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Lightning Truly Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ends

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After much ado, Lightning Returns finally launches. Lightning Returns is meant to be the final chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII story. Coming to you with a beautiful soundtrack, Lightning reawakens in a dying world and has to sort through friend and foe to understand her true destiny. For those …

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Mushroom 11 Coming Soon

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Puzzle platformers really step up when it comes to making things new and interesting for their players. Mushroom 11 is hardly an exception to that rule. The star of the show is a polymorphic blob whose shape is dictated by a shimmering circle. This allows the players to shape the …

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Better the Legion you know?

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Why do fans of Roman History hate games like Ryse so much? Allow me to divulge some information regarding the Legions of Rome that may clue you in. The Roman Legions. A capable force of warriors from the ancient world who were once (and by many, still to this day) …

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Hidden Depths: A Look at the Nuances of Nidhogg

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Pixel art is ten-a-penny on the indie scene. You need to do something really special to stand out. For most, this takes the form of a particularly impressive or fresh art style, something that, hopefully, audiences haven’t seen before. For Nidhogg, on the other hand, a stripped back style that …

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Horror in Video Games

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Slender. God-d*** Slender. When I first heard of this game and its simple yet suprisingly startling premise, I was so very intrigued, excited and horrified. I love the Survival Horror genre of video games and have a long standing history with it. And to the best of my knowledge have …

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The Grit Effect: Graphics vs Grit

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Does increasingly “gritty” art styles indicate a change in the gaming psyche? As she tumbled down the slippery incline a sickening thud signaled the end of her journey. As her wails of pain pierced the air we are shown the wound where a rusty spike had stopped her in place. …