Moframe Movember

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That’s right, you heard me right, the popular Free To Play (and awesome to play) game Warframe is kicking it up into a stylish high-gear by joining in for No-Shave Movember, a month-long “holiday” of sorts, where people are encouraged to not shave off mustaches or beards and donate to prostate cancer. https://warframe.com/movember?q=movember Men are known to die at a significantly younger age than women, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which … Read More

What makes a game fun? Episode 001 – Progression

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So what makes a game “fun?” Several journalists have claimed that “fun” is in the eye of the beholder, and so personal that there’s no way to gauge it and as such we may as well stop trying to even consider if a game is fun or not when reviewing them. However, this isn’t exactly true… There are certain things which are inherently rewarding to players in a deep, satisfying psychological manner, and there are … Read More

Demigod – What Could Have Been

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A few years ago, MOBAs were just beginning to surface as actual games.  Defense of the Ancients: Allstars, the Warcraft III expansion custom multiplayer map had elevated the concept to a large enough playerbase to support an entirely new genre. At that time, quite a few started to spring out of seemingly nowhere, from Heroes of Newerth, to League of Legends, to DotA2.  The overall feel of each new MOBA was largely the same, however, … Read More

Evil Dead 2013 – Fit for Halloween, or trumped by Michael Myers?

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It’s nearly Halloween, and gamers everywhere are pulling out some cringe-worthy titles for the occasion; both in the comedic and the creepy sense.  I, of course, am no different, and noticed the remake for Evil Dead was available on demand, and my mother wasn’t at home to tell me it was too scary for the cat to watch.  Yes, the actual cat, not myself.  And no, this isn’t the first time that would have happened; … Read More

Review: The Evil Within

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  The survival horror genre has arguably had a rocky road thus far. Going from Resident Evil on PlayStation to Resident Evil 6 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Comparing those 2 specific offerings shows more than a few steps away from survival horror and towards 3rd person action shooters. Now that’s not to say every IP in the genre has followed suit. Some, such as Amnesia, have continued to offer pure horror experiences but … Read More

Alien Isolation: How to Hide From a Monster

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Before I start this review, I would first like to say I am a fan of the Alien film franchise – most of them, but not all.  I have the Alien Anthology on blu-ray, one of my prized movies.  I love H.R. Giger’s artwork, the inspiration for the original alien movie, as well as a host of other movies.  I admire the cinematography of the original, the suspense and terror that the movie series conveyed, … Read More

Shadow of Mordor, An Unpopular Opinion

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For this review I feel that I must start off with a disclaimer due to the fact that my experience with this game differs so greatly from the great majority of reviews that have been publicized. I am not a fan of the combat mechanics in the Batman game nor was I overjoyed with everything from the Assassins Creed series so in that respect I am no fan of The Shadow of Mordor. This game … Read More

Twenty.oz Podcast #1

Join us for our inaugural Twenty.oz Podcast. On our first cast the crew weighs in on some political issues that are at the forefront of gaming today. In addition we talk about the games we are reviewing and playing. We hope you enjoy the show. http://twentyoz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Twenty.oz-Podcast-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

It’s The Right Time For Alone in the Dark: Illumination

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Halloween is just about here and so is pre-order time for an intriguing new Survival Horror Game called Alone In The Dark Illumination by Atari. Harkening back to it’s original Alone In The dark roots as the first 3d survival horror game, Illumination is a third person coop survival game that seems so interesting but so hard to pin down as to actual gameplay. The game has been in closed Alpha since the middle of … Read More

GamerGate: One Man’s Response to One Woman’s Journey

This editorial is a response to the article by Sara Benincasa, “GamerGate: One Woman’s Journey into Fear and Loathing in Video Games“.  It is the opinion of the author, and it’s views do not reflect those of Twenty.oz. First up Sara, I would like to disagree with you.  You are brave.  Bravery is defined as standing up to something even though you are afraid.  That being said, you did a remarkably fair look at #GamerGate from the outside, and that takes a lot of … Read More