For Glory: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ played 1 on 1 is not the Smash you know

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Oct
17

For Glory: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ played 1 on 1 is not the Smash you know

From a competitive perspective, being dismissive of Super Smash Bros. is easy. The franchise has long been thought of as the […]

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Oct
10

How ‘Shadow of Mordor’ taught me to respect my enemy, even in Middle-Earth

At the outset of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the framework of  a basic revenge tale appears to be in place. […]

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Oct
09

Nintendo played the staggered ‘Super Smash Bros.’ release perfectly

Nintendo’s announcement that the recently launched 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. sold over 2.8 million units worldwide (which has […]

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Oct
07

Hunting Orcs in the Shadow of Mordor

One of the things that’s separated Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor from the rest of the video game pack this fall […]

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Aug
05

The Girl’s Got Game: Female Let’s Play-ers of Note

The popularity of “Let’s Play” streams on Twitch or YouTube videos has exploded in the last few years. It’s not […]

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Jul
20

Four Ways for WildStar to Improve

With solid combat, new mechanics not seen in the genre before, unique art style, and humor all its own, it’s […]

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Jul
17

Opinion: Can AAA games make effective social commentary?

Flash back with me, if you will, to June 2012: Ubisoft had just wrapped up a stellar E3 with its […]

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Jul
09

Hook, Line and Sinker: Why Games Grab Us (Part 1)

Recently, the fine gentlemen over at the Gamers With Jobs podcast had a discussion about commitment to gaming. Specifically, what makes […]

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Jul
07

Think Games are Too Easy? Try These.

It’s hard to argue with the assertion that overall, games have gotten easier. Well, let’s qualify that statement. As video […]

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Jun
24

Give it a Rest: Three Genres in Need of a Makeover

Show of hands: who played the first free month of Elder Scrolls Online and then called it quits? Thought so. Ok, […]

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Jun
09

WildStar: The Little WoW Clone That Could

The launch of WildStar is shaping up to be like most other highly-anticipated MMOs: full of packed servers, multi-hour queues […]

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Jun
04

E3 2014 Predictions

The Future Revealed E3 comes around but once a year, is the subject of much speculation and can leave those […]

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Apr
09

Gaming outside the box: expanding next-gen games through companion content

I’ve previously discussed the novelty of “Paper Trail,” a free batch of Infamous: Second Son DLC that engages players inside the game and out by […]