Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

Almost An Ambassador: A Review Of Skulls Of The Shogun

Almost An Ambassador: A Review Of Skulls Of The Shogun 

Difficulty is a fickle beast. There’s no objective measurement for it, and describing it to peers (and readers) is an exercise in futility. The biggest problem is that it’s subjective; quantification can only be achieved through comparison–and how do you compare the tolerance of every player?
For most, “difficulty” is simply …

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Shin Megami Tensei 4 And The Future Of Handheld Gaming

Shin Megami Tensei 4 And The Future Of Handheld Gaming 

I’ve spent the last few weeks embroiled in the battle for the soul of Tokyo in Shin Megami Tensei IV, so when I noticed they had added some DLC packs, my interest was piqued. I had $30 in my eShop account from that wonderful Fire Emblem: Awakening + SMT4 deal, …

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Saint’s Row IV: How Far Is Too Far?

Saint’s Row IV: How Far Is Too Far? 

Playing through Saint’s Row: the Third with a friend was such fun – I loved it. It’s a game that’s on my “Top Ten Most Fun” games list. Therefore, the more that comes out about Saint’s Row IV, the more excited I get. A dubstep gun, like that awesome youtube …

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How to Deal with a Sleeping Dog: an epilogue

How to Deal with a Sleeping Dog: an epilogue 

I called my ex-fiancé 2 months ago. It went…poorly. I apologize that there isn’t a happier ending to that sentence.
If I am honest with myself, I’m a little disappointed that Sleeping Dogs is the game that brought me back into the world of videogames. I always hoped that I’d get …

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Game Music Bundle 5

The good folks over at Game Music Bundle done it again: the Game Music Bundle 5 is out, with some amazing soundtracks available for super cheap. For $1, you get six super-sexy soundtracks. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect from each!

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Earthbound: Let’s Start at the Beginning

Earthbound: Let’s Start at the Beginning 

Some of us at Pixels or Death, despite our better judgment, have decided to start an old-school RPG club. It’s like a book club of sorts, except instead of deciding to read an English language classic, or the most recent Steven King tome, and then only pretending we read them, we’re going …

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DOTA 2: Witch Doctor

DOTA 2: Witch Doctor 

Support’s the name of the game in DOTA 2. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Some people might say that it’s about kills, that’s where the fun is. They’re wrong, of course. That because kills don’t count for anything without support! I’ve seen too many games lost when a “killer” …

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Cleaning Up the Streets: A Review of Shadowrun Returns

Cleaning Up the Streets: A Review of Shadowrun Returns 

I love tabletop Role Playing Games. I love the imaginative worlds that are created through the back and forth banter between a Game Master and his Players; tabletop RPGs create unique and unforgettable experiences for their players . Sadly, while I dabbled a bit in Serenity and Dungeons and Dragons, …

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Uniquely Ubiquitous: A Review Of Droidscape: Basilica

Uniquely Ubiquitous: A Review Of Droidscape: Basilica 

While you may be unfamiliar with the name Kyttaro Games, you’re probably familiar with their Bundle In A Box promotions. These were promotions that bundled several digital games together under the “pay what you want” model (a la Humble Bundles), but the individual game selections made Bundle In A Box …

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Blood In The Water – Five Great Videogame Sharks

Blood In The Water – Five Great Videogame Sharks 

We don’t celebrate many holidays in the Rice household, but there is one that we never miss. It’s a period for devout reflection and contemplation, a time to step away and think about what really matters.
It’s Shark Week.
Shark Week is that sacred time of year when we acknowledge the frailties …

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