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About Dylan Garner

I am a Junior studying Media Arts and Design (Journalism) at James Madison University in Virginia. I consider myself a music/rhythm game addict, a Street Fighter wannabe, and pro rage quitter.

Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Super Brutality The lifespans of fighting games can be depressingly short or incredibly long. The ones that have stood the test of time are always able to find the seemingly impossible balance between ease of entry and competitive depth. Injustice: Gods Among Us not only answers this challenging task, it exceeds it in ways that will […]

The top five best characters in ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

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2012 proved to be a rough year for Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken. As it grew, it became haunted by numerous gameplay problems, and as a result its player base dwindled and general public perception plummeted  However, the 2013 update has given new life to the game, bringing in a new wave of support from top Street Fighter vets […]

‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ wins eighth spot at Evo 2013, helps raise $225,000 for breast cancer research

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The Evolution Championship Series is known worldwide as the premier fighting game tournament, bringing together the world’s best for one weekend of incredible action. However, for the second year in a row, Evo decided to use its popularity and die-hard community to make a difference outside of the arcade. Through a contest to pick the […]

Nintendo continues line of crossovers with ‘Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’

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Nintendo used their Nintendo Direct conference today to give fans and skeptics a glimpse of the future for their two platforms, the 3DS and Wii U. Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda were the dominant IPs announced for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U agenda, along with other features and updates. Another announcement shook things up slightly, which combines […]

‘Street Fighter X Mega Man’ announced for Dec. 17, free for PC

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Today, the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament began with a display of the greatest Super Street Fighter II: Super Turbo and Street Fighter III: Third Strike players that the world has to offer. In the midst of the action, Capcom USA’s senior vice-president, Christian Svennson, took the stage for an announcement. While fans might have expected something within the realms […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II review

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Say what you want about Call of Duty, but considering its continued popularity, it’s definitely doing something right. The market-dominating series is now entering its ninth iteration, with Treyarch at the helm once again. Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been said to be the great shift in momentum that fans and gamers across the world […]

Is it too late for a real competitive edge in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’?

Is it even possible for Black Ops II to keep up with League of Legends and other modern competitive juggernauts?

Call of Duty’s incredible popularity is not something that can be easily explained, but the many factors that work together to make the game what it is are rather distinguishable. What makes Call of Duty such a sensation across the world is the combination of a fast pace, simple control scheme, and a direct, competitive system. But […]

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ partners with YouTube as provider for in-game streaming

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As the clock winds down to the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Treyarch and Activision are tying up the loose ends of the many features that have been announced. One of these, the in-game streaming capability, has largely been in the dark, with the logistics and support for it remaining unknown. Today, […]

Call of Duty: Elite service to become free, DLC season pass separately introduced

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is being promoted as a massive shift in the series. The futuristic setting, non-linear campaign options and the emphasis on the hardcore esports community are a few of these major changes that Treyarch is implementing to change up what many consider to be a overly-formulaic series. Call of Duty: Elite […]

HD re-release ‘Darkstalkers Resurrection’ announced, modern ‘Darkstalkers’ game teased

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Capcom took the stage at the New York Comic-Con to talk about the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, a great milestone for the company that they have been promoting through large-scale tournaments and a monstrous 25th anniversary box set. While the focus was first on Ryu and the gang, Capcom shifted focus into a different […]

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins review

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While the ’90s might not have been a great time for arcades, it was a golden era for fighting games. The arcade was the only place to go to unleash the amount of time and money you had spent training on a living opponent, at least outside of the poor console ports back in the […]

Cliff Bleszinski announces his departure from Epic Games

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Cliff Bleszinski, design director for Epic Games, is someone in the gaming industry known to make some headlines. Today, however, he dropped a bombshell that nobody could have expected. He announced that he is leaving Epic Games.  He left the following note explaining his decision, as well as thanking his fans and coworkers during his […]

‘Assassin’s Creed III’ sheds new light on the Boston Tea Party

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Ubisoft has published a new trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III, showcasing the legendary protest and Connor’s role in the events that occurred. This trailer gives us a small history lesson about the event itself. A community in turmoil, the citizens of Boston decide enough is enough, and stage the event which is so […]

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