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Ark: Survival Evolved – Dino Playground

Ark: Survival Evolved – Dino Playground

I’m not a huge fan of Steam early access games, especially the plethora of open-world, survival-building games that have followed in Minecraft’s wake. I’ve been burned too many times, and more often than not, these games NEVER come out of early access. In most cases, these types of games cease getting developer support, and then you’re sitting there with a game you purchased with the promise that it will be completed, but never is.  Heck, the standalone Day Z game…

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Woot Wednesday : E3 2015!

Woot Wednesday : E3 2015!

E3 2015 was last week, and wow, was it a good one, too! Probably one of the most exciting E3s in a long time. Tons of new games were announced, we got to see more virtual reality in action, and Fallout 4 is actually coming out this year!  I want to touch on briefly on some of the things shown at E3 that I am most excited about. Fallout 4 The one announcement I’m most ecstatic about is the Fallout…

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The Benefits of PC Gaming

The Benefits of PC Gaming

I always find myself trying to convince my friends to try out PC gaming. I show them my huge Steam library. I show them how I have my PC set up to play games on my TV.  I show them how I can connect a controller to the PC effortlessly.  Everything! I show them everything! How many have I converted? One. Just one.  But, that only encourages me to continue my efforts! This post is simply an attempt to convince…

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Rad Listed: Finish Him!

Rad Listed: Finish Him!

Mortal Kombat X I still recall playing the first Mortal Kombat on my Sega Genesis in 1992. It was my first introduction to a fighting game, but also my first introduction to my father and I spewing trash talk at each other. An introduction to Mortal Kombat also resulted in me playing just about every other fighting game out there, such as Virtual Fighter, Tekken, Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, Soul Caliber, and even Clay Fighter. In high school, my friends…

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Exanima and Game Discovery

Exanima and Game Discovery

The present climate of video games can make it difficult to discover particular games. Small, independent studios are releasing games left and right. The Steam Marketplace has become a monster of a service that provides sale and access to a ridiculous amount of games. The importance of properly marketing your game and getting its name out there has become a real challenge for smaller developers. There’s only so much space on the Steam store front, and while I think Valve…

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Gamin’ like it’s 1997!

Gamin’ like it’s 1997!

You’d think with all the modern games on my never-ending steam backlog, I wouldn’t be booting up and playing games from 1997. ¬†When Steam had a sale on the older Fallout games over the weekend, I couldn’t resist picking up Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. Usually I’m paying five bucks just to have the game on my Steam library list, destined to be grayed out for all eternity. That’s when you own a game on Steam, but it…

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Industry Musings

Industry Musings

When I was younger and penniless, I had all the time in the world to play games, but never the money to buy all the new releases. I was required to make the most of a newly acquired game to get me by until the next birthday or present-appropriate holiday that would land me a new game. I would replay the same game multiple times, mastering all the nuances until I tired of it. Today, I would balk at replaying…

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Confessions of a DotA-holic

Confessions of a DotA-holic

Would you believe me if I told you there’s a game out there that I’ve been playing off and on for over a decade? Technically, I’m now playing DotA 2, developed by Valve; however, DotA 2 is merely an exact remake of the original DotA map for Warcraft 3–just with updated graphics, better balance, and an actual matchmaking system. I discovered DotA in the slums of Battle.net, which is Blizzard’s online community that services the multiplayer aspect of their games….

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Arx Fatalis, and Krater

Arx Fatalis, and Krater

Been playing some games, as I am wont to do, and have turned up a couple of interesting, albeit, not as well known games.  These two games have managed to keep me away from DotA 2 for a time so that must be an achievement, right? One of those games is a fun little squad based post-apocalyptic real time strategy RPG called Krater.  Now that may seem like a mouthful of gaming mechanics, but imagine it being a mix of…

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