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Mass Confusion: Mass Effect 3′s Crippling Identity Crisis

Mass Confusion: Mass Effect 3′s Crippling Identity Crisis 

I’m going to talk about Mass Effect 3 for a while. Spoilers: I don’t like it very much. In order to explain why I don’t like it very much, I’ve got to talk a bit about RPGs in general, so I’m going to do that now.
What does RPG mean? Role …

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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 Best Years for Gaming: Part One

The Best Years for Gaming: Part One 

I love lists. Let me be frank: I have a strange obsession with giving objects value relative to other objects. I don’t want to just accept that one thing is good, and another is great: I want to know how much better the great thing is than other great things.
One …

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10 Signs You’re Being an Overly Exclusionary Jackass To Compensate For Your Insecurity

Seriously. Fuck this shit.
Shame on you Complex. Shame on you.
Zoe Quinn has eloquently composed a rebuttal.

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The Wall Street Journal’s Borderlands 2 Review Is Fine, Actually.

The Wall Street Journal’s Borderlands 2 Review Is Fine, Actually. 

“Gaming is a multi-billion industry and yet there are still complete hacks like this guy writing about it for a publication like the Wall Street Journal. Wow.”
That’s right, today’s internet drama focused around Wall Street Journal writer Adam Najberg expressing his distaste for Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 in favor of more …

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Can We Save Judging Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Until We Actually See It?

Can We Save Judging Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Until We Actually See It? 

I don’t understand my fellow gamers. We love to whine and moan about a lack of originality coming from major developers. Every gritty first person shooter trying to show us the errors of war and each seasonal roster update for sports franchises meets a wall of “UGH! MORE?!” responses year …

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A Dark Souls Easy Mode Would Be Great, Actually

A Dark Souls Easy Mode Would Be Great, Actually 

“It is true that Dark Souls is rather difficult and a number of people may hesitate to play. This fact is really sad to me and I am thinking about whether I should prepare another difficulty that everyone can complete or carefully send all gamers the messages behind our difficult …

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Why Aren’t More FPS Games Like Die Hard?

Why Aren’t More FPS Games Like Die Hard? 

Yesterday, a certain Patrick Lindsey broke rank with the rest of video game journalism and proclaimed that there is nothing particularly special about Spec Ops: The Line and its approach to war’s gut-wrenching reality. This did not go over well with some.
Most, really.
But my mildly esteemed colleague does have one …

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