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    Partying at PAX Prime 2015

    Standing in the crowd before the expo halls open, you can feel the anticipation.  It’s contagious, and its hard not to get as equally stoked when waiting to enter PAX.  The wait is certainly worth it.  With so many games to play, it’s hard to be disappointed in PAX Prime 2015.  And yet, as soon […] More

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    Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

    Ubisoft are in the spotlight once again this week as the Open Source crew discuss Assassin Creed: Unity in all its 900p, 30-FPS glory. Amid allegations that Microsoft paid them to hold back the PS4 version, the question is: are there more important things to worry about than Full HD? Driveclub‘s launch woes, Native Americans […] More

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    Rinse and Repeat: Making Games the Ubisoft Way

    After steadily working your way across the bare map, you’ve finally reached it. You’ve dodged enemies, commandeered vehicles, maybe even taken part in a spot of violence to get here. But you don’t mind the long slog, because you know that in a few minutes you’ll have a fast travel point unlocked. You just need […] More

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    Should Depictions of Nazism in Gaming Be Banned?

    With the release of Wolfenstein: The New Order in May of 2014, it has been about 70 years since the end of World War 2 and the atrocities of the Nazi regime. In that 70 years the world has radically changed: man has conquered the unknown void of space, advanced medicine has healed the sick and technology has ushered in a new age of digital unity. However, even with all the progress achieved in the past 70 years some remnants of the old world will not simply fade into the passage of history. More

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    The Pressure to Perform

    The past week saw two rather interesting pieces of news. The first was the financial report of publishing giant Square Enix for the fiscal year ending March 31 2014. Happily, they posted profits to the tune of $65 million; a huge step up from last year’s disastrous $134 million net loss. Crediting the turnaround to […] More

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    Story/Stark: The Gaming Industry is Starving for Story

    Rarely, if ever, is a game so exceedingly great it warrants a remake only a year after release.  This is, however, the case with The Last of Us, the late PS3 entry from Naughty Dog (the Uncharted series) that is coming to the PS4 in the way of The Last of Us: Remastered.  Perhaps this is merely an effort […] More

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    5 Reasons Kick-Ass Should Be a Videogame

      Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar’s hilarious-but-brutal comic book, turns the superhero genre on its head. Nobody in Kick-Ass is technically a ‘super’ hero because it’s set in our world. Therefore the ‘super’ heroes are nothing more than costumed vigilantes who withstand a bullet as well as a bowl of fruit. It’s great to see […] More

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    Ten Video Games We Wish Were Live Action Movies

    10- Amnesia What’s scarier than waking up and not knowing where you are? How about not knowing where you are, who you are, and what’s trying to kill you? Welcome to Amnesia, in which you find yourself trapped in a dark castle without your memories while creatures slink about in the dark.Unlike most games, which […] More