GamersBliss http://www.gamersbliss.com Pursuing the Future of Gaming Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:58:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Arif S. Kinchen Host CHLA Event on Feb 7th http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/27/arif-s-kinchen-chla-feb-7th/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/27/arif-s-kinchen-chla-feb-7th/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:36:15 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23429 Voice Actor, Arif S. Kinchen, is hosting a special charity event at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). This event helps collect blood and platelets for children in need, as well as, providing a little fun and entertainment. This is... Read More »

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Voice Actor, Arif S. Kinchen, is hosting a special charity event at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). This event helps collect blood and platelets for children in need, as well as, providing a little fun and entertainment. This is the third annual event that takes place every year for the actor’s birthday. He celebrates his birthday by giving back to those in need.

If you would like to help Arif S. Kinchen and the children of CHLA all you need to do is show up, donate some blood and have a good time. The event takes place February 7th 2015 at The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA address: 4650 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027. Starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:30 PM. You can also RSVP, get more information or volunteer by emailing: askBloodDrive[at]gmail[dot]com.

Aside from donating blood and platelets, attendees can visit the game lounge. In the game lounge you can join Arif and other industry professionals in playing video games with the children of the hospital. There will be a raffle of CES 2015 items and treats provided by SK’s Donuts. This event gives special thanks to Microsoft, Xbox, Hip Hop Gamer, Kustom Kontrollerz, Black Diamond Limousine, SK’s Donuts and Croissants, polk Audio Gaming Headsets and others yet to be named.

Arif S. Kinchen is well known for his work in the video game industry. His resume of work includes Pierce in the Saints Row series, Red in Dead Rising 3, and Marlow in Marlow Briggs and the mask of Death. He has also worked on Battlefield Hardline, Grand Theft Auto V, and Bioshock Infinate. Arif has many on camera credits as well. A full list of this work can be seen on his IMDB.

For more information about the event and info about RSVPing click here.

Here is the Official Invite

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Collegiate Championship 4 League of Legends http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/27/collegiate-championship-4-league-legends/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/27/collegiate-championship-4-league-legends/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:47:28 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23388 Are you a gamer? Do you go to college? Do you wish that you could play League of Legends for more than just fun? Do you think that your team can compete against others around the United States? Well now you... Read More »

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Are you a gamer? Do you go to college? Do you wish that you could play League of Legends for more than just fun? Do you think that your team can compete against others around the United States? Well now you can!

Grab your friends and classmates and form a college League of Legends team to do battle on the rift against other colleges. Now is the time to start strategizing with your team mates with the goal of being the very best in your division.

The United States is broken up into four divisions in which the number one team from each division will meet up in L.A to determine which division will be number one and which team will win the $360,000 in scholarships. Remember to have some fun competing in the 2015 North American Collegiate Championships and remember it is all about the game.

Registration closes on February 13th and Qualifiers start on February 14th so time is running out. To register go to the link below. Enrollment will be verified.

Personally I will be joining representing Hiram College with some of my other fellow students. We would love to hear from anyone else who joins to play and maybe a scrimmage can be held. Looking forward to meeting you on the rift of League of Legends. If you even want to play just add Killer K dem0ns.

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Gearbox Look for Staff for Borderlands 3 http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/26/gearbox-look-staff-borderlands-3/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/26/gearbox-look-staff-borderlands-3/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:16:09 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23404 Have you ever desired to work at or with a popular gaming studio in order to produce and distribute a AAA title? Would you like to become a valuable minion within a global corporation that looks to redefine open world... Read More »

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Have you ever desired to work at or with a popular gaming studio in order to produce and distribute a AAA title? Would you like to become a valuable minion within a global corporation that looks to redefine open world R.P.G shooters? Well then you may be in luck!

During the past weekend, attendees at P.A.X South were surprised by an unexpected announcement from Gearbox Software, the creators of the Borderlands franchise. The announcement came from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford stating that he would love it if they could produce Borderlands 3.

“We want to think about the future and we want to think about what the next Borderlands is and we’re going to need some help. The fact is, we’re not working on a new Borderlands game, but we want to. If you are in the industry and you think you can help us, we want you to help us. We want to get started on a new Borderlands game; there’s literally nothing to tell, but we’re ready to start.”

Randy Pitchford then took to twitter to share that Gearbox Software is looking for additional crew members to potentially create Borderlands 3.

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During the Q&A Panel, Randy Pitchford revealed that additional Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC would be released within the upcoming months. The third DLC title is called “The Lady Hammerlock Pack” and will feature Sir Hammerlock’s older sister, Aurelia, as a playable character. The fourth Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC  involves going into the mind of Claptrap with no other details provided. Could this be a case of Claptrap having plans for mass eradication of the human race or is there something else ticking in the mind of one of the most miss understood character in the Borderlands’ franchise.

For fans of the Borderlands franchise this is exciting news to know that Gearbox wants to produce Borderlands 3. If you are interested in joining the Gearbox family and helping to produce possibly the next big video game hit, head over to Gearbox Software’s website to apply.

http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/jobs

If you are craving a health helping of slaughtering psychos then look forward to picking up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for PS4 and Xbox One. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2.

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Xbox One Returns to $350 After Only 2 Weeks http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/16/xbox-one-returns-350-2-weeks/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/16/xbox-one-returns-350-2-weeks/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:20:12 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23383 What originally started out as holiday promotion has now apparently become a full-time venture for Microsoft’s Xbox One. Originally, Microsoft declared that the Xbox One would be on sale for three hundred and fifty dollars from November 15th to January... Read More »

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What originally started out as holiday promotion has now apparently become a full-time venture for Microsoft’s Xbox One. Originally, Microsoft declared that the Xbox One would be on sale for three hundred and fifty dollars from November 15th to January 2nd. After the promotion, the Xbox One returned to its original price of four hundred dollars; however this price didn’t last very long.

As of January 17th, the Xbox One will return to the same price it was during the holiday promotion ($350) with no end date in sight. Sorry for everyone who may have purchased an Xbox One in between the promotions, but I doubt you will get a refund on the console. This is an obvious marketing scheme by Microsoft to help bolster the sales of the Xbox One by making it more appealing price wise.

Currently neither the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One have a large number of exclusive titles, so it’s still safe to wait before buying a new console. Just be warned, this year is going to be big for both consoles were we will see a lot of new games being released and some exclusive titles will launch.

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Witcher 2 Soon 2 Be Part of Games With Gold http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/15/witcher-2-soon-2-part-games-gold/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/15/witcher-2-soon-2-part-games-gold/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:49:26 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23373 Over a year and a half  have passed since Microsoft’s Games with Gold program started and since then Xbox Live Gold members have reaped the benefits of the program. So far the Xbox Community has received popular titles such as:... Read More »

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Over a year and a half  have passed since Microsoft’s Games with Gold program started and since then Xbox Live Gold members have reaped the benefits of the program. So far the Xbox Community has received popular titles such as: Gears of War, Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed 2, Dishonored and many more. Within recent months, the Games with Gold program has included the Xbox One. The Witcher 2 is next to join Games with Gold.

January’s Xbox 360’s Games with Gold program is giving users probably one of the best non-Microsoft exclusive game later this month. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will become available tomorrow, January 16th, following its counterpart MX vs. ATV Alive. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available til the 31st to most likely be replaced by some co-op game for Valentine’s Day.

Worms continues to be available to Xbox One’s users carrying over from December. In addition to Worms on the Xbox One, Xbox One users can download D4. D4 is a murder mystery game were the main character, David Young, a Boston police officer, is seeking to find his wife’s murder.

Depending on what you are in the mood for, January’s Games with Gold program has a game for almost everyone. A free version of The Witcher 2:Assasins of Kings allows player to either catch up on the Witcher series or experience it the first time before the release of The Witcher 3 in May. Hopefully, February’s Games with Gold will be multi-player based so everyone can cuddle up with their significant other or even friends and have a good time.

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Lekool Announces Clash of Olympus http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/14/lekool-announces-clash-olympus/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/14/lekool-announces-clash-olympus/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:04:33 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23365 Early yesterday afternoon Lekool.com announced their next free to play title (F2P), “Clash of Olympus”. Clash of Olympus is a free to play side-scrolling browser RPG game. Lekool is the publisher and developer of Clash of Olympus; they have also... Read More »

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Early yesterday afternoon Lekool.com announced their next free to play title (F2P), “Clash of Olympus”. Clash of Olympus is a free to play side-scrolling browser RPG game. Lekool is the publisher and developer of Clash of Olympus; they have also produced Call of Gods, Rushwar, Dragons Call 2, Crystal Saga, and Odin Quest.

Clash of Olympus launches on January 15th, 2015 at 10:00 Pm PDT. Clash of Olympus can be accessed on Lekool.com and potentially later on Facebook and the Android marketplace. Clash of Olympus is a casual F2P game set in a fantasy world that draws inspiration from ancient Greek mythology and legends.

Clash of Olympus’s character system allows players to recruit additional heroes and pets to fight by the side of the main character similar to that of Dragon Warriors. The class system has a large variety of skills but each class has its own unique skills and ultimate spell. Ultimate Spell is the characters most powerful ability.

Clash of Olympus has a traditional equipment system where players can gain different equipment with different abilities. Each piece of equipment can be upgraded in different ways.

Clash of Olympus looks visually good and offers a complex character development system. If you are a fan of sidescrollers and pet systems then Clash  of Olympus may have a lot to offer

Honestly, side scrolling free to play titles are starting to become overdone, but Clash of Olympus looks like it may bring a breath of new life to the side scrolling genre.

Join us on launch day tomorrow and give Clash of Olympus a try with the rest of us.

 

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Baldur’s Gate Pre-sequel In Development http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/14/baldurs-gate-pre-sequel-in-development/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/14/baldurs-gate-pre-sequel-in-development/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:12:37 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23355 Since 1974, Dungeons & Dragons has been aiding players in crafting complex and amazing worlds. five editions of books have been released since its creation helping to expand the universe in more diverse ways with additional creatures and champions to use... Read More »

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Since 1974, Dungeons & Dragons has been aiding players in crafting complex and amazing worlds. five editions of books have been released since its creation helping to expand the universe in more diverse ways with additional creatures and champions to use during adventures.

With such a vast universe at their disposal, a strand of video games have been created every few years, so that fans of the franchise can experience their favorite characters, monsters, and stories from their favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s campaigns.

One D&D Story Arch that is held nostalgically in the mind of both gamers and dice masters is depicted in the popular game franchise, Baldur’s Gate named after the Baldur’s Gate Story and takes place in the Forgotten Realms.

The next installment to the Baldur’s Gate franchise is scheduled to release later this year and the new project has been dubbed”Adventure Y” by Beamdog. Although fans of the franchise have been long awaiting the release of Baulder’s Gate 3, their wait will have to continue. Baldur’s Gate One and Two have been remastered within recent years, spurring fans of the franchise to fantasize about the release of  Baulder’s Gate 3 even more. The next installment is a prequel to two and a sequel to one, so it is rather a Pre-Sequel.

Like the previous two titles, the Baldur’s Gate Pre-Sequel will use the Infinity Engine and will still take place in the Forgotten Realms. Look forward to the next chapter releasing sometime during the end of Spring or beginning of Summer. On Beamdog’s forum, they stated that they have exciting plans for the release of the game, something bigger than they have ever done before. On the blog they released four photos to hype the release of the game.

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Above are the four pictures they released on their blog and from it we can gather that dungeons will most likely be as extensive as the previous two titles and that the Grand Dukes will at least be mentioned in Baldur’s Gate Pre-Sequel. The Grand Dukes ruled over the city of Baldur’s Gate. From the photos, we see two quotes:

“Hang on the mercy of the Grand Dukes!” Seems like the citizens of Baldur’s Gate are seeking help from something attacking the city.

“Aw, who’s afraid of a few~” By the sound of this quote it sounds like someone is about to die.

Then in another photo there is a white blur that seems like it could be an angel.

Baldur’s Gate Pre-Sequel seems like its being created with out of date technology, so although the story may be good, fans of the franchise may be blinded by out of date graphics. We here at gamersbliss are looking forward to the release of a much beloved franchise; however we hope it doesn’t go the way of Duke Nukem Forever.

 

 

 

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AGDQ raises $1.5 Million for Cancer Research http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/13/agdq-raises-1-5-million-for-cancer-research/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/13/agdq-raises-1-5-million-for-cancer-research/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:47:13 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23348 Over the last week a group of speed runners held their annual “Awesome Games Done Quick” event to raise money for charity. This years events money went to cancer research and was donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation . Over... Read More »

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Over the last week a group of speed runners held their annual “Awesome Games Done Quick” event to raise money for charity. This years events money went to cancer research and was donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation . Over one hundred and sixty-four games were beaten during the event. While the speed runners were playing their assortment of games, items were put up to bid for with all of the money earned to go to charity.

One impressive gaming session featured speed runner “Runnerguy2489″ completing the first three dungeons to collect the Ocarina of Time with young Link  while blindfolded during his playthrough of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”  Here is the footage from his run through:

This years charity event exceeded last years amount by five hundred thousand dollars and ultimately went to a good cause. If you want to feel more embarrassed about your gaming skills just know that speedrunner “Halfcoordinated” completed a playthrough of Platinum game’s Vanquish with one hand while holding a soda bottle in his other hand.

The rest of the event had other noteworthy occurrences but one of the coolest was when”Banjo-Kazooie” composer Grant Kirkhope called in during the game’s speed run, by speedrunner Stivitybobo in which he shard some interesting information about Banjo-Kazooie.

Currently the events site is still excepting donations and at the current moment is up to $1,556,247.41 ($1.5 Million). Hopefully next year they can raise more than $1.5 Million. If you want to see any of the other videos from the event links are provided down below.

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Gets Its Newest Release Date! http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/12/assassins-creed-movie-gets-release-date-finally/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/12/assassins-creed-movie-gets-release-date-finally/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:07:29 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23343 Usually video game movies have a tendency of well.. just sucking or being cancelled entirely; however recently a few video game movies or TV series have started to release bring a new hope to gamers around the world. Series such... Read More »

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Usually video game movies have a tendency of well.. just sucking or being cancelled entirely; however recently a few video game movies or TV series have started to release bring a new hope to gamers around the world. Series such as Forward Unto Dawn and Halo Nightfall  and movies such as Hitman and  The Need for Speed Movie have provide gaming audiences with hope that their favorite video games can become center fold attractions on the grand stage of the movie theater.

Within the next two years we will see the release of an abundance of video game themed movies such  as Warcraft, Hitman 47, Uncharted, Rachet and Clank, and  an Assassin’s Creed move. All of which are intended to appeal to the gaming community. The Assassin’s Creed Movie has been postponed multiple times and was last scheduled to release later this year. At the moment very little is known about the Assassin’s Creed Movie except that actor Michael Fassbender will fill one of the main roles.You may recognize Michael Fassbender for his role in X-Men: Days of Future Past as younger Magneto. He will also been in MacBeth scheduled to release later this year and fill the role of Steve Jobs in the Steve Jobs movie.

The Assassin’s Creed movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel and according to 20th Century Fox is scheduled to release on December 21st, 2016. Don’t put this date on your calenders just yet because this movie has been postponed multiple times and no other actors have been cast at this current time.

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Halo 5 Strongholds Mode Unveiled http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/12/halo-5-strongholds-mode-unveiled/ http://www.gamersbliss.com/2015/01/12/halo-5-strongholds-mode-unveiled/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:37:03 +0000 http://www.gamersbliss.com/?p=23326 A new year is upon us and lucky we got to celebrate it with an old friend whom we have not seen for a while. A friend who has been with us for over a decade and half and has... Read More »

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A new year is upon us and lucky we got to celebrate it with an old friend whom we have not seen for a while. A friend who has been with us for over a decade and half and has changed over time. A friend who went through a harsh separation and overcame adversities in his fields and a friend who ultimately knows how to kick some ass when the time is needed. A majority of you know of him, but this new year we got to take a deeper look inside of their very soul. This friend is the Halo Franchise.

The Halo 5: Guardians Beta released on December 29th and since then players around the world having been shooting at their friends, enemies and even random combatants in Halo’s Arena. The Beta originally launched with Team Slayer , but now welcomes a new mode to the beta called Strongholds.

343 Studios also announced that three new playable maps would also be added to the beta during their announcement on the Xbox Wire, where they had this to say, ” Building off the strengths of team-based Slayer mode, Strongholds features three control zones placed around the map that your team will need to control in order to dominate the enemy. But take note! Only the team that controls two Stronghold zones can score points: the first team to score 100 points, wins the match. Try to control all three zones and you’ll be spread too thin, so your team will need to strategize and stick together to hold the combination of two Strongholds that establish map control!”

The three new maps are Regret and Empire (stronghold maps) and Pegasus which is a map used for players to forge new maps of their own with.

The Beta is only available to Xbox One users who own the Master Chief Collection and with it can experience the new maps and weapons as well as some of the redesigned Weapons. Don’t forget to try out The Prophet’s Bane, an energy sword with a wider attack range.

The Beta ends January 18th so try it out before its gone or else you will have to wait until Halo 5: Guardians is released later this Fall.

Like always thank you for stopping by here at Gamersbliss.com and hope to see you around soon.

 

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