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#The Memory Card


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The Memory Card .91: A sniper rifle and a telephone

Have you ever played a videogame that you liked -- but didn’t love -- only to encounter a sequence that is so creative and well-designed it makes you wish the entire game contained more memorable moments like it? When this happens, ho...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .90: In her father's Shadow

Family is a central part of anyone’s life. For better or worse, your family has a profound effect on you and changes your life in one way or another. Because of the emotionally deep connection everyone has to family, videogame designe...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .89: MEAT 'SPLOSION!

One of the great things about videogames is how absurd they can be. Whether this absurdity is intentional (Noby Noby Boy) or unintentional (“All your base are belong to us!”) it’s always nice to see games that aren’t...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .88: The mark of a THIEF

How do videogames punish the player for doing something wrong? The easy answer is they kill them. By performing a key jump or sword swing incorrectly, the game punishes the player by taking away one of their lives. But what about when the p...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .87: A Snake in a microwave

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, through the book&rsqu...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .86: Death is final

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 nearby oil drum...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .85: You have chosen ... wisely

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, leads to mixed re...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .84: A royal assist

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 of videogames,...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .83: Blast Processing!

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 games made by a r...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .82: Yuna's empty embrace

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. As a huge fan o...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .81: A prayer for Ness

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-running series th...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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