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How to spot Counterfeit Video Games

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

Retro Gaming

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

Valiant Hearts Video Game

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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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Gameplay Is King: Why Game Dev Story Rules - AC3 Sucks!

Assassin's Creed III

I recently finished two games that I had been looking forward to for some time: a quirky little mobile game (originally on PC in 1997) about game developers called Game Dev Story and the culmination of the Desmond trilogy, Assassin’s Creed III.

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Why A Big FF Fan Quit Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions

Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions

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Bloodborne Is Fun BECAUSE It’s Hard—And Here’s Why!

PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne

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Golden Suns Storytelling Catastrophe, Is it a Waste of Time?

Retro GBA RPG Golden Sun

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3 Tips For Spotting Fake/Counterfeit Pokemon DS Games

Fake Pokemon Nintendo DS Games

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When Great Games Go Wrong: Bad Moments in Good Games

Metal Gear Solid - GamePlay Mechanics

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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?


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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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