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Gamer’s Take: Girl Games – From Ignorance to Inclusion

Take a look at this image. As a retro gamer perhaps the first thing one might say is that the history of video games goes back much further than 1995, but obviously that is not the point here. The commentary, whether it is just a joke, as some people ...
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DOTA 2: A Game for Crazy People?

[youtube id=”XPJ3UpSRGdE” width=”633″ height=”356″] I played my first game of Dota 2 a week ago at the time of this writing, and am currently sitting on 34 hours logged. This is with two days spent out of town, away ...
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Player made dungeons in Diablo 3

[youtube id=”4ygZnbFEdBg” width=”633″ height=”356″] Player made dungeons in Diablo 3 One of the problems I had with City of heroes back in the day was the lack of tile sets for instance zones. What this means is how ...
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Is there a NEED to make fun of Gamers?

Is it misery loves company, the idea that because you may be at a place in your life that you are not happy you feel the need to lash out because it is not fair that they are in the same place that you are? Could it be that some cannot accept the fact ...
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Warner Bros. Games delivers a slap to the face of gamers

Until a large unified force speaks with their dollars there really is no reason for any of these companies to change.~J.A.LaraqueArkham Origins Glitches Recently it was reported that Warner Bros. Montreal will not be releasing any patches that would ...
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A Call to Restore FMV Games

It’s important to remember and acknowledge our culture, even the stuff we’d like to forget. These “games” existed, and should not be held to their awful encoding forever. ~Matt Paprocki A Call to Restore FMV Games Full motion video games sucked. ...

Pining for the Days of Weird Video Game Football

Let’s remember back to when Madden NFL had competition. No, not just 2K. Before Sony’s NFL Gameday too. Let’s roll back to the wild football grounds of 16-bit, and dabble a little in 8-bit as well.You didn’t always need a license to sell ...
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Video Game Piracy: Counterfeiters are to blame, not piracy!

While it has been a problem in the industry for quite some time, it doesn’t seem that piracy or counterfeiting will be going away any time soon. Not only in the realm of video games, but everything from movies, to music, to chocolate, anything ...
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Why I Love Retro Games

I play Nintendo games cause I was raised playing NES and SNES games with my dad, plus I’m super cool right :p  I never realized that would lead me to have a serious retro gaming addiction in my later twenties.So why did I feel the need to make a ...
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A rant about Facebook games and Micro-Transactions

For the longest time I tried to stay away from Facebook games, not only because of my own personal bias against social games, but because I already knew about the bullshit micro-transactions, not to mention the lack of quality games in general. It works ...
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Exploring the ColecoVision

Once video games were invented it didn’t take too long for home gaming to get established too. A few ‘electronic’ games had started appearing in the 70’s before the first actual home consoles arrived starting with the Magnavox ...
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Breaking down Everquest Next: The Rallying Call

What if a successful settlement opens an awesome dungeon and within that dungeon is incredible loot. What do you think will happen when some servers have it and others do not?~J.A. Laraque Everquest Next: The Rallying Call There is going to be a ton of ...
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What I’ve learned from Obsolete Gamer

Content is king and even the most dedicated people get burned out so you have to have a well of content to turn to.~J.A. Laraque What I’ve learned from Obsolete Gamer When you speak about creating a video game website you normally will here two different ...
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Debate: The Dragon*Con Boycott

  Debate: The Dragon*Con Boycott When my editor at Word of the Nerd asked for a writer to cover the 2013 Dragon*Con Boycott, I didn’t just jump on the chance to write a serious and controversial piece.  I write about geek fashion and movies!  But ...
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Five Video Games To Play In Summer

When the temperature soars outside, there is only one thing to do – turn on the air-conditioner and grab a video game that will keep you cool and simulate that summer experience. Wave Race 64 [N64]Grab your jet-ski and hit the waves. This early N64 ...
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What’s Your Favorite Metal Gear game?

Mine would be MGS3: Snake Eater. It perfected the classic MGS gameplay, and the new jungle and desert scenes with the new camo gave it a whole new level of stealth to use. The story was great and made sense (fuck you MGS2), the enemies were smarter ...