Albert Hong

My name is Albert and I have been gaming since I ever got my hands on a Game Boy Color. You could say I am in love with the gaming industry and pretty much anything involving games. I have written about games briefly for another site and I hope to broaden my horizons through Explosion. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Communications and I take plenty of time to relax on the Xbox 360 mostly, but I'm open to it all!
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode 2

    Irrational Games, as we know it, have dissolved into the ether and in their tragic wake fans everywhere will come to rely on Burial At...

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    Irrational Games, as we know it, have dissolved into the ether and in their tragic wake fans everywhere will come to rely on Burial At Sea: Episode 2 to receive any form of closure to what has been an absorbing legacy of BioShock. And what closure it is… I proudly stand as one of those...
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    835 points
  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

    Metal Gear Solid is undoubtedly one of gaming’s finest achievements. A few years ago, having not even played a MGS title, I could still have...

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    Metal Gear Solid is undoubtedly one of gaming’s finest achievements. A few years ago, having not even played a MGS title, I could still have easily identified the trademark gravel voice of David Hayter and the “!” iconography due to the amount of attention it garnered in popular culture and Egorapter cartoons. Since those dark...
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    822 points
  • Elder Scrolls Online BETA Preview

    WARNING: This review will wholeheartedly document the journey of a complete and utter noob. So the time has come… the next stage of BETA testing...

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    WARNING: This review will wholeheartedly document the journey of a complete and utter noob. So the time has come… the next stage of BETA testing for The Elder Scrolls Online has gone public. I must admit, this was a game I’d not particularly reconnoitered with interest over the year – partly because MMO’s aren’t my...
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    824 points
  • Rayman Legends Review (Next Gen)

    When it comes to the world of media and videogames, I consider myself a very lucky chap indeed. I often find myself having lengthy discussions...

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    When it comes to the world of media and videogames, I consider myself a very lucky chap indeed. I often find myself having lengthy discussions with friends talking about how we were always the ‘right’ age as youngsters for things like the invention of the internet and Harry Potter – how we’ve been blessed enough...
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    823 points
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Mobile)

    New system. New hands. Same old CJ. As a huge fan of Rockstar Games and, in particular, the groundbreaking title that was Grand Theft Auto:...

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    New system. New hands. Same old CJ. As a huge fan of Rockstar Games and, in particular, the groundbreaking title that was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – I made a conscious effort never to revisit Los Santos until I had come to forget the bulk of the game. It was like a great movie...
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    830 points
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Maybe it’s Infinity Ward. Maybe it’s the exciting buzz of the ‘next generation’. Or maybe it’s the fact I’m actually good at this one… Yet...

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    Maybe it’s Infinity Ward. Maybe it’s the exciting buzz of the ‘next generation’. Or maybe it’s the fact I’m actually good at this one… Yet to me, Call of Duty: Ghosts is as fresh and entertaining as the COD franchise has ever been – offering a well earned place as the next ‘true’ successor to...
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    811 points
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Chapter 1

    ‘Is it someone new?’ asks the preacher in BioShock Infinite, poetically harking back to the ghoulish splicer’s welcoming sentiment in 2007’s BioShock. Back in March...

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    ‘Is it someone new?’ asks the preacher in BioShock Infinite, poetically harking back to the ghoulish splicer’s welcoming sentiment in 2007’s BioShock. Back in March 2013, this was just sheer fan service – an intelligent pat on the back for the fans that subsisted the franchise for 6 years. Now as we head towards the...
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    835 points
  • Grand Theft Auto V

    Take the overlooked eccentricities from Kane & Lynch, a plot-line that wouldn’t go amiss in a Breaking Bad episode & sarcastic humour that intelligently conceals...

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    Take the overlooked eccentricities from Kane & Lynch, a plot-line that wouldn’t go amiss in a Breaking Bad episode & sarcastic humour that intelligently conceals a strong social commentary and you begin to scratch the surface of what GTA V is all about. Hailed as the ‘final swansong’ of this gaming generation, Rockstar Games deliver...
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    809 points
  • Rush Bros

    Take the rough concept of Audiosurf, add some Doritos Crash Course-style obstacles and a funky animation style and what do you get? A game that...

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    Take the rough concept of Audiosurf, add some Doritos Crash Course-style obstacles and a funky animation style and what do you get? A game that should probably come free with a pair of Dr. Dre Beats – Rush Bros! Rush Bros is a game that flourished through the Steam Greenlight setup – an online community...
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    800 points
  • Resident Evil: Revelations

    I love the word ‘Revelations’. It seems to be used a lot these days as a way of stimulating audiences with a promise of an...

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    I love the word ‘Revelations’. It seems to be used a lot these days as a way of stimulating audiences with a promise of an intriguing expose – although ironically it’s only ever been used in various types of below-average media where there is in fact very little to ‘reveal’ (ergo Silent Hill: Revelations, Assassin’s...
    817
    817 points
  • Star Trek

    With the release of the new Stark Trek movie ‘Into Darkness’ looming on the horizon – Namco Bandai and Digital Extremes bring gamers an original...

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    With the release of the new Stark Trek movie ‘Into Darkness’ looming on the horizon – Namco Bandai and Digital Extremes bring gamers an original Trekkie adventure set in a timeline taking place between the two films. Now within the realms of the new visionary universe, gamers take the helm of Captain Kirk and Spock...
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    801 points
  • Tackling BioShock Infinite’s Bamboozling Ending

    BioShock Infinite has affected me beyond all doubt. I’ve not stopped thinking about it for the past few days – those final 17 minutes playing...

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    BioShock Infinite has affected me beyond all doubt. I’ve not stopped thinking about it for the past few days – those final 17 minutes playing in repeat over and over in my mind like a ‘tear’ in my brains space-time continuum. The original BioShock for me is stooped in honour; it’s undoubtedly one of the...
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    838 points
  • BioShock Infinite

    ‘Is it someone new?’ Four words. Four seemingly innocuous words that, to the average gamer, mean very little. Yet to hardcore fans of the BioShock...

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    ‘Is it someone new?’ Four words. Four seemingly innocuous words that, to the average gamer, mean very little. Yet to hardcore fans of the BioShock series these will be the first things you attach yourself to as you are welcomed to the flying city of Columbia by a shady looking priest. Swapping sea for sky,...
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    808 points
  • Gears of War: Judgement

    As of September 2011, The Gears of War trilogy had successfully bowed out on a high. It tore its hefty chainsaw-lancer through the wallets of...

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    As of September 2011, The Gears of War trilogy had successfully bowed out on a high. It tore its hefty chainsaw-lancer through the wallets of gamers worldwide but in the process it seemed to reach its own limitations and exhaust how far Epic Games could take sci-fi third-person shooter genre. On a personal note, I...
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    814 points
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

    Yesterday I sat in a Namco Funscape arcade, deep in the heart of Westminster in London town.  As I sipped my way through a whisky...

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    Yesterday I sat in a Namco Funscape arcade, deep in the heart of Westminster in London town.  As I sipped my way through a whisky coke and sucked on a Chupa Chup I’d earned from a generous claw-machine, I stopped and admired the waves of people who flooded in all evening long to support the...
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    831 points
  • Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 3 is the game we’ve all been waiting for, yet sadly – for me at least – it’s not the game I wanted....

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    Dead Space 3 is the game we’ve all been waiting for, yet sadly – for me at least – it’s not the game I wanted. If you’ve ever read my reviews or articles you’ll know I’m a massive horror game fan and I often recount the tale of how I stumbled upon the original Dead...
    803
    803 points

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