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  • Wake Up & Smell the Glory

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    Intelligent Systems is one of the most underrated developers in existence. Nobody ever talks about them, they just go about their business making titles like: Super Metroid, every Paper Mario game, the WarioWare series, all Advanced Wars titles, and also the entire Fire Emblem franchise. After developing the Fire Emblem series from its beginnings on the Famicom, Intelligent Systems seems to have perfected their craft in Awakening. I don’t mean this lightly: Fire Emblem: Awakening is the best handheld game I have ever played. Let that sink in for a second.

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    Intelligent Systems is one of the most underrated developers in existence. Nobody ever talks about them, they just go about their business making titles like: Super Metroid, every Paper Mario game, the WarioWare series, all Advanced Wars titles, and also... More
  • It's The End of The World And I Feel Fine


    Once in a great while, a game comes along that changes how you feel about a genre. Metro 2033 is one such game. For me, the game revived my faith in the FPS genre as a means of successful storytelling, as opposed to the twitch and pop gameplay of the traditional juggernauts of Call of Duty and Halo. Metro 2033 was released in early 2010 Metro 2033 is also unique in that it is a licensed property based off of an award winning book written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. The rare combination of strong source material and excellent production on the part of 4A Games (which is based in the Ukraine) created the much overlooked Metro 2033.

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    Once in a great while, a game comes along that changes how you feel about a genre. Metro 2033 is one such game. For me, the game revived my faith in the FPS genre as a means of successful storytelling, as opposed to the twitch and pop gameplay of the... More
  • I Went Into A Mine The Other Day

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    Torchlight is a rotten hole-in-the-wall mining town famous for having a soul-corrupting substance called Ember that is valuable for some reason since it has something to do with magic. For some reason determined by the character class that you pick before... More
  • Uncharted 3: An Adrenaline Fueled Exercise in Linearity

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    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is undoubtedly one of the best games to come out in 2011. As one of the premier PS3 exclusives, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Uncharted 3 is a great big bag of thrilling excitement. Since his 2007 debut in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, titular character Nathan Drake has been the Playstation 3’s golden boy. In essence, Drake represents the console version of Indiana Jones. And people really like Indiana Jones. Nathan runs and guns, survives by some quick thinking and a heap of luck, and some physical strength. Most importantly, Nathan sells.

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    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is undoubtedly one of the best games to come out in 2011. As one of the premier PS3 exclusives, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Uncharted 3 is a great big bag of thrilling excitement. Since his 2007 debut... More
  • The Definition of Atmosphere


    Limbo is the adventure of a young boy who… probably wants to escape from the hellish world he awakens to find himself trapped inside. There is not much to the story of Limbo, and there really does not need to be one. The small visual cues tell the player everything that needs to be said. While there is solid gameplay and clever puzzles throughout the short game that is Limbo, the real triumph is the mysterious atmosphere of the indie hit.

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    Limbo is the adventure of a young boy who… probably wants to escape from the hellish world he awakens to find himself trapped inside. There is not much to the story of Limbo, and there really does not need to be one. The small visual cues tell... More
  • Crysis 2: The Story of A Super Suit

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    As gamers there are a few things that we really like to kill: aliens, terrorists, mercenaries, zombies, etc. In Crysis 2 you take on aliens and mercenaries in whatever way you see fit. You take on the role of a random soldier codenamed “Alcatraz”... More
  • The Spellbinding Binding of Isaac

    If I asked, “What do the Bible, The Legend of Zelda, abnormal psychology, and cute animation have in common?” the answer would be The Binding of Isaac. This game has a lot of things going for it right out of the gate: it was made by half of the Super Meat Boy team, Edmund McMillen; it is heavily influenced by the top-down style Legend of Zelda games; and has a rather macabre, yet endearing art style that is invitingly dark. In the game you control Isaac who has escaped into the basement of his house in an attempt to escape his deranged mother who wants to kill him.

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    If I asked, “What do the Bible, The Legend of Zelda, abnormal psychology, and cute animation have in common?” the answer would be The Binding of Isaac. This game has a lot of things going for it right out of the gate: it was made by half of... More
  • League, Legends, and Lots of Fun

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    To start off with, League of legends is free. You have no excuse not to go and try it immediately. Now on to the game. The game is largely based off of the Warcraft III mod known as Defense of the Ancients (or DotA). Many of the people who work at Riot... More
  • Bungie's Last (Halo) Stand

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    The sky is blue, the sun rises, and Halo games sell like hotcakes.Halo has been a blockbuster since it came out of the gates with Halo: Combat Evolved on the original Xbox. I have just never actually played through a full Halo campaign until Reach. So... More
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent (aka The Best Way to Paint Your Pants Brown)

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    Your mind is blurry. You have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind, like words on the tip of your tongue. Maybe you are waking up in bed? No... you are on a stone floor covered with dust. You shakily rise to your feet and look around. Suddenly you... More
  • I am a Convert: Confessions of a StarCraft II N00b

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    I will admit it. I am a n00b, novice, beginner, etc. at StarCraft. I never played any of the first game or subsequent expansions. So I was understandably slow to jump on board the StarCraft II wagon. However, I began to hear some very good things about... More
  • Dragon Age Origins: Awakening Review

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    Your boots trudge on the sodden ground as you march towards the centuries old Vigil's Keep in the distance. It's walls have repelled forces throughout the centuries. Suddenly you hear screams blown on the wind from the Keep. You and your retinue... More
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