Browsing all articles from April, 2014.

Aliens and Adolescence: Playing X-com With My Dad

Aliens and Adolescence: Playing X-com With My Dad 

My alarm goes off at 2:15am exactly. I don’t exactly wake up, as that would require having actually been asleep, but I am roused from a half-dream of aliens and shotguns. From underneath my bed I produce the two towels I had secreted away there earlier in the day. One …

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Seven Ways to Get Better at League of Legends

Seven Ways to Get Better at League of Legends 

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games have come a long way since their humble beginnings. Starting as a mod for Warcraft 3 called Defense of the Ancients, games in this genre are now played by millions of gamers worldwide. At the top of the MOBA pile is League of Legends, a …

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The Depressing Descent of Eversion

The Depressing Descent of Eversion 

The setup is one we’re all familiar with: bright colors, ambiguous kingdoms, and kidnapped princesses. It’s tried and true territory by this point in any gamer’s career. Jump on the bad guys, collect the gems, and make it to the flag. We know the rules. It’s nice and simple. Comfortable …

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Guns of Icarus Online OST

Guns of Icarus Online OST 

As you can probably guess, I’ve been playing a lot of Guns of Icarus Online recently, and I think it’s time I talk about the soundtrack. It’s a topic I’ve rather avoided because honestly, aside from the intro title and the battle music, I’ve never really noticed the music. I’m …

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Returning to the Wasteland: Fallout 3′s Half Life

Returning to the Wasteland: Fallout 3′s Half Life 

Sometimes, inexplicably, you play games from your past. Not the major games of your childhood, the ones you remember so well—I’ll never apologize for replaying Chrono Trigger, despite practically being able to recite it—but instead the more incidental games, the ones you forgot.
That’s how I booted up Fallout 3 over …

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The One Thing That Dead Space 3 Gets Right

Despite all its flaws, Dead Space 3 has done at least one thing right: it’s managed to implement a pretty damn nifty crafting system. Crafting benches provide a way to combine materials in a variety of ways. Now I can zap, shoot, explode, cut, burn, acidize, and spear my aliens …

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Help Me Help You Hate Your Children

Help Me Help You Hate Your Children 

Do you hear muffled shouting buzzing through the walls of your child’s room? Do you identify their continued safety by the light of the television shining from the crack underneath their door, or the steady thrum of gunfire blaring out of their speakers? Is your interaction with them limited to …

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The Best Places to Buy Videogame Clothing

The Best Places to Buy Videogame Clothing 

It goes without saying that I write on this website because I love videogames. Playing them, discussing them, writing about them – they’re a big part of my daily life. And I’m sure that the reason you come read our stuff is because you feel the same.
So, like anything I’m …

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The Unique Promotion Of A Valley Without Wind 2

The Unique Promotion Of A Valley Without Wind 2 

Arcen Games’ sequel to A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, was recently released, and is being promoted in a somewhat unusual way.
If you’ve previously purchased the original A Valley Without Wind, you will get a copy of A Valley Without Wind 2 for free. Alternatively, if you …

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Antichamber Review

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To have a level outthink you is a strange occurrence.  It feels odd to have a game’s design deceive you, tricking you in ways that break conventions, but this is exactly what Antichamber does. It takes basic design principles and flips them on their heads. Things that you have taken …

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