Sony's Playstation TV is a Waste of Money

Imagine, if you will, that online gaming existed during the short-lived era of the Sega Dreamcast. What images come to mind? Choppy graphics? Easily dropped connections? Slow speeds? Now combine that with a amateurish, discarded Nintendo Wii-style UI and you have the Sony Playstation TV. This product is in no way ready for primetime. If anything, it…

This Awesome Week June 1-7 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.   Instagram girl of the week This week’s Instagram girl is Swedish model Anna Nyström. Give her a follow here.   This week in history Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Let’s reflect on the sacrifice and heroism that…

Go Gold Prospecting on Your Tablet

The new kid on the gaming block, SomaSim, is building its future on California’s past. Today, the independent studio released its first game, titled 1849. It is a simulation game which transports players back to the era of California’s gold rush. Users are tasked with building up cities in the Golden State, creating textiles, and opening up trade routes to other towns. Built in…

MLB 14 The Show Looks Amazing

Via Polygon: MLB 14 on PS4 takes advantage of the new console’s hardware to deliver more fully realized versions of the ballparks for each of the 30 MLB clubs. The game’s developers at Sony San Diego are utilizing techniques like specular maps to create realistic lighting on surfaces like pools and jumbotrons, and advances in processing…

Oh My God, We're Having an Amazon Fire… TV

As it was rumored late last week, Amazon announced that it has entered the already crowded set-top box market with the Fire TV. The integrated entertainment device is a tiny but power-packed machine, featuring a quad-core 1.7 Ghz processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and an 8 GB hard drive. It also has Bluetooth support, Wi-Fi…

This Week in Untied: 6.23.14

Entertainment John Avicolli unleashes his amazing 1980s March Madness bracket Christian Deisler experiences Reincarnation Dave Delisle discusses the Titanfall gamble Steve Jacot shares Star Wars Episode VII news and rumors Marcello De Feo thinks the prevailing HIMYM theory is a red herring Dain Stiles shares the best of the web Steve Jacot writes about the evolution…

The Titanfall Gamble

The big news in the gaming industry is this past week is the departures of Jack Tretton and Marc Whitten from Sony and Microsoft respectively. Both men were instrumental in the launch of the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One systems last fall. Tretton’s departure has been characterized as an amicable split, as he decided not…

PC Game Review: Banished

As a lifelong fan of SimCity, I was really looking forward to the new entry in the series last year. In the 18-or-so months leading up to its release, I watched every behind-the-scenes video and read every article about the game. So you can imagine my disappointment when the game launched with its server issues,…

2K's Most Innovative Sports Title

Far be it from me to call myself a video game aficionado. It would be a stretch to even call me a big basketball fan. Sure, Sam Hinkie has regenerated my interest in the sport as the first patient and intelligent GM to properly rebuild a Philly sports team since the oft maligned Ed Wade but…