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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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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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Chivalry Deadliest Warrior – Review

The Deadliest Warrior TV show has “Video Game” written all over it, and there have been some games based on the franchise, but none of them were remarkable. A few years ago there was a 3D fighter game based on … Continue reading

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Defence Grid – Review

Defense Grid has been around for a few years now, but many gamers have discovered it because it’s one of the free games that came with a Gold subscription to Xbox Live. Those who missed their chance to grab it … Continue reading

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JANE JENSEN’S MOEBIUS – HANDS-ON

Calling a game “Jane Jensen’s Anything” means that people are going to buy it. And for good reason too. Jensen designed and directed the classic Gabriel Knight adventure games; still considered some of the best in the genre. She also … 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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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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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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