Atlas Burke

PROFILE:

Named after a Greek titan, a book of maps, or his Great-Grandfather, Atlas grew up near Detroit. After studying Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and spending a year looking into microscopes, Atlas decided to volunteer--playing video games. hobbies run from gaming to music (voice, bass, guitar) to rugby. Atlas is a strong supporter of indie and low-cost gaming, an area he thinks is underserved by the media.

Posts by Atlas Burke:

Frightful Outlast moving to PL4 and PS Plus

by 9 months ago

You there!  Do you like scary things?  Of course you do.  Unsure about games to play at night on your shiny new Playstation 4?  Of course you are!  Well, has …

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Contrary to Maxis’s promises, SimCity going offline

by 9 months ago

Do you remember back in the halcyon days of 2013, when we were all excited about SimCity?  We were so young, so naive, that when Maxis explained SimCity's disastrous launch …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 01//08//2014–Clean Machines

by 10 months ago

Welcome back to the Gaming Trend Podcast!  It's been a while since we recorded our last podcast, but luckily, not too much has happened.  Join David, Atlas and our guest …

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Valve announces 12 new Steam Machines

by 10 months ago

    Almost a whole year ago, much buzz came out of CES about the X3 Piston--the first "SteamBox." Little was known about Valve's plans to move into the living room at …

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    Free-to-play with a price

    by 10 months ago

    Somewhere in the course of history, we all decided that games needed to be shorter. Modern games tend to slot somewhere between eight and ten hours to complete, but only …

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    Gaming Trend Podcast 12//19//13 — A distinguished discussion of this, the Year of Luigi

    by , and 10 months ago

    Good morrow, everyone. You have stumbled upon a gentlemanly discussion of the year that was. The year that brought us new interactive entertainments, and new consoles on which to play …

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    Those Endearing Old Charms – Teslagrad

    by 10 months ago

    If there is one emotion that games can capture better than any other medium, it is wonder. What does that button do? Where do I go now? What happens if …

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    This Teslagrad video is the most beautiful trailer you will see today

    by 10 months ago

    Out of nowhere, Norwegian developer Rain Games has released one of the most beautiful trailers I've seen in a while.  Released to celebrate the launch of their puzzle/platformer Teslagrad, the …

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    Good Old Games is giving away Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics

    by 11 months ago

    Good Old Games is currently offering three fantastic games for free. For the next day and a half, gamers can download Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics at zero …

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    Gaming Trend Podcast 12//11//2013 — Everything is terrible

    by and 11 months ago

    This week was a rough one for the Gaming Trend Podcast. Join David and Atlas as they rant and rave about...well...pretty much everything. Backlash to Mighty No. 9 hiring a …

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    Some Things are Better Left Behind — Blacksoul

    by 11 months ago

    In 2005, three games irrevocably altered the survival horror genre. Through the 90s and early 2000s, survival horror had essentially followed the template laid down by 1996’s Resident Evil--relying on …

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    Gaming Trend Podcast 12//4//2013 — We’ve made a huge mistake

    by and 11 months ago

    Atlas and David are back after a fruitful Thanksgiving break to make a huge mistake and talk video games -- from "indie darlings" like Crytek to the glory that is …

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