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.

Halo 4 trumps Walking Dead: Writers Guild of America unveils best games writing nominees

The Writers Guild of America has compiled a list of nominees of what it considers the most well written video games of 2012 using criteria that somehow placed Halo 4 and 007 Legends on the list.

Gaming

Microsoft may look to Skype to power voice chat on the next Xbox

A new rumor suggests that after spending $8.5 billion acquiring voice over IP giant Skype in 2011, Microsoft may hope to see a return on its investment by tasking the firm with control of voice chat in the successor to the Xbox 360.

Cool Tech

Splinter Cell: Blacklist debut quietly sneaks to August 20

Despite Ubisoft's promises that Splinter Cell: Blacklist would hit retail shelves this Spring, a new trailer for the game reveals its release date to be August 20, 2013.

Gaming

Trouble in the Magic Kingdom: Epic Mickey 2 bombs at retail

Disney doesn't fail often but as sales of the recent Epic Mickey 2 demonstrate, when the House of Mouse stumbles it stumbles in a very big way.

Gaming

President Obama calls for gun restrictions, more research into violent media

In a press conference held this morning, President Barack Obama called for Congress to fund improved research into the effects that violent media can have on a person's mind.

Gaming

Sex, herbs and Geralt: CD Projekt RED hints at The Witcher 3

Will The Witcher 3 be announced shortly? Based on a few coy hints, that seems like an increasingly likely possibility.

Gaming

Price, release date details climb out of Double Fine’s The Cave

The Cave is a game created by Ron Gilbert, a designer best known for his work on Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series. This morning we received word on when the game would hit retail and how much it will cost.

Gaming

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Batman beats Superman on April 16

NetherRealm Studios' upcoming DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us now has a release date and a special, limited Battle Edition variant.

Gaming

Dismembered statue lands Dead Island Riptide publisher in hot water

A gruesome addition to the Europe and Australia-exclusive Live Bait Edition of Dead Island Riptide has stirred controversy, forcing publisher Deep Silver to publicly apologize.

Gaming

Report: Strong 2012 performance suggests Xbox 360 may beat Wii overall

Microsoft had a phenomenal holiday season, and that's convinced analysts at DFC Intelligence that the Xbox 360 might very well be the best-selling console of its generation.

Gaming

Vice President Biden: Games are not being singled out in media violence debate

Following meetings with representatives from the NRA and games industry, Vice President Joe Biden offers assurances that violent video games are not being viewed as the root cause of gun violence in America.

Gaming

Pick a fight: Diablo III finally adds PvP combat in 1.07 patch

Though we were promised player versus player combat in the initial version of Diablo III, Blizzard has seen fit to keep it from us. At least until the next patch makes it debut.

Gaming

Try Axis Game Factory for free: Kickstarter project gets public prototype

In an effort to boost its ongoing Kickstarter project, the creators of Axis Game Factory have opted to offer prospective funders a free prototype of the game to try at home for free.

Gaming

Join the fight: Dust 514 beta opens doors to the public January 22

CCP Games wants your help in testing its upcoming hyper-ambitious MMO Dust 514, and you'll get your chance to aid in this effort come January 22.

Gaming

Far Cry 3 expands as High Tides DLC washes ashore on January 15

High Tides, a PlayStation 3 exclusive downloadable addition to Far Cry 3, now has a release date: January 15, 2013.

Gaming