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  • I'm Not Having Fun With Skyrim

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    I don't know what the problem is. Maybe it's being too comparative. Maybe it's too-high expectations. Maybe it's from missing the hype train entirely in 2011. 

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    I don't know what the problem is. Maybe it's being too comparative. Maybe it's too-high expectations. Maybe it's from missing the hype train entirely in 2011. Whatever the reason, I cannot bring myself to enjoy Skyrim. My last blog post... More
  • The Real Best Xbox 360 Games

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    I enjoyed reading the official Game Informer list of the top 25 Xbox 360 games. It's a good collection that hits all the high points. Everything there deserves its spot. 

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    I enjoyed reading the official Game Informer list of the top 25 Xbox 360 games. It's a good collection that hits all the high points. Everything there deserves its spot. However, I can't help but feel like they didn't get everything. There... More
  • Saying Goodbye to Bioshock

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    Life isn't fair. Irrational Games put out one of the best games of 2013 (if not the entire console generation) when it released Bioshock Infinite. Ken Levine and his team spent years building one of the best-realized and compelling worlds in gaming. It was incredible. 

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    Life isn't fair. Irrational Games put out one of the best games of 2013 (if not the entire console generation) when it released Bioshock Infinite . Ken Levine and his team spent years building one of the best-realized and compelling worlds in gaming... More
  • Spelunky is Infuriatingly Fun

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    Remember fun games? Enjoyable ones?

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    Remember fun games? Enjoyable ones? Spelunky isn't one of those games. Borderlands writer Anthony Burch called it "one of the most unassumingly mindblowing games of the past 10 years." Spelunky is one of the most infuriating things I've... More
  • Permadeath Makes Games Way More Fun

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    I started playing Minecraft again. The game maintains timeless appeal. You spawn, collect items, and fashion the world to your design. The simplicity calms me and doles out enjoyment in small, consistent doses. Minecraft is fun.

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    I started playing Minecraft again. The game maintains timeless appeal. You spawn, collect items, and fashion the world to your design. The simplicity calms me and doles out enjoyment in small, consistent doses. Minecraft is fun. And yet... the game lacks... More
  • PC Gaming As We Know It Is Dead. Long Live PC Gaming!

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    Epic announced a new Unreal Tournament game, and it seems too good to be true. The company release it free for Windows, Mac and Linux. The community can help with development, which will be live-streamed over Twitch. Epic will also sponsor an official marketplace where users can use the game's source code to create and sell mods. Epic makes its money from taking a cut of the mod sales. 

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    Epic announced a new Unreal Tournament game, and it seems too good to be true. The company release it free for Windows, Mac and Linux. The community can help with development, which will be live-streamed over Twitch. Epic will also sponsor an official... More
  • Games for Mac Are Awful

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    The worst part of owning a Mac is gaming. I bought a MacBook Air a while back because it worked great for my journalism and programming classes. A computer that weighs three pounds and runs for 12 hours? Sign me up. 

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    The worst part of owning a Mac is gaming. I bought a MacBook Air a while back because it worked great for my journalism and programming classes. A computer that weighs three pounds and runs for 12 hours? Sign me up. But then I try to play games. Christ... More
  • Why I Play Games Without Sound

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    It started when I was a kid. I was playing Pokemon Red on my Game Boy Color. The game's music emitted from the translucent purple plastic. 

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    It started when I was a kid. I was playing Pokemon Red on my Game Boy Color. The game's music emitted from the translucent purple plastic. "Can you turn that off?" my mother asked. "Sure." I reached down and moved the tiny plastic... More
  • Max Payne 3 Is The Least Fun I've Had All Month

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    I started playing Max Payne 3 today. Picked it up during a Steam sale and finally cleared up the 30-some gigabytes of storage you need to install the game. It's ridiculous. A few controller hurdles later and I was playing. 

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    I started playing Max Payne 3 today. Picked it up during a Steam sale and finally cleared up the 30-some gigabytes of storage you need to install the game. It's ridiculous. A few controller hurdles later and I was playing. The thing about Max Payne... More
  • Is Gone Home Even a Game?

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    Is a game a game when it has no gameplay? 

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    Is a game a game when it has no gameplay? That question stayed in my mind while playing Gone Home, an indie PC title. You play as a twentysomething woman named Katie who comes home after a trip to Europe. She finds the house deserted and her family missing... More
  • This Indie Game Just Revolutionized Storytelling in Games. Here's Why You Should Play It

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    Gamers keep talking about The Stanley Parable, calling it "game of the year" and "revolutionary." 

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    Gamers keep talking about The Stanley Parable, calling it "game of the year" and "revolutionary." This baffled me. Some indie title based off a Half Life 2 mod is better than everything else in 2013? Even Bioshock Infinite? I played... More
  • Dead Space 2 Is Making My Life Hell

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    Dead Space 2 is making my life hell, like the title says. 

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    Dead Space 2 is making my life hell, like the title says. I felt tense last night. Long day. Too much writing for my job. Got some bad news. Wasn't happy. "I'll relax with some video games," I thought. Then I remembered that the only... More
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