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Saints Row IV” How The Saints Saved Christmas – Review

Twas two weeks ‘fore Christmas, the calendar did say, And nerds wanted new video games to play. Their hard drives were packed with ancient DLC, Like Battlefield maps and Burial at Sea. They craved new content, with more missions to … Continue reading

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BIOSHOCK INFINITE BURIAL AT SEA PART 1 REVIEW

Ken Levine and the narrative design team at Irrational games have a good racket going with this series. Bioshock Infinite’s heroine Elizabeth can tear holes in reality, stepping between timelines at will. Who needs to bother with continuity when your main character … Continue reading

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SAINTS ROW IV: A PLEASANT DAY IN STEELPORT

Last Fall NCsoft pulled the plug on the superhero MMO City of Heroes, and shortly thereafter THQ, the publisher of the Saints Row series, went into bankruptcy. Gamers faced the sudden loss of two beloved franchises. Even though City of … Continue reading

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Alice: Madness Returns – Review

As a manly man, I like my games to be very manly. But every now and then I’ll set aside my lumberjack simulators to play something on the girly side. Among the girliest of games was American McGee’s Alice which … Continue reading

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SKYWARD COLLAPSE REVIEW

How can God be omnipotent and benevolent yet the world be filled with constant war and unending suffering? Perhaps there is a greater god out there who wants nothing more than to sit back and watch as humanity wages meaningless … Continue reading

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Arma 3 and the Sandbocalypse

The term “First Person Shooter” doesn’t truly sum up the Arma franchise. The Armagames are military sims that favor hyper-realism for players who want more than the “One man army” experience of most other shooters.  As in real war, there are no regenerating … Continue reading

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Rising Storm – Review

Red Orchestra 2 hit two years ago, introducing gamers to a very realistic World War II experience.  A first person shooter that ignored many of the tropes of the shooter genre and taught players about the fragility of the human  body. … Continue reading

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing – Review

In 2004 Hugh Jackman made a movie called Van Helsing where he fights vampires and werewolves.  There was a tie-in game based on it, but neither the game or the movie were worth remembering nine years later. The new indie … Continue reading

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Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle – Review

The first episode of the adventure series Cognition introduced players to Erica Reed, an FBI agent with psychic powers.  Erica’s ability to see into the past of locations she visited was an innovative twist on the adventure genre.  The series … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising Blade Wolf DLC – Review

There’s a line of dialog in Metal Gear Solid where the character Otacon points out that the villainess Sniper Wolf likes dogs and he says that no one who likes dogs can be entirely evil.  Sure, that might be Stockholm … Continue reading

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