Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond

The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond 

I was always a “good student” in school. One of those kids cracking jokes in the back of the class, I never had to work very hard to earn excellent marks and never really knew what it was like to struggle in school or fall short no matter how much …

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Our Emerging, Disparate Thoughts: Final Fantasy XIV

Our Emerging, Disparate Thoughts: Final Fantasy XIV 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is only the second MMO I’ve ever tried. The first was Star Wars: The Old Republic, a game I started playing both because of how much I loved its foster parent, Knights of The Old Republic, and also because it was free-to-play. That love …

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Digging Deeper: A Review of Steamworld Dig

Digging Deeper: A Review of Steamworld Dig 

When Metroid came out, it blew the lid off the newly-christened platforming genre. Bolstered by the success of Super Mario Bros., the idea was that videogames were primarily about moving from left to right, avoiding obstacles, until you reached the end of the stage. Then, you went to the next …

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What A Twist: A Review of The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief Part 2

What A Twist: A Review of The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief Part 2 

The second part in the three part series The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief is out, and Constable Anton Zellner is back to solve the murder and the robbery, hopefully before it is too late! (DUNDUN DUUHHH). Back in Part 1, I didn’t enjoy actually playing the game; …

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Moments From PAX Prime 2013

Contraption Maker
I wander through the booths, and a screen catches my eye. As I look closer, I’m 5 again and my father is watching patiently as I place pieces and fail puzzles and keep trying to properly assemble this Incredible Machine. It’s bigger, it’s higher-def, it’s by the same studio, …

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Flat Line: A Review Of Race The Sun

Flat Line: A Review Of Race The Sun 

When a game claims to be reminiscent of Star Fox, well, colour me interested. The varying terrain, the enemies, the characters, the alternative pathways… it’s all so exciting! Nintendo released a version for its 3DS handheld unit, and even though I knew I was paying for roughly twenty minutes of gameplay, …

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A Review of Papers, Please

A Review of Papers, Please 

I am, by all rights, an immigrant. My parents moved our family to the States for a better life, and a better education for my siblings and I. Having arrived in America at a young age, I didn’t recognize how grateful I should be for getting to be there. And …

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