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Square Enix Kazuyuki Ikumori Cinematic Lecture

by William Saw - on Mar 23rd 2015 - No Comments

Square Enix stopped by the USC School of Cinematic Arts for an in-depth lecture of the cinematic production across the publisher’s various titles. The two hour lecture was headed by Square Enix Visual Works General Manager and Chief Creative Director, Kazuyuki Ikumori, whose work spans across Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Hitman...

Austin’s Top Ten of 2014

by Austin Paul Adamson - on Feb 5th 2015 - No Comments

We are already a month deep into 2015 but come take a look at what I thought were the best games of last year. (more…)

Diego’s Top Games of 2014

by Diego Escala - on Jan 21st 2015 - No Comments

The procrastination strikes again! ...

Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit: The Studio That Grew Up With You

by MonsterVine Staff - on Sep 29th 2014 - No Comments
Jak 2 Statue In Front Of Gallery Nucelus

Naughty Dog celebrated the opening of its 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit at the Gallery Nucelus in Alhambra, CA this past weekend. ...

Steam Sale Survival Guide

by Diego Escala - on Jun 19th 2014 - No Comments


When wallets and F5 keys gather ’round the campfire to tell scary stories to each other they all involve Valve’s infamous Steam sales. It’s that special time of the year when a flood of sales will wash over Steam and PC gamers suddenly become no different from meth addicts as they stare wide eyed at the countdown timer to get their next fix of sales. (more…)

Using Technology To Start A Healthy Lifestyle

by Austin Paul Adamson - on Jun 15th 2014 - No Comments

Summer is right around the corner, and we decided that it will mark the perfect time to start a series of features giving you information and first hand opinions on different technology based tools that will make exercise and forming healthy lifestyle habits an entertaining experience. ...

Awesome Austin’s E3 2014 – Day 3

by Austin Paul Adamson - on Jun 14th 2014 - No Comments


The Three E show is officially over. It didn’t end without me getting to check out some interesting things on the last day. I spent most of the day running around to different meeting halls. At one point during the day I made it out to the promotional food truck for Gauntlet, which had been spending the week giving out free turkey legs and candy apples. The line had closed because they ran out of turkey, but the man turning people away said I could wait in line for an apple. When I got to the front I told the chef “I would like all of the candy apples that I can carry please.” He proceeded to hand me a box of 40 peanut rolled, candy dipped apples. Best E3 giveaway ever.


Awesome Austin’s E3 2014 – Day Two

by Austin Paul Adamson - on Jun 12th 2014 - No Comments


The second day of the Electronic Three has come to an end. Day two was cooler, calmer and just more relaxed in general because I knew where things were and what I wanted to see. Unfortunately, thanks to mandatory ID check at EVERY entrance, I missed my Call of Duty Advance Warfare hands on meeting. Fortunately I have a pretty good idea what a COD game will play like, and I was able to get hands on with a larger variety. (more…)

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