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  • CWC: Protagonists are Strange Eaters

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    When have you ever seen a protagonist in a game eat with manners or in a realistically? Yeah, that is an unheard of concept. Almost every character in a game eats strangely, either shoving a pizza in their face or be willing to pause time to restore health... More
  • When Everything Gets Bittersweet

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    It’s official guys, I’m done with college. I’ve turned in that last paper, went to my last meetings, and gave my last in-class comment about the merits of video game narratives. I’ve been ready to move on and graduate for a while... More
  • Breath of the Wild Has a Boss Problem

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    Breath of the Wild did a lot of new things right, but I could not shake the lackluster feeling the bosses left after conquering each divine beast. Even the final encounter with Calamity Ganon felt abrupt and overly simple. Something was missing and I... More
  • Pokemon: Indigo League Retro Review S1 E6-10

    [As Originally Read on SNo2 .] It’s been a little while since my last Indigo League retrospective and I’ve written quite a few things in between, but here we are yet again. In between watching and reviewing several other shows lately (of which... More
  • Dishonored 2 - Batman Syndrome

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    I've said before how Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's method of storytelling made it unclear who the real villains were...as such, it was really hard for me to up and kill all the hostile NPC's I've met. Most of the time, it was because I was... More
  • A Growing Gamer: Leveling Up

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    When my birthday comes My age sees a number increase Of youth I think I still have some As I'm only turning 23. Old is an adjective That I don't use to describe myself As I'm healthy and active With many video games on my shelf. As a gamer... More
  • Remembering Brink

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    If you mention Brink to most gamers they will probably think of it as a mediocre and deeply flawed first-person shooter that suffered from many things; including a lack of dedicated servers and an underdeveloped single player campaign that was just multiplayer... More
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Review: A Welcome Return to Space

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russel, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, and Michael Rooker. It follows Peter Quill (Star-Lord) as he learns about his father…it... More
  • The Essentials Challenge: The Darkest Link - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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    It's that time again! Another Essential game has been completed, by none other than the incomparable The Darkest Link! TDL took on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, one the paragons of story-telling and stealth-action game play. I myself consider it... More
  • CWC: Not Meant to Happen

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    Some games have you do something that is as simple as shooting some in the face. Actually a game such as Borderlands 2 did that as a side mission. Many would have just shot him in the face then and there and got easy money. Well, many have made it a strange... More
  • Wildlife Reserves and Hyperion Hijinks

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    [As Originally Read on SNo2 .] Well, it’s been a little while since my previous Borderlands 2 romp and subsequent blog- Face Pizza and Flaming Midgets , but I’m here to tell you that drought ends today. I am still painstakingly making my way... More
  • Community Writing Challenge - Side fun

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    So for this weeks community writing challenge, Louis asks us 'What are some things you like to do in games that are a part of it, but not really what you're meant to do for hours on end?' My answer came to me pretty quickly. Most games offer... More