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Is OUYA The Blessing To Gamers That It Wants To Be?

Is OUYA The Blessing To Gamers That It Wants To Be?   OUYA has been a hot topic of discussion for the last week or so, ever since its Kickstarter reached its $950,000 goal in less than 8 hours.  Since then, it has raised five times that amount, and still has more than a handful of days left to produce a prototype that will probably be made out of solid...
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Tabletop vs Video Games: Choose Your Side

Tabletop vs Video Games: Choose Your Side My biography page does well to describe my start in gaming, and if you haven’t read it go ahead and take a second to do so. I started playing video games way back when I was a youngster, with my mother buying me an Atari 2600. I would pop in Pitfall and fail miserably at it for hours upon hours per week....
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Retro Gaming: A Difficulty Curveball

Retro Gaming: A Difficulty Curveball   I’ve heard it said many times during conversations that involve ongoing fits of nostalgia: “They just don’t make games like they used to.”  Players claim that games now are made to baby the player, and are nowhere near as challenging (or as good) as the rage-enducing games from the early...
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The Tomb Raider Reboot, And Why This Lady Won’t Be Playing It

The Tomb Raider Reboot, And Why This Lady Won’t Be Playing It To say that I am disappointed in the developers of the new Tomb Raider reboot would be a severe understatement.  Their ballsy approach to advertising the game, as well as their almost desperate backtracking has nearly led to a broken nose from how hard I facepalmed in response to the above articles (Click...
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When Did Gaming Become A Coin Grab?

When Did Gaming Become A Coin Grab? I’ve been looking through some articles lately and checking up on the news and some of the things I’m seeing are bringing up a discussion I’ve wanted to talk about for a while now. With new games releasing and sporting tons of DLC just months after they’re launch, special characters being released...
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Dishonored – The Steampunk Game You Have To Own

Dishonored – The Steampunk Game You Have To Own Very rarely does a game get announced that I find I need to research, follow, and gush over. Some examples of games I’ve been this way with include Dead Space, Halo, and Gears of War, throughout their series’ run. I also have a warm heart for The Elder Scrolls series, which is why when Bethesda...
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Diablo III – Taming The Demon Hunter: In The Beginning

Diablo III – Taming The Demon Hunter: In The Beginning Diablo III released yesterday and it’s all over the community. Whether it’s players who have already shot through the game or those who can’t even start it, there’s still plenty to talk about. I was able to attend a release event Monday night for the game and it turned out to be a blast. I came back...
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One In The Chamber – Are FPS Games Losing Their Flair?

One In The Chamber – Are FPS Games Losing Their Flair? We’ve got Call of Duty, Quake, Battlefield, and tons of other FPS games that have hit the market over the past decade. Starting with Doom and running all the way through Modern Warfare 3, each of these games performs different in their own way, all while running off of the same basic principle: run and...
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