• Has Nintendo Made Its Comeback?

    For the past month, Nintendo has been relatively quiet. With the exception of their big Pokémon X & Y reveal, the company has churned out...

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    For the past month, Nintendo has been relatively quiet. With the exception of their big Pokémon X & Y reveal, the company has churned out next to no titles or information about upcoming releases. Comparing Nintendo to the other two major publishers showed that Nintendo was severely lacking in the month of January. Initially I...
  • How Sony Can Save the Vita

    Let me make something clear: I love my Vita. I first picked up the system at launch along with a handful of games to get...

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    Let me make something clear: I love my Vita. I first picked up the system at launch along with a handful of games to get me started, and was immediately impressed by the handheld’s features and potential. Unfortunately, the Vita still has yet to truly live up to that potential, and though Sony has declared...
  • Sound Shapes

    Very few people would disagree that the Vita, while certainly a promising piece of gaming hardware, isn’t as successful as Sony had hoped. The library...

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    Very few people would disagree that the Vita, while certainly a promising piece of gaming hardware, isn’t as successful as Sony had hoped. The library of games consists of mostly mediocre-to-terrible games and ports, with only a few must-have titles to keep players coming back. One title that has had a lot of attention is...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Spatial Flux

    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in...

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    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in a modern game. The game will be released on Mac, Linux, PC, and several mobile platforms. The project is a collaboration between several different studios, although the project is being...
  • Weekly News Roundup – Dec 2nd

    If you haven’t been able to look up from your copy of Farcry 3 or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition, here’s a rundown of what happened...

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    If you haven’t been able to look up from your copy of Farcry 3 or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition, here’s a rundown of what happened this week! You can expect to see more of these articles on Explosion.com every weekend, so be sure to check back. Between incredible Black Friday deals, impressive new game releases,...
  • Malicious

    Malicious is from that unique genre of games that rarely leaves Japan: like Shadow of the Colossus, it focuses on boss battles rather than exploration,...

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    Malicious is from that unique genre of games that rarely leaves Japan: like Shadow of the Colossus, it focuses on boss battles rather than exploration, and provides a very focused action experience. The plot is very simple, requiring you to retrieve some abilities which have corrupted the world and absorb them as your own. Despite...
  • 5 Biggest Videogame Timesinks of 2012

    2012 had some of the longest games ever released, if you look past all the shorter iOS applications that became proliferous this year. Being a...

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    2012 had some of the longest games ever released, if you look past all the shorter iOS applications that became proliferous this year. Being a timesink isn’t necessarily a bad thing—in fact, just the opposite. Here are five games of 2012 you’re sure to get your money’s worth out of. 5) League of Legends Inspired...
  • God Mode Takes Mindless Killing To a Whole New Level

    Arcade titles are becoming more popular as they offer entertaining games at very low prices. Most full games today cost around $59.99 or more around...

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    Arcade titles are becoming more popular as they offer entertaining games at very low prices. Most full games today cost around $59.99 or more around release and don’t guarantee the player that they will indeed get their money’s worth in playtime. There have been countless games I have played that I spent more time putting...
  • Why Do Videogame Covers Matter?

    There’s been a lot of fuss over the recent Bioshock: Infinite cover, causing the developers to respond by including a reversible cover. It leaves the...

    There’s been a lot of fuss over the recent Bioshock: Infinite cover, causing the developers to respond by including a reversible cover. It leaves the theme of the past games’ covers, and instead of featuring a Big Daddy, it features a manly character looking down with his head and up with his eyes as explosions...
  • The Right Approach to Violence in Video Games

    It’s been almost a week since the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, and many of us are still stunned. At Explosion.com, we...

    It’s been almost a week since the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, and many of us are still stunned. At Explosion.com, we took a moment of silence for the victims and their families and friends affected by the incident. Talking about what happened now is a risky subject, and something that is...