Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases
 

Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – Heroes Wanted
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

Heroes Wanted

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – A Study In Emerald
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

A Study In Emerald

 

Browsing all articles by Mason Van Dyk.

My Game of the Year: Bastion

My Game of the Year: Bastion 

In a year so chock full of Triple-A titles that my wallet is still reeling from November, my Game of the Year for 2011 is a little downloadable title from Supergiant Games.

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Preview: SSX

Preview: SSX 

So, SSX is back. The popular Snowboarding franchise from last generation has returned but is it a glorious comeback or a cash in on a much loved name?

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Review: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D

Review: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D 

How do you approach reviewing a game like Ocarina of Time? How do you review a game so universally acclaimed by critics and loved by fans? If you’ve been gaming for any length of time then certainly you’ve heard the crazy amounts of praise the original game has received, and rightly so, it brought an already beloved series into a new dimension and set many a standard still used for 3D games. But with that in mind I don’t want this review to be nothing but praise for the original, […]

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Minecraft Meets Medal of Honour

Minecraft Meets Medal of Honour 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six or seven months then I’m sure you’ve heard about Minecraft, the open world, build anything sandbox game that’s become a phenomenon among gamers, even though it’s still in beta. But while thousands praise it, there are many who aren’t fans of it, myself included, mostly due to the fact that people call it a game when it’s more of a creation tool. A literal sandbox, not a video game in the modern sense. If that sounds like you then […]

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Review: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

After releasing a slew of free, but not necessarily “new” maps (almost all of the free map packs were simply the base game maps for different modes), DICE has finally given Bad Company 2 players something fresh to chew on in the way of Bad Company 2: Vietnam, a $15 expansion pack set in the infamous ’70s war. But should Vietnam have you signing up for another tour of duty or dodging the draft?

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Black Ops “First Strike” Map Pack Coming Feb. 1

Dan Bunting, Director of Online for Treyarch, has confirmed on Major Nelson’s podcast that the first of what will most likely be many map packs will be arriving, as a timed exclusive for 360, on February 1st. Details inside.

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My Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Black Ops

I’ll be honest here. Unlike a few of the other editors who had an easy time choosing their GOTY, this was a very tough decision for me. So much so that I considered not writing a piece and am still not sure this is the right pick. That’s not to say that Black Ops isn’t a great game, because it is. I’ve already sunk over 24 hours into the multiplayer and plan to play through the campaign again on Veteran, both for fun and to pick up some extra trophies. […]

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Achievement Unlocked: A Retrospective

As some of you may know this week marks the 5th anniversary of the Xbox 360’s North American launch and along with it came Achievements, loved by some, hated by others but so deeply set in the industry now that they’re not going anywhere. An arbitrary system usually with no other reward than the satisfaction of obtaining them, Achievements have become immensely popular since their inception 5 years ago. From iPhone games to Warcraft, what makes achievements so addicting?

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Review: Call of Duty Black Ops

With the months of anticipation over, Call of Duty Black Ops is finally here. Taking a turn from their previous WW2-based Call of Duty games, this is Treyarch’s chance to prove to the world that they aren’t just the B-Team and can do better than Infinity Ward. So, do they manage it or is this one Op that should’ve stayed classified?

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Review: Shibuya: Everything Falls Into Place

Review: Shibuya: Everything Falls Into Place 

Shibuya is an iPhone arcade puzzler from Nevercenter Games, an Indie developer out of Salt Lake City. You may have heard of Shibuya since it was part of the PAX 10, a showcase of 10 of the best Indie games around.  It’s quick, stylish and addicting, just like any good puzzle game should be.

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Review: Persona 3 Portable

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable is the PSP port of the hit PS2 turn-based Japanese RPG, Persona 3. it follows the exploits of a group of teenagers as they explore the “Dark Hour” a hidden 25th hour of day, using their ability to summon the games namesake Personas. These Personas play a pivotal role in combat against the Shadows, mysterious entities that feed off the people still awake within the Dark Hour.

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New Xbox 360 “Slim” Revealed

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnE8VFnp_oM] The last tidbit of information coming out of the Microsoft Press event earlier this morning was a redesigned 360, as seen in the above video.

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Metal of Honor Beta Incoming

More news from the EA E3 Press event letting us know that the public beta for the new beta of the Noscon reboot of the Medal of Honor series will be launching this month. There are two ways to get in for those of you interested. You can either preorder the game from Gamestop (And possibly others) or be a Battlefield Bad Company 2 VIP (As in, bought the game new).

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Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Expansion

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFcJ38-IOc&feature=player_embedded] Announced via the above trailer at today’s EA, E3 press conference the new Vietnam Expansion to Dice’s popular shooter will be launching this winter. The expansion pack seems to be multiplayer only given the details on the official Battlefield blog, but it could contain single player portions as well. The expansion will contain four new maps encompassing both the games Rush and Conquest gameplay modes (Let’s hope they also include squad deathmatch and squad rush) and will contain new guns, vehicles, in game awards, and trophies or achievements. No price […]

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The Humble Indie Bundle

I know we haven’t updated for a while due to time constraints on all of us here but I felt that this deserved sharing. Indie game dev Wolfire has teamed up with other popular indie devs to bring you The Humble Indie Bundle, a group of five indie games, World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra: Overture.  The best part is that they’re letting you set the price you want to pay. Although you could pay as low as a cent for this usual $80 bundle you’d be […]

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