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  • L.A. Neo Noire

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    L.A. Noire inspired me to tour the Historic Downtown area of the City of Angels to see how the streets might have looked during 1947 as depicted in Rockstar’s gritty and entertaining vision. I’ve interspersed my pictorial with notorious tales... More
  • The Origin Story

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    I've said GIO is a home away from home, and while my family knows me all two well, I thought it's time my GIO family learns the awful truth ...

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    I've said GIO is a home away from home, and while my family knows me all two well, I thought it's time my GIO family learns the awful truth ... A boy’s life: Tape recorded fart contests, snail wars with trash can shields, firecrackers in... More
  • When Networks Don't

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    I've been unable to play online for the past few weeks, my work's been interrupted for hours on end the past three days, and I haven't been able to blog on the site Blogger for the past two days. What do all these issues have in common? Electronic... More
  • In the Crosshairs: Surviving True Horror

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    In this second installment of my series challenging video game convention, I planned to look at the survival horror genre and the extent to which a real world scenario can play a role. Then I heard about Japan

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    In this second installment of my series challenging video game convention, I planned to look at the survival horror genre and the extent to which a real world scenario can play a role. Then I heard about Japan … This is my fifth attempt at this... More
  • [UPDATE] Sniper Elite V2: Why It Deserves Your Attention

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    [Update below.] I’m always intrigued when the public greets news of a new entertainment release with scorn and even rejection without knowing anything about a franchise or especially the product itself. Such is the case with Rebellion’s announcement... More
  • Battle: Los Angeles Review

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    To judge by the previews, Battle: Los Angeles is a shallow, derivative film that seeks to attract an audience with a relentless shock and awe compaign. And in fact, it is. However, while some films lose momentum and direction, too, as they progress, BLA... More
  • Easy Does It

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    Time for me to play the contrarian again. Easy mode in video games gets a bad rap by most, and discussion on this site lately is no exception. So as a devotee of this much maligned and misunderstood difficulty setting, I'm going to set about defending... More
  • Freedom by Design

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    The Adjustment Bureau is not the kind of film that would clearly inspire thoughts of video games. But its romantic foundation and impressive chemistry between lead actors mask its take on fate versus free will that is at the heart of video game design... More
  • Two Worlds Apart: The Proof Is in the Pictorial

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    It is a rare game that is beloved despite of, or even because of, its technical glitches. Reality Pump's Two Worlds II is at once impressive and embarrassing whether you consider its gameplay or its presentation. However, I'm enjoying the game more the further I progress and that includes the graphical glitches I've found to date.

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    It is a rare game that is beloved despite of, or even because of, its technical glitches. Reality Pump's Two Worlds II is at once impressive and embarrassing whether you consider its gameplay or its presentation. However, I'm enjoying the game... More
  • In the Crosshairs: Taking Aim at the First Person Shooter

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    In this inaugural installment of my series challenging video game convention, I explore the limitations of the shooter genre and how developers can create outside the box. Someone with the gamertag Shootist2600 should be able to speak authoritatively... More
  • A Mostly Unbiased Premature Review of a Pretty Good Game: Two Worlds II

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    I'm five hours into Two Worlds II but felt it necessary to lay out its faults and advantages given the misperceptions I've read based on the previous title, reviews or others' limited playtime. Bottom line, this game is of two worlds, at once... More
  • The Burden of Power

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    The exercise of playing video games can be empowering, and never more so than in franchises such as Sid Meier's Civilization and Black & White, where the gamer decides the fate of whole societies. But the consequences are virtual; not so with... More