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Breaking the fourth wall: where player meets game

Internet surfing can be a surreal, meandering adventure sometimes; personally, I always end up on Wikipedia for a quick look-up, and then end up spending too much time reading articles that link to the articles that link to those that were ...

 
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The truth about Leon Kennedy: My baby's got a secret

Like many of my comrades in the gaming army, I was psyched to pick up the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 this weekend. Then, I remembered I suck at that game. Hardcore. So Leigh, let's take a game you were -- let's call it "spe...

 
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My power is maximum; new DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 screenshots

The list of things you ought to be glad you don't know about me is long enough that I think it's okay to remove one item. One bizarre, deformed, dark secret. Go ahead and insert your own dramatic pause here. Impregnate it with the w...

 
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Building a better RPG: Part I

Now's the time in the crazy wedding party in my mind where, after a few frenetic, sweaty rounds of the puff-sleeve Macarena, the DJ gets on the mic and says, "Okay. Let's bring it down now, let's slow it down for a bit.&quo...

 
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Accidental Brilliance in Grand Theft Auto

You're looking at a screenshot of my very own neighborhood in Spanish Harlem, New York City. This is "La Calle 116," and it's hoppin' in the summer. This time of year, the streets become so crowded that a fifteen-minut...

 
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"Special Lessons" with Mitsurugi

I confess, fighting games aren't really my specialty. I'm only passably good at them -- that's to say, better than many people, but I eat dirt against practiced gamers. I do play a lot of Soul Calibur, though. My hands get autom...

 

About Leigh Alexanderone of us since 6:34 AM on 06.14.2007

I'm a game writer, which means I spend all day in a bacchanal of fabulous nerdiness. My fave games are Ys I & II, Phantasy Star 2 (!!) old Sonic (not the emo RPG crap), anything on Turbo Grafx, Zelda, Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame (pretty much all survival-horror), most Final Fantasy, Shadow Hearts, RPGs that don't suck (are there any?) and for my gentle side, I like me some Katamari and Harvest Moon. I got a little blog at http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com. Hearts for Destructoid!
 
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