Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

It wouldn’t be a good day unless I talked about The Witcher 3 in some capacity.… Read more...

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Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

For those who don’t know me, I have a very short list of things I can’t stand: people being dicks and whining.… Read more...

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Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into the Medieval-type fantasy genre: early exposure to games like Warcraft, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Baldur’s Gate all played their role in shaping my appreciation for elves, dwarves, wizards, and demons.… Read more...

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PLAYlist: Songs of the Wasteland

PLAYlist: Songs of the Wasteland

// < !).push({}); // ]]> If it’s one thing I love as much as playing games, it’s listening to good music; it helps me cope with anxiety and stress, inspires me while I’m writing, motivates me while I’m exercising, or accompanies me while I’m cooking.… Read more...

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ShoddyCast releases The Storyteller: FALLOUT Season 4

ShoddyCast releases The Storyteller: FALLOUT Season 4

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For the Bethesda lore hounds like me out there (specifically when it comes to The Elder Scrolls and Fallout), you know that there can never be too much when it comes to learning about these vast, immersive worlds.… Read more...

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The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those familiar with the world of The Witcher, you know that isn’t the cheeriest place to visit.… Read more...

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6 Reasons Why I Hate Video Game Reviews

6 Reasons Why I Hate Video Game Reviews

// < !).push({}); // ]]> This may come as a surprise, but I hate video game reviews. I’m not a fan of reading them.… Read more...

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Valve drops ban hammer on ‘CS:GO’ match fixers

Valve drops ban hammer on ‘CS:GO’ match fixers

// < !).push({}); // ]]> As you may remember from about a year ago, Valve made the decision to ban professional CS:GO players for one year after being caught in a match fixing scandal that took place in the summer of 2014.… Read more...

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A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

// < !).push({}); // ]]>I’ll be the first to admit that I have a habit of skipping through quest dialogue frequently and relentlessly.… Read more...

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6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

// < !).push({}); // ]]>Insomnia friggen sucks. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with sleeping: it’s fantastic once you’re unplugged and unconscious, but it’s getting to sleep that I struggle with.… Read more...

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Big weekend for Twitch’s first Convention

Big weekend for Twitch’s first Convention

Ever since Twitch’s founding in 2011, the company has continued to find ways to expand its territory and reach more gamers. In February 2014, Twitch was reported to be the 4th largest website in terms of peak traffic, led only by Netflix, Google, and Apple.

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6 Unspoken Truths About Writing Video Game Reviews

6 Unspoken Truths About Writing Video Game Reviews

Now that I'm out of college, people are always asking me, "Do you have a job lined up?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question or others like it, I wouldn't need a job in the first place. Most of the time, I work with web design and copywriting  for a handful of other websites and businesses outside of the gaming industry (from fitness blogs to apartment rental services), but I'll often say I have my own video game website that I write for and strive to make a name in the video game industry, somehow, some way. It's then that people kinda smirk or cock an eyebrow and look at me strange. "Right, so what are you really gonna do for work?"

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5 Ways to Save Money as a PC Gamer

5 Ways to Save Money as a PC Gamer

Can you remember the last time you bought a physical copy of a PC game? Personally, I can't, though the latest of the only two physical games I have in my possession is dated 2010. With the likes of Steam, GOG, Origin, and a bunch of other digital retailers, buying games from all eras has become easier than ever. However, what was once considered convenience has now become a pox upon the wallets of a once proud and grateful race: the PC gamer.

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Christopher Lee dies at 93

The world mourns the loss of one of its greatest actors today. Sir Christopher Lee passed away in a London hospital this past Sunday, June 7th, due to respiratory and heart conditions. His family is now releasing this information today in order to have privacy in the immediate days after.

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Another 10 ‘Total War: Rome II’ Quotes

Another 10 ‘Total War: Rome II’ Quotes

With the popularity of our last ten Total War: Rome II quotes, in the spirit of Total War Week, as well as the immortal wisdom of the Classical sages of yesteryear, we figured it might be neat to revisit and regale you all with more witty quips that we've found.

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Aeipathy Industries resurrects ‘A Link to the Past’ in new animated series

A little under two decades ago, I picked up my first controller and played my first game, which was none other than The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Though I no longer have my SNES or A Link to the Past, I still credit the game with being the start of my love for gaming. And while I keep up with fansites and other Legend of Zelda, I was pleased to read that apparently someone's making an animated series based on the game--and it's not half bad. Actually, it's pretty impressive.

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Top 10 ‘Mass Effect 2’ Quotes

It's been four years since the resurrection of Commander Shepard. Four years and I still haven't beaten Mass Effect 2, though I've made it my mission to do so by the end of the summer. I mean, I have Mass Effect 3 but haven't even played it yet since I want to finish what I started all the way back in Mass Effect 1. However, with this very thorough playthrough of the middle child in the series, I must admit there are some gems in the dialogue that are too good not to share.

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Top 10 ‘Civilization V’ Quotes

Heralded as one of the champions of the turn-based strategy genre, the Civilization franchise has a surprising amount of depth not only in gameplay and tactics, but in the grand Civilopedia as well. When developing new technology or successfully completing a World Wonder, the game not only rewards you with wise sayings from brilliant artists, scientists, and philosophers, but also with the soothing voice of William Morgan Sheppard

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Spotlight: Meet the Suikoden Revival Movement

Spotlight: Meet the Suikoden Revival Movement

If it's one group of people on this earth that understand the need to accomplish quests, it's gamers. And there's no other group I can think of readily with such tenacity as gamers riled up about something they want. Such is the case with the Suikoden Revival Movement, a collection of over 21,000 fans who want to see Suikoden brought back to its former glory, having been dissatisfied with the series' current direction.

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Why I Love: ‘Project Reality’

Why I Love: ‘Project Reality’

There's nothing like tactical realism that gets the blood pumping. I'm not talking about sissy FPS games like Call of Duty that let you feel like an ub3r1337 lone wolf, running and gunning and firing your gun from the hip like some jackass, apparently needing three .50 caliber rounds to fell a single enemy in front of you. The irony lies in the fact that despite having such a high-powered weapon, your knife is imbued with the powers of Ares, killing anything it touches instantly. No, I'm talking about a game that forces you to get along with strangers, relying on them to keep you alive and be successful as one cohesive unit. That's what war's all about, son: teamwork and trust. And Project Reality has a buttload of both.

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Video games apparently not all that bad for you: study

One of the largest criticisms that video games cause people to become violent might turn out to be false. At least, that's what a new study from the University of Glasgow might suggest. 

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Russia encourages game studios to produce patriotic games

Russia encourages game studios to produce patriotic games

Россия - любимая наша страна! In recent, the Russian government announced it’s plans to produce patriotic video games, and imposing a possible ban on imported games that depict Russia in a malevolent manor.

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Video games can improve your life: new study

A new study published in  Nature , an online science journal, has concluded that video games can improve your daily life, specifically with regards to your cognitive capabilities. Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist from the University of California, San Francisco who led the study found that if a game targets a specific deficit--such as decreased multitasking abilities--it can be used to retrain these skills, as well as improve non-targeted areas as well.

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Public libraries offering video game borrowing, other services

Public libraries offering video game borrowing, other services

With the rise of the digital age, video game rentals seem be quickly fading away--at least, from a commercial standpoint. According to NPR, the Sollers Point Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system is one of a growing number of public libraries in the United States that offers video game for rent to their cardholders, as well as having a gaming area with allotted hours.

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