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MOBA Madness!

MOBA Madness! 

With PAX now over, many games have made their debut and are enjoying the light of day. No more NDA means I get to write what I’ve been thinking about for a while: a comparison between MOBAs. I take two familiars – League of Legends and DotA 2 – and …

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Banger: A Review Of LUFTRAUSERS

Banger: A Review Of LUFTRAUSERS 

Vlambeer’s Jan Willem Nijman did a talk recently about what makes games enjoyable. Aimed at developers, the talk was designed to show how, through design tricks, you can get more Bang For Your Buck out of the gameplay. It’s interesting to see that talk, but it’s down right fascinating to see how …

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: The Movie: The Interview

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: The Movie: The Interview 

[SCENE – AN UNDERSEA LABORITORUM. BRYCE sits before a desk facing a long window overlooking a coral reef. He is wearing a heavy tweed coat and penny loafers. The end credits of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 flicker on the anachronistic holodeck built into the desk before him. From the …

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Unnecessarily Uncouth: A Review of The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Unnecessarily Uncouth: A Review of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 

Nippon Ichi Software have a good idea about what it means to be evil. Best known for the Disgaea games, which often put you in the shoes of the bad guy, NIS has built a reputation on the macabre and unsettling.
So it’s no surprise that The Witch and the Hundred …

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One Player Only: A Review Of 10 Second Ninja

One Player Only: A Review Of 10 Second Ninja 

I’m going to do it. I’m going to review 10 Second Ninja without mentioning that game.
And don’t be so daft as to ask, “What game!?” It’s clear–very clear–from the first screen what game will immediately spring to everyone’s mind. This is completely understandable, though. The setup is similar, and the …

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Not As Fun As The Name Implies

Not As Fun As The Name Implies 

WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01 is a mess.
The interface is clean and intuitive, the art is gorgeous to the point of breathtaking, and the music is enjoyable and appropriate for the situation (when it’s there). All of these things really appealed to me. The story is interesting, too – the author has …

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You’re Never Too Busy For Creative Projects

You’re Never Too Busy For Creative Projects 

“It’s hard to think outside of the box once you no longer have the box.”
That sentiment is fascinating. It’s accurate, too; many artists are firm believers in the stimulative powers of restriction. Duke Ellington famously said, “I don’t need time, I need a deadline.” The entire premise of The White …

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Laura Post: Interview With A Voice Actor

Laura Post: Interview With A Voice Actor 

I first came across Laura Post’s name when looking up the voice actors involved in upcoming game Firefall where she voices Aero. Prior to appearing in Firefall, Post has been involved in plenty of other tv shows and anime dubs, but more interesting are her roles in video games, including …

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Learning Curve Ahead: A Review Of Blackguards

Learning Curve Ahead: A Review Of Blackguards 

It’s not really a huge secret that I’m not a big strategy game enthusiast; it’s tough for me to cultivate the patience for them, and often tougher to uncover the tactical minutiae required to traverse the fine line between winning and losing.
Normally, these games are about Good versus Evil, and …

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Make Love, Not War: A Review Of Loren The Amazon Princess

Make Love, Not War: A Review Of Loren The Amazon Princess 

You know what? I’ll say it. I’m ready for a porn game.

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