DGC – Anticipating a Release

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Patch 2.3 was released for Diablo 3 this week. I started playing the game again in early July, creating a seasonal character. Seasons act like clean slates, wiping away all your shared achievements and spoils, starting you from the very bottom. For those who like to see how long it takes to get back to a position of power, this is a great event. For myself however, it was a way to approach the game in a new way. Read the rest of this entry »

Tales From the Bonfire, Part 2: Igniting the Firelink Shrine

Dark Souls (Tales From the Bonfire)

[Tales From the Bonfire is a recollection of my adventures in Dark Souls, written from the perspective of its protagonist.]

Following an involuntary flight, courtesy of that mysterious crow, I now found myself in an area known as Firelink Shrine. Which, compared to the Undead Asylum from which I had just escaped, immediately felt more welcoming, more… calm. Sure, the place lay in ruin, but for the first time in what felt like an eternity, I was able to raise my head, look up and actually see the sky! That and everything was covered either in grass, moss and other plant life. Almost enough to make me feel human again – if only for a moment. And then… I noticed the bonfire. Oh well. Read the rest of this entry »

The Console Subscription Skirmish: September, 2015

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August is almost at an end, which means September is about to take its place. Among other things, this means a new batch of free games will soon be available to those with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscriptions. Read the rest of this entry »

Fire and Brimstone Ignites Quake With Thirteen Fiery New Levels

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Ah, Quake. That grunting jumping noise, industrial and / or gothic textured walls, lava pits and a slew of uncanny monsters – still nothing quite like it! Same goes for the community, as impressively enough, it’s still alive after all this time, Fire and Brimstone among the latest fan creation. A few of its thirteen levels can be quite tricky, while other… are super fast. Whatever the case, it’s still more Quake, and that’s hardly a bad thing! Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – Week 34, 2015

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Welcome dear readers to week 34 of 2015 and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter goes hunting, while Dave hits a revival spree. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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Tales From the Bonfire, Part 1: Running (Through) the Undead Asylum

Dark Souls (Tales From the Bonfire)

[Tales From the Bonfire is a recollection of my journey through Dark Souls, written from the perspective of its protagonist.]

My existence is one of great confusion, as I am, for all intents and purposes, dead, yet somehow… still alive. Not that it’s done me a great deal of good so far, as I find myself locked up, unable to do anything but await the end of the world. Or that was the case until fairly recently, as Lady Luck decided to smile upon me, enabling my escape by way of a mysterious, nameless knight. Read the rest of this entry »

DGC – Death From Above

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Coming off the heels of writing a critique of Broken Age, I jumped into the next game I wanted to play in order to write about (aside from the ones that don’t make it to the page for whatever reason). That game is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I know. I haven’t played it yet. I’m rectifying that now! Read the rest of this entry »

Broken Age – A Critique

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[The following is a critique. It assumes you have played the game or are ok with having elements of the game spoiled through discussion.]

I get the feeling that a lot of people didn’t get what they were expecting with Broken Age. When Double Fine went to Kickstarter to fund an old school point and click adventure game, that’s pretty much all the information that we had, despite the head of Double Fine Tim Schafer being responsible for some of the classics of that genre. Like many other people, I gladly donated to the project, and before we all knew it, it was funded, and then some. We all awaited to see what kind of adventure game classic would be created. Read the rest of this entry »

The App Wrap Up – August 18th, 2015

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to The App Wrap Up! The App Wrap Up is here to showcase recent iOS releases that I found interesting based on their trailers. Watch them, follow the links and purchase the games if you are so inclined. Tell us which trailers are your favourite each week (even if they are not featured here). Without further ado, let us begin! Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – Week 33, 2015

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Welcome dear readers to week 33 of 2015 and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter cranks up the ‘likes’, while Dave gets gory with HD zombies a second time. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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Snippets of the Game Industry – Week 32, 2015

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Welcome dear readers to week 32 of 2015 and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter gets an incomplete refund, while Dave joins the legion. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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Snippets of the Game Industry – Week 31, 2015

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Welcome dear readers to week 31 of 2015 and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter goes on an obscure old-school rampage, while Dave trails off into a puzzle. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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The Console Subscription Skirmish: August, 2015

psplus vs gwg

July is almost at an end, which means August is about to take its place. Among other things, this means a new batch of free games will soon be available to those with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscriptions. Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – Week 30, 2015

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Welcome dear readers to week 30 of 2015 and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter opens a stormy grave, while Dave busts out the analytics. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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Star Wars: KOTOR II Adds Achievements, Workshop, 5K Support

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I doubt many Star Wars: KOTOR II fans expected to see this gem get an update eleven years after launch. I certainly didn’t. Yet here we are with a brand new patch on Steam, adding achievements, workshop integration, 5K resolutions, and more good stuff! Now more than ever… the force is strong with this one. Read the rest of this entry »

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