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10 Gaming Moments That Left Us Devastated

These days it seems that most people have a pretty complex relationship with modern video games. With massive titles getting more expansive and entertaining than ever, outsiders may be forgiven for expecting that gaming is a simple, carefree pursuit.

But there’s much more to it than simple escapology or enjoyment, and gaming can present a truly gruelling challenge amongst all the thrills. This competitive edge allows for an hour or two with a favourite console or device to become more fulfilling than ever, and conquering the tasks set out by a new game will give players an impressive sense of achievement.

As with all challenging or competitive pursuits, however, there’s also the large potential for the opposite to become true; modern video games are hotbeds in which frustration and disappointment can flourish. With that in mind, we’ve taken a look back through some recent gaming moments that
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Cinematographer Maximo Munzi Dies at 57

Cinematographer Maximo Munzi Dies at 57
Cinematographer Maximo Felipe Munzi, whose career spanned 30 years and included 104 films, died of pancreatic cancer December 16 in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Munzi worked in both film and television, and his efforts included “Looking for Mr. Right,” “A Lesson in Romance,” “Ring of Death,” “The Storm,” “Love’s Enduring Promise” and “The Christmas Card.”

His TV work appeared on NBC, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, USA and Spike, among other networks.

Most recently, Munzi was employed at Larry Levinson Productions.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maximo also spent time in Rome during his youth. Munzi moved to Los Angeles in his early 20s to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He completed his education at Columbia College in Los Angeles and worked at the American Film Institute, where he honed his skills as a cinematographer.

Later he became an encouraging mentor to many young filmmakers.

Munzi is survived by his wife, Krisann Pappajohn; his children,
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Cinematographer Maximo Munzi Dies at 57

Cinematographer Maximo Munzi Dies at 57
Cinematographer Maximo Felipe Munzi, whose career spanned 30 years and included 104 films, died of pancreatic cancer December 16 in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Munzi worked in both film and television, and his efforts included “Looking for Mr. Right,” “A Lesson in Romance,” “Ring of Death,” “The Storm,” “Love’s Enduring Promise” and “The Christmas Card.”

His TV work appeared on NBC, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, USA and Spike, among other networks.

Most recently, Munzi was employed at Larry Levinson Productions.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maximo also spent time in Rome during his youth. Munzi moved to Los Angeles in his early 20s to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He completed his education at Columbia College in Los Angeles and worked at the American Film Institute, where he honed his skills as a cinematographer.

Later he became an encouraging mentor to many young filmmakers.

Munzi is survived by his wife, Krisann Pappajohn; his children,
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What’s With The Xbox One And Its Randomly Disconnecting Controllers?

Being an early adopter of any kind of new technology comes with risks of defects and glitches. We all know that, and we live with it when we make such purchases out of either necessity or want and interest. However, there’s no denying that such issues can be incredibly frustrating – if that’s even a strong enough word.

As a video game reviewer, I’m often responsible for using the latest consoles and handhelds to test the industry’s biggest, best and most talked-about video games. It can be very fun, however, it also comes with the requirement that I become an early adopter. That’s not something I mind, per se, because as a gamer I want to be able to play what’s new and exciting without having to wait. I usually don’t have any problems with this, but there is one issue that has kept
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Xbox One making too much noise? Microsoft will give you a new one!

Reports are coming in about Xbox Ones that are making far too much noise, an issue which Microsoft is taking very seriously. In fact, if you’re suffering this issue, they’ll replace yours for free!

Microsoft has said that the issue is only effecting a small number of customers, but ever since the launch in Japan, more and more reports are surfacing on the company’s official support threads.

Microsoft have reassured those affected by stating that the issue does “not affect the safety or functionality of the system,” but that they are happy to replace the console.

If your console is experiencing the issue, make sure to contact Xbox Support. This isn’t the first time Microsoft have had to deal with faulty consoles at the beginning of a lifecycle, after all, the Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death is now infamous among gamers. Of course, with any big electronics launch,
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22 Problems Only Gamers Will Understand

Amazing isn’t it? There are actually people out there, existing in the real world, that don’t know what Mmorpg means. They also haven’t heard of Master Chief, don’t instantly know the weapons cheats for GTA 3 through San Andreas, and haven’t got the foggiest idea why people spend most of their existence holed up in rooms staring at their TVs playing games.

These people are the ones missing out; the world of games, with all its crazy nuances, terminology and crazy happenings is one of the most rewarding, entertaining and all-out awesome places on the planet. It’s not as evil as many non-gaming folk make it out to be, but if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that the awesome side of gaming is often balanced by many little problems. The problems only gamers will understand.

If you’re not a gamer and you’re reading this,
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Sony Shares Rise Following Successful PS4 Launch

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It’s been years since we’ve seen new models of the major gaming consoles battle head-to-head in the marketplace. And Sony‘s PlayStation 4, in its first weekend, has set a high bar in initial sales for Microsoft to try to beat later this week when it releases the Xbox One. Sony’s stock is +1.5% thus far today — when most stocks are down — following the company’s announcement yesterday that it sold 1M PS4s in the first 24 hours after Friday when it was released in the U.S. and Canada. ”Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29,” Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House added. Even so, Benchmark Co analyst Mike Hickey notes that the roll out was “marred” by reports of a problem: “A pulsing blue light in the centre of the console,
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Can GTA V Disappoint?

I feel the rage of every one of you, who have clicked this article, can you? Feel it, and then take a step back for a moment. Take another step back and calm down, the froth foaming around your mouth makes you look like you’re incapable of brushing your own teeth in a mature manner. Wipe that foam from your mouth or it will crust over and look like a dry riverbed has formed at the side of your cracked lips, which may or may not be yelping all forms of expletives at the thought of someone having the audacity to write an article on such an inconceivable concept.

GTA V is on the horizon, with the sun sitting pretty behind it that gamers the world over are happily staring into with no regrets of solar retinopathy, the fanciest phrase I’ve used all year. Without a doubt it
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Xbox One vs PS4: Can Microsoft Catch Up To Sony’s Preorder Sales?

I remember when I first became a hardcore Xbox fan in 2001. Although everyone I knew at the time had a Playstation 2, I was more than happy to talk about how awesome Azurik, Fable and Killswitch was. The clunky controller didn’t phase me, I never played online and I barely knew about anything Sony released for the Playstation 2 and… I didn’t care. I didn’t snatch up an Xbox 360 console until 2008 and decided to come out of my single player “shell” to venture online. During the short era when Psn was hacked and consumer information was vulnerable, I considered me spending the extra money for a “more secure” gaming experience a great decision and even poked fun at Sony fans every chance I got when they brought up the “Red Ring of Death” (which never happened to me, by the way) .

Just two years ago I purchased a PS3 on a whim,
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Game News: XB1, PS4, Pass, Max, Trailers

Xbox One

Microsoft have confirmed that their Kinect 2.0 is able to be turned off completely when plugged in, and will Not have to be always connected in order to use the XB1.

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten says "Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor."

The machine will also be "self-aware" of its temperature and can adjust its fan speed and power usage accordingly. This, according to the company, should prevent a common problem that plagued the Xbox 360 - the infamous "Red Ring of Death".

In other Xbox news, Microsoft has reduced the international scope of its launch plans - the list of countries to score the XB1 on launch day is now 13 rather than the 21 originally planned.

Still on track to get it are Australia,
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Xbox One Can Self-Adjust To Prevent Overheating

For all the accomplishments that Microsoft realized with the Xbox 360, the console will (at least in part) forever be remembered for the massive number of hardware failures that plagued the original models. The platform holder seems to have learned a lesson from the “Red Ring of Death” disaster though, as they are claiming to have designed the Xbox One with the ability to self-correct before it goes up in flames.

Speaking to Gizmodo, Xbox’s General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo revealed two tools that the Xbox One can use to prevent heat related hardware failures.

“We can’t prevent misuse of the product but we can certainly anticipate it. The way we designed the box, we don’t actually intend it to ever have to go to maximum [fan] speed under normal environmental conditions. But there is overhead. So we’ll allow the fan to go all the
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Black Lantern Corps: 9 Non-dc Characters Who Could Wield The Ring Of Death

The Black Lanterns; A group of beings empowered by black rings which are attracted the the dead and the undead.

It doesn’t matter whether the bearer is good, bad or neutral – the only criteria is that they aren’t alive in the conventional sense.

Whether the body of the bearer is a zombie, a vampire, an outright corpse or any other kind of ‘dead’ being, the ring will bond with it and turn them in to vile monsters – altering their personality to make them truly vile individuals in the process (or even more vile than they already were, if indeed they already were…).

Although a small number of Black Lanterns have displayed the ability to create constructs with their rings – like the other corps – the majority don’t seem to bother. They simply gain enhanced strength and durability, massive regenerative capabilities and an urge to kill.

With that in mind,
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The 50 Nerdiest Jack O’ Lanterns

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We all have nerdy obsessions, but spending countless hours channeling those obsessions into intricately-designed pumpkins truly represents another stratosphere of too-impressive-to-be-sad geekiness. In honor of these brave, unselfconscious souls who assuredly got laid instantly after carving these, here’s a list of The 50 Nerdiest Jack O’ Lanterns Ever: 50. Battlestar Cylon 49. Tetris 48. Settlers Of Catan Board 47. Admiral Ackbar 46. Transformers Logos 45. Another Cylon 44. Spider-Man 43. Bender 42. Death Star 41. Thundercats Logo 40. Gollum 39. Super Mario Bros. 38. Halo 3 Logo 37. Team Jacob 36. Batman 35. Dwight Schrute 34. Iron Man 33. Pac-Man 32. “Birdhouse In Your Soul” 31. Gears Of War Logo 30. Sackboy 29. Nintendo Wii 28. Hellboy 27. Another Space Invaders 26. World Of Warcraft Stormrage 25. World Of Warcraft Alliance 24. Harry Potter Characters 23. Aaaand ‘Mad Eye’ Moody 22. Optimus Prime 21. Shaun Of The Dead 20. Star Trek Logo 19. ‘Harry Plopper’ (Simpsons Movie) 18. The Hulk 17. Mewtwo 16. Venom 15. Boba Fett 14. Link 13. Playstation 12. Playstation Controller Buttons 11. Warhammer Logo 10. Mortal Kombat Fatality 9. 8-Bit Mario 8. Worf 7. Halo 3 6. A.C. Slater 5. X-Box ‘Red Ring Of Death
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Indie Horror Double Feature: See Shriek of the Sasquatch and Thirsty in Minnesota

In Minnesota? Looking for some free indie horror action? Then we have some info on a free double bill that you're not going to want to miss! Grab a raincoat and bring a drink! Things may just get really sticky!

On Saturday, April 23rd, both Thirsty, the award-winning short film by Andrew Kasch based on the Joe Knetter short story, and the newest sliver of sasquatchploitation, Shriek of the Sasquatch, will be playing together at the Andover Cinema (1836 Bunker Lake Blvd., Andover, Minnesota) at 10:00pm!

Thirsty

Based on the short story of the same name from cult horror author Joe Knetter (Zombie Bukkake, review here), "Thirsty" stars Joe Lynch (director of Wrong Turn 2), Tiffany Shepis (Night of the Demons), and Michael Bailey Smith (The Hills Have Eyes) along with including several voice cameos from various genre icons and filmmakers. The 15-minute short was directed by Andrew Kasch ("The Fall
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Rhode Island Film Fest gets Thirsty

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Filmmaker, Editor, and Dread Central staffer Andrew Kasch just hit Fango with the news that his short film, Thirsty will be making it's debut at the 13th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival this Friday, August 7th.

Thirsty is a 15-minute horror/comedy directed by Kasch from a screenplay by David Rosiak (Shark Swarm, Ring Of Death), based on a story by cult scribe Joe Knetter (Zombie Bukkake). Joe Lynch (director of Wrong Turn 2), Tiffany Shepis (Night Of The Demons), and Michael Bailey Smith (The Hills Have Eyes) star.

Thirsty "chronicles a slacker on his cross-country drive through a lonely desert highway. As a massive heat wave rolls in, only one thing can quench his monstrous thirst: a delicious frozen beverage. But first he must dodge a series of bizarre obstacles and ultimately survive the night."

Quench your thirst at the film's official website.

About The Festival:

Now in its 13th year,
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