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The Refreshing Gender Politics of Dark Souls

With video games, particularly RPGs, gender is a pretty important aspect of gameplay. It decides how your character will look, how certain characters may...

Sequel Soliloquy: Pokemon

Sequels are everywhere. When a game company sees a formula that works, you can't really blame them for sticking with it. One such formula...

Another Castle: Lara Croft

It’s been a big few years for Lara Croft. Her rebirth in the revival of Tomb Raider has given her a new look and...

The Price of VR: Oculus Rift, PSVR, and HTC Vive

Sony recently announced the price of their contribution to the virtual reality craze, PlayStation VR. Coming in at $399, it'll be cheaper than both Oculus...
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New Frontier, Same Creed: Assassin’s Creed Templars #1 Review

Rejoice, people! Just because Ubisoft has decided to take a year off from Assassin’s Creed doesn’t mean you can’t still get your fix! If you’ve already...
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“Art Games” – Pretentious Mess or Something More?

There has always been a lot of argument over whether or not video games can be considered art. Some write them off as fun,...

Shop Talk: RPG Maker Art Assets

As game-players, we often take for granted exactly how much work goes into games. So, I'm introducing Shop Talk, where I talk about the...

Pokemon Psychology 101: Why Do We Still Love It?

Pokemon is a worldwide phenomenon. The little creatures have captured our hearts while the games continue to capture our minds. The question is, though,...

Does Mass Effect 3 Hold Up in 2016?

The first Mass Effect game came out in 2007. It was groundbreaking and became wildly popular amongst RPG fans everywhere. Fast forward about three years,...
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Sequel Soliloquy: Shelter 1 & Shelter 2

Some say you shouldn't mess with success and that's why sequels come out so often. From Pokemon to Halo, sequels are never-ending. Last time I talked...