Archive | January, 2014

Small Leaps And Minor Bounds

Video games are notorious for attempting to fulfill power fantasies, reputable to the point of widespread (and rightful) criticism. You have to save the world, you have to win the Super Bowl, you have to rescue the princess. It’s all about empowering you in some fashion that you can’t achieve in your real life. There […]

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Video Game Jocks Podcast 1/29/2014

In this episode, we talk about the New Call of Duty Ghosts DLC, Peggle 2 Scores, Microsoft Buying Gears of War, the Forthcoming Titanfall Beta, Shameless, True Detective, Sherlock Holmes, The Royal Rumble, Super Bowl XLVIII, We Answer Your Listener Mail and More!

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Amalgams And Whatnot

There’s a trailer for an upcoming game that everyone’s been talking about. (I know. What a shock!) It’s an eight-minute walkthrough for Monolith Productions’ Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor wherein the protagonist—a ranger by the name of Talion—shows off his Wraith-like abilities by peering into the nether, controlling simple minds, and racking up a body count […]

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At A Loss For Verbs

Adventure games are notorious for a number of reasons. Chief among them is probably the fact that they did used to actually end up being pixel-hunting debacles, and no one wants to sit and click 800 x 600 pixels just to figure out where to kick in a wall. It was a dark time and […]

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