• Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies

    Aerial combat is a common genre of gaming, but it’s often so realistic and hardcore that casual players can get turned off. Sid Meier’s Ace...

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    Aerial combat is a common genre of gaming, but it’s often so realistic and hardcore that casual players can get turned off. Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol took the action-packed dogfighting of WWII and adapted it into a turn-based system where players commanded a small squadron of fighter planes using tactical RPG style mechanics. The new...
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    828 points
  • Updated Most Anticipated Games of 2015 List

    About six months ago, I compiled a list of my most anticipated video game titles of 2015. However, in the past six months, certain things have...

    Batman Arkham Knight
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    About six months ago, I compiled a list of my most anticipated video game titles of 2015. However, in the past six months, certain things have changed. Some games were delayed and other key games were announced. In addition, I had the opportunity to sample certain games and take another look at them. To celebrate the...
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  • We Are Out! 7 of the Best Escape Room Games

    Escape rooms are all the rage right now. If you haven’t escaped yet, what are you waiting for? Check out these 7 of the best...

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    Escape rooms are all the rage right now. If you haven’t escaped yet, what are you waiting for? Check out these 7 of the best escape room games. You’re locked away in a jail cell, but you notice the previous occupant left a message. There’s a hidden escape route out of the jail! Either you...
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    834 points
  • The Wolf Among Us: The Crooked Mile Review

    Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us is only three episodes into its first season, but it has known a rocky road. The series began under the...

    Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us is only three episodes into its first season, but it has known a rocky road. The series began under the weight of expectation, following the wild success of The Walking Dead’s first season. Then there was the long wait between episode one and two, eliciting an explanation from the company’s...
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    833 points
  • Are Game Consoles Facing a Glam Band-Like Extinction?

    There was something strange that happened in the 1980’s with music, where it kind of felt like anything was possible and there were a lot...

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    There was something strange that happened in the 1980’s with music, where it kind of felt like anything was possible and there were a lot of bands that were getting picked up by the still new medium that was television music networks like MTV. Glam Bands like Ratt, Warrant, Motley Crue and Whitesnake were all...
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  • Tabletop Games Every Family Should Try

    Tabletop games are almost a definite for everyone. Moreover, unlike other games board games can be played over and over again. Each time you get...

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    Tabletop games are almost a definite for everyone. Moreover, unlike other games board games can be played over and over again. Each time you get a new card or a number or turn of dice, so every time you have something new to look forward to. This is why; one cannot get bored while playing...
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  • HotS Beta Impression #3: Swarm Hosts

      Saying I have been impressed by what I have experienced on the HotS Beta over the past few weeks would be a huge understatement....

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      Saying I have been impressed by what I have experienced on the HotS Beta over the past few weeks would be a huge understatement. Every race has gotten new units that fit nicely into current unit compositions, while also allowing the birth of new compositions and new strategies. For the most part, there does...
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  • Total immersion in your games

    Video games are a unique medium. Generally, we like them for entertainment because they offer a special kind of immersion that can’t be emulated otherwise,...

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    Video games are a unique medium. Generally, we like them for entertainment because they offer a special kind of immersion that can’t be emulated otherwise, the exception maybe being “choose your own adventure” books where the graphics are rendered in your mind. I got to thinking about this when I finally got my hands on...
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    820 points
  • When Games Get Stuck in Development Hell

    Development Hell.  This mystical place is a haven of paper pushers, idea men, and marketing gurus all standing around a giant, oblong, finely polished wooden...

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    Development Hell.  This mystical place is a haven of paper pushers, idea men, and marketing gurus all standing around a giant, oblong, finely polished wooden table, passing their papers back and forth, trying to figure out what to do with an idea in which they’ve sunk too much money.  “Development Hell” is a term that...
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    831 points
  • Game-streaming on cable TV: The biggest threat to games consoles?

    It’s been clear for a good couple of years now that gaming – and computing as a whole – is moving towards the realm of...

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    It’s been clear for a good couple of years now that gaming – and computing as a whole – is moving towards the realm of clouds, digital downloads and online streaming. To an extent, these breakthroughs have been considered as something that could coexist peacefully with games consoles. Sony, for instance, recently purchased the game-streaming...
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    856 points

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