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#The Memory Card

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There is a terrifying sequence in George Orwell's classic novel 1984 that finds main character Winston Smith tied to a chair with a giant cage full of rats attached to his face. Rats are Winston’s worst fear and, throug...   read

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We all know the way it works. You play through a level in a videogame, encounter an unexpectedly hard section, and your main character plummets into a bottomless pit ... or is singed by a giant dragon ... or is blown up by a ...   read

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There is a large focus on choice in the videogames of today. In games like Infamous and Fallout, for example, players are tasked with choosing between a good or evil path. It is an interesting mechanic that, unfortunately, le...   read

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A damsel in distress. Those four words perfectly describe the basic plots of numerous videogames over the years. From the popular Mario series to even things like Ghosts 'n Goblins and Wizards & Warriors, a large majority...   read

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For everyone that is old enough to remember, the decision to buy either a Super Nintendo or a Sega Genesis was a major one. Did you make the choice to buy the Super Nintendo -- a solid, classic console with some incredible ga...   read

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For as many people that praise the modern Final Fantasy games for their glorious, technically impressive cutscenes, there is an equal amount of people that criticize them for being far too overdramatic and emotionally empty. ...   read

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After a hiatus that went on much longer than planned, I am very happy to announce that The Memory Card is back for its fifth season! For anyone reading this that is not familiar with this feature, The Memory Card is a long-ru...   read

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The Memory Card .80: The return to Shadow Moses

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. I can’t believe this is the fourth season finale of the Memory Card. I re...

 
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The Memory Card .79: Inside the worm

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. As a huge fan of old school videogames (SNES 4 LIFE!), I love when I play a rec...

 
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The Memory Card .78: The statue of a hero

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. The realistic passage of time is something surprisingly ignored in the world of...

 
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The Memory Card .77: Prince Froggy

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. What makes a good boss battle? When you break it down, it’s not whether t...

 
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The Memory Card .76: Brotherly love

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. We all have experienced our fair share of sad moments in videogames. Some make ...

 
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The Memory Card .75: The blind fighting the blind

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. Regardless of their varying types of gameplay, videogames generally portray the...

 
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The Memory Card .74: Crono's trial

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. How many of you reading this right now have attacked a chicken with your sword in The Legen...

 
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The Memory Card .73: Death by funnel

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. Halloween is always such a fun time for me. Not necessarily because I like dres...

 
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The Memory Card .72: The collapsing building

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.For the last two weeks, The Memory Card has put on a fine suit and fancy top hat...

 
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The Memory Card .71: The rotating room

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Last week was the first edition of a three-part Memory Card miniseries specifica...

 
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The Memory Card .70: Giant robot fish!

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.As a huge fan of retro games, I tell myself over and over again that fancy new g...

 
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The Memory Card .69: TKO! BJ! LOL!

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.I was originally going to write about an entirely different topic this week. I had...

 
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The Memory Card .68: Anton's love story

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Love is portrayed in many different ways in videogames. In epic Japanese RPGs, l...

 
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The Memory Card .67: Scaling the waterfall

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Online multiplayer is revolutionary. The fact that almost every console offers you...

 
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The Memory Card .66: Taloon the merchant

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.For years, role-playing games have introduced numerous, colorful casts of playab...

 
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The Memory Card .65: A glimpse into the future

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Sequels can be very rewarding for a player if done right. Instead of offering so...

 
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The Memory Card .64: Death and The Sorrow

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. What happens to videogame characters after they die? As a gamer, you never really...

 
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The Memory Card .63: Auf Wiedersehen!

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. I have witnessed a multitude of videogame moments over the years that I could eas...

 
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The Memory Card .62: Leaving Midgar

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.The feeling of discovery. It’s a pretty extraordinary feeling, isn’t i...

 
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The Memory Card .61: The dream of the Wind Fish

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Wow. I can’t believe this is the start of the fourth (!) season of The Memor...

 
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The Memory Card .60: Flint's rage

This is it, kids: the Season 3 finale of The Memory Card. Like always, though, this feature will be back before you know it for a hopefully star-studded Season 4. My love of classic 16-bit era sprite graphics is so strong that I could sit d...

 
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The Memory Card .59: With knowledge comes nudity

For concerned parents, the formation of the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and its decision to display ratings on videogame boxes must have been a huge relief. But, honestly, how much does it really work? For every videogame sto...

 
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The Memory Card .58: The Great Mighty Poo

Even if a videogame features extreme fantasy elements that have no connection to reality, usually these elements at the very least fit into the context of the game’s story. Take a game like Final Fantasy, for instance. On several diff...

 

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gajknight

Im not a fan of Calvin Harris music, at But man, this track from 2007 is Why cant he make more of that stuff?

 
ChrisHannard

Well, that was an unexpected turn for the

 
EdgyDude

PSA: Only 48 hours left in GOGs sale, go check it and grab whatever you like before its over

 
Torchman

500 Fuck Now how to celebrate this milestone of glory?

 
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My last day of gaming before baby arrives and power is out while construction is being Le sigh

 
BlazeWii

Oh hewro! I write animu blog 4

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cant we just admit that ALL catgirls are clawsome!?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

For NX I can see Nintendo charging a premium like PSN+ during the PS3 days, but my gut tells me they wont lock online multiplayer behind a I think the service would be a little cheaper

 
SpielerDad

I just dropped my Persol sunglasses into a public I should just burn them now, right?

 
jake oti

You guys could stand to listen to more people talk about the NX/Zelda news, right?

 
Torchman

We interrupt your stream of catgirls to show you a mech turning into a giant That is

 
Lex

As someone else Catgirls are not always just fun and Sometimes they are also a fetish one could and possibly should die

 
Vadicta

A whole day of cat girls goes by, and no one mentioned the actual only and truly best one there is? This is true

 
EdgyDude

All this talk about catgirls and no one has mentioned the best one there is? you disappoint me Dtoid

 
ShadeOfLight

I just opened a temple door by reflecting sunlight off the bare midriffs of beach-going girls, who I convinced to take their clothes off by filling a pool with the saliva of a giant Also, ham was Video games!

 
JDelwynn

Need for Speed is bad at making first First it crashes in the very first race, and after I choose Play Alone, it boots me back to the main menu because it cant connect to a The future of gaming is here folks!

 
Sir Shenanigans

Well campers its 4/30, were a third of the way through That means lists! Top three games of the year so far, and three youre giddy To the comments!

 
Nekrosys

Playing Dark Souls III using the Vitas Remote Play it wasnt my smartest idea

 
RiffRaff

Bought YoKai Watch yesterday and planned on playing it for an hour or so before 4 hours later and I am utterly The music is especially I really hope it sells like gangbusters and more of them come

 
ObliqueZombie

I may not like Ubisoft, but by god, the voice actors they pick for Far Cry

 
Jinx 01

Of course Im on my phone and about to be driving 4 hours on Catgirl But whats it matter, every day is Catgirl Day on Dtoid,

 
Jinx 01

You never forget your Voodoo Banshee

 
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So happy to hear From is fixing those covenants that are too You know the

 
ZoePapillon

The Jungle Book was no Zootopia but it was still rather

 
TheAngriestCarp

Just found out that a new Gamera film is in the works, and that Godzilla Resurgence releases in This is a good

 
Dr Mel

What kind of world is this, I ask you, when a man can come home from a hard days labor only to find a SPIDER in his coffee pot on the drainboard?! A spider he very nearly did not notice before making the coffee! How does life persist under such

 
drmcscott

That Nioh demo was a surprise, wasnt

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
Nekrosys

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually prefer Dark Souls 3 over It just feels that much less grindy, and having the ability to respec means I can keep fine-tuning my character when I find weapons I have a preference

 

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