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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Plumber’s Craft: Past and Present Games

May 27, 2010

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Action games have come a long way, and yet they still have a very familiar feeling. When are games going to move past Super Mario Brothers and Zelda?

Gaming’s Mutations and New Sensations

May 27, 2010

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Most of games today play off of ideas from gen 1 video games. Dubbed game “mutations” by yours truly, these games may look pretty, but look behind the HD exterior and you’ll probably find an 8-bit game at the nucleus of it all. There’s a fine line between building an original gaming experience and making permutations of […]

Video Games Make Us…Read?

May 14, 2010

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Games have come a long way. Now players can experience games in a whole new way that incorporates not only button jamming, but reading as well.