Joe Morgan

Christian, gamer, software developer, crossfitter, jogger, and dog lover

Neverwinter Beta Gets Dated

Fans of the Dungeons and Dragons may recognize the name of the upcoming MMORPG from Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment.  Neverwinter will have its beta testing kicked off in February with three stress-test weekend events.  The three dates for the beta events are February 8-10, March 8-10, and finally March 22-24. There are several ways to get beta access.  PC Gamer is giving away promotional ...

Ninja Throw Sneaks Onto Android

A true ninja is swift.  A true ninja is accurate.  A true ninja…can use the wind and telekinesis to alter trajectories and strike their mark. Chillingo, publisher of popular mobile games  Cut the Rope and Angry Birds, has announced their newest title to be released to the Android platform – Ninja Throw.  Developed by Hadron Solutions, Ninja Throw is an arcade puzzler where you must thr...

Path of Exile Open Beta Launches Today

Fans of dungeon crawlers like the Diablo and Torchlight franchises should keep their eyes and ears open for days like this. The developers of Path of Exile, a free action role-playing game from Grinding Gear Games, announced today that the Open Beta is live. With the launch of the open beta, 50 percent more content has been added from the alpha including access to the third act of the story. Accor...

Tomb Raider Multiplayer Required For Achievement Hunters

Are you a big fan of Lara Croft and her crazy archaeological adventures or just interested in seeing what the reboot of the franchise has to offer? Do you enjoy multiplayer in games? As we recently revealed, Tomb Raider will have online multiplayer. Not only will the multiplayer be added value to the title, though. As Xbox360Achievements shows, any achievement hunters wanting to get the most out o...

Sony Will Likely Let Microsoft Announce Next-Gen First

With the release of Nintendo’s Wii U and talk in the industry of the present generation winding down, there is a considerable dose of speculation on what Sony and Microsoft will be doing with their next generation of gaming consoles. According to an article in The Times, Kaz Hirai, Sony’s president and CEO, indicated that they would be letting Microsoft make the first move. In response...

TERA Goes Free-To-Play

Bluehole Studio, creators of fantasy MMO TERA, revealed that their flagship title is getting the free-to-play treatment along with a new subtitle. The game will now be known as TERA: Rising. Released in May 2012, TERA will be making its switch into to new paradigm with new content including “Champions Skyring,” a PvP arena, and a wave-based dungeon called “Crucible of Flame.̶...

Testing History: Wii Versus Wii U

Every year for the holidays, I find a place to put my dogs up for a few days and I pack my bags.  In those bags, I always pack at least one of my video game consoles.  You see, every year I fly home to be with my family.  It’s been that way since I moved hundreds of miles from them. I always have to go through the rigmarole of airport security.  I hate airport security.  They always stop me ...

Minecraft User Recreating Earth

In a recent blog post on PlanetMinecraft, Minecraft user lentebriesje has revealed what could possibly be the most ambitious Minecraft project to date.  The content creator has gone far above and beyond the call of duty and is working to recreate the entirety of planet Earth. The world is in the progress of being recreated on a 1:1500 scale using a tool called “WorldPainter” .  Due to ...

With New App Services, Piracy Just Became Harder To Control

Wait for it.  Can you hear it?  The collective groan of iOS developers everywhere can be heard ever so faintly. Two new app services have hit the scene and they’re causing trouble for iOS devs abroad.  Zeusmos and Kuaiyong both allow pirated apps to be installed on iOS devices with the tap of a single button. According to a recent article, the developer of Zeusmos has said that his applicati...

Blizzard Announces Upcoming Art Show

Do you know who the artist Samwise is?  Are you a fan of Warcraft?  Would you just love to see some of Blizzard’s best artwork up close?  This is your chance. In celebration of the upcoming The Art of Blizzard Entertainment book, Blizzard recently announced that they will be having an art gallery show.  The show will be hosted at Gallery Nucleus and will display over 60 pieces of art from th...

Mad Catz Announces New Product Line

Mad Catz, maker of FightSticks and other gaming peripherals, announced their newest line of goodies today. The new product line, entitled GameSmart, will be comprised of accessories for tablets, smartphones, and other smart devices.  Goods from its line will be aiming to bring smart devices “closer to delivering a core gaming experience similar to a gaming console or gaming computer.” ...

Game Designer Calls for Change

In light of the recent #1ReasonWhy Twitter hash tag, video game designer Kim Swift wrote a recent blog post entitled, “1Reason.”  Swift, known for her work on Portal, Quantum Conundrum, and Left 4 Dead, wanted to speak more deeply about her thoughts on the hash tag and sexism in the game development industry. Swift mentions in her blog entry that, as a participant in the 1ReasonWhy has...

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