Alan Robinson

My fascination with video games began at a very young age. Studying film and video game design in college gave me a deeper appreciation for the inner workings of the industry, and with writing being one of my biggest passions, games journalism has always seemed like a natural move.
  • XCom: Enemy Unknown

    Strategy titles will always hold a special place in the gaming world, though recently the genre has seen very little praise. With the industry’s focus...

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    Strategy titles will always hold a special place in the gaming world, though recently the genre has seen very little praise. With the industry’s focus having shifted to action and FPS games, strategy games come few and far between (and almost never to a console), but with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, fans of the genre will...
  • Dishonored

    These days, developing a new IP is a big risk, especially when creating something as different as Dishonored. Arkane Studios decided to take on the...

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    These days, developing a new IP is a big risk, especially when creating something as different as Dishonored. Arkane Studios decided to take on the challenge of creating an experience that the gaming world has never seen, but is it one worth experiencing? Dishonored takes place in the fictional city of Dunwall, the capital of Gristol....
  • Explaining Gearbox Shift

    If you picked up a copy of Borderlands 2 last week, you’ve probably heard all about the Gearbox Shift program. Unfortunately, there still seems to be a...

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    If you picked up a copy of Borderlands 2 last week, you’ve probably heard all about the Gearbox Shift program. Unfortunately, there still seems to be a large number of people who are unsure on what the service provides, and how to properly take advantage of the programs offers. I’ve decided to give everyone a explanation on...
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

    I’m going to open this article by telling you to go out and buy Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit right now. If you are the...

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    I’m going to open this article by telling you to go out and buy Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit right now. If you are the type of gamer that fondly remembers the golden years of SEGA, and you love slaughtering hordes of grotesque monsters in a bright, colorful world, then you will not be disappointed....
  • Junk Jack

    Minecraft has become so a popular that it has essentially created an entirely new genre of video games. With the simplicity of exploration and building, the...

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    Minecraft has become so a popular that it has essentially created an entirely new genre of video games. With the simplicity of exploration and building, the title is accessible to just about everyone who owns a PC or Xbox 360, though the mobile version of the game remains fairly lackluster in features. For those looking for...
  • Borderlands 2

    When the original Borderlands was announced, there were quite a few skeptics in the gaming world. The concept was intriguing, but the setting and “wasteland” look made...

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    When the original Borderlands was announced, there were quite a few skeptics in the gaming world. The concept was intriguing, but the setting and “wasteland” look made some people criticize the title for being a Fallout 3 ripoff. What we received, however, was one of the best games of the generation that featured the perfect blend of fast-paced FPS...
  • The Wii U Will Be the Best Next-Gen Console

    After watching the Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview Event, it’s safe to say that Nintendo is on top of their game. Admittedly, I was skeptical...

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    After watching the Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview Event, it’s safe to say that Nintendo is on top of their game. Admittedly, I was skeptical about how the Wii U would revolutionize the gaming industry, fearing that the controversial Gamepad would turn out to be just another disappointing gimmick, much in the way the Wii’s...
  • Ratchet & Clank HD Collection

    Almost everyone who owned a PlayStation 2 has played at least one Ratchet & Clank game. The series is still going strong on the PS3 with...

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    Almost everyone who owned a PlayStation 2 has played at least one Ratchet & Clank game. The series is still going strong on the PS3 with games that act as a separate saga in the series, while still holding a connection with last generation’s masterpieces in an attempt to bring in both fans and newcomers. With...
  • Nintendo Needs to Revive The Legend of Zelda or Let It Die

    There isn’t a gamer in the world that hasn’t heard of The Legend of Zelda. Easily Nintendo’s most recognizable franchise this side of Mario, the series will always...

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    There isn’t a gamer in the world that hasn’t heard of The Legend of Zelda. Easily Nintendo’s most recognizable franchise this side of Mario, the series will always be remembered for the way it revolutionized action/adventure games. NES owners had never before experienced such an enthralling quest, full of monsters, puzzles, and the constant threat of the ever-mysterious...
  • Piczle Lines

    Every once in a while, a unique and addicting puzzle game takes over the iOS app market. Angry Birds, Where’s My Water, Cut the Rope; all of...

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    Every once in a while, a unique and addicting puzzle game takes over the iOS app market. Angry Birds, Where’s My Water, Cut the Rope; all of these titles have blown up to become more than just “another iPod Touch game.” While these games are all well and good, those looking for something a little different usually...

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