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How to spot Counterfeit Video Games

Diamonds in the Rough: Awesome Parts of Awful of Games

The Good Parts of a Bad Video Game.

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My Deliberation! Are Video Games a Waste of Time?

Gamification

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet: Game-Changing Post-Credits Scenes

BioShock Infinite

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Post-game credits can leave you Hanging, or itching for more

batman arkham asylum

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Grand Theft Auto V, A Flawed or a Perfect Game?

Grand Theft Auto V

 

Why Keep the Flawed Masterpiece GTA V So Stupid, When It Could At Least Be Irreverent and Clever?

I recently finished a fifty-five-hour playthrough of Grand Theft Auto V. It is a brilliant achievement. It’s a ridiculously fun game. It’s also a very disappointing game.

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Retro Games vs. Indie Games with Retro Graphics

To The Moon

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Bring On the Retro Video Game Sequels!

Doom Retro Shooter

gloriously old school trailer was recently released for Strafe, a Kickstarter first-person shooter set in space that insists that upon its 2016 release it will be by far the best game of 1996. 

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Recipe for then Best Selling Video Games, EXPOSED - Part 2

Best Selling Video Games

In part 1 of this article, I discussed the outlier all-time bestsellers, games that stand alone in making the bestseller list by doing something unique: 

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To grow and improve is a desire that most all of us share

Gaming Helps us to grow

To grow and improve is a desire that most all of us share. Whether in video gaming, software development, or business in general. Yet, in order to grow and improve we must first be willing to acknowledge our areas of weakness;

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Recipe for Creating the Best Selling Video Games – EXPOSED

Best Selling Video Games

Video games are one of the most important cultural developments of our time. The early 20th century had film, radio, and TV. The late 20th and early 21st centuries have the internet, computers, and video games.

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Exciting Remakes and Reboots and Square Enix Wasting my Time

Playstation Experience

A new King’s Quest? Remastered Day of the Tentacle joining Grim Fandango as LucasArts games I can finally play again? And…an UNupdated Final Fantasy VII on PS4? One of these things is not like the other.

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Retro Console Wars: N64 vs. PS1

N64-Super-Smash-Bros

In another article I discussed the relative merits of the two main fifth-gen consoles—the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation (One)—during their first holiday seasons after launch. 

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Retro Video Game: Launch Wars: N64 vs. PS1

Retro Gaming Consoles

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The Super Nintendo Had Them, The Nintendo 64 Missed Them

Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo Consoles

The Nintendo 64 is a video game console that is seen as a lot of things. With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to look back and see the console as the moment where Nintendo started to lose its grip on the video game industry that it once dominated.

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3 Forgotten Nintendo NES Games You Gotta Try

Retro Nintendo NES

In a previous post, I discuss some classic games that you know and probably played, but that you should give a second look in 2015. Here I’ll discuss a trio of all-but-forgotten retro games. 

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What’s the Connection between Metroid and The Last of Us?

The Last of Us and Metroid NES

Spoiler warning: This post contains spoilers for The Last of Us (little ones), the Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us (big ones), and, well, 1987’s Metroid.

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3 Retro Gaming Classics You Gotta Play Today

Retro Gaming wth Super Nintendo

You’ve heard of the games on this list. You’ve probably played at least a couple of them. But have you played them recently? In this millennium? 

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Shh! The Message Behind Gaming as a Male or Female Character

Mass Effect Trilogy

A lot of role-playing games (RPGs) new and old let you pick the sex of your character (male or female) before you start. Which is awesome. I’ve played Mass Effect with both Maleshep and Femshep characters and got two games’ worth of quality voice acting for the price of one. 

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Borderlands STORY Is Good Enough and That’s All It Has to Be

GamePlay with Borderlands

Spoiler note: This post contains plot spoilers about Borderlands and Borderlands 2 and, by default, spoilers about the characters in the upcoming Pre-Sequel who also appear in Borderlands 2. Spoiling Borderlands 1 for you might actually be doing you a favor, though. That ending’s terrible.

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5 Reasons: Persona Games Are so Damn Good!

Persona Games Playstation 2

Social Sim: Check. Dungeon-Crawler: Check. Persona Does It All Both Absurdly and Well

            One of the most pleasant surprises of the end of the PS2’s life cycle were Atlus’s Persona 3 (2007) and Persona 4 (2008), both released in North America long after the next generation of consoles had come out.

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