About Alan Robinson

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Growing up watching classic horror films, Star Wars, and Monty Python is a recipe for geekdom. Combine that with an obsession of anything Batman-related, and the ability to leap ten Goombas in a single bound, and you have everything that describes Alan. Ever since he laid hands on an NES controller at the age of two, his destiny was clear: To boldly go where no geek had gone before, to save the princess (who always seems to be in another castle), to fight He Who Must Not Be Named... Well, you get the idea. Having studied film history and creative writing in college, he spends much of his time debating and discussing the topic of video games and movies with his fellow enthusiasts. It was only a matter of time before his journalistic side was discovered, and he began contributing to several small video game news sites. Gaming will always be his greatest passion.
Favorites: The Thing, Alien, Moon, Hitchcock, Horror, Any film by Christopher Nolan, The Whedonverse, Supernatural, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Castle, Fallout 3, Kingdoms of Amalur, Civilization, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sherlock (UK Series, Stories, and Films), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ghostbusters, and of course, Batman.
Location: Maine

Alan Robinson - Writer

  • Xbox One Release Date Announced

    Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 12:03 pm GMT -5
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    Microsoft has finally revealed that official release date of their upcoming next-gen console, Xbox One. The console is set to hit a total of 13 markets worldwide on its release day, Friday, November 22, 2013. Xbox One will be available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexio, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, […]

  • Nintendo Reveals New 2DS Console

    Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Nintendo has become well-known for releasing several different versions of their handheld devices, usually expanding upon and updating the previous model. Now, the company is doing something a little different with their recently announced 2DS console. Featuring a complete redesign, the system looks more akin to an older Gameboy (though much wider, of course), abandoning the […]

  • Play With Friends in ‘Fable Legends’

    Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios have announced a new multiplayer entry in the  Microsoft-exclusive ‘Fable’ series titled ‘Fable Legends.’ Co-operative play in the land of Albion has been available to players since its inclusion in ‘Fable 2′, but the experience was always rather limited. Lionhead Studios is looking to change that with ‘Fable Legends’, having […]

  • ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ To Require $15 Monthly Fee

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios have revealed that their upcoming MMO ‘The Elder Scrolls Online‘ will require a monthly fee of $15 to play. This monthly fee is in addition to the $60 that gamers will have to spend for the game itself, causing some excited Elder Scrolls fans to quickly shy away from […]

  • First Trailer For Telltale Games’ ‘The Wolf Among Us’

    Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Telltale Games, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed ‘The Walking Dead’ adventure series, has released the first trailer for their upcoming series ‘Fables: The Wolf Among Us’. Based on the popular DC comic ‘Fables‘ from writer Bill Willingham, ‘The Wolf Among Us’ has players taking on the role of Bigby Wolf, who is acting as sheriff […]

  • ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Debuts in New Trailer from Rockstar

    Posted Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 07:09 pm GMT -5
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    Long-time ‘Grand Theft Auto’ fans remember the huge announcement that ‘San Andreas’ would feature free-roaming local co-op back on PlayStation 2. Then, along came ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’, which introduced the world to 16-player online chaos set in a sprawling Liberty City. Since the announcement of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, fans have been wondering how […]

  • ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Multiplayer Revealed

    Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 08:33 pm GMT -5
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    The wait is over for Call of Duty fans, as Infinity Ward has finally given players a glimpse of the future of CoD multiplayer in the newest trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Long-time CoD players should immediately notice the huge changes coming to the series, first and foremost being the ability to (finally) have […]

  • ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Animated Movie… That Never Happened

    Posted Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 05:30 pm GMT -5
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    ‘The Legend of Zelda’ fans have long awaited the announcement of a feature film based on Link’s many adventures in the land of Hyrule, but as time passes, such a film seems like an impossible dream. Little did we know, however, that animation studio Imagi Films had once pitched a computer-animated ‘Legend of Zelda‘ film. […]

  • ‘The Elder Scrolls Anthology’ Complete Collection Revealed

    Posted Sunday, August 4th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    QuakeCon 2013 is well underway, and with it comes a special announcement from Bethesda Studios regarding their critically-acclaimed ‘Elder Scrolls’ series. For the first time ever, PC gamers will be receiving a special complete collection of the ‘Elder Scrolls‘ series, featuring every title in the series and all accompanying DLC. The collection is simply titled ‘The […]

  • ‘Whore of the Orient’ Gameplay Footage Has Been Leaked

    Posted Sunday, August 4th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Team Bondi, the studio behind 2011′s hit open-world detective game ‘LA Noire’, may now be defunct, but game creator Brian McNamara has been hard at work developing a follow-up title called ‘Whore of the Orient’. Coming from VideoGamer.com, a “trusted source” leaked a short gameplay video online to give gamers a glimpse of the new […]

  • ‘Batman Arkham Origins’ Multiplayer Debuts in New Trailer

    Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Warner Bros. Interactive’s ‘Batman: Arkham’ series has proven to be one of the most impressive single-player gaming experiences to date, but the upcoming prequel, ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’, is looking to finally add multiplayer to the mix. Rumors of a multiplayer addition to ‘Arkham Origins’ began shortly after the game’s announcement, but Splash Damage and WB […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ May Arrive in 2015

    Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    The announcement of a new ‘Star Wars: Battlefront‘ game at this year’s E3 came as a huge surprise, especially when it was revealed to be in development by Battlefield developer DICE. The short teaser trailer that accompanied the announcement held almost no information about the game, and publisher EA has been tight-lipped about what we […]

  • Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft, Signs of Trouble?

    Posted Friday, July 5th, 2013 03:01 pm GMT -5
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    In a surprise announcement this week, Xbox’s main man Don Mattrick has announced his departure from Microsoft as he takes a position at social entertainment company Zynga. Mattrick has lead Microsoft’s interactive entertainment division since 2007, acting as the chief representative for the Xbox’s development and business dealings. Since 2007, the Xbox has seen a […]

  • Check Out the Crazy ‘Deadpool’ Video Game Launch Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    Everyone’s favorite “Merc With a Mouth” is finally starring in his own brand-new video game, simply titled Deadpool, which launches today. The official launch trailer is here to show off the dark humor and all-out chaos we’ll be experiencing in-game. X-Men characters, girls, violence, dubstep, and even a Cable-faced talking taco seem to perfectly sum […]

  • Video Game Review: ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara’

    Posted Friday, June 21st, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Dungeons & Dragons has had a long history in the video game world. The classic tabletop game has translated quite well over the years, going as far as spawning several of the most widely-praised RPGs of all-time. However, even with a series as big as D&D, there are often a few obscure bits of the […]