Category Archives: Video Game Features

Gaming Gets Its Day, and Due

Tribeca Enterprises is known for the Tribeca Film Festival, but they recently launched a new project that examines another art form: video games. On Nov. 13, “Tribeca Games Presents The Craft and Creative of League of Legends” dedicated an entire … Continue reading

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Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst brings the sounds of the future

The original Mirror’s Edge was an unlikely creature. It was developed by DICE, the team best known for Battlefield, but it asked players to take on the role of a character who usually avoided combat, rarely used guns, and preferred her … Continue reading

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Life Is Strange’s story is what drives its succes

Life Is Strange took the gaming community by surprise back in January when its first episode arrived. It was the second game from Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind 2013’s Remember Me. This new project was an episodic adventure game set … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the original Fallout before playing Fallout 4

The Fallout franchise has been around for 18 years, but many players will discover it through the upcoming Fallout 4. Even some hardcore fans of Fallout 3 and New Vegas have never actually played the original game from 1997. While the … Continue reading

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Minecraft: Story Mode takes Telltale Games back to its roots

After Telltale Games adapted The Walking Dead into an adventure game, the studio gave the same treatment to other gritty franchises, like Game of Thrones and the Fables comic books. These, combined with Walking Dead Season 2 gave many players … Continue reading

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Hunters Become the Hunted in Evolve’s Beta Test | AUTOMATON Preview

Multiplayer shooters started with simple deathmatches, but designers and modders immediately began seeking new twists on the simple “Kill Everything” concept. A popular alternative mode for many shooters has been “Juggernaut”, in which one player controls a super-powered character and … Continue reading

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Masi Oka: TV’s Hiro Speaks About Our Superhero

Nerds will best know Masi Oka from his acting career, especially his portrayal of Hiro Nakamura in the TV series Heroes, but Oka has combined his love of acting with his love of video games to create a new app … Continue reading

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Dungeons & Drama: When Games Become Theater

Live-action role play, or “LARP” is often considered to be the nerdiest form of gaming. LARPers play games using rules and characters similar to tabletop games, but LARPers “get up from the table” and play without dice or pencils, often … Continue reading

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Lords of the Fallen | First Impression

I just stared writing for a new site called Automaton. Here’s my first article for them: Action Role Playing Games (“ARPGs”) have slowly evolved to focus on storytelling and character development while the challenge level has dropped to help ensure … Continue reading

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FALLOUT Lore: Ch.15 – Aliens of Mothership Zeta

When the sun rises on the wasteland, a wanderer can look out over this vast stretch of lifeless dust and feel utterly alone. When that sun sets, and the stars shine, mankind must accept that we are far from alone in … Continue reading

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