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  • Persona Made Me Enjoy Boss Battles Again

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    Boss battles can be some of the most iconic and memorable moments in gaming. The epic battles where we defeat the most powerful enemies we've faced yet are the ones we look back on fondly with a sense of accomplishment. But for some reason, in recent... More
  • Graphics != Amazing games

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    Okay, I've been assaulted with the upcoming consoles ad nauseum, and I've come to the realization that the ones who buy games for graphics are the ones that are killing games. There is no reason to spend billions of dollars on something that at... More
  • Opinions Are Forever (A Note On The State of Online Debate)

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    If there’s one thing I’ve gotten from my parents and educational school videos, is that every person is different. There’s not a single person in the world that is just like another. Similar interests? Maybe. Similar features? Possibly... More
  • There And Back Again: A 2013 Gaming Retrospective

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    It’s that first month of the year called January, a time of reflection, resolutions, and general reminiscing. It’s with great pleasure that I look back on that year of gaming we called 2013 with a fondness for it brought to us. You’ll... More
  • Why I'm Leaning Towards Sony For Next-Gen

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    Let me start this off by saying I don't own either next-generation console, nor do I have a particular bias towards Sony/Microsoft. I don't currently own a next-gen console yet because as a student I currently lack the time and money to purchase... More
  • 3DS Redesign: 5 Issues I'd Like Addressed

    I have just finished picking up the last star coin in New Super Mario Bros. 2 so I have spent quite a bit of time with my 3DS lately. Stomping, flying and sliding my way through the Mushroom Kingdom these last 9 days allowed me to get reacquainted with... More
  • Beating The Backlog: Bulletstorm

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    It always feels good to beat a game that waited in my backlog for over a year. I really love to complete old, unfinished games that were pushed back due to “more important” titles. Last time on Beating The Backlog, we looked at Limbo : an... More
  • Playing At War: Could Video Games One Day Help Resolve Global Conflicts?

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    In 1913, esteemed author H.G. Wells (a well know pacifist) wrote a book on waging war, thought it might not be the kind of war you're thinking of. In his book Little Wars, Wells detailed a set of rules for playing war games using miniature toy soldiers... More
  • Rockstar's #MaxPayne3 - - Tweeting the Noir

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    [Updated Jan. 11 - yes I know I wrote "story24" twice... woops!] A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet from @RockstarGames about a clever campaign / contest to get everyone talking about Max Payne 3. (Gameinformer posted a story about it shortly afterward... More
  • 31/31 Day 17: Top ten videogame characters that deserve their own game.

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    Ratchet. Shadow. Vincent Valentine. Wario. This is just a start of the long list of video game characters that have gotten their own spin-off titles. These games were far cries from the original franchise, and allowed the universe to expand. So next up... More
  • An Intelligent #GamerGate Discussion: Or, How We Can Move On To A Brighter Future

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    EVERYBODY JUST SHUT THE F*** UP #BoobieGate is the real problem here More
  • The Future of Microsoft & Sony

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    I was thinking today after reading the review for Uncharted 3 that we don't have many IPs left. With so many like God of War,Gears of War,Uncharted,Resistance etc. "ending" as a trilogy i can't help but wonder if we will see these games... More