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The Art of the Sequel

The Art of the Sequel Guitar Hero is dead. Is this breaking news? No it�s not; in fact many, if not most of you probably heard this weeks ago, but why is it dead? It seems to me that the answer is fairly simple: sequel fatigue. If you...

 
 
 

Urgent Evoke

Urgent Evoke Jane McGonigal knows that gamers are the most motivated towards success and that through games we are trained to win. This is a potent factor that lead her to the creation of EVOKE. Changing the world seems like an unbearable...

 
 
 

3DS VS. NGP�FIGHT!

3DS VS. NGP�FIGHT! At a time when a new wave of handhelds is about to breach the market, I feel it necessary to assess the situation. Within the last year, we�ve been informed that Sony�s releasing the new Next Generation Portable (NGP, ...

 
 
 

Fun for Free: Runes of Magic

Fun for Free: Runes of Magic I�ve come to the realization that I am extremely lacking in the currency department. With this discovery, I�ve set off to find some free-to-play games to spend my time on. I get plenty of enjoyment from Leagu...

 
 
 

Virtual Valuables

Virtual Valuables Scrooge's Fortune, Your Games What's the Difference? Let�s face it, games are expensive-especially the new ones. Gamers gripe on the regular about the inflation, the consumer expoitation- �oh, the despair!� What you may...

 
 
 

What We Want For Future Pok�mon Games

What We Want For Future Pok�mon Games With the NA release of Black & White just around the corner, I thought I�d take a look at what future Pok�mon games should have, throw away, or try to improve. Section A: Multi-Regional Travel Argu...

 
 
 

There is No Magnum Opus

There is No Magnum Opus I�m sick of the �are games art yet?� argument. Of course, as an avid game player, I get upset when people like Roger Ebert say that video games can never be art. His lack of understanding of the work that goes int...

 
 
 

A Score Yet Unsettled

A Score Yet Unsettled About five or six months ago, my roommate Brian and I decided it was time for a new game. We�d starved ourselves of new games throughout most of college despite how fresh and shiny they looked. That day, however, th...

 
 
 

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Video Game Henchmen

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Video Game Henchmen Quite often our beloved video games heroes are accompanied by faithful sidekicks. Link had the annoying, yet ever helpful Navi. Banjo would never have been able to save his little sister withou...

 
 
 

Dead Space 2: Review

Dead Space 2: Review I don�t think there�s going to be anyway to hide this so I may just get it out of way: I admire the type of game that Dead Space (and by extension Dead Space 2) is. A horror-centric corridor shooter set in space. Lik...

 
 
 

Diamonds Amongst the Rough: Spinoffs

Diamonds Amongst the Rough: Spinoffs Sonic Meets Pinball When we play games, whether we know it or not, one of the biggest things we�re attracted to is character and story. We play through the plotline, each level bringing us more unders...

 
 
 

Sports Exclusive Titles � 1; Consumers � 0

Sports Exclusive Titles � 1; Consumers � 0 Now that most sports fans, or more specifically football fans, are entering a state of depression due to the end of the football season and grimly looking to the potential of an NFL lockout, the...

 
 
 

Cities in Motion: Review

Cities in Motion: Review Busy streets, crowded intersections, fires blazing, economic ups and downs, and pleasing seven different social groups; choosing and controlling multiple forms of public transit including buses, trams, waterbuses...

 
 
 

Documentary Video Games

Documentary Video Games The concept of this genre has already been established, but to first understand the conception of the documentary we should start by looking at the elements of a documentary video. First there is a desired connect...

 
 
 

Call for Transformation

Call for Transformation Okay, you�ve seen the thumbnail and the cheezy play on words that I�ve used for a title, so I implore you: think back to your elementary Frustratingly Stale Gameplay days, set your clock to 3:15, and think about ...

 
 
 

The Rifts Have Spoken

The Rifts Have Spoken I recently did a preview on the game RIFT, and my first impressions of it were lacking, to say the least. I thought it�d be just like the other MMOs out there and just follow the same format, but in reality I wanted...

 
 
 

Top Ten Wednesdays?: Top Ten Oddest RPGs

Top Ten Wednesdays?: Top Ten Oddest RPGs **Due to a bit of silliness from The Editor, we�ve gotten behind on Top Ten Tuesdays, so we figured we ought to catch up a little by posting Tyler�s Top Ten Tuesdays article today, Wednesday.** T...

 
 
 

Outside the Box: More than One Noir

Outside the Box: More than One Noir I know most of you are looking forward to the hotly anticipated L.A. Noir. And I am too, but to me there is more than one noir. I guess there�s that wine�a beer�and the film genre�.ok well for me there...

 
 
 

Darkspore: Diablospore?

Darkspore: Diablospore? I�m not sure how many of you played the sandbox-heavy Maxis creation, Spore, but I was one of the few who followed along from its announcement, Creature Creator, pre-order, and release. I was there through the del...

 
 
 

Killzone 3 Beta: Impressions

Killzone 3 Beta: Impressions Killzone 3: Multiplayer Open Beta � Impressions It�s been almost a full two years since Guerrilla Games brought us to the dismal world of Helghan in Killzone 2. Being one of the only PS3 exclusive FPSes, it h...

 
 
 

2011 in Games

2011 in Games We are living during amazing times for videogame development. Year after year we see the market flooded with high profile, triple A titles that are consistently pushing the This envelope on what the medium can be capable o...

 
 
 

Little Big Planet 2: Review

Little Big Planet 2: Review �Formation! Formation!� Jes Richards, lead editor, yells and although my team takes our formation, we�re still shouting out directions. We�re riding cute bunnies one moment, then we�re on a laser camel, and th...

 
 
 

Skyward Hopes

Skyward Hopes Uh... It�s been five whole years since we last saved Hyrule from the twilight realm. We once again started as a young, innocent villager in green garb and turned ourselves into a Master Sword-wielding warrior of badass prop...

 
 
 

Halo as an End All Be All

Halo as an End All Be All First person shooters are all about preference, and I am of the firm belief that no particular modern shooter is truly any better than any other. So, Hail to the.......Chief. when I say that the best shooter se...

 
 
 

Magicka: Impressions

Magicka: Impressions Swedish developer Arrowhead Studios� first project is an ambitious foray into the isometric-fantasy RPG. Joining theDiablo, Torchlight, and others. With a colorful array of spells, monsters, and locations what else d...

 
 
 

The Search for the Citizen Kane, Pt. 2

The Search for the Citizen Kane, Pt. 2 Plenty of games have been called �the best of all time�. Obviously, such a title is completely subjective, as opinions from person to person will vary greatly. But maybe there is some kind of quantifi...

 
 
 

Homebrew: Gamer-Foul or the Only Resort?

Homebrew: Gamer-Foul or the Only Resort? We�ve all heard the terms at one time or another: �hacking,� �modding,� �emulating,� and the unfortunate �bricking.� But through what means have we made ourselves familiar with them? There are, of...

 
 
 

Death to Random Encounters

Death to Random Encounters I�m looking at you, early Final Fantasy games, whose stories I could actually follow. You too, Pok�mon. I�m looking at you both, and I�m looking hard. As I gaze back at a few of my earliest RPG undertakings, o...

 
 
 

League of Legends: DotA Revamped

League of Legends: DotA Revamped Months ago, in the wake of receiving my Halo: Reach pre-order and playing nearly twenty hours per week, I was also introduced to a new free-to-play PC game. A couple friends of mine were already immersed...

 
 
 

Outside the Box: A Tale of Two Tourneys

Outside the Box: A Tale of Two Tourneys It was the worst of times and the slightly better of times. Waking up two weekends ago, I noticed there was something magical in the crisp winter air. It was eerily reminiscent of another early mo...

 
 

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