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What is Next Gen, and Why it Matters

We are just a few short weeks away from the the launch of two new major next gen consoles, and at the moment, it may be hard to understand why we even need them. Things don’t look much better when you look at the launch titles and realize many of them are the higher quality PC […]

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Game Review

Rock Band Blitz Review

It seems like only yesterday Rock Band changed the way we viewed music games. No longer were they a solo exercise of challenge and an ever continuing struggle for the next higher score. The music game became something social, to be enjoyed with friends at a party. Today, music rhythm games have lost their relevance, […]

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Steam Opens up to Non-game Software

Kotaku reports today that Valve’s leading PC games platform will be welcoming non-game software into the Steam platform. This is the first steps for Valve  directly competing against Apple, Amazon, and Google’s digital software platforms.   Adobe is not confirmed yet… don’t get too excited   The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to […]

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Game Preview

Sleeping Dogs Video Preview

Sleeping Dogs was a game I first encountered while at PAX and loved it. The game promises a cohesive mix of combat inspired from the Batman Arkham games, third person cover shooting, action packed driving and light parkour in an open world framed as a John Woo inspired Hong Kong Action movie.  In it, you play […]

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Rock Band Blitz Video Preview- Power Ups

Looking to put that mountain of Rock Band DLC to good use when your band isn’t around?  Check out the throwback arcade music title, Rock Band Blitz this summer on XBLA and PSN!

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Quantum Conundrum Review

It’s hard to not be struck with Déjà vu at the start of Quantum Conundrum. In short, it’s a science themed first person action physics puzzler not unlike the Portal franchise. In fact, Quantum Conudrum’s lead designer Kim Swift, was the co creator of Portal and involved in the making of the Left 4 Dead […]

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Toys & Accessories

Lego Cuusoo: Castle Crashers

Earlier this year, Minecraft fans and Mojang petitioned Lego through their Cuusoo site for an official Minecraft Lego set.  The very idea spawned huge fanfare and the project was quickly supported and approved launching earlier this month.  Hoping to ride their success, The Behemoth and Cuusoo user Czar submitted a Castle Crashers Lego set based on the hit XBLA/PSN arcade game. “Can […]

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Culture Gaming

The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

One thing that always blows my mind is when I hear a game developer or artist say something like “With improved technology we/I can be more creative.” To be frank, a statement like that is something that flies in the face of what I personally believe art can be, not that there’s anything wrong with […]

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Max Payne 3 Micro Review

In the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t played any of the previous Max Payne games. This fact has less to do with a lack of interest and everything to do with my parents actually taking concern with my emotional development as a kid, taking the time to learn about games before going out buying […]

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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth

Ubisoft has picked up the Marvel mantle with a new game, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth,  a motion controlled fighting game featuring 20 heroes and villains including the Hulk, Spider-man, Iron man, Wolverine and more. The game’s style draws from the Secret Invasion storyline from the comics rather than the recent Hollywood motion pictures. Marvel Avengers: Battle for […]

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Film

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph to feature a LOT of video game icons!

Disney released the first trailer for their Christmas season release this year, and while that sort of thing is not something I wouldn’t usually cover, Wreck-It Ralph  features a lot of famous and obscure video game characters. Long story short, the movie follows Wreck-It Ralph, a bad guy who wants to be a hero after […]

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E3 2012 – Nintendo Recap

Nintendo’s Press Show today was mixed at best. The show started strong with Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros U, and slowly went downhill with slipping into underwhelming casual offerings SiNG and Wii Fit U. The Nintendo news is not over yet though as Nintendo has a second press briefing featuring their offering for Nintendo […]