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1.21 Gigawatts of Badass: A Review of inFamous

In the world of video games, developers have struggled to present morale choices in a way that lends any real weight to them. With infamous, developer Sucker Punch aims to make listening to your conscience harder by putting you in the sc...

 
 
 

A Call to Artificial Arms

Take a quick look around your room. What do you see? Besides your furniture, consoles, games, and television you may notice a plethora of game controllers. How about a dusty Wii Zapper? Perhaps a couple bulky plastic guitars? A cumb...

 
 
 

Now You’re Playing with Power Metal

For many years I’ve been an appreciator of video game music. From the bleeps and bloops of Sonic and Mario to the symphonic glory of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid, I’ve always known there is something special about game music. Alon...

 
 
 

Power Trip #6: Braid

This week’s power-up comes from a very unlikely protagonist. He’s as subtly gifted as he is short. The abilities he possesses aid him in warping the very fabric of reality to his beck and call. No pesky keys or trick ladders will stop ...

 
 
 

Game Pricing: A Matter of Cash for Content

I know you’re probably tired of hearing the word “recession” by now, so let me say instead that money is tight these days for lots of people. Restaurants are little less busy, shopping malls aren’t as packed, and finding value for a doll...

 
 
 

Power Trip #5: Metal Gear Solid

In what many call the first cinematic video game experience, Metal Gear Solid truly sets the mold for immersive gaming experiences to come. Combining an involved plot with white knuckles stealth action, you were truly made to feel like a...

 
 
 

Burying the Axe

The rhythm game genre is one that has been around for a long time. It existed in the forms of PaRappa the Rappa, Guitaroo Man, and Dance Dance Revolution long before anyone knew who Harmonix was. However, unless you were willing to impor...

 
 
 

Power Trip #4: Mega Man 3

In the early days of video games the number of ‘bits’ may have been low, but the challenge was high. Trial and error, twitch reflexes, and memorization were all necessary skills for conquering any cartridge. However, even the most punis...

 
 
 

Review: Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

What’s worse than being buried behind stacks of dirty dishes for less than minimum wage and no respect? Try having your heart ripped out, being systematically hunted by zombie cyborg assassins, and your sister willfully becoming one of t...

 
 
 

Power Trip #3: Guitar Hero

For this week’s Power Trip, I explore Guitar Hero in spirit of Guitar Hero: Metallica’s release this week. The first installment in the Guitar Hero series introduced the most powerful mind controlling technique in gaming since Psycho Man...

 
 
 

Previously, on...

If you’re anything like me you not only love playing games, but you also like completing them. After plugging hours of sleepless nights into an RPG or action game, it’s incredibly satisfying to bask in the soft glow of your television as ...

 
 
 

Power Trip#2: Resident Evil 2

In this week’s edition of Power Trip, I explore Resident Evil 2 just in time for Resident Evil 5’s upcoming release. Resident Evil may seem an obscure place to find an item that could power up the protagonist the level of near god hood, ...

 
 
 
 

Power Trip #1: Contra

In this new feature, I’ll be taking a look at memorable power-ups and upgrades from video games past and present. These could range from classics like Pac-Man’s power pellet to more modern power-ups like perks in Call of Duty. If it’s i...

 
 
 

How to save Sonic the Hedgehog

What would you do if your childhood video game hero was in trouble? Imagine him in the middle of a dark room, bound and gagged in a chair with an interrogation light beaming down on him. His arch nemesis stands behind him with a can of ...

 
 
 

Late to the Party: Okami Review

To begin with, I never got around to playing Okami when it originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006. When I heard the game had come out for the Wii with updated controls and enhanced graphics, I decided to check it out....

 
 
 

10 things you didn't know about Dimly

This is me. Karate hands FTW 10. My first favorite game was "Food Fight" for the Atari 7800. Pwning pedophile chefs with pies was glorious. Of course, back then I didn't think they were pedophiles... it's just in retrospect a bunch of ...

 
 
 

A Time to Destroy: Goldeneye

In the early years of First Person Shooters, destruction was limited to felling hordes of Nazis, Aliens, and Demons without much variety save for the weaponry. Occasionally an exploding barrel or the splash of a fragmentation grenade wo...

 
 
 

The City Runs Red: A Review of Mirror’s Edge

Innovation is something that hasn’t exactly been commonplace in First Person Shooters in recent years. It seems like we’ve been busy picking off Nazis and Aliens for eons, that that it’s impossible to do anything else within the genre. Mi...

 
 
 
 

Zero-Gravity Gore: A Review of Dead Space

A gigantic, derelict starship floats in space among the debris of a planet that has been cracked open like a clump of dirt. You and your team have been out of contact with the colossus planet harvester Ishimura, and are on task to discover...

 
 
 

Quick Quirky Killers: A Review of Castle Crashers

Do you remember a time when gamers would huddle together shoulder-to-shoulder, crowding the buttons and joysticks of the arcade cabinet of the latest beat ‘em up? Miss the sound of you and your comrades’ collective shouts of victory an...

 
 
 

Dust off Your Mega Buster: A Review of Mega Man 9

Have you ever wished that a series could return to its glory days? That it could cast off the shackles of the next-gen fervor to be a bigger, faster, and stronger game? To pluck an 8-bit page from an alternate history and remind us all th...

 
 
 

Untying the Braid: A Review of "Braid"

"Braid." The simple, yet obscure word greets you in fiery font at the apparent title screen of this platformer. Yet is this really the title screen? As you tinker with the Xbox 360 controller, you see the silhouette of a tiny man move un...

 
 

About Dimlyone of us since 3:45 AM on 08.20.2008

Age: 23
Location: Minnesota
Favorite Horror Movie Villian: Michael Myers
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