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  • Shining the Light on Rise of the Tomb Raider

    *Warning: This post contains moderate spoilers for Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Last of Us . Before we start discussing the follow-up to Lara Croft's 2013 reboot, I want to take a minute to talk about The Last of Us . Naughty Dog's magnum opus... More
  • My Top 10 Favorite Games Of 2015


    I'm finally ready and excited to share my top 10 favorite games of 2015. These are the games that I enjoyed the most and are the ones that were most important to me.

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  • Season of Infamy, Ra's al Ghul, and Rocksteady's Greatest Batman Achievement

    Over the holidays, Rocksteady released the Season of Infamy DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight. It included four new quests featuring iconic Batman villains, but one in particular stands out from the rest. It contains a moment that may very well be the best... More
  • Press A To Skip Intro

    I have a somewhat traumatic childhood memory associated with Game Informer magazine. The first issue I ever received in the mail had a Fallout 3 cover story, and I pored over every inch of that story, lapping up all the details on the upcoming RPG. I... More
  • Here Comes A New Challenger

    Snow. It’s a wonderful thing. I haven’t seen it in such a long time, and I haven’t felt the perfect sting of a truly cold day in years. For someone who was raised in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains and later lived near Detroit for... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: Traveling Gaming Worlds

    Games offer us the posiblity to travel far and wide through their diverse overworlds, and whether linear or open world, long stages to short ones, what lies in there can easily makes us feel like if we were inside the game. We saw worlds only from above... More
  • January Game Challenge: Week Four (Holy Crap, I'm Doing It!)

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    I don't want to get ahead of myself here, but I made some excellent progress not only on January's game challenge, but my larger challenge for the year, as well. For anyone not familiar, my hefty challenge for the year was to beat over 50 games... More
  • How To Dress For An Interview

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    When I got the interview for Game Informer’s winter internship, I completely fumbled my first interaction. Ben Reeves emailed me to stop by the offices around lunch, and I misinterpreted that as an offer to interview over a bite to eat. I thought... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 9 - Braid

    When Braid released on the Xbox 360's fledgling Xbox Live service, it changed everything for the indie games industry. It broke the barrier between artistic game development and more entrenched industry institutions. Its legacy is hard to ignore.... More
  • TheDarkestLink's 2015 Awards

    It's still the month of January and I'm still in a reflective mood. I put out a few blogs over the past few days showing my favorite 2015 games and my favorite non-2015 games that I played in 2015. So let's wrap up the reflection with my awards... More
  • My Favourite Games of 2015

    2015 was widely hailed as a brilliant year for video game software, but in truth I had to limit my spending throughout the year, and as a result I skipped a lot of games in favour of others. So if a game you loved is missing from this list it may very... More
  • 5 Things Gamers Used To Think When Playing For The First Time.

    I'm pretty sure we all remember how we used to think when we began playing games for the first time. Things like feeling a game will end by just defeating a though boss. Believing that a certain gear will be the best a game had to offer, or that simply... More