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Thoughts From The Tales From The Borderlands

Gosh, people sure do like Borderlands. When Tales from the Borderlands—the joint endeavor from Gearbox Software and Telltale Games—was first announced, I remember thinking that was an odd decision. Sure, Borderlands is fun and all, but Telltale games are about the investment in a story and its consequences. No one really came to Borderlands for […]

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Far Cry 4 Review: Kyrat Me Home

Far Cry 4 is almost exactly what you’d expect, yet somehow it still manages to surprise you. It excels at placing a plethora of shenanigans and shenanigan-inducing items at your feet just as it dangles bombast and pyrotechnics right in front of your face. For all the games that manage to tell a heartbreaking tale […]

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Heroic Contrast

Creating a hero is a tricky, subtle art. There are some ground rules that apply, though they’re more guidelines for generally creating friendly characters. For instance, don’t make them evil. That, in addition to making it very hard for them to be a protagonist, is just not very likable. Great starting point. It’s not, however, […]

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Overcharged And Overjoyed

They try so hard. Studios, designers, developers. They all try so hard to tell you something. From the perils of imbuing the unprepared with power to the necessary heroics of all space marines, the net results is always supposed to be a sensation of revelation. Perhaps you hadn’t played a platformer like this before or […]

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Halo 2 And The 10-Year Itch

There has been a lot of Halo in the air. It’s a bit like a roaming, free-floating sensation of Christmas jollies surrounding you, but it’s far more explosion-y. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is on the verge of release (it’s happening tomorrow), including a fresh launch trailer for the sizable aggregation. The reviews have already […]

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