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  • True Evil: What it means to be the bad guy

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    In video games we tend to be the brave, incorruptible hero/heroine, someone who saves the day and tends to be the most idealistic version of good. Then there are games with morality (Mass Effect, Infamous) that let you choose 'good' and 'evil'... More
  • Intern Game Night - Simpsons Skateboarding

    The Summer 2016 interns stare in awe at a horrible garbage fire.

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  • Nintendo, Metroid, and 'Brand Sanctity'

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    Metroid: Federation Force raises a lot of scary questions. Does Nintendo not care about the Metroid brand? Does Nintendo not care about us – vis à vis our love of the brand? What does this mean for the future of Metroid ? Unfortunately, the... More
  • XCOM GIOMG It's Back Episode 1: Doctors, Professors, Monkeys, and Moonshine

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    It was a calm and gentle early spring day on March 7, 2013 (over three years ago?!) when XCOM GIO was first brought to life. It sprang from a play session of XCOM: Enemy Unknown wherein I used my GIO friends and fellow bloggers (many of whom rarely frequent... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 36 - Bastion

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    Supergiant Games released Bastion on Xbox 360, followed shortly by a PC release, back in 2011. It smashed onto the indie scene with isometric action and light RPG elements. The art design from Jen Zee, the musical work from Darren Korb, and a groundbreaking... More
  • Bound Review: Dancing Through Life and Not Much Else

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    One of my favorite professors always tells us to “show, not tell” what we’re trying to get across. Your audience shouldn’t just know your point of view, they should understand it and feel it. I think Bound is the perfect example... More
  • A Hypothetical spending of Microsoft's Linkedin buyout (26 billion)

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    Rather than squish Sony's tender nuts while they beg for mercy, Microsoft has decided to spend their cash to purchase a fading social media platform. For.. 26 Billion USD . Let's look at the top ten things I would do if I were Phil Spencer (or... More
  • My Top Ten Most Anticipated Handheld Games

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    There are a ton of exciting games coming out for dedicated handhelds this year and beyond. Here are my top ten handheld games I'm most anticipating.

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  • Why I Hate Mario

    Before you start too hate on me or think I'm trying to troll Nintendo, I do not mean that I hate Nintendo. I love Nintendo and some of my favorite games are from Nintendo. It's just that Mario isn't on my favorites. Hello Wandering Traveler... More
  • Beginning a Space Odyssey (Exploring No Mans Sky)

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    I awake on a planet on the edge of the galaxy. Rugged. Unexplored. And hot. My suit registers the need for thermal protection as the daytime temp is 44 degrees Celsius. The planet is dusty red and rich in donut shaped iron rings. My ship is damaged, incapable... More
  • Dead Rising and Internalizing the Open World

    Lots of modern open world games follow a ‘zone’ formula, where each area possesses a different environmental/architectural theme. They might exist as separate entities – á la Batman: Arkham Knight’ s islands or Mirror’s... More
  • The Confession

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    The Truth: I will be truthful now. This is something that I have struggled with, something I hid, something... I was ashamed of. For years, I suppressed this, I felt guilty... Misunderstood, confused, shocked, but most of all, disappointed in myself.... More
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