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  • 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
  • Irony Alert: I bought a Mac

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    Strong opinions cut both ways. When you eat your words, everybody remembers.

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    Strong opinions cut both ways. When you eat your words, everybody remembers. I never liked Macs. They were the overpriced machine of choice for computer-illiterate non-gamers. Nobody smart bought a Mac. Those were for Apple-loving idiots with too much... More
  • Ending on a Low Note

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    Too many games seem similar. This one's a shooter. This one's a platformer. This one's an action-adventure game. They all blend together. 

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    Too many games seem similar. This one's a shooter. This one's a platformer. This one's an action-adventure game. They all blend together. I wanted a unique experience when I picked up 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. It's an adventure... More
  • 9 Games That Defined My Gaming Experience

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    Normally, I like to write a comprehensive list of the best games of the year when the leaves start changing color. Picking favorites, while inadvisable with children, is fun with video games. Everybody likes labeling their best and brightest. Plus, these... More
  • Saints Row Crossed The Line And Got Weird

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    Like many other gamers, I recently picked up Saints Row: The Third for PC in the THQ Humble Bundle. THQ put a bunch of great PC games on a pay-what-you-want sale with

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    Like many other gamers, I recently picked up Saints Row: The Third for PC in the THQ Humble Bundle. THQ put a bunch of great PC games on a pay-what-you-want sale with the proceeds going to them and charity. I couldn't resist getting Saints Row and... More
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