Instead of writing reviews for completed games as I did last year, this year I’ve decided to try a new approach. Here then are my stats, real and fictional.
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A lot of buzz has been floating around the ether during the last week, concerning the Kickstarter campaign of a recently-announced console, the Ouya. Dubbed as the “developer’s console”, this Android-based system purports to make game development a cinch, and promises to focus much of its gaming catalog on free-to-play games. Continue reading
The games industry produces a never-ending stream of games chock-full of the manliest, muscle-bound macho beefcake, the toughest space marines packing a Star Destroyer’s worth of firepower, and armor-clad knights of the realm, ready to lay down life and limb in defense of chaste princesses. We like games full of action and explosions, so it’s a necessary evil.
But then there are those moments when the above formula just goes completely off the rails, whether intentionally or through some misguided train-wreck of a design decision, and we suddenly find ourselves faced with the weirdest, whiniest, and dorkiest bunch of characters this side of the final Harry Potter movie’s midnight showing. That’s not to say we don’t love them; whether serving as all-important comic relief in otherwise blasted landscapes or being the most memorable feature in what could have been an otherwise bland game, the loveable losers of gaming are as important as any characters. For this reason, today we honor the freaks and geeks of gaming. Enjoy! Continue reading
Terminator 2, The Godfather II, Aliens…we all know that some sequels have been successful in taking their source material and improving upon it, creating experiences that trump their predecessors in just about every way imaginable. Continue reading
With the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the general Zelda madness during this 25th anniversary year, we thought it fitting to pay homage in a rather unconventional way: as a rap song. Continue reading
This year has seen much goodness commemorating The Legend of Zelda‘s 25th anniversary, and a last-minute entry is about to make it a whole lot better! Continue reading