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Finding Religion in Dead Space

In Opinion by Elijah Beahm2 Comments

Very few games can talk about religion in a serious, respectful, and honest manner. We often see games and the majority of the press skirt around the idea casually or barely dip their toe into the concept, but some games genuinely try to argue a case about it. Most that do are so heavily biased in their argument that there’s no room for sense, reason, faith, or logic to even account for it. Not only is Dead Space an exception to this rule, it may be one of the best universal allegories to having and living a life with beliefs on the spiritual; whether that be in God or even in the belief that there is no deity or spiritual side to the world at all.

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Endless Legend Review

In Reviews by Elijah Beahm1 Comment

There is no way to go about it with this review without admitting one thing — I have not beaten Endless Legend. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure this is the sort of game you can “beat”. Despite pouring hours into the game and learning several of its systems, …

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Urban Legends in Games: A Creepy Crash Course

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October: a time of campfire stories and grinning pumpkins, of tricks and treats and morbid delights. Mortals dress as ghouls and laugh (and scream) in the face of pretend dangers, and candles are lit and goose bumps are raised at the chime of the witching hour. It’s a whole month …

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Still Alive! Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

In Series by Elijah Beahm1 Comment

I’m impressed, Slant Six, I really am. It’s rare I find a game this bad. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is -impressively- bad. Stupendously so. It’s a walking monstrosity that could hold its own alongside Nemesis as a freak of nature the BSAA and S.T.A.R.S. could fight. This may top …

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Still Alive! Aliens: Colonial Marines

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It’s that time again folks. For those of you just joining us, welcome! Still Alive! is our ongoing series about multiplayer games that still cling to life long after they’ve passed the usual shelf life. Who plays these games? Are they really bad or just acquired tastes? What’s kept them …

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Still Alive! Dead Space 2: Outbreak

In Series by Elijah Beahm1 Comment

Oh boy, this one. This is a game that’s been repeatedly called out as not being unique and tacked-on. At many times, it’s been one of the poster children alongside Bioshock 2 as what makes “unnecessary multiplayer” (and we’ll be addressing Bioshock 2 in due time, have no doubt). Now …

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Legend of Grimrock 2 Review

In Reviews by Caleb "Soapbox" LottLeave a Comment

Note: Due to some technical difficulties with Steam, I have been unable to complete this game prior to release. This post will concern my thoughts on my experiences with the game for the eighteen hours I have played thus far. I will update this post when I have completed the …