Friday, September 30, 2011

Real Life Assault over Black Ops Game

Mark Bradford, 46, tracked down a 13 year old who had been "trash talking" him in an online match of Call of Duty: Black Ops and assaulted him. The child was at a friend's house not far from Bradford's apartment and Bradford tracked him there and began choking him. The boy's mother was able to intervene before the child received serious injury. Bradford was apparently able to find the boy since he was a "loosely-connected friend of the family."

Bradford has reportedly suffered from mental health issues in the past. He has plead guilty to one count of assault by beating and is awaiting sentencing. Bradford claims he and the boy have reconciled and still play Black Ops together online.

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Ryan Hanenburg never uses his headset when playing Black Ops

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic Release Date

At EuroGamer developers Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be released on December 20, 2011 in the US and December 22, 2011 in Europe. The announcement came out of nowhere and shocked fans worldwide. SWTOR is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year and the news that it would launch within the year was celebrated by all fans.

If you're looking to gain early access you should pre-order now as release copies are limited and early access is based on the order in which pre-order codes are registered. For the official release check out

Ryan Hanenburg is chargin his Force Lightning

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play in October

Sony Online Entertainment announced that in late October DC Universe Online will be shifting to a Free to Play model. There will be 3 levels of access with increasing benefits based on how much you pay. Free players can have up to two characters and can experience all current content; they will need to pay to download content patches however. For more information on this topic visit

Ryan Hanenburg is Batman

WoW Patch 4.3 Preview

Blizzard Entertainment recently unveiled a plethora of details about their upcoming content patch 4.3 which will feature the end of Deathwing. The patch will contain three new 5-man dungeons which are titled "End Time", "Well of Eternity," and "Hour of Twilight." All of these dungeons are related to the 4.3 raid which is called "The Dragon Soul"; named for the artifact which caused the corruption of Deathwing in the first place. In an interesting move by Blizzard the last two fights of the raid are Deathwing making it a multiple encounter fight.
For more information on the patch head to
Patch 4.3 does not currently have an announced release date.

Ryan Hanenburg is going dragon surfing

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beta Weekend Re-invites

Stephen Reid, Community Manager of Bioware recently announced on the forums that those who participated in the first beta weekend for Star Wars: The Old Republic would be invited back for the next weekend. Reid said that the reason for this was that unexpected hardware issues caused testers to have an unsatisfying experience and that it would be more beneficial to have them experience a more complete client.

The entire forum thread can be found here:

Ryan Hanenburg is refreshing his mailbox hoping for a beta invite.