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  • Games not quite what you thought?

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    For the longest time, I avoided Batman: Arkham Asylum. I heard that it was an awesome game, but I also heard a lot about the fighting in the game. For some reason, that turned me off. I knew it wasn't a "fighting" game like Street Fighter or something like that. But I'm not as good with fighting mechanics in most games as I would like to be, and I don't find them that fun (see games like Bayonetta and Castlevania and the like, which are supposedly great games but just not my cup of tea).

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    For the longest time, I avoided Batman: Arkham Asylum . I heard that it was an awesome game, but I also heard a lot about the fighting in the game. For some reason, that turned me off. I knew it wasn't a "fighting" game like Street Fighter... More
  • "Swatting" - The end of the Online feel-good story

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    Over the last couple of years, I've read stories about how playing games online has prevented somebody from committing suicide, prevented a potential high school shooting, and stuff like that.

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    Over the last couple of years, I've read stories about how playing games online has prevented somebody from committing suicide, prevented a potential high school shooting , and stuff like that. These are wonderful stories about how, despite being... More
  • Some Weird & Cool L.A. Noire Stuff

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    I've been playing the hell out of L.A. Noire since it came out, and I've been having a lot of fun with it. The review will be coming at some point, though at the rate I'm writing reviews, I'm not sure when.

    Anyway, everybody and their grandmother has been doing an L.A. Noire blog, so I

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    I've been playing the hell out of L.A. Noire since it came out, and I've been having a lot of fun with it. The review will be coming at some point, though at the rate I'm writing reviews, I'm not sure when. Anyway, everybody and their... More
  • Writing Disappointment - Video Game Edition

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    About six weeks ago, I got the urge to see if I could write a video game blog, or write for one. I started my own, but I haven't posted anything for a little while now (must get back to it). I was looking for video game review sites, but I stumbled... More
  • Storytelling in video games - why it may never reach the level of books/movies

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    Whenever the topic of "video games as art" comes up (and don't worry, I'm not really going there, as I hate that discussion), one of the aspects used to prove how games have become art is the expanded storytelling that many modern games have. Games these days can tell some wonderful stories. Just take Mass Effect, for instance.

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    Whenever the topic of "video games as art" comes up (and don't worry, I'm not really going there, as I hate that discussion), one of the aspects used to prove how games have become art is the expanded storytelling that many modern games... More
  • Assassins Creed: Brotherhood - More of the same, with some great additions as well

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    A good assassin's job never ends, does it?

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    A good assassin's job never ends, does it? That's what poor old Ezio Auditore, hero of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 , must be thinking as the latest game in the franchise begins. Dubbed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , the game continues... More
  • A piece of my past has been ripped away - Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen has died.

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    Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith, one of the most popular Doctor Who companions ever. She was loved by millions of Who fans around the world. For many of us, she was the first companion we were familiar with, much as Tom Baker was our first Doctor.

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    The Doctor Who world, as well as British television, were rocked yesterday by the news that Elisabeth Sladen had passed away. Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith, one of the most popular Doctor Who companions ever. She was loved by millions of Who fans around... More
  • You Don't Know Jack is on the iPhone!

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    I'm already a big fan of the latest incarnation of the hot trivia game called You Don't Know Jack, as you already know.

    So imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was coming to the mobile world! Yes, this game is now on the iPhone/iPad, and it loses nothing in the translation.

    At least as far as quality goes. There are a few things missing from it otherwise. Most egregious is multi-player. There is no multiplayer whatsoever, though hopefully that will be added to future versions of it.

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    I'm already a big fan of the latest incarnation of the hot trivia game called You Don't Know Jack , as you already know. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was coming to the mobile world! Yes, this game is now on the iPhone/iPad... More
  • Fallout: New Vegas - the guest that just won't leave!

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    A return to the post-apocalyptic world of the Fallout universe is always welcome. Fallout 3 was such a phenomenal game that people were waiting anxiously for Fallout: New Vegas as soon as it was announced. While such enthusiasm was dampened a little when it was revealed that Bethesda was only publishing the game, and that Obsidian would be making it, people were still generally looking forward to it. I know I was.

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    A return to the post-apocalyptic world of the Fallout universe is always welcome. Fallout 3 was such a phenomenal game that people were waiting anxiously for Fallout: New Vegas as soon as it was announced. While such enthusiasm was dampened a little when... More
  • You Don't Know Jack! Yes, I mean you.

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    I've been a trivia buff for many years now, but most of my video game trivia experience goes back many years, back when questions were randomly drawn from a question pool and inserted into the game. Soon, duplicate questions popped up and the games became very easy.

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    I've been a trivia buff for many years now, but most of my video game trivia experience goes back many years, back when questions were randomly drawn from a question pool and inserted into the game. Soon, duplicate questions popped up and the games... More
  • Leaving Multiplayer early - sometimes a good thing

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    Don't you hate it when you're playing a multiplayer game against one or two people and they leave before the game's over? Not a huge game, like Call of Duty or something, where a player or two leaving early is annoying, but not really that... More
  • New Blog!

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    As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog.

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    As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog. It's called " Dave's Video Game Revue ," and I've... More