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    The Death of Valve

    I’m not one to shy away from controversial topics. I believe that discussing these sorts of disputed subjects can create a dialogue where opinions, especially unpopular ones, can be tested against one another without fear of digital retribution. I want to foster that sense of argument and debate, so that we don’t just accept everything […] More

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    Games that make you feel powerful

    Games are an escape. They allow us to flee from our mundane realities and enter worlds where we feel empowered by incredible abilities. Of course, when you suddenly grant someone god-like powers, they’ll go around and see what pandemonium (read: fun) they can cause. Luckily, as games are an aforementioned escape, it’s safe to give […] More

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    Crash N. Sane Trilogy does something awesome with DLC

    Downloadable content can be a contentious topic among gamers. Originally seen as an opportunity to expand our digital adventures, DLC is now often lamented and treated with suspicion. Whether it’s pay-to-win items in a freemium game or currency to open a loot chest, gamers are resistant to having to pay more money on top of […] More

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    The Overlooked Adventure of Zelda 2

    The newest entry to the Zelda franchise, Breath of the Wild, is considered by many to be a return-to-form for the series. It recaptures the original title’s sense of intrepid exploration and challenging combat while implementing many quality of life improvements that earlier entries sorely needed. Some of these additions include elements more commonly seen […] More

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    Hyrule Comes to Life with the Symphony of the Goddesses

    Update: The contest is over. Find out who the winner is at 6am PST at this link! I walked down the hallway, fluorescent light bouncing off linoleum tiles. But that wasn’t the only thing bouncing. As I strode forward, the soft crescendo of music began to ring in my ears. It flowed and lilted as […] More

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    Five Movie Licensed Games That Are Actually Good

    If there are two things we’ve come to realize as games cross over with other media, it’s that movies based on games are bad, and equally bad are the games based on movies. Often times, film-licensed games are used as cash-grabs, a simple tie-in created in order to wring more money from your wallets. Hidden […] More

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    Dungeon Tans: Summer Gaming Guide

    The weather is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and school’s finally over. That means its summer, the perfect time of year to stay in and play video games. You’ve probably been busy throughout the year, working or studying, not being able to find the time to properly engross yourself within a virtual universe. […] More

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    A Look at Uncharted 4’s Multiplayer

    When The Last of Us came out in 2013, I had a lot of questions ready in anticipation of playing. One of the biggest questions I had was: how is Naughty Dog going to create a successful multiplayer mode out of a single-player game? Believe me, I am all for multiplayer in games, as long […] More

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    Odyssey of Design: Interview with Derek Prate

    Derek Prate is a professor of game development at Chapman University and a former game designer at JumpStart. He’s worked on such games as School of Dragons and NFL Rush: Heroes & Rivals. Growing up and unable to find his place, video games were the one anchor he relied on, and they eventually became his […] More

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    Mass Effect Theme Park Attraction Opening Soon

    With Mass Effect: Andromeda not releasing until some time next year, fans of the series will have to travel to California to experience a new area of the galaxy. Opening May 18th, California’s Great America theme park in Santa Clara will feature the Mass Effect: New Earth attraction, advertised as an “interactive 3D presentation with […] More

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    Nintendo NX and Zelda Delayed to 2017

    Nintendo made some big announcements about the future of its consoles and franchises earlier this week. First, their newest piece of hardware, codenamed the NX, is expected to be released March 2017, according to a tweet by Nintendo of America. This is the only new piece of information revealed about the console, as its true […] More

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