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Why inFAMOUS: Second Son Will Be the First Game I Platinum

inFAMOUS: Second Son is my crack. My tattered-jean-vest, beanie wearing, neon powered addiction. It rocks me gently into a flow state, to which I wake up stupified and confused. Hours disappeared while I was playing it, but if you asked me to have an opinion about the game I would just wind-up saying: “It’s really good.” It’s even deserving of the five Austin laid on it, but inFAMOUS: Second Son isn’t an interesting game, or even a memorable one. It’s [...]

Embracing Lowbrow: If It’s Entertaining, It’s Art

I played a really bad game recently. A game so bad, in fact, that I ended up enjoying it in spite of myself. It’s called Magus, and it’s a train wreck. A stupid, beautiful train wreck. When it came time to sit down and write a review, I had no idea what to do. Magus falls into the category of “so bad it’s good,” like the crap they play on late night cable television. You know what I’m talking about. [...]

 

Game Mechanic – The History Of Hitpoints

Welcome to Game Mechanic, a new game-design based show hosted by me! If you’re like me, you’ve probably wanted to know what goes on under the hood of your favorite games. Look no further, because I’ve collected all of the nitty-gritty details and put them all in one place for your convenience. Have you ever wondered where that little red bar with the letters “H” and “P” came from? After all, it’s a pretty abstract representation of anything having to do [...]

Simple Steps To Improve Your Competitive Gaming Skills

Your teammates are yelling at you and you feel the anger coursing through you as you watch the killcam, feeling nothing but frustration. It’s almost as if the game itself is mocking you, making you relive your death as you wait for another chance to join the battle alongside your team. At this point, you may be thinking, “That wasn’t even fair, I shouldn’t have died there!” or, “My stupid teammate got me killed again, why is everyone so bad [...]

[Wormlight] All the Video Games Merch That Money Can Buy

I enjoy writing about nerd culture in general, which includes gaming as well as writing about all kinds of sexy, collectible plastic goodness. I figured it was about time I combined these two things and shed some light on the kind of merch available for gamer fans. There’s a surprising amount of stuff out there, especially if you’re willing to import them from Japan. No, don’t look at me like that.. it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Promise! Check out my [...]

[Featurama] A new take on an old trick — Hitman Trilogy HD Collection/Absolution Unboxing

[springboard type="video" id="663063" player="twfi001" width="600" height="350" ] Unboxing videos, while occasionally informative, are becoming stale. Hearing that droning voice and watching those hands so gingerly remove the cellophane from the green and clear cases we all know and love has become a bore. With that, I bring to you my spin on the unboxing video. I’m not claiming that these are any better or worse, but rather allowing you to accept this new method, or to continue your old ways. Either way, [...]