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

Microsoft’s ‘Gunpowder’ has something to do with gaming… we just don’t know what yet

A new trademark application reveals a mysterious Microsoft project dubbed "Gunpowder." It's a piece of software, has something to do with online gaming, and we know little else about it.
Gaming

Electronic child molesters: Ralph Nader attacks Obama’s media violence strategy

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader sees major issues with our government. Our politicians are crooks, he claims, and violent video games are more dangerous than they've ever been.
Gaming

THQ Mega Pack demonstrates positives of bankruptcy, offers 19 games for $25 total

THQ's attempts to rebuild itself after a catastrophic financial collapse prove a positive for players as almost everything the company has published over the last decade can now be yours for only $25.
Gaming

Sony’s 13 For ’13 Sale begins Tuesday, offers quarter-priced game downloads

The PlayStation Network is about to host another big sale, and this time both major games and films can be had for up to 75 percent off of their regular retail price.
Gaming

King of the Iron Flush: Namco Bandai announces Tekken Card Tournament

In the newly-revealed Tekken Card Tournament, Namco Bandai's flagship pugilists will once again trade in kicks and punches for a stack of playing cards.
Gaming

Free patch draws a new challenger to Street Fighter X Mega Man

Street Fighter X Mega Man v2 is now available, and alongside a handful of bug fixes and balance changes the update also brings with it a whole new Street Fighter character to battle against.
Gaming

DayZ creator attacks undead clone The WarZ as lazy, unnecessary

Dean "Rocket" Hall created the hit zombie survival game DayZ in his spare time. Is it any surprise then that he's upset at Hammerpoint Interactive for swiping the same concept for its exceedingly similar title, The War Z?
Gaming

Silicon Knights’ troubles continue as Too Human mysteriously vanishes from Xbox Live

Silicon Knights' action title Too Human has disappeared from the Xbox Live Marketplace along with all of its related content. The reason is unclear, though we suspect it's the result of the developer's ongoing legal problems.
Gaming

Better late than never: Skyrim DLC hits the PlayStation 3 this February

Bethesda promised that the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would eventually see the same DLC as the Xbox 360 game. It took months of waiting, but that claim finally seems to be coming true.
Gaming

38 Studios debt to be paid in blood; Curt Schilling auctions 2004 World Series sock

Curt Schilling battled through a gory foot injury to win the second game of the 2004 World Series. Schilling is now selling the bloody sock he wore that day to help offset the massive debt of 38 Studios.
Gaming

Bethesda may bring the apocalypse home with a Fallout TV series

Bethesda Softworks hopes to create a television series based on the long-running, fan favorite Fallout franchise of post-apocalyptic roleplaying games, assuming you believe the records of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Gaming

Rated P for Politics: Proposed bill would make ESRB ratings legally binding

Representative Jim Matheson has proposed a new bill to Congress that would make the current video games ratings system administered by the ESRB a legally binding set of guidelines that could land you in jail.