Minecrafting For the Beginner

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The virus swept through the world, a terrifying parody of low budget horror movies, turning loved ones into ravenous beasts. Aboard the last ship of living humans you head out, trying to survive at sea until the danger passes. But something much more sinister is at play. A magical apocalypse is upon us. The world heaves and buckles, landmasses change, ancient rites once again regain their power, and your boat is destroyed, leaving you in … Read More

What makes a game fun? Episode 002 – Choices

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The most basic premise of playing a game is that you, yanno… play the game. If a player doesn’t have a direct control over the outcome of a game, then they may as well be watching TV instead of playing, because they’re not actually engaging in the gameplay aspect. This is the single most important aspect of what makes a game fun, and one which, sadly, is misunderstood by many developers, and hence we get … Read More

Where Is My Game Now ? Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

I have been a Call of Duty player since the beginning of the series and have held on as long as I can. It’s so sad when you really want to make a gaming purchase but the weight of the flaws and the lack of confidence in the developer and publisher prevent you from buying. Sad really is the word that describes my feeling best when a COD follow up game misses the mark more … 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

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

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

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

An Old Friend. My Keyboard.

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An Old Friend My Keyboard.   Thomas Fuller said “If you have one true friend you have more than your share” and I mostly agree that if a person finds just one dependable friend in life then that individual is a very lucky person. If one were to apply that adage to a PC Gamer’s input device I feel pretty confident that many of us have found that one very dependable friend over the years. … Read More

Something Evil This Way Comes

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Remember doing things to get chased as a kid? Wicked things on Devil’s Night? Or maybe you went even further to get chased. The pump and adrenaline is or what you were after. Now have you ever had a nightmare? Of course you have but I mean one where you were being chased and maybe one leg was shorter than the other or broken or maimed. The stress and horror is what gives the rush. … Read More