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10 Top Indie Games Coming To PlayStation 4

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When the PlayStation 4 was announced on Feb. 20, 2013 in front of a packed New York theater, the gaming world collectively let out a roar of approval. Now more than a year on from the announcement we are just starting to see the console stretch it’s wings, but we have still seen precious few glimpses of […]

Happy July 4th: Four games to help you get your patriotism on

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The Fourth of July, much like Thanksgiving and Christmas, is a holiday when Americans really try to be as excessive as possible. Whether that be obscene amounts of food, over-the-top flag displays, or exercising the inalienable right to blow things up, come Independence Day we do it up right. Several video games are also just […]

VGW’s Mount Rushmore of Video Games

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Steve Smith of NBA.com sat down with LeBron James and tasked him to name his Mount Rushmore of Basketball players — the four biggest, most influential names ever to have graced the game. Ever since the interview went public, the basketball world has been awash with current players, hall-of-famers and members of the basketball press […]

6 Reasons Why ‘Titanfall’ is not just “‘Call of Duty’ with Mechs”

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Although it has yet to be commercially released in final form, there is no shortage of heated discussion of Respawn’s long-anticipated shooter, Titanfall. Perhaps the biggest complaint heard online and elsewhere is that the game–developed by former Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella–is “nothing more than Call of Duty with Mechs.” While the recent public beta […]

HD February: Looking to the Future of HD Remakes

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Throughout February, we’ve looked at the best and worst of HD remakes. However, there are decades worth of games that would benefit greatly from an HD facelift and a reinvention of their controls. The VGW staff wants to share what we believe are the most deserving of the HD port. Brian Shea // Editor-in-Chief Wii […]

February HD Super Arcade Remix: The 5 Best HD Remakes

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This past generation has seen the rise of a new trend: HD remakes. A great deal for anyone who wants to relive their favorite adventure in glorious high definition or for someone who missed out the first time through. However, for the most part, these are just the exact same games, flaws included, in a […]

7 Things to Do in ‘A Link Between Worlds’ Aside from the Story

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is one of the most engrossing games to be put out by Nintendo in recent years, so it’s no surprise that despite the Weather Vanes’ incessant insistence that gamers take breaks from playing, players have typically blown right through the fairly lengthy story. While there are some […]

VGW’s Top 25 Most Anticipated 2014 Video Games

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With the end of every year comes a time of self-reflection, immediately followed by a time where each and every one of us thinks about all that the new year will bring us. Our time of looking back at 2013 is in the past, so it’s time for VGW to look ahead to the multitude […]

3 Triple-A genres screaming for the roguelike treatment

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As a genre, the roguelike has taken off in the indie world. Defined by procedurally generated worlds, minimal player constraints, and punishing difficulty, roguelikes change the way modern gamers play by forcing them to live—or die—with the consequences of their actions. Permanent death is often the light at the end of the tunnel for player characters, […]

2013 Final Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo

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Going into 2013, we weren’t so sure that it would be a strong year. We knew a few things for certain — like the fact that BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, and The Last of Us would release, and that Sony and Microsoft would probably announce new consoles for release later in the year — […]

Essential Gaming: VGW’s Top 10 Games of 2013

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We’ve already looked back at the top video games in each category in VGW’s 2013 Game of the Year awards, and we’ve reflected upon how this year represented a shift in focus towards making superb stories, but now it’s time to look at the games that the staff picked as the best video games of […]

2013 in Video Gaming: The Year of the Story

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‘Tis the season when gaming websites are clamoring to decide what the game-related story of year has been. The arrival of two new consoles? The Oculus Rift? Steam OS? I suggest that instead of arguing about the story of the year in video games, we should be celebrating 2013 in video gaming as the Year […]

The 10 Most Memorable Video Game Gifts

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The above line accompanied the simple gift of a sword, but it launched an entire franchise of heroic adventures and became one of the most iconic moments in gaming history. Such is the power of a good gift; well thought-out, useful, yet memorable. If you can use it to save the world, so much the […]

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