Posts Tagged: Games

Sly Cooper

Sly Cooper animated film announced

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On Tuesday, Blockade Entertainment CEO Brad Foxhoven revealed to the world that one of the PlayStation’s most beloved characters is headed to the big screen: Sly Cooper. The famous orphaned raccoon thief will be joined by Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo in Sly’s first major motion picture, which Foxhoven describes as “a kinetic and comedic heist film.”  […]

a pair of ships in Minecraft

Mojang, please add ships to Minecraft!

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Minecraft is one of the best games I’ve ever played, hands-down.  But however great this game may be, it still has a few faults, and the game’s lackluster seafaring is, in my opinion anyway, the biggest of them. Minecraft boats are probably the saddest vehicles in all of gaming, or really close to it.  They’re […]


Review: FIFA 13 (4.7/ 10)

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Why are you guys reviewing FIFA 13 instead of FIFA 14?  FIFA 13 is outdated now!”  That’s true, it is.  But Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  And that pretty much sums up not only why we […]


Review: Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/ 360) (Perfect 10)

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It’s official.  After GTA V has taken home a staggering seven world records, it has now earned something so prestigious that even the acclaimed team at Rockstar will find themselves blushing:  Grand Theft Auto V is officially the first game ever to take home a perfect 10 out of 10 score from Obscure Republic. Reading […]


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review

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It’s that time of year, yet another Final Fantasy is released. So much for ‘final’, eh? Well this reviewer can hardly complain, I’m a Final Fantasy slut, I would say ‘whore’, but somebody once told me whores get paid to be what they are. However, you could say the series has not been what it […]


Fallout 4: a wishlist

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Fallout 4 is currently under development at Bethesda, but details regarding the next installment in the famed post-apocalyptic roleplaying game have been scarce. Still, despite the lack of information about the game, I do know one thing about it beyond any shadow of doubt: Bethesda will most likely screw it up. I’ve never really been much of […]


Final Fantasy XI Review 2013

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The first question that probably comes to mind is, “why the hell would you review a decade old game? What are you, some kind of nostalgia reviewer?” The answer to that question takes me back to the year 1823, I was a fighter pilot in Vietnam and the Nazis had managed to finally ward off […]


A new Civilization 5 expansion: a wishlist

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If you’re a big fan of the Civilization franchise of games, you’ve probably seen the news that a new expansion pack for Civilization V, tentatively titled One World, is possibly on the way.  If this turns out to be true, fans will soon be treated to a whole new batch of fresh content for the award-winning strategy […]


The Gamer’s Code of Chivalry: An Introduction

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How I yearn for the golden days of multiplayer gaming.  You and a couple of friends, sitting on the edge of someone’s bed or on the floor, staring into some tiny television set while you waited patiently for your turn to come up, joking and laughing and eating pizza together.  Sure, there were the occasional […]

"All your base are belong to us!" - Adolf Hitler

How many of the ten worst genocidal leaders played video games?

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In the past thirty years, a wide array of individuals and organizations have tried pinning all of the world’s violence on video games, claiming that by simply playing violent games, a person is somehow more likely to turn into a heartless psychopath hellbent on killing everyone and everything they see.  Of course, we all know […]


A senator says video games cause violence… sigh

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I remember it like it was yesterday.  The year was 1993 — I was thirteen years old — and I was celebrating either my birthday or Christmas (they’re pretty close together).  My parents gave me a Super Nintendo game that at the time was shocking and exciting, but I mainly remember it because each time […]

I'm in your deserts, stealin' your bases

Game Review: Battlefield 3 (PC) (9.2/ 10)

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You might have looked at the title of this article, and thought to yourself “why would they review a game that’s been out for a year already?”  The answer is pretty simple:  a year later, I’m still playing Battlefield 3, and I consider it to be one of the greatest FPS titles I’ve ever had […]

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Game Review: The War Z (5.6/ 10)

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If you pay any attention to game industry media, chances are you’ve heard of The War Z already, and your impression of the game is probably pretty terrible.  As the most controversial game release of 2012, The War Z picked up a pretty nasty reputation right out of the gate, and yes, we’re going to […]


Game Review: Anno 2070 (5.8/ 10)

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I’m usually a big fan of games that break through the boundaries of convention and attempt to deliver something new.  To this end, Anno 2070 looked to be quite the promising title, with its fresh, sci-fi vibe and setting, and what appeared to be some unique gameplay dynamics, from the outside looking in, anyway.  The […]