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25 02, 2016

Street Fighter 5, Firewatch, Lifeline, Hearthstone, ESO – GG Episode 7

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts, Videos|

Welcome to GG Episode 7, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Capcom's Street Fighter 5, a new indie game called Firewatch from Campos Santos and Panic, a text-based mobile game called Lifeline, Blizzard's new strategy for Hearthstone, and the Thieve's Guild expansion for Elder Scrolls Online. Wow. That's a lot of stuff in one episode. Our YouTube livestream ran long, but we cut it down to 27 minutes in the studio. Shout out to Drift Management for letting [...]

28 12, 2015

ESO, ESO, ESO – “Let it Snow” Parody of Elder Scrolls Online

By |December 28th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Videos|

Sean Caspian and I locked ourselves into the newly-built eciov studio last weekend and produced this quick parody for all the Elder Scrolls Online fans in the crowd. We called it "ESO, ESO, ESO" because it's a parody of the classic song "Let it Snow." He came up with the idea, and we brought it to life together. Take a two-minute break from your day and watch the festive gaming video now. The making of "ESO, ESO, ESO" I wrote the musical arrangement and lyrics then recorded the instruments and [...]

1 11, 2015

9 Things I Hate About Apple TV 4th Generation – Updated March 2016

By |November 1st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Opinion, Tech, TV|

Apps aren't enough to make it great. That first sentence could be my entire post. I have no idea how Nilay Patel at The Verge could give this a 9/10. Christina Warren at Mashable called it "fantastic" and a "huge improvement". Was she using the same device I have in front of me today? My experience was the exact opposite of Nilay and Christina. Go ahead and call me a negative nancy, but too many long-standing issues remain for me to give this device a good rating. Unfortunately, there are so man [...]

18 04, 2015

Grand Theft of Mortal Guitar Hero’s Kombat Scroll – GG Episode 6

By |April 18th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to GG Episode 6, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Josh's decision to keep Grand Theft Auto off our website. You can read more about that decision here. Ultimately it just comes down to a mutual respect between our readers/listeners/viewers and our writers. We like you and we want you to like us. If you have any questions about this decision, just hit us up on any of our social networks. This is also our first episode doing a livestream for the p [...]

13 04, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V – Out for PC, but It’s Not for Everyone *Updated*

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming|Tags: , , , |

*Update*  After spending an hour in the game last night, I determined it's impossible for us to maintain a reasonably professional reputation while supporting this game. I haven't played the game in almost two years, but I forgot how reprehensible the game truly is. That said, we've deleted our GTA5 livestream from Twitch and will not add more in the future. We apologize to anyone we may have offended with our previous coverage or our decision to cancel future coverage. How do I start a post abo [...]

13 04, 2015

Elder Scrolls Online – Armor Dying Tutorial and Crown Store Walkthrough

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Gamecast, Gaming, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

As I play through The Elder Scrolls Online, I wanted to create a few video guides that show off some of the less obvious things in the game. Follow the eciov YouTube channel for more content like this. In the video below, I show you how the in-game armor dying system works. The dye stations can be hard to find, but they add a completely new dimension to the look of your character. Personally, I feel like the stock armor in the game is a little boring aesthetically. Unless you get a full set of s [...]

7 04, 2015

Elder Scrolls Online – Crafting, Banking, and Recommended Add-Ons – eciov Gamecast Episode 1

By |April 7th, 2015|Categories: Gamecast, Gaming, Videos|Tags: , , , |

I recently sat down with Sean Caspian in the eciov studio to record the inaugural episode of the eciov Gamecast. We'll still be doing our MunnDay@9 gaming podcast like normal, but I wanted to start doing some Twitch live-streaming and game videos for some of my favorite games. The pair of us could cover hundreds of games, but I'm starting with The Elder Scrolls Online since I've been playing it a lot (too often) lately. I will also cover cool games like the Half Life: Update mod that came out [...]

6 04, 2015

Walking Scrolls of Alto’s Steamy Adventure – GG Episode 5

By |April 6th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Welcome to GG Episode 5, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Sean's obsession with The Walking Dead - the game and the TV show. Josh brings up the new Steam Machine controller design and his love hate relationship with Alto's Adventure. They also discuss the new microtransactions available in Elder Scrolls Online and Josh's new tanking build. If you play Elder Scrolls Online, Josh wants you to join his guild. He's a high-level crafter in every category and [...]

3 03, 2015

Epic Games Makes Unreal Engine 4 Free for Everyone

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

For almost a year now, developers have been able to use Unreal Engine 4 to create immersive worlds for us to traverse. A $19 monthly subscription gave anyone access to the engine and early access to the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha. You read that right: a pre-alpha. It's a concept we don't see very often in the gaming industry. Epic Games hopes to encourage game developers and modders to create content for the new Unreal Tournament. They call it crowdsourced development; I think it's awesome. Wit [...]

24 02, 2015

SteamStation Micro Machines – GG Episode 4

By |February 24th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to GG Episode 4, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Sean's recent purchase of a PlayStation 4. Josh questions Sean's loyalty to the pursuit of epic gaming (get a PC, folks). Sean questions Josh's desire to be an all-around game connoisseur. They agree to disagree on platforms, but some interesting things happen when they talked about the PS4. Game exclusivity turns out to be a major draw for Sean... more than he thought. Josh basically re-sells hi [...]

13 02, 2015

Heroic Shadow of the Elder Storm – GG Episode 3

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the third episode of GG, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Blizzard's attempt at a League of Legends competitor: Heroes of the Storm. Haha, get it? Storm. Blizzard. So creative, guys... guys? It's currently in beta, but Sean's first impressions were good. Once the game is officially available, we'll revisit it and maybe record a session of Sean showing Josh how to play a MOBA game. Josh's FPS days are numbered. We also discuss the gaming world's [...]

9 02, 2015

Gamer Girls Inspire Me

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming|Tags: , , , , |

Gamer girls. The term sounds innocuous enough... until I say it to a gamer. You’ll likely then be on the receiving end of either diatribe – gamer girls are fake or male gamers are misogynists. Both arguments ironically lead to one thing: the marginalization of people who play video games. I usually ignore the drama of this cesspool debate and quickly move on to better, more civil content. That's when I found this lovely illustration. To me, this tattoo (I’m calling it a tattoo because someone ne [...]

8 02, 2015

Elder Scrolls Online Goes Free to Play March 17

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

I've been out of the Elder Scrolls loop lately, but I got an email today saying that Elder Scrolls Online goes free to play on March 17. After the initial purchase of the game, all the main content is available without a monthly subscription. I've always been a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series. The character progression within the world of Skyrim was amazing; it's still one of my all-time favorite games. Naturally, I was excited to hear that Bethesda (and Zenimax) was publishing an MMORPG fo [...]

30 10, 2013

Grand Theft Auto Online, Part 2 – GG Episode 2

By |October 30th, 2013|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This is the second episode of GG, our new gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode Sean and Josh talk about Rockstar's first attempt at an online version of their popular Grand Theft Auto series. While they ran into a lot of trouble early on, we've found the servers to finally be stable and the online side of the game definitely worth playing. There are plenty of reasons you may still want to throw your controller, but we'll bring you up to speed on Grand Theft Auto Online in this episode. [...]

1 10, 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5, Part 1 – GG Episode 1

By |October 1st, 2013|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Thanks for checking out the first episode of GG, our new gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode Sean and Josh talk about Rockstar's newest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto 5. We found the game to be pretty vulgar but innovative at the same time. So sit back, relax - maybe even grab your controller - and listen to us discuss the basics about Grand Theft Auto 5. If you're already playing the game, we also mention a few tips that we've found helpful throughout our time [...]