Earnest Cavalli

Earnest Cavalli

Earnest Cavalli has spent nearly the past decade working as a journalist. His primary focus has traditionally been on video games, though he's also covered technology, science and the entertainment industry. His work has been seen in Wired and The Portland Mercury, as well as on The Escapist, Destructoid and, most recently, Digital Trends.

Media-hungry Microsoft adds Slingbox entrepreneur to Xbox team

After acquiring smartphone developer id8 Group R2 Studios, Microsoft has tapped its head, Blake Kikorian, to serve as corporate vice president for the company's Interactive Entertainment wing.

Gaming

Drive by shooting: Massachusetts pulls violent games from roadside rest stops

In the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy, Massachusetts officials have decided that motorist rest areas in the state shall no longer feature violent video games as an entertainment option.

Gaming

Grab your guns: Four-day ‘Gear Up Weekend’ event hits Borderlands 2 [Update]

To celebrate the imminent release of Borderlands 2's next DLC pack, Gearbox Software is hosting a massive in-game event for the next four days.

Gaming

Be afraid, be very afraid: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct arrives March 26

Activision and developer Terminal Reality hope to strike it big with a first-person shooter based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead scheduled to debut on March 26.

Gaming

From cake to Capuchin: Portal fan to direct Y: The Last Man movie

Dan Trachtenberg, creator of the excellent Portal: No Escape fan film, has been tapped by New Line Cinema to direct the studio's upcoming adaptation of Y: The Last Man.

Gaming

Indie hit goes mainstream as Skulls of the Shogun finds a release date

Haven't heard of Skulls of the Shogun? You're about to. Indie developer 17-BIT just announced that the game will be appearing on the Xbox 360 and Windows platforms before the end of the month.

Gaming

Fans built Dead Island Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition, now let’s see what’s inside

Dead Island Riptide developer Deep Silver asked fans to vote on the contents of a special edition of the game. Now the firm has opted to reveal what the general public selected.

Gaming

Planetside 2’s next patch squashes bugs and boosts firepower

Sony Online Entertainment creative director Matt Higby has exposed January's Planetside 2 patch while also offering an ongoing commitment to continuously improve the firm's flagship online shooter.

Gaming

Gratis grinding: Tera becomes a free to play MMO

Next month, En Masse Entertainment's massively multiplayer online roleplaying game Tera will join the ranks of MMOs that require no subscription fees.

Gaming

Vice President Joe Biden taps developers, NRA to discuss gaming violence

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with video game creators and representatives from the NRA this week to discuss media violence and America's extant gun regulations.

Gaming

Fund your own adventure: Axis Game Factory hits Kickstarter

Developer Heavy Water hopes that a Kickstarter project might raise the necessary funds to bring newbie-friendly game development suite Axis Game Factory to market.

Gaming

Pen trumps sword: Shadow of the Colossus movie finds a writer

When Shadow of the Colossus hits movie theaters at some point in the near future it will feature a script penned by Canadian Seth Lochhead.

Gaming

Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC brings killer halfpipes ‘exclusively’ to the Xbox 360

Revolution, the first DLC release for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, brings inventive new gameplay modes and a new gun to Activision's flagship shooter, though Xbox 360 players will be enjoying it long before anyone else.

Gaming

Bargain-priced suffering: Atlus revives Demon’s Souls on PSN

Due to popular demand, Demon's Souls has returned with a full complement of online features, a newbie-friendly World Tendency and a cut-rate price tag.

Gaming

Team Ninja head fires back at Metro developers in defense of Wii U

Nintendo's latest console has its share of detractors, but Ninja Gaiden 3 director Yosuke Hayashi is not one of them.

Gaming