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Is Retro Gaming Harder, Than Todays Games?

Retro Gaming

Has Mainstream Gaming Gotten Less Patient?          

I remember a time in about 1991 when I borrowed Super Mario Brothers 3 from a friend for a weekend. I wanted to beat it before I gave it back, but this being the relatively early days of console gaming,

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Velocity 2x Playstation 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Velocity 2x PS4

The Intro:

Velocity 2X is one of the most kinetic games ever made. Every single element of the game blends into every other element to create a seamless blend designed to give you the feeling of speed.

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Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review - PC

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

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Board Games have unique qualities gaming can't Match

Board Games and GamePlay

Why I love gaming with Board Games

            A few weeks ago, E. Ortiz wrote an interesting article over at Big Blue Die (Which is no longer Live) is about why board games aren’t going to be killed off by video games, noting the emphasis on in-room socialization and tactile engagement with the game.

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Dance Central Spotlight Review - The Old School Game Vault

Dance Central Spotlight

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Rhythm games are a bit of a curious breed. While they’re great fun to play, they’re very tricky to design. The Rock Band series of games upped the ante by adding more songs and features to each sequel.

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Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Review

Dark Souls DLC

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The world of the Dark Souls games has always been one of the greatest strengths of the franchise. Through the story, visual design and other gameplay elements, the games are able to convey a strong sense of history.

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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 5 – No Going Back Review

Telltale Games - The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead graphic novels have been one thing above all – consistently unpredictable. Whenever you thought a character was safe, it turned out they really weren’t. Whenever you thought the survivors had a situation under control, a new threat or some more zombies showed up to prove you wrong.

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Apocalypse Lost: Telltale Games Lost Their Way - Not Forever

The Wolf Among Us

Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers about The Wolf Among Us and Season Two of The Walking Dead by Telltale Games (and implied spoilers about Season One).

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A Special Story from Season One Telltale’s The Walking Dead

Telltale Games

Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers about Season One of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

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CounterSpy Playstation 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

CounterSpy PS4 Review

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If you’ve never fantasized about slipping into a turtleneck, Archer-style, and infiltrating a base full of armed baddies on the down low, I don’t want to know you. If you do, however, find the aforementioned scenario enjoyable, you might want to check out CounterSpy.

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Diablo III Ultimate Evil Review - The Old School Game Vault

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition

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In Diablo III, you battled your way to the high heavens through hellfire and brimstone. You tangled with angels, demons, sorcerers and legions of unholy demons, critters and monsters. Under the unforgiving skies of the heavens, you fought Diablo for the very fate of the world itself. With tremendous difficulty (and the right items and skill build) you managed to defeat the greatest threat this world has ever faced. Where would you go from here? Glad you asked.

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InFamous First Light Playstation 4 DLC Review

InFamous First Light DLC Review

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There’s no other way to put it. Infamous: Second Son’s protagonist, Delsin Rowe, was kind of a punk. Here was a guy who at all times was engaged in some kind of behavior, which called attention to himself and his antics.

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Madden NFL 15 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Madden NFL 15

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Does Interconnected Game Play Work?

Interconnected Game Play, Zelda

 In the last couple of years, interconnected games in which player actions in one game affect options or situations in another have started to pop up more frequently than usual.

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Metrico Playstation Vita Review

The Intro: Have you heard the popular phrase “Statistics are sexy?” No? Well, we haven’t heard of it either. That’s because when most of us think of statistics, we think of a bunch of numbers that immediately bring down the energy level of any conversation. Yet, in today’s day and age, we’re surrounded by statistics. They’re inescapable, as a matter of fact. Luckily, a bunch of smart people got together and figured out a way to show us pie-charts and graphs that wasn’t immediately sleep-inducing. The most popular way to display statistics today is called ‘infographics’. Infographics make statistics more palatable, and it might even be said, more entertaining. You would think infographics would be a weird thing to base your game around, but that is exactly what Metrico attempts to do. Game Mechanics: Instead of using traditional platforming elements like ledges and rivers, Metrico uses infographics which morph in response...
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Sports Club Wii U Review - The Old School Game Vault

Nintendo Wii U Sports Club

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Whatever else happens in the franchise from here on, the original Wii Sports will always have a place in gaming history. This is because it was one of the games that was released along with the Wii when the console was first introduced to the world.

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Rarer than Unicorns: Escort Missions That Deserve Saving

The Last of Us

As I discuss in a related post [here], escort missions are usually terrible, bringing otherwise fun games to a screeching halt with shoddy mechanics, annoying characters, and terrible AI.

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5 Reasons: Escort Missions Are Almost Always a Train Wreck

Metal Gear Solid

Escort missions. Few things in videogames can elicit a Khan-like scream of despair from players so quickly. 

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Siesta Fiesta Nintendo 3ds Review The Old School Game Vault

Siesta Fiesta Nintendo 3ds

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Rogue Legacy PS4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Rogue Legacy

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