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Theatrythm: Final Fantasy

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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary game I didn’t know I wanted. I was suspicious about a rhythm game that uses Final Fantasy as a backdrop, but was surprised how well it works. It manages to be nostalgic in just the right way, while being a completely fresh approach the series’ legacy. While I have seen comparisons to the DS game Elite Beat Agents, this has more in common with Guitar Hero/Rock Band and Rhythm Heaven given its note highway and the ability to tap anywhere on the touch screen. 

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Previews: Darksiders II, WWE 13, Company of Heroes 2 and South Park: The Stick of Truth

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend a THQ Darksiders II event in Sydney. There were stunts, balls of fire and of course, games! We had a hands on demo of WWE ’13 and the highly anticipated Darksiders II and saw demos for Company of Heroes 2 and South Park: The Stick of Truth. Below are my thoughts on each of these upcoming games.

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THQ’s Jason Rubin Has His Work Cut Out For Him

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THQ’s new president Jason Rubin has not had an easy time of it so far in the month he has had his position. From stealth studio closures, licensing woes and of course the brief internet meltdown over Saints Row’s “Embarrass-gate”, Rubin has been at the center of it all. It seems that the man with years of reliable and consistent business experience in the game industry can suddenly do no right.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut: What it is, what it is not, and what it delivers

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The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is out, and by now a majority of gamers (at least those owning an Xbox 360) have loaded their prior saves and experienced the additional content. As one of the most anticipated DLC releases this year, does the new content deliver on expectations? The answer to this is a matter of perspective.

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The Digital Future

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   We live in a digital age. Where we once had to play games on cartridges, we made the move to CDs, from CDs to DVDs, and even to Blu-Ray discs. Looking back it is astonishing how quickly we have moved from one medium to the next, but even now we stand on the edge of the next big move; digitally purchasing games without requiring a physical medium on which to play them outside of our console or computer. Some players are embracing this change with a passion, while others fight against it with the very same passion. No matter […]

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Sydney Supanova 2012 – Superheroes, Villains and Celebrity Stars, oh my!

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Yesterday I had the great privilege of representing the folks at Save Game at Sydney Supanova; a pop culture expo that tours the country with stars from all corners of Geek culture. Not only was it my first Supanova but it was also my first convention of any size or shape. And putting it bluntly – it was a hell of a way to get my feet wet.

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What Does the closing of 38 Studios REALLY mean?

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As most gamers have heard, another studio has gone the way of the dodo. 38 Studios, founded by MLB pitcher Curt Shilling and enlisting talents such as Todd MacFarlane and R.A. Salvatore, has closed amid rumours of financial failure.

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Top 5 Games I Want For The Virtual Console

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  The following took place in an imaginary office inside my head. The part of me was played by me. The part of Nintendo was played by a man in a suit with the Nintendo logo where his head should be. It was awesome.

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A Kingdom for Keflings or What Jen Played While She Was Sick

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For what seems like the past thousand years I have been having some seriously annoying battles with cold season and allergies.  In this time I’ve also kind of found myself in a gaming rut with little desire to play anything involved.  I decided I needed a game that would be simply pleasant, one that I could float through on a cloud of Nyquil and orange juice.  I found it in A Kingdom for Keflings.    

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Save Game’s Mass Effect Squadmate cocktails: The best drinks this side of the Citadel

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It’s been a few months since the release of Mass Effect 3. In that time, there’s been a huge reaction to the game – with fans finding every available way to let their thoughts and opinions be heard. From the official forums, to petitions, to twitter and even open letters – if you’ve spent any time online over the last few weeks you will have been guaranteed to find some discussion related to Mass Effect 3. Rather than weigh in on the various discussions currently raging about the game, we here at Save Game thought we’d do something different, because […]

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