Just hours after Grand Theft Auto V dropped three mini trailers detailing the game’s trio of main characters, the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts unleashed its own teaser trailer. Right now, there aren’t many clues as to what the “ghosts” will entail, though we can expect a new game engine. At first glance, based on this teaser, I thought we were about to get all Medieval. Apparently not. The game’s world premiere is arriving on May 21 so stay tuned. Read More »
Okay, so maybe the timing isn’t perfect, but in light of the holiday season, we’ll be putting together an online gift guide for all of you last minute shoppers. Think clothes, gear, sneakers, music, video games and basketball products… basically everything we at Dime are really feeling at the moment. Read More »
First things first: if you’re expecting Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 to be some world-changing revelation from the previous versions of the Call Of Duty franchise, then you should probably stop reading, and get back to playing some of your older first-person shooters. It’s not going to make you spit out your drink, go on a 14-hour playing binge or even change the way you think about video games. But when you can sell $500 million in your first 24 hours on the shelves, as this game did last week, then it’s quite obvious you’re doing something right. And while Black Ops 2 will be familiar to most longtime Call Of Duty fans, it does bring a lot of satisfying new ingredients to the table. Read More »
Perhaps you’re not aware yet, but the most successful Argentinian basketball player not named Manu is a Phoenix Sun now. He has a new team, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be seeing anything different from Argentina’s most efficient forward. He’s still featuring some crafty post play, a “soft as a pillow” touch around the rim, and the occasional floppy-haired finish on a fast break. Read More »
/ Nov 8, 2012 / 12:15 pm
After his shootaround in Atlanta yesterday (a game the Pacers would go on to blow in the final minutes), we got up with former Georgetown Hoya, and current Indiana Pacers center, Roy Hibbert. He talked to us about how he came to play himself on Parks and Recreation, his flash mob performance, video games, Larry Bird, the Pacers title chances, and more. He even sets the record straight about his supposed love for Pokemon in high school. Read More »
With the NBA opening up the regular season tomorrow night, teams are gearing up for what is sure to be an exciting season. With the new rookies finally officially entering the league this week, each team just became slightly more interesting. Take Bradley Beal for instance. He could start full-time in Washington, and is going to get a lot of opportunities to prove his worth to the Wizards. We’re expecting big things from him this year, so much so that we gave him the fifth-highest odds at winning this season’s Rookie Of The Year award. Read More »
Among the numerous reasons why video games are popular in the larger society, here’s a few why they’re a hit in the NBA:
When your profession is working out, it doesn’t require effort.
When you’re naturally competitive, it’s another outlet to be so.
Away from home often, they can put you in touch with your friends — while still trying to blow them up (actually, maybe this one covers general society, too).
Either way you break it up, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings and Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward are two players who take to video games often. Read More »
I can honestly say with a straight face that I’m obsessed. Can’t put the controller down. Can’t turn off the system. Can’t not scream “Oh my Goooood” every time I get picked off from the side in multiplayer. I can honestly say that because there are millions of people out there who have the affliction A LOT worse than I do. There are few things on the sticks that irk me more than an online lobby where I’m at a four skill level, and some of these other dudes are at 62 or 65. I’m talking playing for 35 hours after the game had been released just two days earlier. How does someone do that? Read More »
Back in August, my XBox Live subscription card ran out. Somehow – and I really have no clue how this happened – I’ve survived for nearly three months without any online multiplayer. No Black Ops. No sniper rifles. No temper tantrums. Back in my video game heyday, that would’ve never happened. It’s my drug. I get restless without it, my mind starts wandering and sometimes I just can’t function. I made it through detox these last few months, but I’m sorry to say that starting tonight, I’m getting back into the game. Read More »
The video game culture for the Oklahoma City Thunder has become a genuine part of their appeal. There are all sorts of stories about how the team is always having video game nights or how all they do outside of basketball is go to someone’s house and hit the sticks. That sounds like something we’d do. Actually, we did do that…all through college and high school. So it was fitting that Russell Westbrook, along with Kevin Garnett, were out at the Stages in Playa Vista, Calif. this past Friday, waging war in the first-ever Call of Duty XP event with Call of Duty XP attendees and military personnel. It made for the ultimate Pros vs. GI Joes Call of Duty Grudge Match. Read More »