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Review – Injustice Gods Among Us

There has been enough debate regarding the construction of narrative in video games. I understand the merit, but can’t help but think that it sometimes turns out to be a cyclic argument as to who creates meaning in video games. While some see the player engagement as a support system for the story, others believe that the gameplay itself is how a player makes meaning and the story naturally matures through the individual context of the player.

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Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC Review

Dead Space 3: Awakened follows immediately after the closing events of Dead Space 3, promising more co-op fun (or is that terror?) with Isaac Clarke and John Carver. Adding more backstory to the Dead Space world and answering the question of just what happened to the duo after Dead Space 3’s finale, is the DLC worth the $15 asking price, or should you simply opt out of this experience?

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Review – Defiance

You may have seen the show by now. You may have played the game. But what is Defiance? Put simply, it’s an ok show that might take some time to warm to, but it’s also a very confused game. Let me explain that statement before you agree or disagree, but for the record, I have enjoyed playing Defiance.

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Dead Island: Riptide – You want more Dead Island? You got it!

I came a few months late to the Dead Island party.  I bought the game fairly quickly, but due to the packed nature of the latter half of 2011 I didn’t get around to it till April of 2012.  From then on I was hooked.  It’s one of the few games from the past few years I routinely go back to over and over.  So, you can imagine my eagerness when Riptide was announced.  I pre-ordered the first day it was allowed.  Still, there was some anxiety that they’d change up too much or screw with what worked in the […]

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A beautiful slice of heart pounding action – Crysis 3 review

First person shooters seem to be a dime a dozen these days, with every major publisher fielding an FPS title within their lineup of games. EA is no exception, but does Crysis 3 – their latest offering in the third person shooter domain – bring something new to the already crowded FPS corral? Or is Crysis 3 just another tired nag when compared the the drafthorse powerhouse that is the Call of Duty series? I won’t spoil the whole review in the first paragraph, but the short answer is Crysis 3 provides one hell of a ride.

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Will the Circle be Unbroken: A Bioshock Infinite Review

9.5 out of 10 Excellent Recommended

Loss, regret, religion, bigotry, revolution, quantum physics, hot dogs in trashcans.  Not exactly subjects that most video games choose to tackle.  But they are all themes found in Irrational Games’ Bioshock Infinite; a game of stunning beauty, shocking violence, and surprising intimacy.  While I’ll avoid major spoilers, this review will discuss the game’s overall story, and some of its key themes.  So if you want to experience the game completely spoiler-free, turn back now.  Otherwise, to fully understand Bioshock Infinite, it is necessary to go back to franchise’s beginning. And it begins, naturally, with a man and a lighthouse.

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Review – Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance sees you stepping into the high-heeled boots of cyborg ninja Raiden as he slices and dices his way through enemies with a focus on action over stealth. Revengeance is the ninth main game in the Metal Gear series, but does it reach the critically acclaimed lofty heights of its predecessors? Simply put – no, it does not.

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Review – Tomb Raider

2013 will be marked as the year that famed heroine Lara Croft made her remarkable return to the gaming industry. Despite some truly engaging innovation and an origin story that promises an emotional connection to the title that supports its various gameplay mechanics, the true question is: is this the Tomb Raider that fans have been waiting for, or is this a DMC: Devil May Cry type of reboot that caters more to the new fans rather than the traditionalists? By the end of this article, you should have your answer!

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Review – Dead Space 3

It’s Necromorphs, Necromorphs everywhere, with Dead Space 3 marking the third game where dismembering limbs is the song to saving your skin. But with three games in, is the tune a little too overplayed? Have Dead Space’s scary monsters lost their fear factor? The answer to these questions is a resounding HELL NO.

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Review – Need for Speed Most Wanted Ultimate Speed Pack DLC

The Need For Speed: Most Wanted Ultimate Speed Pack DLC brings five of the most expensive, fastest and exotic cars ever created into an open-world racing experience. They each have their own races, their own times to beat, their own totally unique handling and some amazing sound.

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