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Indie Alley: Gravitron360

August 31, 2010

Indie Alley is all about the indie game scene, where games are made based on their merit and less on their marketing. Gravitron360 is a pretty simple space shooter.  As a space ship, you fly around saving people, blowing up planet generators, and then getting out before the planet becomes too unstable.  It’s available on [...]

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What makes you play a game even after you beat it?

August 27, 2010

I recently thought to myself, what compels someone to play a game numerous times? My roommates both have played two completely different games an incredible amount of times. He has played Super Mario All Stars on the Super Nintendo and beaten Super Mario Bros. 3 at least 30 times. I have even played and beaten [...]

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Why UFC Undisputed and EA Sports MMA need each other to succeed

August 24, 2010

With the world of MMA branching out to many aspects of pop culture, the UFC Undisputed series of video games has planted the flag for MMA in the video game culture. While there have been previous MMA games including the UFC and Pride fighting organizations, UFC Undisputed was both a critical and sales darling.

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James Arnold Taylor: The Personal Side of Voice Acting

August 20, 2010

I got a chance to have a short interview with one of the gaming industry’s best voice actors, James Arnold Taylor. Although you may not know his name, but he is the voice of some of Sony’s best video game heroes. Currently the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Plo Koon in Cartoon Network’s Star [...]

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Another year of Madden, another year of no competition.

August 20, 2010

It’s that time of the year sports game fans, the annual release of football’s Madden. The release of Madden is always a joyous occasion for football fans and gamers. However, with each release of Madden I can’t help but think that the series is just spinning its wheels with each new release. I have nothing [...]

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Hello, my name is Brett Miller and I play Video Games (too much)

August 5, 2010

I would like to share some of my beliefs about Video Games, which is to say that I don’t have any Let’s start by clarifying that nothing involving videogames warrants the term “belief”.  In fact there is entirely too much conviction and otherwise overly invested interest in the videogame industry today.  It’s all bullshit.  If [...]

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Why the world needs a sequel to Earth Defense Force 2017

July 30, 2010

The world of video games is a vast and wonderful place. There can be countless sequels of a game and there can be games that can be considered masterpieces even though barely anyone has played that game. Earth Defense Force 2017 by first impression would probably not be considered a masterpiece, but it definitely lives [...]

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And You Thought Your XBox Was A Reality Escape

July 27, 2010

So, you probably haven’t heard much about it, but there is a slight oil problem going on in the Gulf of Mexico. A problem that, like all others, is not one that game developers are above profiting off of.

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BARF! Why I love Side-Scrolling Beat-Em-Up Games

July 19, 2010

The current era of video games is unmatched in creativity and technology. The current gen systems have games of all types which cater to gamers with varied tastes. As a lifelong fan of video games, I love all types of games. One genre of games that I have always had an appreciation for is the [...]

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Understanding Villainy: Part 1, The Chessmaster

July 16, 2010

First, some background. I’m a psychology student at Otterbein University, and yes, i have a fascination with two things. Villains, and Horror. Now, i wanna talk about the “Classifications” of villains. But before that, we have to decide an important question, “Why are villains important?”

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