Alex Avard

Alex Avard

Freelance Journalist

Video Games, Video Game Industry, Film, TV, US Politics, UK Politics,

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London Games Industry Receives £1.2 Billion Investment

The Mayor himself made a trip to Minecraft to announce the exciting news. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a new policy program to boost the games industry in the London area, with a £1.2 billion investment and a whole host of new initiatives to match. The entire program is...

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Satoru Iwata To Receive DICE Lifetime Achievement Award

Even in death, the magic Satoru Iwata brought to Nintendo will be remembered forever. While the loss of Satoru Iwata last year is still felt within Nintendo and the video game industry alike, now is the time to remember fondly his truly remarkable accomplishments. That’s why, as Eurogamer reports, the...

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Bravely Second: End Layer Defaults To April 15 NA Launch

Japan gets less than a year’s head start over North America, which will receive Bravely Second: End Layer and a Collector’s Edition to boot. While a hubbub is being made over Fire Emblem Fates next month, additional prominent RPG’s are making their way to the Nintendo 3DS in the first...

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That Nintendo NX Survey ‘Leak’ Already Flopped

To be shocked that Nintendo fans ate up a Nintendo NX rumor and ran with it far beyond possible reason is disingenuous. Another day, another wild rumor involving the Nintendo NX that seems to be fervently discussed in online communities as if it were accurate in any way, shape or...

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Blast Mode Brings Team Deathmatch To Star Wars Battlefront

EA have unveiled another multiplayer mode for their highly anticipated winter blockbuster – Star Wars Battlefront. The new mode is called Blast, and it’s a variation on the classic team deathmatch of old, featuring 10 vs 10 battles as Imperial and Rebel forces clash across a range of locations.  Each team will be tasked with...

Minecraftedu article
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Morning DLC: Video Game News & Rumors 1/20/2016

When kids open Minecraft, Microsoft doesn’t just want them exploring dark caverns, endless plains, and procedurally generated mountains; it wants them exploring places carved out of the real world, like ancient Pompeii, the pyramids of Giza, and Greek temples — places they can learn from. To start making that happen, Microsoft...

Minecraftedu article
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Morning DLC: Video Game News & Rumors 1/20/2016

When kids open Minecraft, Microsoft doesn’t just want them exploring dark caverns, endless plains, and procedurally generated mountains; it wants them exploring places carved out of the real world, like ancient Pompeii, the pyramids of Giza, and Greek temples — places they can learn from. To start making that happen, Microsoft...

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Rocket League DLC And Free Update On The Way

It’s been a few weeks now since Rocket League went viral throughout the gaming community. The game, which was made by a small in-house team at Psyonix, has gone on to notch over 5 million downloads across PlayStation 4 and PC. There’s no better time for Psyonix to capitalize on...

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Star Wars: Battlefront Coming Holiday 2015

So thanks to today’s EA financial report to investors, we have a rough idea when we will be able to get our hands on developer DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront, which should be just in time for next Christmas. Star Wars: Battlefront has a target release date of “Holiday 2015”. Granted,...

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Blast Mode Brings Team Deathmatch To Star Wars Battlefront

EA have unveiled another multiplayer mode for their highly anticipated winter blockbuster – Star Wars Battlefront. The new mode is called Blast, and it’s a variation on the classic team deathmatch of old, featuring 10 vs 10 battles as Imperial and Rebel forces clash across a range of locations.  Each team will be tasked with...

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Beyond: Two Souls On PS4 Next Week, Heavy Rain Next Year

On October 8, 2013, Quantic Dream director and writer David Cage released Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 for a North American audience. It starred Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, two excellent actors working as well as they could with the source material. The game itself was very visually pleasing, a...

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Surge Of Video Game Movies Continues With Mega Man

To add to the list of upcoming movies based on video games (now including World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, and Borderlands movies), a Mega Man movie has been announced by 20th Century Fox and Chernin entertainment. It’s right to be skeptical, given that so many video game movies have flopped...

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Return More Powerful In New Star Wars Battlefront Trailer

This week belongs to Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, but starting November 17th Star Wars makes its return to the video game medium for the first time in a long while. Star Wars Battlefront is coming out on November 17th, and what better way to remind the...

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Games With Gold August 2015: Featuring Metal Gear and Metro

Microsoft announced their Xbox Live Gold Games With Gold for August 2015; Things just became a bit more Metro and a lot more Metal on your Xbox consoles this month. For the first part of the month, which you can go and download now, Xbox One gamers will be receiving...

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Dying Light Receives New Nightmare Mode With Upcoming Expansion

The Only Thing That’s Missing From Dying Light Now Is Perma-Death With Dying Light‘s big expansion, The Following, due for release just two weeks away on February 9th, a lot of buzz has already been generating for a downloadable pack that is supposedly bigger that the original base game. To add to this, developer Techland...