My Love/Hate Affair with Hitting in MLB: The Show 12

June 21, 2012

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Many of us play video games to shed our woes and experience something otherworldly. Immersion, right? Some games take us to amazing fantasy worlds; other games recreate our world and put gamers in otherwise unobtainable positions of power. Take MLB: The Show for example. On the surface, this baseball sim sets the table for ultimate […]

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Microsoft’s E3 Announcements Was a Coin-Flip

June 11, 2012

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I love my Xbox 360. It’s my platform of preference. So, needless to say, I was excited for Microsoft’s E3 conference this year. They seem to always do something interesting. Adding to the hype, Microsoft mentioned last year that 2012 would be its last year at E3 and rumors have been flying around about Microsoft’s […]

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Publishers Need Modernization, Not Dante’s Inferno

July 12, 2010

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Taking a hard look in the mirror, and seeing myself through the eyes of my family and friends, it’s apparent that I am a lover of video games first and a lover of the written word second. That being said, ever since seeing the announcement of Dante’s Inferno, I’ve had an unsettled feeling in my […]

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Splinter Cell: Conviction

July 6, 2010

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How do you make the world’s most lethal spy creep out from hiding? Leveraging his daughter against him to turn him into a wrecking ball against the agency he bled to serve would get you started. But, unless you’re looking to add a few skylights to your home, office, and your head, why would you want to rattle that hornets’ nest? Would […]

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

June 30, 2010

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In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, players join the ranks of Bad Company as Preston Marlowe, Bad Company squad’s new recruit. Ho-hum, right? The FPS genre drowns in characters like Marlowe, but like any good FPS, by the end of the first level you won’t care how many insignias adorn your fatigues. All you’ll want to […]

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Glitches are the Devil

June 28, 2010

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Glitches. Mentioning the word wrinkles my brow and ignites a burning flame of frustration in my eyes. Like mosquitoes on a serene evening stroll, glitches have become a persistent nuisance for the gaming community. The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist. Likewise, glitches are reputed as innocent bugs happened upon only by the strangest […]

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Mass Effect 2

June 23, 2010

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There’s always a special peanut gallery dedicated to the sole purpose of tearing down reviews for comparing a sequel to the first game. While looking at Mass Effect 2 however, that peanut gallery will have to rest their wagging fingers and stiff upper lips, as this sequel evolves the sequel in video games.

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