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Gamescom 2014

Gamescom-2014

Usually after big events I like to go over the highlights of the major press conferences and talk about other big announcements. This time I’m going to try something different, let’s talk about what stood out. The good things and bad things. So without further delay, let’s dive in!

How Awesome Does Quantum Break Look? Complete with your standard male protagonist staring box art.

Complete with your standard male protagonist staring box art.

Wow. That’s all…

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Nepotism, Censorship and a Breach of Trust

Nepotism, Censorship and a Breach of Trust

TotalBiscuit Reddit

Right now there are allegations of an indie game developer sleeping with members of the games media who later in turn gave positive coverage of the game. I make it a point to say “allegations” because I cannot attest to what capacity they are true or untrue. There are a lot of issues within the game industry and the game journalism community raised by this. To be clear, none of them are about…

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Aug 6

The Summer Slump

Far Cry 3 Beach

 

 

Cinemas love the summer. Kids are off school, teens are taking part-time jobs giving them money to spend and the good weather inclines people to get out of the house. But more importantly, the summer blockbusters. Since the 90s the summer has been unanimous with big scale action movies or gut-wrenching comedies that rake in the big bucks. In contrast, video games seem to take a break…

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Live At The LCS

Live At The LCS

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I’ll always remember my very first live sporting event. It was a hockey game, my dad got free tickets for my brother and myself. I was instantly swept up in the uproarious excitement of the thousands of fans sitting amongst myself. It only escalated when the players hit the ice, the chanting and cheering of players’ names when they made a play or big hit had me mesmerized. The players themselves…

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I Want to Live a Sheltered Life

I Want to Live a Sheltered Life

What do I love most about the 50s? I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone but the cars they had back then were pretty great too. I think if I had to choose a favorite feature of the decade it would be the looming threat of nuclear annihilation. It looks like Unicube agrees with me, because their upcoming game Sheltered takes that concept and runs with it into an underground bunker.

Shelteredis a game…

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Why Are We So Fixated on Graphics ?

Why Are We So Fixated on Graphics ?

Is it just me or are gamers nowadays more fixated on graphics than gameplay and story? I can’t go to a forum without seeing an argument over graphics. We need not to look further than the hotly debated topic of the same title running 1080p native on PS4 and 720P native on Xbox One. Honestly, who cares? Unless you were to inspect each frame with a magnifying glass we wouldn’t be able to tell the…

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Pale Blue is a Beautifully Dark Game from Indonesia

Pale Blue is a Beautifully Dark Game from Indonesia

Pale Blue Ellen

Forget being a hero. To hell with straddling the line between good and evil. You’re a monster and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Pale Blueis an upcoming 2D sidescroller that takes you to the dark side and makes you like it. You play as Ellen, an abomination created by the evil COCOON organization to destroy the world and rebuild it as they see fit. Are you ready to be on the winning side…

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Review: Little Brother and Homefront by Cory Doctorow

Review: Little Brother and Homefront by Cory Doctorow

Homeland by Cory Doctorow

Imagine a world where the government uses the fear of terrorism to turn our country into a police state. Our privacy is eliminated and our civil liberties are infringed under constant atta…actually no, I haven’t been keeping up with the news lately, why do you ask? Oh. Oh. Well it’s worse in these books, I swear. Cory Doctorow is a pretty cool guy. He’s an activist, author and certified blogger.…

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E3 2014 Preview

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As we close in on the beginning of summer certain things come to mind. Longer days, beautiful weather and most importantly E3. The Electronics Entertainment Expo has brought the biggest reveals in gaming history for decades, with 2014 poised to continue the trend. With less than a week before the big event I thought now would be the perfect time to speculate on all the potential big…

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The Pros and Cons of PC Gaming

The Pros and Cons of PC Gaming

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Nobody can deny the merits of PC gaming, what with its terafloppies and flapjacks per second. But unfortunately, it cam be pretty hard to get into for a lot of consumers. Are you thinking about being a PC gamer? Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages.

I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t tell you about Steam. Steam is a digital game market created by the people behind Half…

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