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Is the Assassin’s Creed film already starting out on the wrong foot with white-washing?

It was brought to my attention recently that there’s an Assassin’s Creed movie in the works, which got me a little more excited than I expected. The honest truth is I’ve played maybe two hours of the entire series (which I promise I’m hoping to change very soon). But it’s always intrigued me a ton;…

SOPA / PIPA, Fandoms, and the Entertainment Industry

I managed to spend about an hour at the NY/NJ Tech Group emergency meetup / protest yesterday. Listening to the very influential speakers and just the general chatter really got me thinking about what SOPA/PIPA means to me. I’ve never been an angel. I was a huge pirate during my high-school / college years; at…

September 11th, 10 years later. It still hurts.

It’s strange how 10 years can change things. Despite the impact 9/11 had on me and my family and the sad losses we faced, I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t feel like a bad, distant dream these days. But as I began to write this months ago, everything came back to me. My…

Pushing Boundaries: Exploration in Guild Wars 2 from #GW2Fanday

If I could pick one thing from Prophecies that I felt was the epitome of what made that first campaign so memorable for me, it was the openness of it all. Even for a game that had no persistence, there’s always been -so much- to explore and discover. In fact, as recently as earlier this…

Guild Wars, Winds of Change, and the Live Team from #GW2fanday

Sometimes things happen unexpectedly. When invited to visit the Arenanet office and partake in Guild Wars 2 Fanday, we all knew the event would be focused on Guild Wars 2. Certainly, it’s this much-anticipated sequel that has everybody captivated, with press and fans alike more than happy to test, explore, and report on their experiences…

What Makes Us Human: Will AI ever fully replace the human mind?

The subject on what puts us on a different level from the countless other living things around us has been something humankind has debated for ages. We know we’re different. We know we’re special. But why? What is it that sets us apart from our animal counterparts? Why is it that we are the dominate…

MS Toga Party 2011 Re-Cap

As per TT tradition, we’re coming in with this a little late. But better late than never! We tweeted / spammed a few weeks back about the charity fundraiser run by Gamers Giving back for multiple sclerosis awareness. Although the turnout was smaller than expected, we were still pleased to meet and surpass our goal of $1337!…

In-Game MS Fundraiser by Gamers Giving Back!

The lovely folks over at Gaming World Entertainment Network / Gamers Giving Back are holding another large charity fundraiser this month on April 16th for multiple sclerosis awareness. It’s less than two weeks away, so it’s time to spread the word.  These are the same guys and gals that brought us the Pink Day in…

Pax-East Pre-Show | TalkTyria, Guild Mag, and Friends!

Get the low-down on PAX-East: Who’ll be there, what’s happening, and where to go to keep informed.

Guild Wars Guru GvG Tournament (That’s a lot of G’s)

Sharpen those blades, hone those skills, and read up on those builds. It’s GvG time! The folks over at Guild Wars Guru announced last week that they’ll be hosting a wide-scale GvG tournament this spring, with an explicit focus on making the championship accessible to as many players as possible. The tourney will have four…