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Games Reporter — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable
Covers:  Video Games, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox, Gaming, Mobile Games, Indie Games
Doesn't Cover: Gamification, Apps

@Mashable's Games Reporter | @Studio20NYU Alum | Geek Extraordinaire

'GTA V' Shatters 7 Guinness World Records — We already knew Grand Theft Auto V was a gaming powerhouse, but now Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed it. The record-keeping publication confirmed Tuesday that the game had broken seven records, including the record for fastest-selling video game franchise and fastest-selling entertainment franchise.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Ads Compare Smart Watch to Sci-Fi Inventions — Are we living in the future? Samsung seems to think so, as two new ads for its Galaxy Gear smart watch compare the gadget to famous watches from television and movies. Posted on YouTube, the first spot (above) shows off watches with advanced functionality - from Dick Tracy's communication watch to KITT's smart watch in Knight Rider.

Microsoft Recycles Inactive Outlook, Hotmail Email Accounts: Report — Microsoft is recycling inactive email accounts for its Outlook, Hotmail and Live services, potentially exposing users to previous owners' private information, according to a new report posted by Dutch website . The software giant's services agreement informs users that they must periodically log in to their Outlook, Hotmail or Windows Live ID accounts to keep them active.

'Grand Theft Auto Online' Goes Live With Server Problems — Rockstar Games just launched the Grand Theft Auto Online multiplayer option, which is free to download for players who have GTA V. After going live Tuesday, many players experienced delayed load times as servers struggled to handle the rush of users.

By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa — One company is taking a different approach to gamifying charity: by playing a game on your iPhone, you provide transportation to people in Africa. The Global Gaming Initiative uses popular mobile game genres to create games that "make play purposeful."

EA Plans to Discontinue 'NCAA Football' Games Amid Legal Issues

Valve Announces 'Steam Machines' Gaming PCs for Your Living Room — In the second part of its cryptic announcement series, Valve Software announced it is creating its own hardware for living room gaming - called Steam Machines - and is asking 300 Steam users to beta test the products it currently has in development.

BatDad Is the Father His Kids Deserve, Not the One They Need — He is vengeance. He is the night. He is packing lunches and driving the kids to school. BatDad makes hilarious Vine videos of himself delivering fatherly advice or correcting his kids, all while wearing a rubber Batman mask and speaking with a gravelly voice à la Christian Bale's incarnation of the Dark Knight.

iOS 7 Bug Lets You Call Any Number From the Lock Screen — A flaw in Apple's iOS 7 lock screen allows users to call any number from their iPhone's emergency-call feature. Forbes revealed the bug after reporter Andy Greenberg was sent a video of a locked iPhone running iOS 7. The bug can be activated by hitting the "Emergency" button on the iPhone's lock screen.

10 Questions With the Director of 'Pokémon X and Y' — The next generation of Pokémon games bring the franchise into a brave, new world: one that enters the third dimension for the first time. When Pokémon X and Y come out around the world on Oct. 12, it will push the franchise forward with help from Nintendo's powerful 3DS handheld.
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Oct 17, 2014

@StephMBuck context: this is one of the most experienced game commenters with a huge following.

Oct 17, 2014

To some of them "unethical" is being used as a synonym for "a viewpoint I don't agree with." @jeffgerstmann on GG.…

Oct 17, 2014

RT @lizardengland: If I we acted like all feedback had equal weighting, then all games would be free and run at 5,000 frames per second.

Oct 17, 2014

@HolyMeekrob I mean, that would be painful for everyone involved. Especially me, since I'd have to learn some U2 songs.

Oct 17, 2014

Not sure how to feel about Bono and I having an eye disease in common. Do I get to wear those shades always too?…

Oct 17, 2014

@SamitSarkar That was one of many staples in our old office. Good dogs and Schnippers burgers, surprisingly good salads too.

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