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  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Importance Of Replaying Our Favorites

    Long before Steam sales and mail-order game rentals, we were limited to playing the games we owned. Sure, an occasional trip to a Blockbuster or its ilk spiced things up, but we were largely bound to our libraries (which were hopefully filled with solid games). Compared to the past, social networks and... More
  • Blog Post: Does Resident Evil Stand The Test Of Time?

    Even though we have just entered a new console generation with brand new experiences, every so often our thoughts turn to the games of our past. These formative experiences shaped who we are as gamers today, and sometimes we remember things just a little bit more favorably than we actually experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom And Universal Studios Talk Real Life Resident Evil

    Before survival horror games existed, haunted houses kept our hearts pounding at a mile a minute. Now, modern haunted houses are taking cues from video games. Last year Universal Studio’s based one of its Halloween Horror Night houses on the Silent Hill franchise. This year the studio is blowing... More
  • Blog Post: Road To Extinction: Where Zombie Games Are Heading

    Zombies are popular . Brad Pitt is battling waves of them in World War Z , Dead Rising 3 is one of the Xbox One’s main selling points, and The Walking Dead franchise is succeeding in comics, television, and games . State of Decay has become the fastest-selling XBLA game of all time, the creator... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 1/11/13

    We made a substantial dent during the holiday break in our collective back logs, but it wasn't enough! This weekend we're still playing catch-up on all the amazing games from 2012. Reiner: For fear of the flu, I'm not going to visit the outside world this weekend. Kelly and I are going to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Resident Evil 0

    Capcom's legendary survival horror series initially manifested on the PlayStation, but its glory days burned hot on the GameCube. Shortly after the phenomenal Resident Evil remake, Capcom hit fans with a prequel starring S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team medic, Rebecca Chambers. Join Andrew Reiner, Benjamin... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/16/12

    December is drawing near, so we're all trying to cram in as many of the great games we missed before 2013 rolls around. Halo 4, XCOM, Persona 4 Golden, Dishonored, and advance copies of Far Cry 3 are all at the top of the list. AHL games and car stereos will be second tier priorities. Ben Hanson... More
  • Blog Post: Added Thrills: How Focusing On Action Affects Franchises

    Many major franchises evolve dramatically during their lifetime. Sometimes changes are made to bring in new fans or adapt gameplay mechanics for modern palates. Occasionally, it’s accompanied by accusations of “dumbing down” the formula. Resident Evil began as a survival horror trailblazer... More
  • Blog Post: Would You Vote For Any Of These Video Game Presidents?

    Today America voted for its next President. Is it too late to change our vote to one of these five video game presidents? Which of these fictional Commander-in-Chiefs would you vote for? President Adam Benford from Resident Evil 6 Political History : President Benford, A.K.A. President Evil, is close... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Terrifying Enemies In Gaming

    Halloween just passed , but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop losing some sleep by terrorizing yourself with various forms of scary media just yet. What better way is there to scare yourself than playing a video game with terrifying enemies? These are some of the most terrifying enemies... More
  • Blog Post: The Endless Horde: Zombie Games And Why I'll Always Love Them

    I have this notebook that I used to write in as a kid filled with possible game ideas. My young brain imagined a Zelda RTS with eight factions, and a 3D platformer featuring a beaver named Reggie Crenshaw. Every so often, one of my crazy ideas would be crossed off when a real developer decided to actually... More
  • Blog Post: Why I’m Excited For The Resident Evil 6 Camera Update

    Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 6 will be receiving an update that unlocks Ada’s campaign from the beginning of the game, adds a harder difficulty, and allows players to adjust the camera distance. I enjoyed Resident Evil 6 quite a bit, despite what others criticized as too-close-for... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Invaluable Gaming Items & Abilities

    Many games give you tons of weapons or endow you with more abilities than Inspector Gadget. But there are a few potent abilities and items that stand out from the pack. From shape-shifting vampire powers to the common bottle, these are ten items and abilities that permanently change the way you play... More
  • Blog Post: Places: Spencer Mansion

    Settings in video games leave lasting impressions on us all. Sometimes more so than the characters, an engrossing atmosphere can lay the foundation for an amazing title. In this ongoing feature, we revisit some of our favorite settings that etched a permanent place in our memories. Spencer Mansion Resident... More
  • Blog Post: Resident Evil 6's Four-Player Co-op & Agent Hunt Mode Impressions

    Resident Evil 6 tinkers with the series’ formula by allowing players to move and shoot, fire from the ground, and choose between three separate campaigns. It also experiments with bursts of four-player co-op and a competitive multiplayer mode built into the campaign. While the additional options... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Resident Evil 6

    You've already read our review of Resident Evil 6 , but here's a closer look at the second chapter of Jake Muller's campaign. Watch Jake, the melee dynamo, plow through dudes with his fists and comically slide down an icy mountain pass. Ben Reeves and Andrew Reiner join in on the video preview... More
  • Blog Post: Preparing Yourself For Resident Evil 6

    A bioterrorism outbreak of global proportions is just around the corner. Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and the rest of our heroes will travel across China, a sleepy U.S. town, and Eastern Europe to stop it. Prepare yourself for the impending outbreak of the c-virus with this handy primer. Know The... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Survival Horror: What Makes The Genre Special

    Survival horror games are about building up to those perfect scares. All the best series have memorable moments that have defined the genre. Remember your first glimpse of Scissorman from Clock Tower or Pyramid Head from Silent Hill? But in this generation, it feels like the genre has almost been abandoned... More
  • Blog Post: Resident Evil 6 Producer Talks Story, Combat, & Multiplayer

    The latest Resident Evil 6 game is shaking up the series’ formula in the most significant way since Resident Evil 4. Overhauled controls, an intertwining narrative thread, and four-player co-op are coming together for a very new experience. As a diehard fan of the series, these changes have raised... More
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