About John M. Guilfoil

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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Video: “Hollow Lullaby” trailer for Dark Souls II,

Video: “Hollow Lullaby” trailer for Dark Souls II, 0

Namco Bandai and From Software dropped a quick trailer on our laps today for Dark Souls II. It’s hard to believe Dark Souls is three years old already, but Dark Souls II comes out next month, and it looks like it’s going to be both pretty and pretty challenging. From the developer: Dark Souls II(…)

VIDEO: Lord of the Fallen first gameplay footage released

VIDEO: Lord of the Fallen first gameplay footage released 0

CI Games recently sent us their first gameplay video of their upcoming RPG, Lords of the Fallen. It’s seven minutes long, so grab the popcorn and soda and check it out: The game has been under development since 2011, so there’s a lot riding on it. The game’s combat engine appears to combine elements of(…)

10 historical characters who need their own movies made

10 historical characters who need their own movies made 4

Lincoln for real. Lincoln fake. Kennedys. Hitler about eight times. Roman Emperors. Mythic figures. The biopic is alive and well in 21st Century American cinema. We are interested in the lives of historical figures, in the fake lives of historical figures, and the non-lives of fake figures like Hercules. But we are missing some key(…)

Federal Prosecutors will seek death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber

Federal Prosecutors will seek death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber 1

United States Attorney General Eric Holder today authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the accused bombers of the 2013 Boston Marathon. U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, who covers Boston, announced immediately after Holder’s authorization that her prosecutors would, indeed, seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev. “We support(…)

Worldwide Gmail outage reported Friday

Worldwide Gmail outage reported Friday 1

Second update: As of 3:20 p.m., Gmail appears to be back up and running. Update: As of 3 p.m., Gmail appears to up sporadically. The App Status Dashboard shows Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Sites, Google Groups, and G+ Hangouts all have “Service Disruptions. Gmail users around the world are having trouble accessing their(…)

Interesting, relaxing “World of Diving” multiplayer trailer released

Interesting, relaxing “World of Diving” multiplayer trailer released 0

Dutch Indie developer Vertigo released a pre-alpha gameplay trailer for their upcoming Word of Diving title. The trailer shows off the game’s multiplayer features, which have full Oculus Rift support. World of Diving was recently greenlit by Steam. Being Greenlit by the Steam community in September showed us that there is definitely a market for(…)

2013 Holiday Gift Guides: John’s Five

2013 Holiday Gift Guides: John’s Five 2

I’ve really been digging the 2013 Blast Holiday Gift Guides so far, including our two insanely-long women’s gift guides on Bombshell. Now it’s my turn. Here are five gadgets that a guy like me — handsome, bald, and almost 30, and into just about everything from cars to computers, would enjoy receiving. Griffin PowerDock 5(…)

Graphic: Cross-Platform Malware: A Growing Threat For Computers

Graphic: Cross-Platform Malware: A Growing Threat For Computers 0

By: Computer monitoring Software MobiStealth Cross-platform malware is a huge issue today, and it will continue to be a menace in 2014. Perhaps the most dangerous cross-platform malware came up in 2009. Koobface, as it is called, could affect both Windows and Mac computers, targeting messenger software, email, and social media accounts. And it managed(…)

Video: Legends Of Persia coming to PC in January

Video: Legends Of Persia coming to PC in January 0

From the developer, Sourena Game Studio: Featuring more than 8 hours of single-player action in addition to 5 attractive locations and more than 200 weapons and items to use, Legends Of Persia is packed full of features. The game will also include 18 unique types of magic, 3 different hero characters, fully customizable, and more(…)

Earth Defense Force 2025 trailer released

Earth Defense Force 2025 trailer released 0

From the developer: Earth Defense Force 2025 is an action shooting bonanza from D3Publisher that arms players with more weapons than ever before! Players will have the experience of their lives as they form elite soldier classes to send on a global quest to protect the world from insect alien invasion.

Need for Speed Rivals “Accolade” new trailer released

Need for Speed Rivals “Accolade” new trailer released 0

From the developer: A new generation of racing has begun with the highly anticipated, high-octane racing game Need for Speed Rivals. Set in a world with a variety of stunning environments and effects powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, Need for Speed Rivals is injecting new innovation into the racing genre with AllDrive, a revolutionary feature that destroys the line(…)

Graphic: The Top Grossing Summer Movies of 2013

Graphic: The Top Grossing Summer Movies of 2013 0

This was a huge year for movies, especially the summertime. May and June each set records for their respective months, and it was the second biggest movie July of all time. Obviously, Iron Man 3 was the big winner this summer, but this really interesting graphic below shows just how the top 10 Summer Blockbusters(…)

5 cases for the 2014 computer

5 cases for the 2014 computer 0

As I’ve been saying for months now, computers aren’t dying. Now we’re getting into some computer cases that prove this fact. Today, I want to discuss a little cyber-surgery. It’s not cheaper to build your own computer. I’m not sure it has been that way in this century. Computers are cheap, and there are a(…)

10 things that would make LinkedIn a MILLION times better

10 things that would make LinkedIn a MILLION times better 1

I used LinkedIn every day. It’s a fantastic anti-Facebook professional networking tool. It allows me to become friendlier with literally hundreds of people I meet at my jobs and networking events without giving them access to the embarrassing college photos of Facebook and vice versa. But LinkedIn is so, bloody, imperfect. Every time I log(…)

6 Shows You Should Not Miss This Season

6 Shows You Should Not Miss This Season 0

Calling all TV fans: Networks are bringing in a number of new series this season, and many of them are what critics are calling a must-see. From vampires to super heroes, these new shows are sure to leave you at the edge of your seat. Here are six shows that you cannot miss this season.(…)

Infographic: Baseball players make more money than just about everyone

Infographic: Baseball players make more money than just about everyone 2

How much income, on average, does a baseball superstar earn in the US? For starters, baseball belongs to the top 3 sports when it comes to revenue, together with Pro football and basketball. However, the average baseball salary is $3.3 million while the average NFL player makes $1.9 million! You can find a lot more(…)

5 takeaways from the 2013 ALCS so far

5 takeaways from the 2013 ALCS so far 0

I know we’re only potentially halfway through the 2013 ALCS so far, but seriously, how amazing has it been so far? You don’t need to hear it again, but I have to fill 300 words to appease Google, so: One year after the worst season in recent memory and two years removed from one of(…)

5 Mice (and other input devices) for the 2014 computer

5 Mice (and other input devices) for the 2014 computer 2

Oh good lord, computers are dying! Actually, no they’re not, but that’s a separate rant. Computers aren’t dying. They’re not going away. You’re not all going to be using just iPads and Nexuses (Nexi?) and Surfaces (Surfi?) in six months. Whether its for hardcore gaming, graphic design, publishing, video production, or checking your email, you’re(…)