News: Life Is Strange Episode 2 March 13th Release To Be Delayed

Life Is Strange which is an episodic game developed Dontnod Entertainment and is published by Square Enix. For those unaware about Life Is Strange the games format is much like Telltale Games format as in episodic releases over time. Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange is about a girl that suffers from the butterfly effect which won GTN’s heart over as a surprisingly well crafted and fantastic game.

Currently Life Is Strange is only on Episode 1 and the second episode was said to launch March 13th but has been delayed because Dontnod Entertainment says it needs some rewriting to make it a more refined and polished game people can enjoy. Dontnod Entertainment made a promise of releasing an episode every 6 weeks until the project was finished which they won’t be able to live up to sadly. It is disappointing but I’d rather have a great product than a lesser product how about you?

Dontnod Entertainment is relatively new in the video game industry and has only brought you Remember Me in the past which was actually published by Capcom. Dontnod could only confirm that it is going to be delayed and has no idea when the next installment is going to be released. – Craig Of GTN

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News: FCC Just Said "You Win! We Won’t Throttle Your Service!" (Satire)

If it wasn’t for the FCC backing off today at the FCC Regulators Hearing you would have seen the image above for many of your favorite websites. Content creators would’ve fell off the map and only the strong would’ve survived. But thankfully we the consumer and the creator didn’t get a giant sledgehammer swung right at our private parts. For those of you unaware that’s right where it hurts to get hit the most and leaves that lingering painful feeling for hours on end. At least that’s how it works for men. I’m not a woman. So I’m sorry that I don’t have the answer to how that would feel…
Just a moment famous pop star Lady Gaga is walking by let me ask her. (….) Okay, I’m afraid I couldn’t find you a proper answer because I should have used my words more correctly like a big boy. I asked her how it feels to be kicked in the bazooka? Lady Gaga replied in a very deep voice behind her mustache saying “not good” so maybe next time.
For a while now people were in fear! They were in horror! They trembled at night while sleeping on their cold pillows in anxiousness saying these stupid greedy money grubbing companies are working together behind the scenes to bring ruin to us all! I myself have heard my wife mumble and scream in her sleep about how the FCC is bought out and how it’s going to destroy the Internet and screw it up for everyone. Those suspicions are still the truth my friends! But with all the insane amounts of negative attention the FCC has been getting in the press. It appears the FCC dealt an innocent hand and has played us all to save face. The FCC has chosen not to totally ruin the internet today. They stopped themselves from pushing the big red button to fire the nuclear missiles to bomb the intranet so you may never access the good part of the net without paying the big cash. Originally they even promised to take away all the cat meme’s and remove any and all access to Facebook! Here’s an official word from some woman with a gavel that speaks on the behalf of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

“Four million Americans wrote this agency to make known their ideas, thoughts, and deeply held opinions about Internet openness. They lit up our phone lines, clogged our e-mail in-boxes, and jammed our comment system. That might be messy, but whatever our disagreements on net neutrality are, I hope we can agree that’s democracy in action and something we can all support.” – Jessica Rosenworcel

Your words made them tremble in fear. Your words made them shake off the corporate shackles! So that you may be free from the oppression once more. But don’t worry next week they’ll be back just as tough as Arnold Schwarzenegger to protect Comcast’s failing cable TV service that has nothing on it. However for you gamers they had this to say about your abuse of their internet.

“Great online video game experiences depend upon low latency, high bandwidth connections. We hope that the rule announced today by the FCC will promote continued development of fast online connections while protecting gamers from anti-competitive and discriminatory practices.” – The Entertainment Software Association

But really what they should have said was “Gamers! You won this time. Next time it’s your wallets!” Much like Nintendo has done in the past saying no DLC for children! Then went to super tacked on DLC digging deep into the parents wallets for fruitless Mario Kart racers that are full of jaggies and bright colors. What a world…. what a world. To find real information about the happenings of the FCC please click this here. – Craig Of GTN

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News: Dead or Alive 5 Glitches Are Absurd & Painful

From Team Ninja Dead or Alive 5 game is riddled with painfully terrible glitches. From downloading a recent title update for Dead or Alive: Last Round on Xbox 360 but haven’t installed certain parts of the game’s DLC, your save data can vanish, are you playing the German, Italian, French, or Spanish versions of the game? Well you are screwed if you plan on finishing the game’s tutorial mode currently, players being able to literally fight off the confines of the map, and other numerous problems. Even when this is patched and fixed you have to wonder why this was allowed in the first place. What happened to making sure a game was functional before release? 

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Editorial: Evolve is DLC Madness

Turtle Rock Studios game Evolve has been met with lots of rightful gamer backlash when it comes to the outrageous DLC content. With 44 different DLC items, mostly new skins. Evolve offers a regular version for $60 and a deluxe version for $80 which includes the season pass. There are 40 different items available via the store. Now this is all skins or skin packs, and items will run you between $1.99 and $6.99 each. That’s $135.56 in total! Gamers are boycotting this game while others just shrug and accept this madness!

Evolve can be purchased on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Microsoft Windows.

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News: YouTube Isn’t Making Enough Money To Turn A Profit

It’s hard to believe that YouTube out of all the online video services on the web is not breaking even but actually digging themselves into a hole. How is this possible? Well the answer is simple. YouTube is not making enough profit from the AD revenue and that’s solely because of yet again ADblock. Also reported was how the front page of YouTube (that’s the page that has big animated top banner ads) wasn’t being viewed. Keep in mind the ads on the homepage are very high priced after all that’s the second most visited website in the world. Google reports that most users arrive to YouTube via a link and never actually go to the homepage of YouTube itself. I’d say that’s because the YouTube homepage is not what users are looking for.

YouTube has went through so many redesigns in the past and I’ll show you an image below to let you see some of the recent redesigns YouTube has done in the past. Currently I have to say the Homepage of YouTube is very unattractive. I’d say the whole site is extremely unappealing to me. As a desktop user I feel like I’m viewing on mobile with it’s grey background that’s full of mobile widget boxes. It’s just very undesirable and I wouldn’t go there if not for the videos themselves.

Google says to help the growth of YouTube as a business they’ll be launching the Music Key subscription service and other pet projects so that it boosts YouTube back into the money to stop it’s division from going under. Some advertisers are backing away from YouTube advertising because many people that frequent YouTube see the same exact ads over and over again. Advertisers also say YouTube’s user base just isn’t wide spread enough and they’re turning back to traditional advertising on cable television. (I strongly doubt that. – Craig Of GTN)
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Editorial: PS4 Is Selling Like Wild Fire! Why?

The PlayStation 4 is selling like crazy right now. If you don’t know they sold over 10 million units. They are doing quite well. For a console to be. The PlayStation 3 (at this cycle time) and the PlayStation 4 has sold 10 million it’s sold more than that. I don’t quite know the numbers. It doesn’t really matter. The point is the PlayStation 4 is being heavily bought. People seem to think it’s because of resolution and to be honest if you’re going to go buy something this is what really happens. You hear bad things about the Xbox One. All the time you hear that it under-preforms and not just in resolution but in frame rate. You just hear nothing but bad things about Microsoft. They had bad publicity. Their not really the best platform for you to game on. Honestly out of all 3 the Nintendo, Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation 4. The ideal choice would be PlayStation 4. Yes absolutely. Yes PlayStation 4. 
Because the PlayStation 4 does have more power to it. Be it not that much power but it does have more power. Be it that all the people who bought a PlayStation 4 have friends that own a PlayStation 4. So they want to get a PlayStation 4 to play with their friends. That’s the way that goes as well. The PlayStation 4 is definitely dominating within the console space. If you’re a gamer like I am where I want old titles. I want new titles. I want sixty frames per second. I want 1080p and possibility in the future I might want some 2k. I don’t think I’ll ever go to 4K but I’d like to have some 2k gaming at 60fps. Those kind of people like me. We have gaming PC’s. We don’t worry about paying an online fee or anything like that. So believe it or not. Right now in the gaming space what is going on is that Steam PC is actually selling a lot more games or whatever it is than the PlayStation 4 at the current time. There is more sales revenue for the PC. It’s just that PC is slowly becoming the next preferred platform to be on. Because a lot of people are waking up and their saying well I don’t want to pay for online. I don’t want to do all this. Why am I buying games that capped? They’re capped at 900p. They’re capped at 30fps. Why am I buying these games and at a pretty much higher price. You’re paying more than PC gamer pays. So a PC gamer might pay fifty bucks for a brand new game. And you’re getting a definitive version of it. You’re getting the best of the best. Whatever you can run.
I know a lot of people like to use the terminology of “Well I can’t hook that up to my TV. Well I can’t use a controller on it. I’m not good with a mouse and keyboard.” All those things are entirely false. You can for sure use a mouse and keyboard. You can for sure hook it up to your TV with an HDMI cord that plugs into the back of your video card and your HDTV. That simple! You can for sure play with a  controller an Xbox controller or a PlayStation 4 controller. That you can play with on your pc wireless-ly. So yes PC is becoming an increasingly huge thing! The only problem that there is with PC right now is that you have to build your own PC which really isn’t that hard. If you go to store like Best Buy and you buy a PC that is already put together you have a very underwhelming PC most of the time. So the answer to this crisis that is going on that the people cannot get the PC they want going quite just right is the Steam boxes which is said to be coming in the recent years. If you’re here because you think you wanting to PlayStation 4 or you think you want to buy an Xbox One. You’re not quite sure where to put the next ten years of your gaming at. I can whole heart-tidily say that you really should look into the PC. The PC is really where you want to be. A lot of people don’t know the freedom or the choice that comes along with PC gaming. They just don’t know. They never experienced it for themselves. They’ve looked at it. They’ve glanced at it. They think that’s it’s not for them.
That it would be complicated or it’s something along that nature. It’s too expensive we get that a lot too. You know that there’s an Nvidia 750ti that is more powerful than a PlayStation 4. You know how much that video card costs one hundred and fifty dollars. So you can achieve PlayStation 4 optimal quality with a $150 dollar right now. As long as you got a processor that’s a six core or above. AMD or i5 Intel i5. You can do that for sure. But the thing is that you want to go get a crazy awesome PC I can cost you much much more. It’s not so much the processor. It’s not so much the motherboard. It’s not so much anything else. What costs is the video cards and the brand new video cards by Nvidia. AMD and Nvidia are the two brands that compete the most for PC Gaming and that’s in terms of hardware. Just hardware! Just video cards that’s it. Well AMD also makes processors which I love their processors they are fantastic. AMD also competes on the video card front and the processor front. Intel makes the other set of processors. AMD is a cheap version. For instance an i7 could cost you $800 dollars for a really awesome i7 processor that’s pretty amazing. The AMD equivalent which is the FX 8350 and they are amazing processors. They’re very good. Very excellent processors. Especially for the price that you pay for it. However in the video card front a lot people out that Nvidia is actually the cheaper option and the best option for performance. So getting something like the GTX 970 even though that had some problems. That’s probably the best bet for you right now if you want to get that super awesome settings turned up to ultra on your PC that’s what you want to do. 
Truthfully told most PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games they run at medium to high settings in an inter-mesh. On the PC you have the options of low, medium, high and ultra. More times that not you can actually put the game on ultra but turn the shadows a little bit. You can pretty have a definitive gaming experience on a not so super powerful video card. You have to understand that the PS4 and the Xbox One the hardware components inside of it are pretty old. You have to remember that PlayStation 4 sells for $400 dollars. So they have to mass buy these units. They mass produce these units all at a cheap price. All in bulk. So what you get is pretty much old tech engineered to do things the best they can. They’ve short changed the PlayStation 4 and they’re short change the Xbox One this generation for sure. That’s why you’re not having games perform up to 1080p and sixty frames per second. That’s why you’re having games capped yet again at 720. It’s just been a lot of hassle. But if you had to choose between the systems. Let’s say you’re not going to PC. You just can’t do it for some reason you have a mental block from going to PC. The absolute best choice is for sure the PlayStation 4 and it’s for many reasons. Just for performance. The network might not be as good as you think it is. It has definitely been having a lot of problems lately. It’s been due to a lot of hacks. I know it’s not the correct term to use. The DDOS attacks. They’ve just been having a lot of network problems.
On the PC I’ve yet to see any network problems at all. So it’s different. But I just wanted to discuss that because I’ve seen the article floating around about how people are buying PS4 because of resolution. That’s part of the truth. The thing that people want is to buy a game that works. That’s what they want. They want to have the best experience that they could possibly have and out of all the plastic boxes PlayStation 4 definitely the one to get. But again if you want to definitive amazing ultra experience. You want to get that stuff on PC and you should really consider doing that. PC don’t really have a console generation. The PC that I built will run.. it’s ran a PlayStation 3 generation and it’s going to run PlayStation 4 generation. It’s going to run the same generation of games. I didn’t have to upgrade at all. It is powerful enough to surpass that for sure. Like I said there’s old tech inside the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

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News – The Evil Within: The Assignment DLC Releases March 10th

New DLC which stands for Downloadable Content for Bethesda Softworks The Evil Within which is an action survival horror video game that quite honestly didn’t please everyone that played it has had a trailer surface. In the full release on The Evil Within you played as Sebastian Castellanos which teamed up with Juli in the original game.
The DLC known as The Assignment will be much like the original game. A focus on stealth elements that is tied to a story about mystery and suspense as you run through the dark hoping the monsters or demons don’t find you and eat you! Wooo! The Assignment will also have new enemies loosely based on the previous enemies in the original title. 
The Evil Within: The Assignment
The downloadable content is to release March 10th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. For those of you who have the season pass this DLC will not cost you anything. However if you haven’t bought the season pass The Assignment will cost you ten dollars. Will you be picking up the DLC for The Evil Within? Let us know in the comment section below. – Craig Of GTN
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News – YouTube Bans 3rd Party Affiliate Sponsorship For Video Creators & Blogger Users

Creator Credit: Rich Of ReviewTechUSA
Many large Bloggers and YouTubers not only make money from displaying Adsense ads on their videos. But also dive into affiliate or sponsor marketing to increase their revenue gain for their online business. The video up above features Rich of ReviewTechUSA talking about how YouTube really isn’t a great place to build your small business solely off of and how you shouldn’t put your eggs into one basket. In short you’re using the YouTube service for free and as such you need to play by their rules or get out. Many YouTube channels are reported being banned since YouTube changed their Terms Of Service with Paid Product Placements without really informing the YouTube Creators of such changes.

Creator Credit: ScrewAttack

Popular YouTube channels such as ScrewAttack that puts burnt in video ads in their videos. To identify the burnt ad in this video it is the first thing you hear about Destiny. Destiny is featured in their highly popular DEATH BATTLE series and that is affiliated sponsorship. YouTubers normally do this to justify the means that meet the ends for creating a top notch show. Many YouTubers use affiliate marketing because of the wide spread use of Adblock and truthfully there’s no one to blame but the people using Adblock themselves.

Creator Credit: Micheal Pachter

The video above features Micheal Pachter from Gametrailers answering a question about how ads effect content creators and what will happen if people ad block the internet. If companies don’t bring in a profit companies go away. Solely relying on Ads on the internet is a basic monetary principle for any online business. Somehow people feel self entitled and attempt to block all these advertisements but have no problem reading or watching the content that these ads are presented on. I personally weep for the species. As a note if you like a product, service or brand on the web don’t block their ads. Online businesses don’t do this stuff for their health and they need to have monetary compensation to provide themselves, staff and so on with a pay wage so that they may have food in their families bellies and a roof over their heads.

So there in lies the problem. Adblockers can’t block burnt in affiliate ads from a video. So burnt in ads helps the company grow. But now using burnt in affiliate ads are forbidden unless directly through Google themselves which hinders the revenue flow to these companies. Google if you’re reading this the answer to all your problems is to simply beat out Adblock and you won’t have this problem ever again. 

News: Zach Sharpes Launches New MMO Website "LUGO Gaming"

Zach Sharpes the owner of LUGO Gaming says the website will be focused primarily on Massive Multi-player video games where Zach can further the growth of LUGO (Level Up Game Over) beyond just the reaches of what YouTube allows. 

LUGO Plays is going to be showcasing the normal content in regards doing newer plays of games you guys would want to see and that will be replacing the first impressions videos. LUGO Plays is going to be a little bit casual. But it’s still going to give you guys my first impressions regarding newer games and we are going to be emphasizing a lot more news content that way you guys can be updated about news regarding the MMO industry. – Zach Sharpes

With popular MMO themed websites like Massively going down among others. I’d think Zach personally has what it takes to excel out there in the inter-webs. You can help LUGO Gaming grow by checking out the website or by following thier twitter to help keep you up to date on all things MMO.  – Craig Of GTN
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News – Lionsgate Merges With Telltale Games Perhaps Madmen Spin-off Incoming?

Above is the greatest game Telltale has ever released called The Wolf Among Us which is still their strongest title. Telltale Games is currently being flooded with making The Game Of Thrones and Borderlands spin-offs. Too many projects at once has made TellTale Games take a big hit in quality. Telltale is more worried quantity over quality at the moment and that’s just not what this company should be focusing on.

Maybe with the help of Lionsgate they can get more people to work on these projects and put quality back into Telltales Games titles. Telltale games is an extremely capable company and I hate to see them fall into the gallows of pumping out titles of poor quality much like Ubisoft is doing currently.

The Lionsgate and Telltale Games merger probably means they are going to make content specifically within the properties of Lionsgate media and little is known at this point on what will happen because of this company merger. I’d wager it’s just bad news for other companies wanting to get their shows Telltaled! – Craig Of GTN

Source: PR News Wire

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