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Metroidvanias and Me

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 by christian

This past Sunday was spent almost entirely playing Symphony of the Night on my PSP.  It is rare these days for a game to grip me so much that I not only desire to spend my gaming time with it, but put aside other duties in order to make more gaming time.  Symphony was one …

Thoughts on League of Legends

Monday, June 8th, 2009 by golden jew

For various reasons, many social, others masochistic, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), the Warcraft 3 custom map, remains something I play frequently. All is not well in DOTA land, however, and I’m not talking about the fact that my friend Jimmy who I play with is a KSing coward. No, the bigger issue …

A Brief Synopsis of How Playing EVE and Gangbanging in South Central L.A. Are Somewhat Similar….But Not Really

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by tyson

Being from the largest city in Idaho, I have had a lot of experience with gangs. Most of this experience comes from playing GTA: San Andreas and living vicariously through the O.G.s from Wyoming that ride through Boise throwing up signs and representing the “Equality State”. Man, I wish my 2005 Toyota Matrix was half …

Unlocking Okami

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by christian

After owning it for two months, I finally started playing Okami in earnest. After six or so hours, I still feel the urge to continue, but I feel as if I already know the game all too well, and if I keep going it will only mean me abandoning the game later down the …

The Four Things I Would Like to See at E3 But Won’t

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 by tyson

In the small world of my mind there are essentially three things that put my imagination into overdrive. First and foremost, any kind of holocaust involving zombies or nukes. Second, any kind of holocaust involving me winning stupid amounts of money. And third, video game conventions/trade shows. Twice a year I get to dream of …

Renaming video games – I propose “vidcon”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by jackson

Video Games. What ideas or images flashed into your head when you read that phrase? Were they memories of yourself spending quarters at an arcade machine? Or maybe spending hours behind of a Guitar Hero drum set. Maybe you’re a typical parent who thinks of an evil device that erodes your children’s brains and turns …

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

Books. They are good at stories right? But books are cheating because the imagination does half the work. The written word allows for a great number of freedoms that other media have yet to gain (parenthetical comments only work in writing). Films? Not so hot. In fact quite rubbish. Even the greatest films are totally …

Video Game Proficiency Test

Monday, May 4th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

 
 
Video Game Proficiency Test

Examination for Players
For the Following Qualifications:

Hardcore Player status, Bragging Rights.

Time Allowed: 13 minutes, 37 seconds

©1776Videolamer
 
 
TURN OVER PAPER TO BEGIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANSWER ALL FIVE QUESTIONS:
 
QUESTION 1.

Below is a table of character match ups for …

Breaking News – Capcom haven’t announced another Resident Evil remake

Friday, May 1st, 2009 by cunzy1 1

Consoles have come and gone, hardware market leaders have become laughing stocks and whole game series have gone from groundbreaking innovation to tired old rehash. Yet one thing has always remained constant in modern gaming: Capcom will remake the original Resident Evil. However, today no reports have come from Capcom on any kind of planned …

Pokémon- Literally cannot catch them all

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

An open letter to Nintendo:

Dear Nintendo (umm Pokémon division?)

My friend and I are Pokémon fans, Pokéfans if you will. Adult Pokémon fans. Is there a sadder thing? Probably. People who are into team sports. All those people who invested their money in property instead of your series of children’s videogames (at least I still …