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Seven Crazy Things That Happened In The Star Wars Battlefront Beta
on October 11, 2015 at 06:25 PM
Everyone is having a great time in the Star Wars Battlefront beta ( including our own Brian Shea ) and we learned today it will actually be going a little longer , which is great news. Reddit has become a great source of crazy moments from the game, highlighting skilled players, crazy bugs (it is a beta...
Moments: The Madness Of Far Cry 4
on December 31, 2014 at 01:51 PM
A good open world is about more than just the map's size and its number of missions. The world has to feel like one – complete with A.I. and an environment that feels natural. Far Cry 4 definitely has this; proving itself with a bizarre and amusing series of events. Walking along the countryside...
Moments: Approaching The Attic In Gone Home
on April 23, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Gone Home is not a horror game, but it does a good job of building an atmosphere of tension and unfamiliarity. These elements make sense, since you’re exploring a large, ominous mansion (which you know nothing about) while a storm rages outside. The environment got the best of me a number of different...
Moments: “White Phosphorus” In Spec Ops: The Line
on April 16, 2014 at 03:46 PM
Spec Ops: The Line is a game that routinely takes your expectations and blasts them to pieces. A simple and straightforward military shooter on the outside, the game’s exterior is hiding a spot-on critique of military shooters and what it means to be a “hero” in a violent scenario where...
The Seven Strangest Moments From Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life Presentation
on April 13, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Nintendo is no stranger to quirkiness. Its most popular character and brand exists in a world of super-power granting mushrooms and green sewage pipes that allow for quick transportation. Games like Rhythm Heaven and WarioWare offer some of the strangest video game experiences ever created (see Game...
Moments: Learning The Origami Killer’s Identity In Heavy Rain
on April 09, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Heavy Rain. Some of the moment-to-moment interactions and voice acting in Heavy Rain are iffy – if not painful – but I still find the overall story and mystery intriguing. For me, a defining moment in Heavy Rain is finally learning the Origami...
Moments: Playing As A Little Sister In BioShock 2
on March 24, 2014 at 04:30 PM
For many fans, BioShock 2’s story didn’t live up to the legacy of the original BioShock. While I agree that the original BioShock is the better game, I still enjoyed BioShock 2 – and believe it has moments of brilliance scattered throughout. Playing as a Little Sister is a high point...
Moments – The Bridge Scene In Ico
on February 04, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Ico begins with a young boy (presumably named Ico; the game never says it explicitly) being exiled into a castle for reasons that are never explained. The boy finds a pale, ethereal-looking girl named Yorda locked in a cage, again, for unexplained reasons. You free the girl and try to escape together...
Moments: An Epic Bounty Chase In Red Dead Redemption
on January 31, 2014 at 01:55 PM
There’s a set period of time when an open-world game has a sense of wonder. Those beginning hours of discovery fill the mind with possibilities of what kind of shenanigans can be had in each new area that is introduced. Usually, new locations are presented in a structured or regimented way; missions...
Moments: Losing My Head In Resident Evil 4
on January 30, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Call me a wuss, but I was terrified by Resident Evil 4 . At the time of the game’s release I hadn’t played the past Resident Evil games. I never played Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, or any other game that could be called remotely scary. As a result, I spent the first 30 minutes of RE 4 walking...
Moments: Stepping Into Outland
on November 29, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Standing on the safe side of the dark portal, I prepare myself for Outland. World of Warcraft’s first expansion, The Burning Crusade, offers flying mounts, player-versus-player arenas, and an unknown world to explore. I hear my guildmates screaming through my speakers, calling me to the battle...
Moments – Blowing Up The Eiffel Tower In Twisted Metal 2
on November 26, 2013 at 06:35 PM
SingleTrac’s Twisted Metal 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, and each level is home to tons of great junior high memories. As many times as I’ve blown the clothes off the Statue of Liberty, destroyed the Hollywood sign, or hid in windmills in Holland, there is one area and moment...
Moments – The Fire Ritual In Tomb Raider (2013)
on October 01, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Anyone who’s played a Tomb Raider game knows that Lara Croft is a woman of extraordinary perseverance. Whether she’s scaling obstacles, executing physical feats, or combating deadly creatures, Lara persists. This strength of character is put to the test like never before in the 2013 series...
Moments: The Wedding Mission in Sleeping Dogs
on September 27, 2013 at 02:45 PM
In Sleeping Dogs, undercover cop Wei Shen infiltrates the Sun On Yee gang in Hong Kong, working his way up a local faction called the Water Street Gang. He eventually gains the trust of the faction’s leader, Winston Chu. But as Wei gets closer to the leadership, he risks identifying too much with...
Moments: Seeing God of War For the First Time
on August 21, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I'm sure there were other games besides God of War shown at Sony's Santa Monica Gamer's Day in 2004. I should know; I was there. But I couldn't tell you if I tried. That was the day that Dave Jaffe unleashed Kratos on the world, and I still remember the impact it had on me. "Gamer's...
Moments: Super Metroid's Hyper Beam
on July 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Samus is one of the most powerful bounty hunters in the galaxy, so we don't often see her facing opponents she can't handle. In Super Metroid, the fight against Mother Brain brings Samus to the brink of destruction -- but she is rescued by an unlikely ally and given the weapon she needs to survive...
Moments: The Purification Of The Dark Brotherhood In Oblivion
on July 05, 2013 at 05:00 PM
The guild system in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion feels unreal. You can be the leader of the Fighters Guild, a protective organization for good, and a vile, high-ranking Dark Brotherhood assassin at the same time. Two morally opposed groups, headed by the same person. For a while, Oblivion lets you...
Moments: Letting Him Live In Day Z
on June 19, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Day Z is like The Walking Dead without the promise of splendor. Telltale’s zombie adventure game is powerful and well written. Its choices mattered. Its characters were loved, hated, sacrificed, betrayed, and shunned because those are things we do as human beings, to human beings. And while I never...
Moments: Final Fantasy Tactics’ Boss Battle Against Wiegraf
on April 24, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Getting decimated in a boss battle dozens of hours into a video game isn’t very fun. That’s exactly what happens in Final Fantasy Tactics when the player comes face to face with Wiegraf Folles. Wiegraf becomes a revolutionary after he isn’t paid for fighting in a war preceding the game...
Moments: The Dark Side Of Infamous 2
on April 23, 2013 at 04:04 PM
I have only earned platinum trophies in two PlayStation 3 games. Infamous and Infamous 2 did something for me of which few games are capable: they inspired an immediate, second play through. When I played both of Sucker Punch's open world superhero titles, my first time through was as a hero. My...
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