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?

Posted in: Op-Ed, Trends

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 […]

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Game Sales Drop, Gamestop On Thin Ice

May 15, 2010

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April sales drops are understandable, but may still force the issue for price drops to recover from losses.

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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.

Posted in: Op-Ed

Do Respawns Breed Bad Gamers?

May 14, 2010

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Do respawns hinder critical thought and teach gamers poor mechanics?

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Borderlands: Island of Dr. Ned

May 10, 2010

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Everywhere you go, it seems like there are zombies nowadays. Movies, video games, and even books are raising the dead for our brain-chomping entertainment. Borderlands developer Gearbox adds to the latest cultural fad with “The Island of Dr. Ned.” And with a diluted pool of cheesy zombie content out there, Gearbox’s creation stands out as a mouth-watering delight.    The […]

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Mass Effect 2 DLC Includes New Gear Package

May 4, 2010

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On May 4, Bioware is stitching up new gear for Mass Effect 2 players. The new gear, including Inferno Armor, Capacitor Helmet, and an Archon Visor, will enhance Shepard’s (the main PC) various abilities and enhance armor. The download is priced at 160 Microsoft Points or 160 Bioware points for PC players. According to IGN, the […]

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