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Can Assassin’s Creed Make for a Good Film? 1
Sep 10, 2015

Can Assassin’s Creed Make for a Good Film?

Videogame movies don’t have a great track record. There may be entertainment to be had in the appropriately schlocky tone of Paul W.S. Anderson’s long-running Resident Evil film series and comedic …

Does Metal Gear Have a Future Post-Kojima?
Sep 3, 2015

Does Metal Gear Have a Future Post-Kojima?

September 1st will see the release of the final Metal Gear game directed by Kojima Productions’ Hideo Kojima.

Broken Age and Adventure Game Difficulty
May 7, 2015

Broken Age and Adventure Game Difficulty

Having finished the second act of Double Fine Productions’ Broken Age, I feel conflicted about its overall success. The project, successfully funded on Kickstarter as a revival of the adventure gen…

Hype Matters More Than Review Scores 2
Mar 5, 2015

Hype Matters More Than Review Scores

Gaming—as with any medium—changes enormously once it becomes a mainstream entertainment. What once was the province of a few enthusiasts with very strict demands and high expectations becomes a com…

PS3 Owners: Go Play Deadly Premonition
Dec 2, 2014

PS3 Owners: Go Play Deadly Premonition

This is more of a public service announcement than anything else, but as one of those devoted fans of the weird, wonky town of Greenvale, I feel this news needs to be explained to the masses of PS3…

What Happened To Square-Enix? 5
Oct 22, 2014

What Happened To Square-Enix?

Over the last month, there’s been a lot of news coming out from Square-Enix in the wake of the Tokyo Game Show. The news has mostly been about change, and the change is pretty surprising. This is S…

Who Will Be The Second Place Console This Generation? 1
Aug 7, 2014

Who Will Be The Second Place Console This Generation?

Depending on who you ask, the current generation first got underway when the Wii U launched in November of 2012, or else the race finally started when all the consoles came to market in November of…

Destiny’s Beta is a Smart Sales Pitch
Jul 30, 2014

Destiny’s Beta is a Smart Sales Pitch

Playable demos don’t seem to have the kind of popularity they used to. Maybe it’s the rise of easily accessible YouTube “Let’s Play” videos that are responsible for their decline. Maybe it’s due to…

Welcome To The Gaming Dry Spell of Summer
Jun 5, 2014

Welcome To The Gaming Dry Spell of Summer

 E3 is almost here and with it comes an unusually sparse summer for gaming. The gaming industry continues its trend of surrendering the summer months to the movie theater and book store, believing …


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