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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Manhunt Is The Dark, Underappreciated Masterpiece We Deserve

    Manhunt was just re-released on PS4 this past week, so I thought I'd talk about why it's so fantastic. It's hard for me to imagine any other company than Rockstar emerging as the defining video game developer in the first decade of this century. Not only did Rockstar popularize the open-world... More
  • Blog Post: 10 HD Remastered Horror Games We're Dying For

    Say what you will about the influx of HD remastered versions hitting the latest consoles, but in most cases they end up being the best way to play our favorite games. The graphical overhaul to horror titles like Resident Evil (2002, GameCube) and The Last of Us not only makes them prettier, they also... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Deranged Video Game Villains

    Video game villains are compelling for a variety of reasons. Some have great power and abuse it for their own means; others are simple rivals, meant to provide extra drive toward your ultimate goal. These enemies can be daunting, but rarely achieve that feeling of pure evil. Pure evil can be hard to... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Horror Game Survivors

    Scary games give us a lot to talk about, from life-saving weapons to nerve-jangling scares. We, the players, are on the receiving end of these experiences, but so are these games' enduring protagonists. In the spirit of our October celebration of horror games ( check out our cover story reveal )... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Manhunt

    Rockstar's Manhunt courted controversy with its ultraviolent content and snuff-film aesthetic. Now that some time has passed since its 2003 release, the question remains: Is it still fun, or just kind of gross? Reiner, Tim, Ben Hanson, and I are here to try and provide answers in the latest episode... More
  • Blog Post: The Critical Reception Of Controversial Games

    South Park: The Stick of Truth is heading to retailers soon, and it's sure to have some controversial moments if Trey Parker and Matt Stone's previous work in this universe is any indication. Many games and franchises in the past have stirred up controversy, with some doing it purely for shock... More
  • Blog Post: 5 Ways To Use A Microphone Besides Blowing On It

    The DS and later models of the PSP both had built-in microphones, but no developer ever seemed to take advantage of them. Every time the microphone was used in a game, it seemed like just an excuse to have the player awkwardly blow on their handheld. You were either blowing out candles, or blowing dust... More
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