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ShankTheTank

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.

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ShankTheTank
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February 2018
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December 2020
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Ashes Of The Creation Update From Creative Director

Ashes of Creation's Creative Director, Steven Sharif, penned a letter with updates to the Kickstarter MMORPG from Intrepid Studios.


ATLAS Receiving Wild Pirate Encampments, Non Dedicated Mode, And More In New Update

In a new Captain's Log, Grapeshot Community Lead, Dollie, laid out a host of new features arriving in ATLAS in an upcoming update.


DC Universe Online Switch Version To Be Shown At Comic Con

In a press release, Daybreak Games announced that they will be showcasing DC Universe Online, the imminent MMO, for Nintendo Switch at San Diego Comic Con July 17-21.


Villagers and Heroes Releases All-New Expansion

Developer Mad Otter Games announced the latest expansion to their free to play MMORPG, Villagers and Heroes, is now live, via a press release today.


Anthem Pre-Cataclysm Event Is About To Begin

It appears that a new pre-Cataclysm event is about to begin in Anthem. A new countdown timer was noticed and posted on Reddit indicating a new event is on its way.


Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack Available To Stream

The soundtrack from Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available to stream, according to GameReactor.


The Division Single-Player Discussion: Ubisoft Reacts

In a tweet thread by Tim Spencer, Level Director at TT Games, he espoused his love for The Division series of games while also proposing a single-player spinoff of sorts.


Fanmade MMOs Being Built From Original Fallout Games

The original Fallout games have inspired fans to build their own MMOs on a system called FOnline. As is usually the norm in PC modding, these projects are comprised of several groups of volunteers, modders, and developers, according to PCGamesN.


Apex Legends Portable Respawn Beacon Mechanic Leaked

Apex Legends, the battle royale from Titanfall developers, Respawn Entertainment, looks like it may soon receive portable respawn beacons, according to dataminer Shrugtal.


AMD Radeon VII Might Reach End Of Life Soon

According to VideoCardz.com via Cowcotland, AMD's flagship GPU, Radeon VII, might reach end of life soon.


Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Screenshot Sweepstakes Announced

With the recent release of Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion, Shadowbringers, Square Enix are announcing a new screenshot sweepstakes.


Seconds from Silence Alpha Testing Sign Ups Scheduled

Dates for alpha testing sign ups have been announced for Abstract Era Entertainment's MMORPG, Seconds from Silence, per a press release today. Inspired by games such as the Elder Scrolls and Witcher series, Seconds from Silence will allow players to explore a medieval fantasy world where they can build, "a variety of different structures, rule Thieves Guilds, Bandit Regimes, Pirate Ships, and even entire Kingdoms," according to the release.


Pimax 5K+ VR Review

If you've followed VR for a while, you've probably heard of Pimax. For a lot of us, that name might be new, but what if we told you that this new company has created a headset that's both higher res and higher FOV than even the Index or Rift S and that it's fully compatible with Steam VR? It's true. Buckle in, this is a review you won't want to miss.


Viotek SUW49C Ultrawide Curved HDR Gaming Monitor Review

Last November, our Hardware Editor, Chris Coke, reviewed the GN32D 32” Curved Gaming Monitor from Viotek. Priced at $380, he came away impressed. It’s literal bigger brother, the Viotek SUW49C Ultrawide Curved HDR Gaming Monitor, is a different beast entirely. Featuring an absurd 32:9 aspect ratio across 49-inches, it is easily the most expansive monitor I’ve used. But is the 144 Hz refresh rate enough to offset the low 1080p pixel density?


ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 OC Edition Review

NVIDIA kicked off their newest Turing generation of cards with the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Gamers have had to wait some time for the RTX 2070, and naturally, we have as well. How will this card fare? This is our review of Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 OC Edition.