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The Need for Speed (NFS) game series needs no introduction, as it’s been around since 1994 and sold well over 100 million copies, introducing an entire generation to the racing game genre where players take various model cars out for a spin on famous tracks around the world. In all …

February 6, 2012 | No Comment

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Gamers had been eagerly awaiting the release of Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim for years, with the last edition in the Elder Scrolls franchise appearing all the way back in 2007. Bethesda Game Studios didn’t disappoint when they rolled out Skyrim in November 2011, with the game getting nearly universal high praise …

January 24, 2012 | One Comment

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The Hoyle Casino series is a trusted standby for many gambling fans, offering the chance to play the best casino games at home without having to venture out to the casino. Hoyle Casino 2012 won’t break your personal bank (priced at $19.99) and gives you instant access any time of …

January 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

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The original Portal basically caught everyone who played it completely off guard. It was the product of Valve Software’s time-honored tradition of benevolently devouring smaller companies and teams that they think are being unique or creative. Conceptually beginning as a student project being made at DigiPen, the game (and its …

April 21, 2011 | One Comment

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Okamiden is a fitting tribute to the end of the much-beloved Nintendo DS. Arguably the system’s swan-song, the game is an example of what is possible near the end of a device’s lifecycle. Packed inside its cartridge is a sprawling adventure lasting more than twenty hours in a fully realized, …

April 15, 2011 | No Comment

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I read once that when designing a game, it is important to not include mechanics just for the sake of having them.  For example, don’t include a crafting system in your roleplaying game if you don’t have the time or resources to make it seriously compelling.  To take this idea …

March 24, 2011 | No Comment

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After about a hundred hours and some four play-throughs with Dragon Age II it’s fairly easy to see what all of the commotion is about. Not the stinging hype that’s been around since the game was first announced, but the incredibly mixed user reviewers that have plagued the last month. …

March 22, 2011 | No Comment

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It is difficult to take a critical look at massively multiplayer online games.  They’re huge, for one thing and are largely dependent on extraneous variables such as the community that populates them and the quality of post-release support.  However, as a genre the MMO is an important and unusual entity.  We are …

March 20, 2011 | One Comment

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If someone stopped you on the street and asked you to name every single video game that’s taken advantage of the Batman franchise you probably wouldn’t be able to do it. Going back over two decades worth of gaming, the dark knight has seen his fair share of ups and …

March 18, 2011 | No Comment

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The story of Killzone 3 picks up mere moments after the events of the last game. Series protagonist Tomas “Sev” Sevchenko, Rico, and the rest of the ISA forces are left stranded behind enemy lines, deep inside hostile Helghan territory. The third installment in Sony’s vicious sci-fi shooter is a …

March 6, 2011 | No Comment