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Are Video Games ‘Works Of Satan’ ?

  Unlike most children I was never restricted on anything I did as a kid. If I wanted to dig a hole to China, which I attempted, my parents didn’t care. (Although I can’t say the same for my uncle who stumbled into said hole drunk and was forced to spend his night there.) Stay up all night? Sure! As long as I made it to school the next day. In fact I received my first gun when I was only seven. Needles ...

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Where Are The Retro Games? The Dissolving Arcade Games Landscape

  If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, chances are really high that you spent some quality time in an arcade.  You see, kids.  Long ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, we used to spend time outside our homes at a place called “the mall.”  At the mall (whether indoors or outdoor strip mall) we could roam around aimlessly –OR– assuming we had some cash, we could spend an afternoon basking in the glow of ou ...

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The Awesomeness Of LEGO Video Games

  Yes, you read that right, and I am not being sarcastic. A little while ago, I finished LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, a hundred percent completion. This is easily the best gaming experience I have had this year. Possibly the best one I have had this generation. Wondering why I am holding this game in such high regard? Well, after playing the whole game in two player mode with my son, I will tell you ...

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Video Game Legend: Samus Aran

  In which game did you first encounter Samus?  The original Metroid, Metroid Prime series, Super Metroid, Other M, or maybe some of the cameos Samus has had?  Samus Aran is a character known not only to retro gamers but to current gen gamers as well.  In fact, ask the experts on gamer web sites, television programs and magazines and you’ll be reminded that Samus and the Metroid series are one of the b ...

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Dark Souls: Death Is Your Friend

  The second game in FromSoftware's Soul series wants to introduce you death, to have you embrace it. The back of the case reads "Prepare To Die" and you will die a lot. Extraordinary deaths that will bring rage and yelling, which may even feel cheap but will improve your play. Dark Souls makes no apologies for its difficult onslaught, there is no pause button and you can be attacked while in item menu ...

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Assassin’s Creed III: Fighting for Freedom

Assassin's Creed III   Assassin's Creed III: Fighting for Freedom By Veritas Ubisoft is set to release the next episode of their Assassin's Creed series. Continuing Desmond's adventure, the Assassins versus Templars conflict moves to a new stage: America's War of Independence. This being a numbered title, there is a new protagonist, Connor Kenway. His story certainly looks engaging by the glimpses of m ...

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Why We Game

  I will be the first to confess that I often have used video games to escape, what I consider, my boring existence. The thought of exploring unknown lands and becoming a hero has captivated me since I was a child. Even as an adult, it fascinates me. To take the role of a protagonist you know is destined for greatness and help them achieve it gives you a sense of self accomplishment unlike any other. T ...

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