2013 Gaming Archive #5: Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Snow

The Thing Defib

Nope. I didn’t do movies like this…

You know, I really used to hate horror movies growing up. I did. Maybe it was because I simply wasn’t exposed to them on any level as a kid. Or maybe…there’s a slim chance it could be because the ones I DID catch glimpses of scarred me in ways too horrible to mention. For example, I must have been around five or six when I inadvertently sat down and watched the infamous chest defibrillation scene in John Carpenter’s The Thing. Or how about Pennywise the Clown reaching out of the storm drain to snatch poor little Georgie to his death. Yeah. Thanks, Mom. Continue reading

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BNBGAMING’s Top “Oh Shit!” Moments

Oh Shit! Moments

That’s a Mouthful!

Any game, any genre, any developer likely hopes to attain that one pure moment of unadulterated enjoyment among its audience, that one moment when you, the gamer, forget everything around you, and just can’t hold back a loud shout of profanity, because simply nothing else will suffice to express your pent-up admiration for the game in front of you. Sometimes, when lengthy soliloquies just don’t do the trick, a simple “Oh Shit!” says so much. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Romances

Top Game Romances

Let Us Count the Ways…

Traditionally, games focus on one of two central motivations: either the world needs saving, or you have to rescue your love from the clutches of Evil. And yes, there are many times when the two are interwoven into the same goal, but you get our point. Continue reading

Top 5: Scares

Top 5 Scary Games

Boo!

Horror games appeal to a very specific subset of gamers. Even a gritty thriller tingles the hairs on the back of your neck in a way that can only be appreciated by some of us. While those who prefer a more benign experience scoff in derision, we crave the build-up of terror in a game as much as in a good book or movie. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Endings

Top Game Endings

All’s Well That Ends Well

It’s not about whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game, right? But sometimes, even the best gameplay experience can be made or broken by the game’s ending. Continue reading

Top 5: Videogame Weapons

Top 5 Weapons

Pew! Pew!

As gamers, all of us know that feeling of grinding for hours just to get that one more weapon upgrade, or the thrill of felling a brutally tough foe with over-the-top firepower. Continue reading