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The Horror! The Horror! - 2011-11-07 20:28:53

The Horror! The Horror!

A horror game, when properly designed, can be a beautifully terrifying thing. Although many entries to the genre simply ape the conventions of other media, smart developers who fully capitalize on the blood-chilling potential of interactive entertainment can truly unsettle an audience. Follow me, ghouls and ghoulettes, as I take a look at some of

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A Meditation on Difficulty - 2011-11-07 20:22:52

A Meditation on Difficulty

  There are few games that fill me with actual dread, even though I enjoy playing them. Demon’s Souls is one of those games; Dark Souls is now another. The reason for the dread is simple: these games belong to a rare class of interactive entertainment that can be fun but at the same time cause an enormous amount

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A Bad Case of the Sequels - 2011-11-07 20:20:50

A Bad Case of the Sequels

  The fall of 2011 is an exciting time for a lot of ladies and gents who love playing videogames, and for good reason — there are a whole lot of quality-looking titles currently having last-minute wrinkles ironed out or the shrink wrap finally slapped over their jewel-cases. Despite all of this, I’m not as

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Interview

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Interview

  Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood added multiplayer to the mix last year, something many fans were worried about. It turned out to be far more interesting and engaging then expected, and this year, with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ubisoft is hoping to do this again. The game offers a new multiplayer mode, new challenge, and a new installment in

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Sony PS3 Holiday Preview Event 4

Sony PS3 Holiday Preview Event

This October 12th, Sony held a holiday preview event to show off all of the upcoming titles set to release during the holiday season, as well as exhibit some other projects that are currently still in development. Amongst the well-known franchise instalments shown like Uncharted 3 and Twisted Metal, there were also some smaller titles such as Journey and Escape Plan,

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Calm Down People, Great Games Are Coming - 2011-11-07 16:56:30

Calm Down People, Great Games Are Coming

  Hi people, it’s your resident Nintendo nerd. I know it’s a tough time to be a Nintendo supporter these days, given that the company is in the midst of an uncharacteristic low. The Big N seems to be spending all of their time focusing on 3DS damage control (an ugly dual analog add-on? Seriously?)

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Kaleem Ahmad: An Interview about turnit.com - 2011-11-07 16:54:43

Kaleem Ahmad: An Interview about turnit.com

Kaleem Ahmad, President and CEO of Evolusent, tells us about turnit.com, a free publishing site intended to facilitate online publishing. He’s particularly interested in attracting comic book publishers to the site. Comic and Gaming Monthly caught him by phone.

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The Top Ten Genre Movies of TIFF 2011

The Top Ten Genre Movies of TIFF 2011

Well, folks, it happened again: the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone. All of those movie stars and desperate young filmmakers anxious to sell a new project have returned home with either gigantic smiles (George Clooney) or pained expressions of disappointment (let’s face it, pretty well everyone else). It’s hard to point

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TIFF Preview: 5 Film Festival Recommendations For The Genre Fans 5

TIFF Preview: 5 Film Festival Recommendations For The Genre Fans

Labor day has passed and the summer is officially over. For most people that’s very depressing news, but if you live in Toronto there is a nice little silver lining. The end of summer brings to town the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, and with it a cavalcade of movie stars and some of the best and

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Nintendo’s Suddenly Uncertain Future - 2011-11-07 16:05:24

Nintendo’s Suddenly Uncertain Future

  As recently as a year ago, Nintendo was riding high. The Wii not only introduced motion gaming to the world, but became the highest selling console in the company’s history, even beating the original NES. On top of that, the DS was the most successful handheld gaming system on the market, virtually annihilating the

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Paradox plans, backstabs and battles on the PC - 2011-11-07 15:59:27

Paradox plans, backstabs and battles on the PC

  The mid 90’s computer game landscape was dominated by strategy and simulation games. This craze died off for the most part with the advent of the console, but one company has kept the flame burning. Paradox Interactive, a Swedish company, are now one of the top publishers of strategy games on the PC platform.

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