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Be Kind Rewind

(Note: Please be gentle, this is my video game automobile racing diary and although it only began with Automobili Lamborghini and Beetle Adventure Racing I truly do love racing and the games it takes form in and this is my ab...

 




How Wall Street is just a game

I'll come right out and say it now. I've had too many alcoholic beverages, too many unrealistic dreams of grandeur, and thoughts of day trading success. So when I was finally confronted with a finance 420 class that require...

 


Good Idea, Bad Idea: Epic Final Levels

Perhaps developers want to make it a trend, final levels that differ largely from the preceding gameplay in an attempt to deliver a last burst of joy to the player. Numerous games have done it and follow it up with a cutscen...

 


75 Free, mostly non-terrible games?

If someone were to suggest to me that I could acquire, by legal and legitimate means, games such as Psychonauts, Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Sensible Soccer, and Hitman 2 for free I would scoff at them. It would ...

 


The Best Free Game You Aren't Playing

Some of us have more money after the holidays but others have just spent it all on others. In the case you're the latter and didn't get all those games you wanted I've got a treat for you. It can be a bit exhausting trying ...

 


What's in a name? (part two)

One of the themes I've had bouncing around in my head for the last week or so is how games have to increase their sense of reality to the player and vastly improve upon storylines. I've heard that you can measure a game on w...

 


What's in a name?

An interesting thought came to mind after reading a topic on the destructoid forums concerning player names. It asked the question over whether or not players typically changed their character names and if so was it to their...

 


More musings on Rock Band

As I sit here composing my first blog post accompanied by my horribly stretched, non-banner image above I wonder. Who the hell was in charge of stress testing the instruments? Within the first week of play our band, Fancy H...

 


About Polish Hillone of us since 3:53 PM on 12.04.2007

 

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