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Put It All Back In Gone Home

Sometimes it’s the smallest thing that means the most. It’s a truth most often represented through clichés and parables, about the thought being what counts and David defeating Goliath. They’re all facets of the same gem, different faces to the singular Janus. The nuances change within this collection of rote notions (the devil, after all, […]

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Listen To The Rhythm Of Halo

Sure, Halo has one of the most iconic soundtracks you’ll ever find, video games or otherwise. Longtime Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell established a percussion-centric aural landscape that soon came to define the series and, for some, first-person space shooters. They were undulating, driving beats that were layered on top of ethereal orchestral tracks, morphing seamlessly […]

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The Gravity Of The Situation

Chris Plante of Polygon has in the lede of his Angry Birds Star Wars review this understated gem: “the Angry Birds games, in the most basic sense, are about gravity.” It’s a profound and subtle statement that kind of sneaks up on you with its succinct critical analysis. Whereas most people (rightfully) associate green-tinged pigs […]

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Nailing The Fundamentals Of Halo 4

Every once in a while, a development studio will stumble across a hit. Not just one that hits certain sales numbers or is simply critically well-received, but rather they will somehow wring out from nothing a game that is socially impactful. Elements of the game will permeate gamer culture, infusing the zeitgeist with its own […]

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