obsession with the Summers family? Well played. Well, played indeed. Now this has me thinking about how much I miss, Mister Sinister…
Which X-Men Villain are you?

Well this was an unexpected surprise. How did this quiz know I have an unhealthy obsession with the Summers family? Well played. Well, played indeed. Now this has me thinking about how much I miss, Mister Sinister…

Which X-Men Villain are you?

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Jun 09

Halo: The Master Chief Collection brings four Halo games, Halo 5 beta to Xbox One Nov. 11 -

This is exactly what it sounds like. I approve.