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FALLOUT Lore: Ch.1 – Vaults & Vault-Tec

I’m writing the Fallout Lore series for Shoddycast.com.  Here’s the second episode. “When a frightened child fears that monsters are lurking in the shadows of their bedroom they pull their covers over their head and cower, hoping that a layer … Continue reading

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Sanctum 2

With big gaming franchises there is always the fear that sequels will be “The same, but MORE”.  Shooter franchises add in new guns, fantasy games have more loot, and MMO’s pack in redundant classes with each new installment.  But with … Continue reading

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Fractured Soul – Review

Game designers try to find a balance between the Player’s head and hands.  Some games, like turn-based strategy, are focused entirely on making the Player think.  Others, like bullet hell shooters, test their reflexes.  Fractured Soul puts players in command … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Review

The Metal Gear franchise has earned its hardcore following.  Solid Snake and his exploits created the stealth genre, brought cinematic story-telling to the Playstation generation, confused the hell out of early PS2 adopters and are responsible for selling plenty of … Continue reading

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R.U.R. – Review

Oh, silly humans, when will you learn?  Surely by now you’ve realized that building a race of sentient machines will inevitably result in them rising up to destroy their creators!  Even though modern audiences are well aware of the dangers … Continue reading

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The Truth Quotient – Review

The subject of sexy lady robots has often been the focus of science fiction.  Ranging back to Metropolis and going right up to Battlestar Galactica, this concept has been thoroughly explored.  Richard Manley’s new play The Truth Quotient does have … Continue reading

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Motherboard – Review

You would think that people in the future would have read 20th Century science fiction.  Our tales of robot have been consistent about one thing from R.U.R.right up to Battlestar Galactica: THE ROBOTS WILL RISE UP AGAINST THEIR CREATORS AND DESTROY US!  The … Continue reading

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Machinarium – Review

Robots are cool! Some have death rays and machine guns for arms.  Others have superhuman strength and rockets for feet.  But a few are just harmless little machines with few special powers.  Such is the hapless hero of the indie … Continue reading

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Amp, Watts & Circuit – Review

Three cute robots grow tired of their lives as worker drones and decide to strike out on their own for adventure. Each of them has his own special ability that will help them escape the office and factory where they begin … Continue reading

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Binary Domain: Hands-on Preview

Binary Domain is essentially the Japanese take on Gear of War.  Made by the developer of Yakuza, it’s a third-person, squad-based shooter that relies on a cover system. It avoids the Americanisms of thick-necked slabs of muscle who grunt and shoot their way … Continue reading

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