Steve Mullis

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Getting Back In The Game: Where Should A Would-Be Gamer Play?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This is the first installment of our Getting Back In The Game series, where we're showing you how you can get into the wide world of video games — whether you're new to gaming or a former player who hasn't picked up a controller in a while.

So you want ...

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Dayton Sends Third-Seeded Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In an NCAA men's tournament that has surprised many with early upsets, the University of Dayton kept the run going by taking out third-seeded Syracuse 55-53 on Saturday.

As SBNation reports, the win puts the Dayton Flyers into their first Sweet 16 since 1984.

Dayton was up by ...

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Sony Steps Into Virtual Reality With 'Project Morpheus'

Thursday, March 20, 2014

At the annual Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco, Sony announced a project that will aim to add virtual reality to its PlayStation 4 console.

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Florida Is No. 1 Seed For NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Florida's 26-game winning streak vaulted it to the top as the No. 1 seed in the South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

The starting brackets were announced on Sunday, with Virginia, Wichita State and Arizona landing as the No. 1 seeds in the ...

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Outgoing Afghan President Karzai Says U.S. Betrayed Him

Sunday, March 02, 2014

In an interview with The Washington Post, the departing president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, said that "Afghans died in a war that's not ours."

In the interview, Karzai sought explain his harsh criticism of the 12-year-old U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. The Post reports that Karzai said he is ...

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'12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' Win Big At The Oscars

Sunday, March 02, 2014

After several days of heavy rain in Los Angeles, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway at the Dolby Theater.

The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, ...

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Banished Is Like SimCity Without The City (But With Cholera)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

This is part of our weekly 'Indie Watch' series of game reviews. Check here on Sundays for more posts in the series.

"Get busy living, or get busy dying."

That famous line, said by Tim Robbins in the film The Shawshank Redemption, perfectly summed up his character's struggle and subsequent ...

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With Nets, Jason Collins Will Be NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jason Collins, who announced last year that he was gay, will be the first active openly gay player in NBA history when he takes to the floor for the first time with the Brooklyn Nets.

Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Nets on Sunday, and is expected to be ...

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Loses Bronze To Finland

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A 43-year-old, six-time Olympian helped lead Finland to a bronze-medal win over the U.S. men's hockey team on Saturday.

Teemu Selanne scored two of Finland's five goals, shutting out the U.S. team 5-0.

Team USA had hoped to overcome Friday's crushing loss to Canada, which, if won, would have ...

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Jazzpunk: A Spy Game Full Of Jokes, Blokes And Cold War Tropes

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Just last week I was lamenting a severe lack of comedy-based video games, where perhaps a hearty laugh is the goal and not quelling a rebellion or fighting off hordes of zombies.

As if on well-timed comedic cue, the new adventure game Jazzpunk comes sliding in like Kramer ...

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Snake-Handling Reality TV Pastor Dies After Snakebite

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jamie Coots, a third-generation snake-handling Pentecostal preacher, died Saturday night after being bitten by one of his serpents.

Coots, known for handling poisonous rattlesnakes and featured on the National Geographic reality series Snake Salvation, was bitten on his right hand and died in his home after refusing medical treatment, ...

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Mistrial On Murder Charge In Florida Gas Station Shooting

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A mistrial was declared on Saturday in the first-degree murder charge of Michael Dunn after a Florida jury failed to come to an agreement. The jury did find Dunn guilty on four lesser charges, including three counts of attempted second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of a teenager in a ...

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Being An 'Octodad' Is A Hilarious Lesson In Controlled Chaos

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Great comedy is sometimes hard to find, and great comedy in a video game is even rarer. But the new game Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a "Theater of the Absurd" for the gaming crowd, and it certainly does not fail to entertain. From the title alone you know you ...

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Creator Of Runaway Mobile Hit Flappy Bird Taking Game Down

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The free mobile game Flappy Bird was all the rage this week, with reports that it has been downloaded 50 million times since its release in May of last year and that it was pulling in $50,000 a day with in-game advertisements.

So it came as a surprise ...

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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Hospitalized

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was hospitalized on Saturday after returning from a business trip in Arizona.

Reporter Nova Safo told our Newscast unit that the 71-year-old Daley was taken to an intensive care unit at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is undergoing tests.

The Associated Press adds:

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Swordplay Fighter Nidhogg Revives Arcade-Style Competition

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In the ancient days of video game yore, the head-to-head game was king. Sitting down at a Pong or Joust cabinet to defeat your friend (or a stranger) was some of the best time you could have in an arcade.

These games eventually led to the reigning champ of head-to-head ...

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Two Killed, Others Hurt In Omaha Plant Explosion

Monday, January 20, 2014

Update at 9:02 p.m. EST. All Workers Account For:

In a press conference Monday evening Omaha Police Lt. Darci Tierney said all of the 38 workers in the building have been accounted for. Officials say two died, 10 were hospitalized and seven others were hurt but refused treatment. The remaining ...

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Sometimes, Death Is Only The Beginning. Will You Continue?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I can fondly recall, many, many moons ago, when arcades in the U.S. were still a thing, plunking in token after token (or quarters if your arcade wasn't owned by crooks) into all sorts of games. The coins were used to fight off that most insidious of villains and mainstay ...

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Having A Dungeon On Your Desktop Is The Perfect Coffee Break

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

So far on our journey down the indie lane of the video game metropolis, we've looked at games that rely heavily on unique narratives and storytelling, games that some might not even consider a game in the traditional sense and a game that simulates an oppressive ...

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'Fresh Prince' Actor James Avery Dead At 68

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

James Avery, the actor who played the Honorable Philip Banks — also known as Uncle Phil — on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died.

Avery died on Tuesday in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery, publicist Cynthia Snyder told NPR. Avery was 68.

Known ...

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