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Starcraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm Review

Starcraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm Intro Kerrigan is back and she is out for blood in the new Starcraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, athough really, saying this is an expansion is a bit of an understatement. In the age of DLC for just about every high profile game, I appreciate that Blizzard takes its expansions so seriously and gives us so much for our money. By Mikeoldboy Starcraft 2: Heart of The Swarm ...

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Plague Inc. Review

Plague Inc. Review Eradicating the entire world with your own disease seems a bit morbid at first, but Plague Inc. makes it shamelessly addicting. There are tons of games in the pandemic genre, but none of them are as refined as Plague Inc. By Mikeoldboy Plagues In Plague Inc. There are 8 types of plagues, from bacteria to bio-weapon. The difficulties vary. Personally I thought the Fungus (3rd level) was th ...

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Gaming Under the Influence: Jetpack Joyride

I've been recovering from a series of oral surgeries for the past few weeks. Most of that time consisted of lying on my back, waiting for the general anesthesia to wear off, discovering how yummy Vicodin is, and thinking about what kind of work I could do while lying on my back completely drugged up. After being unable to think of anything beyond becoming a ceiling painter, I just played video games. By K V ...

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Four Things Wii U Gamers Have Learned From The Nintendo Direct Conference

  Nintendo Direct Conference 2013 The recent Nintendo Direct conference whipped gamers into something of a frenzy with announcements about thrilling new Wii U games and updates, but with so much to take in it was difficult to nail down the important bits. Here are five take-away points we feel are among the most exciting. Nintendo Direct Conference: Super Mario Is In Good Hands With the launch of New S ...

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Online Killed the Multiplayer Star

Online Killed the Multiplayer Star There seems to be a trend in digital media these days.  We live in an age of rapid electronic communication, where you are more likely to converse with someone via text then you are face to face.  We tweet routine tasks like #pickingupdogcrapagain, as we instagram photos of our nightly meals.  We constantly check and update our Facebooks, and use Google whenever we need to ...

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The 20 Best Games of 2012

20 Best Games of 2012 It’s that time of the year again when we reminisce and countdown the best games that left an undeniable impression on gamers and critics. 2012 was a big year with some old favorites reemerging, sequels carrying forward the story and prequels explaining the original plot. Here’s a look at 20 best games of 2012 1. Best Games of 2012: Borderlands 2  Second installment of the 2009 hybrid a ...

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Retro Game Clothing: Suggestions From a Vintage Gaming Nerd

I get all hot and bothered when I see a crisp clean Pac-Man shirt breaking through the dark and dreary human landscape. It makes my heart leap to see, “Missile Command”, proudly displayed on a t-shirt.  I love retro games and I adore vintage video game merchandise.  But I am old and I have to find things about which to complain, right? Let us start with my complaints and end with something positive, shall w ...

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Madden NFL 13’s Coolest New Features

 A Look At Some Of The Changes In This Years Madden NFL 13 Despite being from the UK since the days of my good ol Sega Mega Drive I have had a love for the Madden NFL series. The more modern Madden games offer such a fantastic simulation approach to the sport that it can seem a little overwhelming to new comers. But I actually think that Madden NFL 13 does a great job in introducing you to the way of the NF ...

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Best Games To Come Out Of The United Kingdom

United Kingdom is renowned for many things! Fish n Chips, soccer and the Beatles but what most of us avid gamers don’t know is that it’s also home to some very talented game developers. Surprised? “I was under the assumption that most game developers are from Japan or USA” is the typical response that comes to mind. So the objective of this article would be to jot down the best games to come out of United K ...

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Need For Speed Most Wanted: Review

Need For Speed Most Wanted Review With Need For Speed Most Wanted, British games developers Criterion Games have once again delivered an amazing experience that successfully blends unadulterated fun with fast paced, high octane action. Need For Speed Most Wanted Gameplay Being an open world racing simulator, Need For Speed Most Wanted gives the players total freedom, as no part of Fair Haven (City in which ...

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10 Amazingly Craptastic Video Game Movies

Video Game Movies As the film Wreck It Ralph hits theaters November 2, talk is again circulating the interwebs about video games making the jump to film.  Yay?  With very, very few exceptions, movies based on video games just do not make money.  Good grief! Did anybody see Doom?  Ugh!  The saving grace of Wreck It Ralph is that the film is based on an “80’s style” game.  The artwork in the trailers almost l ...

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Top 5 Free-To-Play MMOs That Might Actually Be Worth Your Time

Drakensang, Battlestar Galactica, Runes of Magic, DC Universe Online, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, top our list of the best Free MMORPG's. Here's why. By Enemy Crab Let's Begin! MMORPGs are fun or frustrating depending on your standpoint. Some people adore the grind of slaying a dozen “Juvenile Brown Bears”, collecting 25 “Sharpened Warg Teeth” or the slightly-less-routine “Escort Merchant Samson to the ...

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Dark Souls DLC Boss Fights Walkthrough

Dark Souls DLC: Boss Fights Walk-through By Veritas The Dark Souls DLC is finally out for consoles as well as the patch that nerfs and buffs a lot of favorites. This guide assumes you have some working knowledge of the game. We also assume you are prepared to die. Getting Started With Dark Souls DLC The Dark Souls DLC areas are not immediately available for new characters. You must have cleared up to Anor L ...

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Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games

  Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games Video games have the capability to immerse us into a fantastical world where we can cast aside norms imposed by society! There are different gaming genres out there that weave a fabricated world so vivid that it’s difficult not to completely lose touch with reality. A favorite gaming genre is FPS ( First Person Shooter ). First person shooters work by pu ...

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SNES vs. Sega Genesis : 20 Years Later

Playing a SNES & Genesis ROM "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke, man, couldn't picture this,” as heard from The Notorious B.I.G. The two greatest 16-bit consoles are still going at it. Even twenty years later, there have been games released via XBLA, PSN and Wii Virtual Console as well as compilations and, my favorite, ROMs. For sure, we will be playing the classics forever. Today, we ...

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ROMs Illegal?

ROMs Peace. I hear quite some controversy in the west about what is and is not illegal i.e. playing ROMs on emulators. Some discuss what if I own the game while others play by the book? In this generation we will not go back and forth on this subject. There is no need to justify what you do or don’t do. Western philosophy turns everything into good vs. evil causing us to turn on each other day and night. Co ...

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Dead Island Riptide

  Dead Island Riptide   Developer Techland's hit Dead Island is getting a follow up, Dead island Riptide. Despite technically being a role playing game, it gained fans as one of the best shooter games for Xbox, PS3 and PC this past year, although it did have some issues. Luckily, Techland patched up the problems and learned from their troubles, promising Riptide to be a much smoother experience, a ...

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Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon

Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon Memory is an integral part of the human psyche. From it, guidance may be derived for the path to follow based on previous experiences. Solace can be gleamed from evoking a happy event. Memory dictates to whom we are loyal and for whom we hold an enmity  It is the unassailable keep which makes up individuality. It is sacred, inviolate and deeply personal. At least until visiti ...

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Dead Space 3: Bring A Friend

Dead Space 3 Veritas Examines The Co-Op Promise of Dead Space 3 Set to release on February 5 of next year, Visceral Games' Dead Space 3 comes with some interesting changes. The series of third-person survival shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC were a welcome entry into the dwindling horror genre. Now that Resident Evil has become more of an action first person shooter for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Dead Spac ...

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PS2 vs. Xbox – A Decade Later

Comparing the Sony PlayStation 2 vs. Original Xbox a decade later but with a twist. The Original Xbox falls short in comparison but a modded Xbox is a whole new creature in itself. The Sony PlayStation 2 won the battle back in the day but what about today? Truth is that the past doesn’t matter and these consoles have evolved. Allow me to demonstrate. Now a days the PS2 has over 1,800 games. It’s the best ti ...

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Warface: Crisp Graphics, Fluid Shooting Gameplay, Free To Play?

Warface By Veritas When considering top tier shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Crysis is right at the top and it's bringing a new entry, Warface. Developer Crytek has crafted a popular series in Crysis and now they seek to bring their skills to an often ignored market: free games, in the form of Warface. The idea that free games provide little to see as there is no monetary incentive is not one shared ...

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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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The Best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters

Best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters I do video game research all the time, one of my favorite subject matters are sales figures especially on first person shooter games for Xbox 360, the best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters. The best Xbox 360 shooter games are not always the best selling, but their is a correlation. I keep up to date to know the price value when I go shopping at the local stores. These are the games t ...

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Castle Crashers Review

Castle Crashers Castle Crashers ( Castle Crashers Tips tricks and Cheats )is an exciting, comical, 2D side-scrolling, animated RPG and one of the best xbox 360 games . It starts off in your king's castle, during a party, when all of a sudden, an evil wizard intrudes. He steals the king's precious, and very large, crystal. Not only that, but also snatches four of the king's princesses, flying away back to hi ...

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Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting Review

Street Fighter II By Dauddy Exclusive to the Xbox 360 Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting lands on the Xbox Live Arcade. Considered to be the greatest in the Street Fighter franchise, this is the third installment in the series adding hyper speed to the world renowned Championship Edition. This is an arcade port of the original; no graphical changes and no remixed soundtrack. This is the classic just like we r ...

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