• Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Exclusives?

    Exclusive games are a major selling point for consoles that can push them from mediocre machinery to a worthwhile purchase. Having a certain niche or...

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    Exclusive games are a major selling point for consoles that can push them from mediocre machinery to a worthwhile purchase. Having a certain niche or target audience to cater a console’s games library as a whole to has helped Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all find their legs in the industry. However, as time goes on,...
  • Lamentations of an Old Wrestling Gamer in a Modern World

    I’ve been playing WWE ‘13 for the better part of a week now, and while I find the improvements made to the game over the...

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    I’ve been playing WWE ‘13 for the better part of a week now, and while I find the improvements made to the game over the years to be endearing and fun, a part of me is still kind of frustrated with how slow the progress has been to finally get THQ and Yukes to produce...
  • Top 5 Mind-bending Videogames

    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—but what if what you are looking at is constantly changing? Here are five games...

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    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—but what if what you are looking at is constantly changing? Here are five games full of optical illusions, tricks of perspective, and puzzles where the answer isn’t just simple platforming. They force you to think outside of the box and re-learn everything you know...
  • Serious Sam: BFE XBLA

    There’s nothing serious at all about this franchise!  Serious Sam is a goofy, old school shooter series that mocks the clichés of modern first person...

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    There’s nothing serious at all about this franchise!  Serious Sam is a goofy, old school shooter series that mocks the clichés of modern first person shooters.  The third game in the series, Serious Sam BFE came out for PC a year ago, but just made its way onto consoles where it appears as not one,...
  • Top 5 Minecraft Mods

    Minecraft is one of the most successful games of this generation, topping the XBLA and PC charts with its huge amount of sales. However, the...

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    Minecraft is one of the most successful games of this generation, topping the XBLA and PC charts with its huge amount of sales. However, the game has much more to offer than just continuous updates and an infinite world. The game has a huge mod community attached to it, so there’s a huge amount of...
  • 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...
  • 5 Reasons Ouya Will Succeed

    Ever since the Ouya’s funds surpassed its goal (it’s over quadruple its initial goal as I write this), there has been a lot of speculation...

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    Ever since the Ouya’s funds surpassed its goal (it’s over quadruple its initial goal as I write this), there has been a lot of speculation about its success or failure. Obviously the idea of a new console is very enticing, but at the same time, the Ouya barely offers more than a PC or smartphone...
  • Should Erotica be Allowed in Games?

    Steam recently blocked an erotic game, Seduce Me, from their Greenlight service. Their statement upon pulling the title explained that “Steam has never been a...

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    Steam recently blocked an erotic game, Seduce Me, from their Greenlight service. Their statement upon pulling the title explained that “Steam has never been a leading destination for erotic material. Greenlight doesn’t aim to change that.” The developer, No Reply Games, predictably replied that the average gamer is 30 and that it’s time for games...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Full Bore

    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the...

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    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the moment, and they even have a demo available as proof of their current investment in the game. With a sharp but simple pixel art style and solid gameplay mechanics available...
  • Moving the Kinect into Unknown Territory

    The Kinect has had a lackluster lifetime, with few developers using it as more than a gimmick to translate some dance moves or make their...

    The Kinect has had a lackluster lifetime, with few developers using it as more than a gimmick to translate some dance moves or make their arcade shooter slightly more interactive. It’s rare for the Kinect to have interesting functionality at all, with the few games that do use it focusing in on its microphone capabilities....