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What Video Games Have Taught Me

It’s nearly impossible to escape the constant crucification of video games by the media. Since the media blitz of the Nineties when, all of a sudden, politicians decided to chime in on the medium as a whole with blanket state...

 
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A Random Encounter Has Appeared!

I love RPGs. If the civilized world didn’t require that I do something productive from time to time, I would sit in my house and play RPGs on my DS all day and night. I’ve never really made the transition to MMOs because ha...

 
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Piracy – Is It Really a Big Problem?

Piracy has been so blown out of proportion that it almost sounds like some kind of terrible curse word. Like something that someone of an older generation would say, and all the younger, more progressive, people in the room wou...

 
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Gamification of Games

Gamification is one of those buzzwords that has been getting thrown around for a while now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Gamification is the addition of game mechanics to something that is not trad...

 
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PS Vita – A Slowly Sinking Ship?

Ah, the Vita. Sony really knocked this one out of the park as far as the hardware is concerned. The touch screen is incredibly responsive, the buttons have a nice click to them, and the sticks are surprisingly capable. Not to m...

 
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OUYA – Breaking New Ground In An Old Market

In the past two days something amazing has been going on over at Kickstarter. OUYA, an open source, hackable Android based game console has received (at the time of this writing) over four million dollars in funding from backer...

 
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Retrospective – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was an essential title for PS2 owners upon its release in 2001, and it has recently become a must own title on the PlayStation Vita as well. After many false starts over the years, I’ve fin...

 
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Why PC Gaming is Here To Stay

With the inevitable onslaught of new hardware in the coming years we’re going to see another ritualistic piece of gaming culture rear its ugly head: the PC doomsayers. The last few generations of consoles have brought about t...

 
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Remembering Doom

Doom, released by id Software in 1993, is one of those games that has been ported to just about every machine in existence. In fact, I got a port of it running on my GPS from five years ago, which is beyond absurd. If you have ...

 
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Retrospective – Metal Gear Solid

I’ve always been a pseudo-fan of the Metal Gear series in the sense that I play them a little, read Wikipedia for story gaps, and thoroughly enjoy the portable entries. When Metal Gear Solid came out back in 1998 I was te...