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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 [...]

19 09, 2013

Steam Box: Valve to put steam behind consoles – Battery Life Episode 2

By |September 19th, 2013|Categories: Battery Life, Podcasts, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artwork by DarrenGeers on Deviant Art. Thanks for checking out the second episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Jason and Josh talk about Valve's rumored entry into the console gaming market: the Steam Box. While much of the information is just rumors, we will theoretically hear some more news about the Steam Box next week. That's why we decided to cover the device now so we could compare the current information with what actually shows up later. The Steam Box may [...]

22 05, 2013

Xbox One Leaves the Door Open for Innovation

By |May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've been following the Xbox One press very closely over the last two days. Why would an Apple guy care about the Xbox One? Honestly, it's because gaming on the Mac doesn't compete with the console. I've never been a fan of the PlayStation controller, so I've been a die-hard Xbox guy since the first Xbox hit my doorstep in 2001. I’m not going to get into which console is better or why I don’t game on the Mac; I’m just going to cover the current state of turmoil in the console gaming business. We [...]

9 03, 2010

Steamy hotness you can’t resist

By |March 9th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Tech|Tags: , , , |

No, it's not anything above PG... it's the fact that Valve is officially bringing their Steam platform to the Mac in April (in beta). They've also acknowledged that every new Valve game will release simultaneously on the Mac and PC. We've already voiced our opinions about this transition in previous posts but here's a quick recap. Steam will be the first major game distribution platform to come to the Mac. It currently dominates the PC gaming world. Games like Half Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 De [...]