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Top 10: Our E3 Dream Announcements

Posted by Jason Rhoades on June 9, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Is there any way to actually contain the excitement and hype that swirls around E3 like a cyclone? Let's make this simple: there isn't. This is the largest, most glamorous, event for gamers all year. The time is now for an entire week of jaw-dropping gameplay debuts and spine-tingling announcements and...

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The Rise of Platformers

Posted by Jonathan Terbeche on June 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

With the growth of the industry, and more and more people playing games than ever before, the domination of first and third-person shooter games is not that surprising. Games like "Call of Duty," Battlefield," and "Gears of War" have not only sold more copies during their respective releases, but have changed the minds of publishers and c...

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Rhythm Games are Still Keeping the Beat

Posted by Jason Rhoades on June 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

There has long been a magnificent feeling you get when the melodies of a game soundtrack blend and weave into a video game to create an entrancing and addictive style of gameplay. Rhythm games are in an odd situation of being considered a niche genre, when ironically, they have a near...

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Did We Reach the Maze's End in One Piece?

Posted by Jason Rhoades on May 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dragon's Maze (Magic: The Gathering Review) - This review judges the expansion set for it's gameplay, flavor, art, and production.

Wizards roped themselves into an extremely tight corner going into the development of Dragon's Maze. This was the third, and final set of the wonderful revisi...

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The Perfect Game

Posted by Jonathan Terbeche on May 30, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

For those that have played any of the games in the "Souls" series, especially the latest entry, "Dark Souls," it is easy to understand what is meant when saying the games provide a refreshingly frustrating experience. Frustrating gameplay is, of course, a bad thing, but frustration in games isn't inherently bad. In fact, when used correctly, it's quite imp...

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Are Indie Games Dead to Microsoft?

Posted by Jason Rhoades on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Microsoft said a lot of things that worried hardcore gamers that Xbox One wasn't focusing on video games anymore, but it's one thing that they didn't say that seems the most foreboding.  

Not even once, during the entirety of the press conference...
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One Man's Opinion: Nintendo

Posted by Jonathan Terbeche on May 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

With E3 quickly approaching, the prospect of brand new consoles is on everyone's minds...everyone other than Nintendo. Launching the Wii U one and a half years before Sony and Microsoft has placed Nintendo in a unique position. Some would say that Nintendo launched too early. Others, that the Wii U should have come out a long time ago. Regardless of whether the Wii U was too ear...

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No Valkyrie Can Save This Adaptation

Posted by Jason Rhoades on May 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

"Valkyria Chronicles" (Anime Review) - This review is covering the anime adaptation of the video game 'Valkyria Chronicles' and was watched in Subs.  

There are two ways to approach a suitable decision on ...
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Everything you need for the ultimate Skyrim fan

Posted by Jason Rhoades on May 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The "Everything You Need" column focuses on games that have produced a considerable amount of merchandise and rounding up all of that in an easy to navigate list for the ultimate fan of the game. This time it's all about "The Elder Scrolls V: Sk...

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One Man's Opinion: The Xbox One

Posted by Jonathan Terbeche on May 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Back in February when Sony held their Playstation 4 announcement conference, they received much backlash from the gaming community for not actually unveilling the console itself. By announcing a brand new console without showing the actual product, it made many consumers a little uneasy as to what they will be purchasing (or n...

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Member Highlight

Once in a while a community member will do something amazing or support the site with a lot of activity.  Those members will be featured here with a little mini-interview! 

Fan Art Showcase

Who's ready to save Ellie from plant zombies? This striking image of Last of Us is drawn by the talented Doubleleaf on DeviantArt

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Gaming Quote of the week

Robert Lutece: "Odd isn't it?"

Rosalind Lutece: "What's odd?" 

Robert Lutece: "The fact that we sometimes-" 

Rosalind Lutece: "-finish each other's sentences?" 

Robert Lutece: "Exactly." 

Rosalind Lutece: "It would be odder if we didn't."

Robert Lutece: "Hmm."

Robert and Rosalind Lutece from Bioshock Infinite. The significance of their words is deliciously crpytic.  This video has all their dialogue with spoilers.  HERE

Song of the Month

End Boss Theme (Guacamelee) - Rom Di Prisco

We're taking a break from the epic orchestral pieces with this song that sizzles with samba spice.  Guacamelee had an amazing soundtrack that blended rhythmic spanish music with melodic techno to great effect.  The whole soundtrack deserves a listen.   

Cosplay Display

This amazing armor cosplay is made entirely of Magic cards.  He's themed off of one of Avacyn's soldiers and even has the mana symbols crafted into his armor and weapon. This was at Megacon 2013 in Orlando Florida