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FEAR made the mundane more atmospheric

Remember FEAR? That action horror series for the last generation of consoles that petered off into obscurity when it decided dude-bro military antics and online multiplayer were the be-all and end-all of shooters?  Me neither, bec...

 
 
 
 
 

The Wii was the tightest last-gen console

Every generation of consoles revolutionizes something about the industry. The PS1 and N64 developed 3D gaming, and the Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox introduced online gaming and evolved many genres around two thumbsticks.  Last generatio...

 
 
 
 
 
 

It feels good to be single and so can you

Valentines Day is a time for romance, where two (or more, no judgement) partners connect intimately and take a day to show respect for their flourishing or long-lasting relationships.  Unless you're single in which case Valentines...

 
 
 
 

A review of the Halo trilogy

In the past year, I've played a lot of shooters. 2016 was the year of the shooter for me and I played Doom and Quake for the first time, and immediately fell in love. Since then I've gone back and played a lot of classic shooters, but ...

 
 
 
 

The struggle of wanting hard copies of games

I consider myself a game collector, and unlike some people, that doesn't mean I have 4,000 games on my Steam backlog. So far, it's meant going out to flea markets and searching online for games I'd like to add to my collection. In some...

 
 
 

Let's give some love to Demon's Souls

Now don't get me wrong, it's not that Demon's Souls is unappreciated, but let's face it. Demon's Souls is dramatically overshadowed by its older brother.  And to some extent, that was unavoidable. It was PS3 exclusive when all the...

 
 
 
 

7 games I should play in 2017

Right now I have hundreds of games on my shelf, and I'm sitting here watching my cat chase her own tail.  So I went through and played a ton of games this year, and really flushed out my backlog. I didn't play every game to comple...

 
 
 

Let's party like it's 2006

If you've been a gamer for a while, chances are you've experienced two of the best years in gaming: 1999 and 2006. People seem to agree that in those two years, games were at their peak.  1999 was a revolutionary time. 3...

 
 
 
 

Curious console ports of classic PC games

When we look back fondly to the 90s and early 2000s we remember beloved titles like Quake, Doom and Deus Ex. What we may not remember are the slapdash, shoddy and rushed ports of these games to console that failed to do the originals j...

 
 
 

$2 Games - Part 1: The search for cheap crap

I have no idea if there will be a part two to this, FYI. I recently walked into an EB Games (Gamestop's Canadian name) and recently found a bin of $2 games. I ravaged the selection and walked out with a bunch of great games, and some I...

 
 
 

Surrealism in Video Games

While we're still probably years off from Death Stranding's launch, a lot of people are speculating as to what the story might entail. Some people think the game takes place in purgatory, where the characters are suck in between life a...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Some of my favourite games and why they matter

I recently watched this video about the original Thief game, and how original, experimental, and exciting it was, and how modern games lack many of the elements that made the original Thief great. My takeaway from it is that modern games ar...

 
 
 

Video games go mainstream

[This article was written as a final assignment for a news gathering class and was written for an non-gaming audience. Enjoy.] The biggest entertainment launch of the year isn’t a movie or book, but a video game, showing how a rapidly evo...

 
 
 

About Casus Gamingone of us since 7:55 PM on 10.17.2015

The word 'amateur' is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to me as a human being.

I'm a writer and a video game player, with that last one taking up way too much time out of the first two.

If you like From Software, Persona and have a hard-on for retro shooters and the N64, I think we'll get along.
 
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