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  • Why Do So Many Reviews Read Like Opinions?

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    [It’s become a recent trend in the age of Metacritic for gamers to question critics’ reviews. Why do so many reviews read like opinions, shouldn’t they be more objective? When critics give games a higher score than everyone else, were... More
  • Attack Of The $10 Backlog #4 | Splinter Cell: Double Agent

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    [ Previously on Attack Of The $10 Backlog : #1 - Perfect Dark Zero , #2 - Tomb Raider: Legend , #3 - Dead Rising ] Almost immediately, Splinter Cell: Double Agent seems like a step backwards from Dead Rising , which was released two months previous. Apparently... More
  • Update: $10 BrinkFest Moved To Next Saturday (09.15.12)

    I discovered that those who ordered Brink online during the $5 sale last week

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    I discovered that those who ordered Brink online during the $5 sale last week wouldn't be receiving the game until early next week, so I've decided to move it back a week. For those who are still interested in joining us ( eyros2k and Joyful Penguin... More
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 Goes For The Gold, Falls Short

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    The oddly named New Super Mario Bros. 2 is actually the third installment in the series. What’s more, the game makes no reference to either the Japanese or American versions of Super Mario Bros. 2 . It would have been more aptly titled New Super... More
  • Correction: Saturday BrinkFest (Xbox 360) - 09.08.12

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    [Update: Apparently I was in a hurry before and put the wrong date in the title.] BrinkFest Date: Sept. 08, 2012 Time: 5pm PST / 8pm EST Platform: Xbox 360 To Join: Just send a friend request to "Xscapist" with the words "BrinkFest"... More
  • Papa & Yo Could've Been As Big As Journey

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    “To my mother, brothers, and sister, with whom I survived the monster in my father.” –Vander Caballero So begins Papo & Yo (roughly “Papa & Me”), immediately followed by a scene where a young boy hides in a closet... More
  • This Modern Sequel To A Cult 8-Bit Game Needs Your Help

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    There are only 3 days left to help fund Project Giana on Kickstarter. But who are the Great Giana Sisters, and why should you care?

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    There are only 3 days left to help fund Project Giana on Kickstarter . But who are the Great Giana Sisters, and why should you care? Before first person shooters became the “default” videogame genre, that title belonged to platformers, thanks... More
  • $5 FragFest Proposal: Brink

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    Brink is a game with a bad reputation. It had a terrible launch week/month, filled with bugs and connectivity problems. Game Informer even delayed their review in hopes of being able to review a patched version of the game. Unfortunately, the initial... More
  • Attack Of The $10 Backlog #3 | Dead Rising

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    [Previously on Attack Of The $10 Backlog : #1 ( Perfect Dark Zero ), #2 ( Tomb Raider: Legend ).] "I've covered wars, y'know." Before Deadlight, Dead Island, Dead Block, Dead Space, or Left 4 Dead , there was... Dead Rising . Finally... More
  • Attack Of The $10 Backlog #2 | Tomb Raider: Legend

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    [Read #1 here.]

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    [Read #1 here .] I had a little bit of a relapse recently, as a certain Gamestop competitor with the initials BB had a crazy videogame clearance sale a few weeks ago, followed by another one this week. Rumor is there will be yet another sale already next... More
  • Attack Of The $10 Backlog Quickie: Steel Diver & Pilotwings Resort

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    I recently spotted Nintendo 3DS launch titles Steel Diver & Pilotwings Resort on sale for the discount price of $5 each. Which is an interesting coincidence, because it just so happens $5 is the exact price at which I will buy any first-party 3DS launch title.

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    I recently spotted Nintendo 3DS launch titles Steel Diver & Pilotwings Resort on sale for the discount price of $5 each. Which is an interesting coincidence, because it just so happens $5 is the exact price at which I will buy any first-party 3DS... More
  • Attack Of The $10 Backlog #1 | Perfect Dark Zero

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    I have a confession to make. This is difficult for me to admit...it's not something I'm proud of. I... I have a backlog. Some of you might not be familiar with the term. A backlog occurs when a person accumulates games at a faster rate than they... More