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Late to the Party: Pokemon X/Y Mini Review

After 17 years, Satoshi Tajiri’s Pocket Monsters are still raking in mountains of cash for Nintendo and delighting many aspiring trainers all over the world. Now that I’ve had ample time to play through the core experience, here are my thoughts as a 16-year Pokemon veteran…

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Gaming Mini Review: Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

I am a big fan of Heavy Rain, that last effort from David Cage and his crew at Quantic Dream. The developer’s latest lofty gaming experiment is the highly anticipated Beyond: Two Souls, and so far the critical reaction is mixed, though it seems to be trending toward the negative. How did I like it? Read on and find out…

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The Fanboy Mentality: Exclusives Do and Don’t Matter

Next-Gen Controllers

This post started out as a “top-5-games-of-the-console-generation” type thing, list and all. I solicited a discussion from my friends on Facebook to help me process the topic. I mean, after 8 years, there are a lot of games that could fill the top 5 of this sort of list. My goal was to compare my own thoughts with those of my friends and scores on Metacritic, compile a list of 5 worthy titles, and then write about them. Well, something happened in the midst of that discussion. I realized something was coloring the discussion, something that I never really thought to fully explore: the effect of console bias.

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OMG, Nintendo… WTF…

Breaking news today Nintendo fans. Two bits actually. One is really big and arguably overdue, the other is… I don’t know what it is, really.

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PS4 Launches November 15

Sony announced the release date for its upcoming PlayStation 4 game console at Gamescom 2013!

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