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Amazon is Buying Twitch for $970M


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Amazon confirmed today that it will be buying video game livestreaming service Twitch for $970 million. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2014. This confirmation comes after several reports claimed

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Blizzard & PSN DDoS attacked – Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Latest Update 8-26-14: Looks like Anonymous might be trying to stop LizardSquad. Update 8-26-14: The DDoS attacks on U.S. gaming networks continue.  Originally Lizard Squad claimed responsibility, but recent reports point to a member of

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STR CAST ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Earlier this week, Raptor Jack Acebedo (Bubba’s son) challenged both Salvador Madrigal and myself to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We take this very seriously and you should too! Raptor Jack’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Phil Fish is Depressed again… Selling FEZ & POLYTRON IP


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief  NOTE: This article has been updated with new information as the situation develops. Latest Update 8-22-14 7:52AM:  from’s article “Phil Fish & Polytron doxxed by 4chan’s /v/” - Phil Fish, every gamers favorite person to

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Samson’s Video Game Music – Inspired By, Vol. 1


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief The following is the latest top-10-list of my favorite songs inspired by video game music. I have ordered this list from least impressive to most impressive. I have also included a Spotify playlist of all

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be on Wii U


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Sledgehammer Games confirmed that they will not be releasing Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on Wii U this year. Did anyone ever play CoD on a Wii console? No why would they … Call of

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Flappy Bird Creator at it again with ‘Swing Copters’


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief No, this isn’t a game that you play with your friends in the mens locker room! Does anyone else remember the Flappy Bird phenomenon? I’ll wager that hipsters do, anyways, there is a new game

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STR CAST EP22: GAMESCOM 2014 Download MP3 / Subscribe on iTunes! In This Otaku Episode, The Nerds Discuss: GAMESCOM NEWS! Also – Fez, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Proteus & various Japanese Sex Games! HOSTS: Salvador Madrigal, Brian Acebedo, Samson Lancaster , & Emory D

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Gabynator The First to Paragon 1000! – Diablo III


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Huge congrats to Gabynator for reaching Paragon 1000, from the Diablo Nerds at Str N Gaming! Remember when achieving level 99 in Diablo II was a monumental accomplishment? It would take me a million years

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Not Exclusively on Xbox?


By Samson Lancaster – Editor-in-Chief Oh Microsoft, you so sneaky. Turns out this whole Xbox exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider business is just some shady “Evil Microsoft” dealings. Yes, this “exclusive deal” is actually timed. “Yes, the deal has

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