Review: Broken Age: Act 1

Review: Broken Age: Act 1 Test. Related...
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BioShock 2 Reviewed

BioShock 2 Reviewed BioShock 2 is an intriguing beast. On one hand, it feels much like the original with few changes to graphics, location, or gameplay. On the other hand, the first title is a fantastic game. So, when it’s all said and done, is the sequel worth the full price of admission? Continue on good reader, for your...
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Portal “Transmission Received” Achievement Walkthrough

Portal “Transmission Received” Achievement Walkthrough Portal received one of the most cryptic game patches in history today, simply stating in the changelog “Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations.” Your first thought, like mine, is likely “what the hell?” Well, some gamers...
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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta – Day One

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta – Day One Well, I am one of the lucky few (I haven’t seen Battle.net break 1,500 players yet) who got into the StarCraft II beta yesterday. I figure it’s the right thing to do to brag (haha!), share my experience, and of course put up some beautiful screenshots. Obtaining the Beta First off, how in the...
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Games to Play While Holding Off for Diablo III

Games to Play While Holding Off for Diablo III Let’s face it, Diablo III may be awhile. Blizzard says 2011 at the earliest, which by standard math translates into sometime by the end of the decade. So, with that in mind, I figure what’s a good selection of action-RPGs, or “Diablo clones,” to play while waiting on the real deal?...
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DiRT 2 (PC) – First Impressions

DiRT 2 (PC) – First Impressions When it’s close to midnight and you’re looking for a game that will keep you up and alert for an hour or two, there is nothing like a racing game. [Just don’t take this situation into a real car. – Ed.] After a couple hours of playing this game, I must say that Codemaster has delivered another...
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King’s Bounty Series – First Impressions

King’s Bounty Series – First Impressions When I bought King’s Bounty: The Legend and King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, I didn’t expect anything in particular. All I really knew was that the combat sequences were similar to those in the Heroes of Might and Magic series. The Heroes series never really hooked me so I wondered how this game would be...
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Half-Life 2 Mod Overhauls Graphics [UPDATE]

Half-Life 2 Mod Overhauls Graphics [UPDATE] When The Orange Box was released for the consoles they included graphical enhancements for Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One, bringing them onto the enhanced Source engine pioneered with Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Well, a modder, Filip Victor, decided he didn’t like that the PC version lacked these...
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Star Trek Online Preview, Post Closed Beta

Star Trek Online Preview, Post Closed Beta Well, the Star Trek Online closed beta ended yesterday, and the open beta starts early this afternoon. With the media embargo lifted, it’s time to dive into what the closed beta had to offer, providing a sneak peak of what’s to come in the open beta and final product. First off, let me express my general...
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Reflections Upon the FPS for the Modern Connoisseur

Reflections Upon the FPS for the Modern Connoisseur I was a tender young boy, just 9 years old. I had earned my video game laurels upon the NES and Genesis. The Legend of Zelda was defeated at 3 years old. I was fucking good. Then a new game came out. This new game would change the history of my gaming, nigh, all gaming, overnight. That game was Doom 2. From...
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