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  • Backlog Challenge- Asura's Wrath

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    Whether they be gameplay or storytelling, there are few irredeemable mechanics. What is maligned can be twisted into something enjoyable. Asura’s Wrath is a testament to that. QTE’s don’t have to be a bore. Interactive film / television... More
  • 52/52 Week 21- Can Star Wars Battlefront Be Good?

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    I am a huge Battlefront fan. Both the first and second entries are some of my favorite games to play with friends and alone, so to see this trailer two years ago at E3 was an incredibly exciting moment for me. I thought that the true successor to Battlefront... More
  • Far Cry 4: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Restraint)

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    Far Cry 4 is a game of logical extensions – directed and chosen by the player, and, ultimately, thrown back in their face. But I’ll get to what I mean by that in a minute. Far Cry 4 is about the struggle between tradition and modernity. In... More
  • Quick Impressions: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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    With all of the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae hype, I feel like some people are forgetting the actual game it came with. I know I did, but I finally got around to trying Final Fantasy Type-0. Ever since its Japanese PSP release in 2011, I've been... More
  • More Polybius Mayhem

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    Last week I had been thinking (and subsequently writing) about the urban legend of Polybius , the fabled game that could basically cause you all sorts of creepy problems if you were unfortunate enough to play it. The legend began back in the arcade heyday... More
  • May Game Challenge: Week Three

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    It is with great relief that I can finally say I have finished my replay of the entire BioShock series, concluding with the only part I'd not experienced before: Burial At Sea. After staying up all night on Friday, I saw the credits roll on Saturday... More
  • What I Hateth Most About Dark Souls (And Other Games that Get Archaic English Wrong)

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    First of all, it's not the difficulty. I enjoy a good challenge, so on my first playthrough of Dark Souls (I know, I'm behind), I'm relishing the steep learning curve. It makes success that much sweeter. And overall, Dark Souls is an incredible... More
  • Blog Herding Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Playdate Round 2

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    GI community! It's time for another playdate. This Sunday we are revisiting the world of Monster Hunter to fight giant toads, dragons, and anything that can be carved and turn into a neat hat. Details from Blog Herding below: This week's playdate... More
  • My top 5 Nintendo 64 games

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    Yes, I was inspired by the latest GI podcast involving nothing but the N64. If you haven't checked it out yet you should give it a listen as Tim Turi and Ben Hanson interviewed Grant Kirkhope (music composer for classic Rare N64 games) and the guys... More
  • Restore Points (Save States): An Advance in Accessibility or An Insult to Classic Games?

    As a gamer born in the N64 era, catching the tail end of its games, I came into my own as a gamer sometime in 2007. I'd been gaming consistently to that point, but I didn't really take it seriously (not that it should be taken too seriously) up... More
  • The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Ep. 41

    Ah, it feels good to be home. After over a year’s worth of podcasting at our sister site Leviathyn, The Best Podcast on the Citadel has moved to a new home, GameNews.io ! We kick things off right as hosts Blake Anglin and Chris Mrkvicka are joined... More
  • Bloodline Critique: Netflix's New Bar for Originals

    Critic’s Note: In all honesty, Bloodline is a show which benefits from jumping in fairly blind. Go watch the trailer on Netflix. If that and my opinion of it being very good entices you, watch immediately. It’s tough to really breakdown why... More