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Lost In Space: The Growing Concern Over No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky Screenshot

At the end of last year I nominated – with little difficulty – Hello Games’ upcoming open-World/open-Universe sandbox, No Man’s Sky, as a game that wasn’t necessarily getting me excited for the coming year – ergo a title I’d show least interest in post-New Year as that of a person who enjoys games, as opposed to the role of enthusiast ...

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Fire Emblem Homophobia? Fates is Hit With Gay Controversy

Fire Emblem Homophobia

Edit: the imgur post included here was brought up because it highlights there are multiple interpretations of the scene going around. The article is trying to address the reactionary response by most media who are citing a single post as a source without seeking further parties or a statement from Nintendo. This is still a story in development, and it ...

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Shuffle or Boogie? – Mother & Earthbound


When you think of Nintendo, do you think of Mario, Zelda, Metroid or Donkey Kong? Perhaps you think of the notoriously bad games Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Dragon’s Lair or Fester’s Quest? I don’t. I think of Mother, not my mother, but the game series which some of you might know as Earthbound. In fact, Earthbound is perhaps the ...

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We Want Video Games to Grow Up!

Grow Up

For the last several years, we’ve heard from many critics that video games need to grow up. Now, as the medium has finally begun to evolve, developers are starting to touch on more serious issues. Whether it’s the military industrial complex, the horrors of war, or a teen girl’s journey to find herself and discover love, gaming seems to be ...

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Fallout 4 – Eight Things You Should Know

Fallout 4

Well, damn. It actually exists… You might recall that Fallout 4 was announced via an intense (if not buggy) countdown timer a few weeks ago. The world watched as the countdown on their website hit 0 and well, nothing happened. Instead Bethesda just posted the end result in the form of a trailer we’ve all been waiting for. So it might ...

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Living the Dream: The Nightmare That is QA Testing

QA Testing

Editor’s note: all games featured in the included images are unrelated to the writer’s experiences  For three years, I “lived the dream.” I was paid to test video games for a third-party company. At first, it did seem like a dream. What would end up happening over the next three years would be the beginning of a nightmare. It was ...

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The Sins Of Our Publishers 2: Electric Boogaloo


In the last episode, I covered three publishers and the sins I believed they committed against not only their consumers, but they own employees as well. This week I have even more than 3 for you. So sit back and prepare to hear about more publishers and more sins! Sony hacking, red rings, stupid localisation departments, deceptive marketing, and much ...

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E3’s 10 Worst Conferences Of The Past 10 Years

10 Worst Conferences

We all tune in to the yearly spectacle that is E3, hoping to come away satisfied at the sight of new games, exciting announcements and all of which that’s equally triumphant. Yet it’s no surprise that some of that satisfaction is often tailored for seeing how the major players will slip, trip and outright crumble before our very eyes. Let’s ...

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One Man’s Mission to Record, Archive & Upload Every Game Boot-up and Title Screen.

Press Start Once

One internet denizen Ryan whom goes by the online handle of U2NUMB has taken it upon himself to tackle the gargantuan task of recording, archiving and uploading as many video game start up sequences and title screens as he can. The project titled PressStartOnce has just hit a milestone of having 1000 BootUp/TitleScreen videos uploaded to their Youtube Channel U2NUMB (via NeoGaf) Three years ...

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