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2nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

Game-of-Thrones_612x3802nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.

In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.

In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.

In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.

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Analysis: Nintendo wins 2014

bayonetta21Analysis: Nintendo wins 2014

What a bizarre year for video games. Was the first year of the next generation a success? Well, it was different.

Nintendo probably has the greatest story here. Back in March we wrote about their struggling profits and what a world without Nintendo may look like after unveiling their new console – the Wii U. BBC news had reported that Nintendo executives took pay cuts, in the 20-30% range, including president President Satoru Iwata who took a 50% pay cut after disappointing sales of the Wii U.

All of these projections implied a bleak future for one of the eldest video game company. So it feels refreshing to make an easy case that the Wii U had the best exclusive titles of 2014.
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Review: The Best of 2014’s First Half

game-of-thrones-season-4-dragon-hboReview: The Best of 2014’s First Half

2014 is halfway over and we’ve already seen some great stuff. It’s really difficult to single out what’s best in any category. So we’ve given our picks for the Top 3 movies, shows, and video games.

First Place

3027812-inline-i-6-adam-stockhausen-grand-budapest-hotelFilm: : The Grand Budapest Hotel

Metacritic: 88
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” had a limited release on March 14 after receiving a strong word-of-mouth from the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival back on February 6th. Critics raved about it use of style to express emotional ideas, many called it Wes Anderson’s most mature film to date. The film is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, so you should definitely check it out.

game-thrones-season-4-episode-3-oathkeeperTV: Game of Thrones – Season 4

Metacritic: 94
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

“Game of Thrones” just completed its 4th season two weeks ago. Season four is its highest rated season on MetaCritic. In addition to being widely regarded as a great show, it is also right behind “The Walking Dead” as the most popular show currently on television.

dark-souls-2Video Game: Dark Souls II

Metacritic: 90 on PC, 91 on PS3, 92 on Xbox 360

“Dark Souls II” is a difficult game to say the least, but the more difficult the challenge the greater the reward. Critics and gamers have been raving about this sequel, many state that it vastly improves upon the original. It may not be the top discussion at the water cooler, like “Mario Kart 8” or “Titanfall,” but it’s still the strongest game of 2014. (more…)

Video Game Preview: What to Expect from E3 2014

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Video Game Preview: What to Expect from E3 2014

June 10th is when E3 2014 will begin. We will hear about new technology, and most importantly new next-gen games. E3 2013 seemed to be all about the new consoles (and rightfully so), but a lot of the new games were glossed over. Many games announced last year have been delayed such as “The Witcher 3,” “The Division,” and “Halo 5: Guardians” game.  So expect to hear more about all of these and less about distant future titles. (more…)

Preview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Dark-Souls-II-WyvernPreview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Next month’s E3 is going to reveal a lot and it’s going to be exciting to see what games will be testing the powers of the new-gen consoles. The year is almost halfway over and we’ve already seen some excellent games.

Keep in mind that this list co-ranks both the games released and the potential/expectations of upcoming titles. Also many games still haven’t announced their release dates and could be pushed to 2015.

For now here is our list for what could potentially be the top 10 video games of 2014 at the end of the year: (more…)

VOTW: Titanfall Beta Montage

The “Titanfall” Beta launch seems to have been a success. There was some negativity, but it was rare. It seems like “Titanfall” can become a huge hit both financially and critically. Who knows if this game will be the new MLG hit or not, at least it is a breath of fresh air from the “Call of Duty” franchise.

Video Game Analysis: Will “Titanfall” save the Xbox One?

Titanfall-TitanVideo Game Analysis: Will “Titanfall” save the Xbox One?

In the fourth quarter of 2013, we experienced one of the most underwhelming console launches of all time. The sales were still good, but many fans and critics weren’t impressed by what was on display at E3. While the PlayStation 4 had many flaws of its own, it was the Xbox One that received the majority of spite.

In a last-ditch effort to reverse the internal DRM policies due to a severe outlash from fans, the Xbox One fought to win the console war. Even though the Xbox 360 console was able to take down the PS3 years ago, this time it was Sony that prevailed. Promoting its many technical attributes, some more impressive than others, the Xbox One was able to match the PlayStation 4’s first-day sales.

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Top 20: Most Anticipated Video Games of 2014

Destiny-FeaturedTop 20: Most Anticipated Video Games of 2014

We have the new consoles, now it’s time to see what they can really do. Even though 2014’s slate doesn’t seem as impressive as last years, we still have a lot to look forward to. We are not including titles that have already been released to this point. This list was created February, 5 2014.

Here are the top 20 most anticipated video games of 2014:

Destiny (09/09/14)
Titanfall (03/11/14)
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (03/18/14)
Dark Souls 2 (03/11/14)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (TBA)
inFamous: Second Son (03/21/14)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (TBA)
Super Smash Bros. – Wii/3DS (TBA)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (TBA)
The Evil Within (TBA)

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