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    Badge Babes Immortalize Your Main for Blizzcon

    (Imagine a deep, epic movie trailer voice.  It’ll be cool.)  Coming to an Anaheim Convention Center near you, November 6 and 7, Blizzcon! At last year’s Blizzcon, hundreds of players proudly represented their factions and favorite classes by wearing hand drawn badges around their necks by some of the Blizzard community’s most beloved artists. Instead […] More

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    Where in the World is Hideo Kojima Pt. II: The Most Silent of Hills

    Konami’s relationship with Hideo Kojima seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Konami has officially announced the cancellation of Silent Hills, the much-anticipated collaboration between Kojima and horror director Guillermo del Toro. The last time TSG discussed Kojima’s whereabouts the Kojima Studios logo had been removed from all promotional material dealing with Silent Hills, […] More

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    eSports Won Heroes of the Dorm

    On Sunday, April 26, 2015, four teams competed head to head for college tuition in Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Dorm in Los Angeles, a competition where teams of five played Blizzard’s unreleased MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) “Heroes of the Storm.”  The Heroes of the Dorm began March 28 of this year, in which […] More

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    Videogame Soundtracks: The Bow On Top

    I’ll always remember the first time I heard “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant, the first song I heard from what would later become one of my favorite bands. Some of you might think you’re in the wrong place after reading that last sentence, but the rest of you know exactly what […] More

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    The Art of Pikmin

    Introduction 11 days since proper sleep: Given the trend of the last couple articles I’ve written, it is apparent that my inspiration comes well after sundown. Just last night I found myself watching the gameplay of one of my favorite childhood games, Pikmin. And just tonight, I find myself sitting in a library past midnight […] More

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    In Control: A Look At Game Controllers

    The entire point of video games is that the player has control – otherwise they would just be movies. In order to give the player control over the game, the video game controller was invented. In 1972 with the release of Pong on the Magnavox Odyssey (it’s okay, I didn’t know what that was either) came the world’s […] More

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    Review: The Tender Cut

    Among the things I’ve been called over the years, one of them is “Hipster Trash”. Regardless of whether or not another person has actually called me that, four years of film school has prepared me to accept this label. So when I stumbled upon The Tender Cut, a game whose main boast is that it’s […] More

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    A Smash Hit (FORMAT FEATURE)

    You know those video games you can play over and over? For me it’s usually a game with a good storyline. I could play Telltale’s The Walking Dead until my thumbs bleed or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon over and over until my eyes fall out of their sockets. Then there’s Super Smash Brothers, where the biggest […] More

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    Joining Wikipedia Because of Video Game Addiction

    Just recently I stayed up past 4am lying in bed with a laptop on my stomach and my chin almost touching my chest. My face was lit by the flickering whiteness of the screen as various clips of random, nostalgic video games played before my eyes. The morning after, I suffered through both of my […] More

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