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E3 2010: Our wildly humble predictions

Well, hot diggity-damn! Is it time for E3 again already? It seems like it was just yesterday that we were fawning over the latest Uncharted 2 gameplay video, reeling from the news that Final Fantasy XIII was going multiplatform, and … Continue reading

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Three awesome sanity-saving games

Life is hard. You know this, I know this. Of course, life likes to send not-so-friendly reminders of this every chance it gets. Right now, I’m juggling my regular job (which starts at 4am), school (finals next week), and writing … Continue reading

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Crossover fighting games that should (but won’t) happen

Marvel vs. Capcom. Super Smash Bros. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. OK, maybe not so much the third one. However, the existence of these games has proven time and time again that gamers love a crazy-ass crossover fighting game every … Continue reading

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Infinity Ward’s former glory: A Call of Duty retrospective

You may or may not have heard, but there was some recent commotion over at a small indie studio that made a few niche games that I hear a few people play. All dumb jokes aside, this is quite the … Continue reading

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Quality gaming on the cheap with your PSP Go

The PSP Go has had a rough time since its launch last October. Since then, however, Sony has been releasing a steady stream of games, and the count as of now sits at 288 games (on the US store, as … Continue reading

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Eight PS1 classics the PSN DOES need

A couple of weeks ago, I ragged on some pretty terrible PS1 games that, inexplicably, are up for sale on the PlayStation Store. For money! Well, now that baseball season is underway and I’m fresh off Spring Break, I’m in a much … Continue reading

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The 2010 season according to MLB 10: The Show

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really looking forward to baseball season this year. After the Bears’ disappointing season and the Bulls limping their way to the end of another lackluster season, I’m excited to be pulled into … Continue reading

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5 Games that show Grandma hates you

It’s happened to all of us during our childhoods: It’s your birthday (or any other holiday) and you put your misguided trust in your aunt or grandma to get you that game you’ve been wanting for, like, forever. Your friends … Continue reading

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To Developers: Stop giving women unrealistic expectations

A lot of feminists and pro-feminist movement bloggers have discussed the indecency that is the objectification of women in the gaming industry. From Lara Croft’s unrealistic appeal to Nariko’s scantily clad ability to perform like the God of War himself, … Continue reading

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Gran Turismo 5 will define the future of PS3 development

When the first Gran Turismo released in Japan in December of 1997 (May 1998 for everyone else), it was met with immediate praise by critics and would deservedly go on to be the top-selling game for the PlayStation. With each … Continue reading

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