Earnest Cavalli

Earnest Cavalli

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Earnest Cavalli has been writing about games, tech and digital culture since 2005 for outlets including Wired, Joystiq, Digital Trends and the Portland Mercury. In meatspace reality, he’s a tall, charming cat owner with a worrying dedication to an ornery, gray ball of fur and claws.
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Gaming

Celebrate 25 years of Final Fantasy with a swath of half-off discounts

The Final Fantasy franchise just reached a quarter century of existence and publisher Square Enix wants to mark the occasion by convincing PlayStation devotees to buy its most popular entires all over again.
Gaming

Rockstar shoots down ‘conspiracy theories’ surrounding Grand Theft Auto V delay

Grand Theft Auto V will debut in September, despite initially featuring a Spring release window. The culprit? Nothing more sinister than quality assurance, despite the wild ideas posited by fans.
Gaming

Steam may offer an unexpected new home for the first three Halo games

Though Halo games have never before appeared on any platform not strictly controlled by franchise publisher Microsoft, that streak may soon come to an end with the addition of the first three Halo titles to Valve's ubiquitous digital…
Gaming

L.A. Noire gag reel demonstrates the horrors of motion capture technology

L.A. Noire's characters are intensely detailed and strikingly lifelike, but if you dial back the game's polish a bit for a look at how the characters were created, you'll see that they came very close to being eerie and unsettling.
Gaming

The road to ‘The Avengers’ 3 may go through Planet Hulk

The Planet Hulk and World War Hulk storylines are some of the most popular published by Marvel Comics in recent years, so it comes as little surprise to hear that the company's film wing might be working on a feature adaptation.
Gaming

Dragons and vampires (finally) invade the PlayStation 3 with the arrival of Skyrim DLC

14 months after its debut, the PlayStation 3 version is finally going to see some DLC. Bethesda Softworks has outlined a full DLC release plan for the console, and the first pack arrives on February 12.
Gaming

Maxis buries SimCity’s cheats in ‘gentler’ Sandbox Mode

Want infinite cash? How about an on-call UFO attack? You won't find these things in SimCity's standard gameplay modes, but they're in there, tucked away in the game's "Sandbox Mode."
Gaming

That headshot you just pulled off in Call of Duty could earn you $1 million

Activision and Microsoft's Xbox division have joined forces to promote a landmark eSports event: A Call of Duty tournament with a massive $1 million grand prize.
Gaming

Fighting game fans try to roundhouse kick breast cancer by raising $225,744 for research

The fighting game community is more than just virtual kicks and punches. It's also a group of people who are generous, caring and apparently big fans of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Gaming

Sony’s next bundle includes six God of War games and a blood red — scratch that, “garnet red” PlayStation 3

Sony is celebrating the release of God of War: Ascension by releasing a special PlayStation 3 bundle pack. For only $350, you'll be able to pick up an exclusive, red console, a month of PlayStation Plus service and every God of War game…
Computing

Forget Sony and Microsoft, Apple is the real competition for Steam Box according to Gabe Newell

Valve Software head Gabe Newell doesn't worry about competing with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony with the upcoming Steam Box. Instead, he fears that Apple might enter the gaming business.
Gaming

Newly-released Bethesda soundtracks deliver a decade of epic adventure to iTunes

The iTunes music store now features seven new video game soundtracks courtesy Bethesda Softworks, the studio most famously responsible for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.