Steve Mullis

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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 ...


'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 ...


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Health Worsens

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The condition of Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon deteriorated Wednesday, according to the hospital treating him.

The 85-year-old Sharon has been in a coma since 2006, when a massive stroke incapacitated him. The New York Times reports that his condition began to worsen about a month ago:



Too Many Games, So Little Time: Indies That Innovated In 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The indie gaming market is a growing force in the industry. And while the nature of the market makes it difficult to get exact sales figures, there is no denying that 2013 was a great year for introducing new and innovative titles to gamers of all stripes and on ...


A Game With Heart, Gone Home Is A Bold Step In Storytelling

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Let me just get this out of the way: Gone Home is one of the most deeply intimate and emotionally honest gaming experiences I've had in my more than 25 years of playing video games.

In the game — created by The Fullbright Co., a four-person team out ...


Brothers: A Grand Adventure With An Emotional Punch

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If ever a video game sought to mimic the experience of sitting down and reading a simple and emotional fairy tale, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons by Starbreeze Studios would be that game. And it's in that context that the game knocks it out of the park.

Brothers, ...


In The Stanley Parable, Finding The Story Is The Game

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Stanley Parable is an interesting animal in the gaming zoo. Billed as a "first-person exploration game," it is honestly much, much more than that.

Originally created as a fan modification (mod in gaming parlance) for the popular game Half-Life 2, it was recently given its own HD stand-alone ...


Gunman Found Dead At N.J. Mall; No One Believed Hurt

Monday, November 04, 2013

We updated the top of this post at 6 a.m. ET Tuesday.

A harrowing scene at a popular shopping mall in Paramus, N.J., ended early Tuesday when police found the body of the man who they believe had fired at least several shots Monday evening. The sound of that gunfire ...


Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic For Second U.S. Open Win

Monday, September 09, 2013

After four grueling sets No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic to win the U.S. Open men's singles title 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The match lasted just under three and a half hours.

The New York Times summarized the winning shot on its live blog:

"Rafael ...


Serena Williams Wins Fifth U.S. Open Title

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Top-seeded Serena Williams overcame the wind and more than a dozen unforced errors Sunday to defeat No. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, in the U.S. Open women's singles championship match 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-1.

The win is Williams' fifth career U.S. Open victory and 17th Grand Slam singles title, the sixth-most ...


Time Warner And CBS Reach Deal To End Programming Blackout

Monday, September 02, 2013

Time Warner Cable announced Monday that the company has reached a deal with CBS over a contract dispute that had left several major cities blacked out from CBS programming since Aug. 2.

Time Warner says the blackout, which affected millions of subscribers largely in New York City, Los ...


Bo No Longer Solo: Obamas Welcome New Puppy To Family

Monday, August 19, 2013

The White House announced Monday that President Obama and his family have welcomed a new member to join them in their official duties: Sunny the puppy!

Like Bo, Sunny is a Portuguese Water Dog. She was born in Michigan in June of 2012, says the official White House Blog, ...


Chicago Crowd Boos Alex Rodriguez

Monday, August 05, 2013

Following the announcement Monday that New York's Alex Rodriguez, along with 12 other players, would be suspended for alleged drug use, the Yankee was booed in his first at-bat during a game against Chicago.

The moment was captured by an Instagram user in the crowd:

Sports news site Deadspin ...


At Least 36 Killed In Italy Tour Bus Crash

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A tour bus in Italy plunged off of a ravine and killed at least 36 people on board, according to police and rescuers.

The bus reportedly slammed into several cars that had slowed because of heavy traffic before falling dozens of feet and crashing into the ravine.

The Associated Press ...


Cyclist's Felony Manslaughter Plea First Of Its Kind In U.S.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A bicyclist who struck and killed a pedestrian in San Francisco last year has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The conviction is said to be the first of its kind in the nation.

The accident happened when 37-year-old Chris Bucchere rode through several red lights and ...


WWE Can Now Tag-Team With NSA Versus Leakers

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

While perhaps not on par with Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning, Reddit user Dolphins1925's leaks could shake up the world of professional wrestling.

A report from the sports blog Deadspin details the eerie accuracy with which Dolphins1925 has predicted the outcome of 38 WWE wrestling matches ...


Drug Kingpin Of Zetas Cartel Captured In Mexico

Monday, July 15, 2013

The leader of one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels was captured on Monday in a city across the border from Texas.

The man, Miguel Ángel Trevino Morales, also known as "Z-40," was reportedly captured by Mexican Marines. The New York Times reports that Morales is wanted on both ...


Questions And Answers: What's Next For Egypt?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The celebrations in Egypt continue following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the nation's military, which has played a dominant role in the country since the 1952 coup.

With the overthrow of Morsi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, still fresh in many people's minds, the question becomes what ...


Rumors Lead To Day Of Confusion In Edward Snowden Search

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Update at 6 a.m. ET, July 3. Bolivian Leader's Plane Takes Off.

From Reuters:

"Bolivian President Evo Morales' government plane took off from Vienna on Wednesday after an unscheduled overnight stop, an airport spokesman said without giving more details. The plane was forced to land in Austria after France ...


Arizona Officials: 19 Firefighters Killed Battling Blaze

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Forestry officials in Arizona say 19 firefighters have died while fighting a massive fire that has ripped through half of the town of Yarnell Hill, reports The Arizona Republic.

The newspaper reports:

" 'It's a dark day,' said Mike Reichling, Arizona State Forestry Division spokesman.

"Reichling said the ...