Why the Nintendo Virtual Boy Failed to Capture the 3D Market

Oculus Rift, VR Headset

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition Review – Old School Game Vault

PayDay 2 Crimewave Edition Review

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There’s something about a perfect heist that is viscerally satisfying. Some of the greatest films of our time are heist stories – Reservoir Dogs, Heat, and The Usual Suspects. Maybe it’s the thrill of casting off the shackles of society and organized behavior.

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How Far will you Go for an Achievement or Trophy?

Game Play and Design

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Splatoon – Nintendo Wii U Review - The Old School Game Vault

Splatoon

The Intro:

By their very nature, shooters are all about violence. Usually, the grim, gritty, blood splattered kind of violence. In recent times, however, there have been a whole spate of games which challenge the genre tropes they fall under.

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Retro Video Games: A New Market for Old Classics

Retro Video Games

Many people, even those who aren’t into the current gaming scene, have a certain strong nostalgia for the video games of their youth. You might remember feeding quarter after quarter into games like Galaga and Ms. Pac Man at that arcade next to the mall food court, or maybe your favorite part of going grocery shopping with your mom was that there was a Frogger machine at the store!

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Game-Breaking Glitches: A 2014-2015 Hit List

Game Glitches in 2015

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Magicka 2 – PS4 Review – The Old School Game Vault

Magicka 2 – Playstation 4 Review

The Intro:

Magicka 2 had one of the most hilarious announcement trailers for a game in recent history. It featured an out of work wizard committing blunder after blunder until he saw an ad where wizards were being hired.

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Destiny: House of Wolves – PS4 DLC Review

Destiny: House of Wolves – DLC Review

The Intro:

Destiny was supposed to be the greatest thing to happen to shooters since sliced bread. It wasn’t. The game featured a notoriously weak story and several critical gameplay bugs, including a loot system that would make Scrooge McDuck wince.

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The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Intro:

A large portion of the horror genre is based on shock value. Where jump scares don’t work, horror stories often go to the weirdness well, mining terror out of sheer grotesqueness and/or gore. Occasionally, these efforts work spectacularly and deliver a setting or a character which is truly memorable.

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Ziggurat PS4 Review – The Old School Game Vault

Ziggurat Playstation 4 Review

The Intro:

Back in the day, ID Software came out with a game called Heretic. It was a 3-D fantasy shooter and developers Raven Software used a modified version of the excellent Doom engine.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Playstation 4 Review

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Playstation 4 Review, PS4

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

The Intro:

The Witcher series has always been somewhat of an outlier in the RPG genre. Not because the games aren’t great (they are) or because the setting is completely different from every other RPG (it isn’t.)

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Videogames are the best thing to happen to storytelling!

Game Design in Video Games

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Five Reasons Why We are in the Golden Age of Retro Gaming

Retro Gaming

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State of Decay Review - The Old School Game Vault

State of Decay Review

The Intro:

State of Decay sets it up well – your friend isn’t long for this world. You decide it has to be done, so you drive him up to the nearest home you can find. The neighborhood has been ravaged by the zombie plague.

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World War I Meets Valiant Hearts in a Thriller of a Game

Valiant Hearts Video Game

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China - The Old School Game Vault

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China Review

The Intro:

The McGuffin. At once a potentially infuriating and amazing plot device. Usually, the purpose of the McGuffin is to drive a larger story. Cinema has given us some great McGuffins like the Pulp Fiction briefcase and the Maltese Falcon.

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Mortal Kombat X Review – The Old School Game Vault

Mortal Kombat X Characters

The Intro:

In 2011, Mortal Kombat finally grew up. Yes, a game that featured more mutilations and blood spatter than ever before, grew up. Our beloved gory fighter took a step up and finally became a game that was worthy of professional competitions.

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Who Wants to Read in a Video Game?

Playstation 4 Bloodborne

Video games are primarily a visual medium—it’s right there in the word itself. But of course they’re more than that, too. There’s the interactivity, of course, and the sound design can really improve or drag down a game…and then there’s reading. 

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OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Playstation 4 Review

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Review

Skateboarding is a Blast:

Last year, an unassuming 2D skating game made its way onto PlayStations worldwide. It was called OlliOlli. Almost instantaneously, the game became a smash-hit.

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