Author Archives: Emily Payton

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A recent college graduate who is doing her best to retreat from "the real world" as often as possible, using every form of escapism known to man. Interests include: post-apocalyptic sci-fi, stimulating conversation, and entropic decay. When she's not playing video games (when isn't she playing video games?), chances are she's surfing these fine Interwebs or cuddling with her cat, perhaps simultaneously.
 

Want Your Own TF2 Syringe Gun?

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Are you a fan of Team Fortress 2? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I would just love to own a prop/replica TF2 weapon?!” Well, then, you’re in luck! The very talented William Jakespeare has decided to sell his insanely awesome syringe gun. TF2 fans will instantly recognize this as the default Medic weapon. I have to say, my only complaint is that his syringe gun doesn’t contain actual syringes, but short of me asking [...]

Bethesda Trademarks ‘Nuka-Cola,’ but Don’t Get Excited

Earlier today we learned that Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax Media, filed three trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase “Nuka-Cola.” The slightly radioactive soft drink from the Fallout universe is almost synonymous with the franchise, and has become iconic among fans of the post-apocalyptic games. Naturally, this led many to speculate that a new Fallout (rumored to be in development) was on the horizon. Whether Bethesda is planning on announcing Fallout 4 any time [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Not on Xbox One…Yet?

Are your spidey senses tingling at the thought of playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on your shiny new Xbox One? I hope not, because you’re in for some mighty disappointing news. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available April 29 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS…but not the Xbox One. The first hint that something was amiss was when Activision pulled the Xbox One box art from the game’s site. Since then, Activision has commented, “We are [...]

 

Miss PAX East? Watch the Civilization: Beyond Earth Panel Here!

 Not all of us here at Twinfinite had the pleasure/burden of attending PAX East this year. I have lots of mixed feelings about it: on one hand, I spent my weekend playing videogames and sleeping while my comrades worked their asses off. On the other hand, I didn’t get to hang out with some of my favorite people, nor attend one of the largest gaming conventions in the country. Fans of Sid Meier’s Civilization might be especially bummed about missing [...]

 

Why I’m Digging the New Wolfenstein Trailer

Put simply, it kicks ass. But I’m a fan of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s latest trailer for a few reasons. Let’s start with the brilliant decision to use the catchy Motown classic, “Nowhere to Run” by Martha and the Vandellas. I’m a huge sucker for juxtaposing bright, upbeat music with grim-as-fuck imagery, and Bethesda knows this. They used the radio in Fallout 3 to a similar effect: lively swing superimposed on a dying, post-apocalyptic wasteland. And like in Fallout 3, [...]

 

Big Bads Revealed in Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into action fairly soon. Its latest trailer reveals some of the baddies Spidey will face, including but not limited to Black Cat, the Green Goblin, and Kingpin. For some reason “Ave Maria” is playing in the background. It looks fun enough, I guess, but it’s time we face facts. There’s no way in hell The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is gonna be anywhere near as good as Spider-Man 2, a.k.a. “The Best Superhero Videogame Ever Made.” [...]

 

Unriddle Your Mind in Path to the Thalamus

I’m a sucker when it comes to anything psychology-related in gaming. So naturally the title of Carlos Coronado’s upcoming indie game, Mind: Path to the Thalamus, piqued my curiosity. The trailer, which you can view above, begins with a strange question: “How many times will I kill her?” The thalamus helps regulate our cycles of sleep and wakefulness, as well as control how aware and alert we are. Sleep disorders have been linked to a malfunctioning thalamus, and severe enough [...]

 

New SOMA Trailer Reveals Underwater Setting

I have a crippling fear of water. I don’t mean rain showers or even swimming pools, I’m talking about large, deep bodies of water, water as far as the eye can see. The ocean absolutely terrifies me. It’s partially a fear of drowning, but also a fear of the unknown. We know more about outer space than we do our own ocean. Who knows what’s down there, lurking. A few days ago Frictional Games revealed that SOMA, their highly anticipated [...]

 

Learn to Build the Combat Shotgun from Fallout 3

It’s hard to pick just one favorite weapon from Fallout 3. Sometimes I’m all about bolt-action rifles, like Ol’ Painless (the unique .32 hunting rifle) or Lincoln’s repeater (technically lever-action, but whatever, close enough). Other times I like to use the scoped .44 magnum because it’s so damn versatile. At close range, it’s a high-powered revolver, yet is also excellent for sniping due to its scope, relative lack of recoil, and high rate of fire. But the combat shotgun, now [...]

 

Valve’s “Free to Play” a Heartfelt eSports Documentary

A few days ago I watched Valve’s eSports documentary, Free to Play. You read that right, a documentary created by the studio best known for games like Portal and Half-Life 2, not to mention Steam, the digital distribution service that’s revolutionized PC gaming. I didn’t know much going into Free to Play, just that it was a documentary about eSports. This piqued my interest because, for a solid 2 years, I was really into watching competitive StarCraft II. I mean [...]

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