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  • My favorite games that use Asian mythology

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    Jade Empire Jade Empire is one of my top 10 favorite games of all time.It uses a lot of Chinese mythology as well as touch of Japanese and Indian mythical influences.This includes:- -A demon toad,an example of how a demon toad was used in Chinese culture... More
  • My Big Ol' E3 Third Party Predictions

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    With just over a month until E3, most of the video game industry is prepping their plans for the massive event. Each year E3 is a weeklong gaming nirvana, full of new announcements, trailers, gameplay and assorted information. And this year is upping... More
  • Thoughts on the Whole GamerGate Thing

    The Internet can be a weird place. One minute you see a huge, diverse group of people unified through a common hobby, and the next minute you see the Earth splinter and you see these people at each other's throats. At the drop of a hat it seems, the... More
  • The Ongoing Process Of Weaning Myself Off Pre-Ordering

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    I used to be the person who pre-ordered everything. Especially if I knew I already wanted to play the game in question, it seemed far easier to pop on over to Amazon, place the pre-order, then forget about it until it showed up in the post. Then we started... More
  • The Unsung Progress and Innovations of Pokemon

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    In recent years, the Pokemon franchise has come under fire by journalists, bloggers, and fans alike for becoming incredibly derivative, and re-using the same basic structure to make new games. To be fair, it's a very legitimate criticism. Every main... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: A Halo Survival-Horror Game

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    I love Halo. Its been my favorite video game series since it showed up on the scene back in 2001. Since then, a huge universe has been built between the games and novels, so much so that I've always felt there is much more to see in the games besides... More
  • The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Ep. 39

    Another Friday arrives, and with it the best part of the week. No, not the weekend, the Best Podcast on the Citadel! This week, hosts Blake Anglin and Chris Mrkvicka are joined by Leviathyn writer JJ Lugo to discuss the goings-on around the gaming industry... More
  • Mortal Kombat X Review

    Hey everyone! I know I'm a little late to the party, but my Mortal Kombat X review is now live. I am going to be doing a blog piece about video game violence here tonight but please check out my review it would mean a lot. I'm a huge fan of the... More
  • Video Game Crossovers! (OCVT 16)

    Everyone has imagined their favorite video game characters having to come together and fight off some big challenge, at least I have. If you're cool like me and have thoughts... like me then let me know down below in the comments. What video game... More
  • It's Been a Long While...

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    Not a 'Hello I'm Back' and not a 'Goodbye for Good' It's hard to believe I haven't posted a single blog since September of 2014 and even before then my blog posting and reviews had been sporadic at best throughout the entire... More
  • In My Anticipation...

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    The sun barely breached the dark green canopy of the ancient forest, the citrus glow diffused under the woodland. Its twisting, writhing trees loomed high overhead, sentinels of a long, lost age, frozen in time. Their limbs stretched inward and upward... More
  • Reader Response: Dream Game

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    I'd love to have a completely open world like what will be Wild Hunt, but with superheroes. A complete RPG where you choose your initial power base and how you play, with upgrades/mutates to that system. Imagine a mesh of InFamous and the failed ability... More