Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 4 (The End)

RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 4 (The End) 

Here is where our intrepid heroes finish their quest, reflecting on their journey. Next month, we’re looking at one of the Kingdom Hearts games.

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Eight Arms To Hold You: The Octodad Interview

Eight Arms To Hold You: The Octodad Interview 

Videogames have always struggled to find a human connection. Modern games try to elicit an emotional response by telling a gripping story, but they often fall flat because there isn’t any way to relate to those stories. Love the narrative of The Walking Dead all you want, but you’ll only …

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First Course: A Review of Gunhouse

First Course: A Review of Gunhouse 

To understand Gunhouse, you must first understand Molyjam…and high class cuisine.

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Sony Plans for the PS4 to Play PS1 and PS2 Games Natively

Sony Plans for the PS4 to Play PS1 and PS2 Games Natively 

According to a “well-placed source” within Sony Entertainment’s streaming services division, Eurogamer reports that the console manufacturer is currently working on a way for the PS4 to natively emulate games from the PS1 and PS2 eras.

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Conversations: Is Lightning Returns More Weird than Clever?

Conversations: Is Lightning Returns More Weird than Clever? 

Square Enix’s demo for Lightning Returns, the third and final installment in the Final Fantasy XIII mini-series, was released last week. With the game set to release only a few weeks away, Tom and I dig into what the game seems to be doing right, and the lessons it might …

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RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 3

RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 3 

As we head into our final stretch, most of our writers look into the company they have kept over the course of this all-important quest. Next week: THE END of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

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A Paean for a Sickly Console: The Wii U in 2014

A Paean for a Sickly Console: The Wii U in 2014 

Back in September, I decided I was fed up with modern videogames. Grand Theft Auto V had blustered its way through my life. The blockbuster exhausted me, as had its many predecessors. Rather than take in another generation of cinematic blockbusters, I decided to throw my Playstation 4 fund at …

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Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY

Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY 

Wooden Sen’SeY follows the hero, Goro, as he tries to reclaim all the booze (or water, or lighter fluid!?) that has been stolen by a bad guy in a spaceship (Robotnik-esque machine of some sort, hopefully powered by small woodland creatures, no one’s sure). It’s set up like an arcade …

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Hate Audio Logs? Ashen Rift May Be Your Answer

Hate Audio Logs? Ashen Rift May Be Your Answer 

One common complaint about games that keeps resurfacing is their frequent use of collectible audio logs to tell a story. It’s an understandable complaint–all too often, they bury valuable background information that brilliantly ties together major story elements. It affects players’ understanding and enjoyment of the games.
On the other hand, …

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RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 2

RPG Club Plays KOTOR: Week 2 

Week two and most of our players are off Taris, and are quite glad of it. We look at how we define our PC’s characters, how the class system doesn’t really matter, how Carth acts like a teenage girl, the challenges of making a game in a prexisting universe, and …

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