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    Game Design Trends That Need To Die

    As we all know, the games industry is largely beholden to trends; Battle Royale is the most obvious recent example, but there are many more examples throughout gaming history. Trends aren’t always a bad thing, particularly when it comes to games. What begins as a good idea and becomes a trend can end up becoming…

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    Magic: The Gathering—Who is Nicol Bolas?

    If you or someone you know has talked about Magic: The Gathering in any capacity for the past couple years, you’ve probably heard the name Nicol Bolas thrown around. He’s been the big bad at the front and center of the story for a while now, having made a big appearance in the Hour of…

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    Five Free WEIRD Steam Games

    During my journey to the heart of Steam, in order to find you lovely readers some brilliant free games, I’ve seen some things. Things that will stay with me. Forever. From the surreal, to wacky, and to me screaming, “MY INNOCENCE IS GONE FOREVER,” here’s a list of free things I can’t unsee, on Steam!…

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    The Silent Hill Movie is Awesome

    When I say the Silent Hill movie is awesome, I’m being completely sincere. Any time the topic of Silent Hill is broached, I nearly always ask for opinions on the Silent Hill movie, just so I can hear the various views on it. To my continuing surprise, a lot of people tend to give me…

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    DLC at No Extra Cost: Paradox Interactive

    Paradox Interactive is one of those publishers where if you’ve heard of them, you’ve really heard of them and the multitude of interesting or niché games they’ve worked on. Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Victoria II, Stellaris, and City Skylines are just a few of the major titles that have captured many a players…

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    5 Fan-Made SMITE Skins That Should be Real

    Hi-Rez and Titan Forge, the developers behind SMITE, have looked to the community for new designs for skins in the past. While they have chosen some of the best, here are five more that I think deserve to make the cut. #5—Thor: Hammer of Justice Created by Reddit user u/Kbabyhands1, Hammer of Justice is one…

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    Ranking the 2D Metroid Games

    The Metroid series, which plays host to one of my favorite video game characters, was one of the rare series that showed us how a 2D, side scrolling, action platformer could make the jump to three dimensions when Metroid Prime exploded onto the scene in 2002 to rave reviews. The Metroid games helped form what…

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    5 Great Games for Your “Potato” PC

    I’m not the most hardcore of PC gamers (I say as I brush my 357 Steam games under a rug), but I do have the occasional passing interest in games that are often PC exclusives. This has led to my ownership of several mid-range PCs over the years. It is a real shame that they…