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Game Series That Could Learn from inFAMOUS Second Son’s “Paper Trail”

This was something I meant to publish months ago, but never did for a couple of reasons. So, just in case if you see anything that seems “out of date” in my writing, you know why now. Anyway, hope you enjoy this article! I particularly loved working on it. InFAMOUS Second Son’s Paper Trail downloadable content didn’t exactly receive the same amount of publicity or hype that First Light has gotten. The latter is a standalone game that explores the…

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Assassin’s Creed Unity & The Representation of Women in Video Games

I hate getting into arguments. Well, if they’re arguments that don’t need to be had, that is. Take Internet debates, for example. Those can (and usually should) be avoided since you’ll rarely change someone’s mind about anything. Instead of making actual progress, these usually serve to waste each involved person’s time. Me? I prefer to skim over what everyone’s talking about to see if there are any good points made, examples brought up, or even friendly, humorous banter to chuckle…

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Sequel Suggestions – Knack 2

I might have been in a minority, but Knack was easily one of my most anticipated games of 2013. It wasn’t only going to be a launch title for the PS4, but was also inspired by Playstation classics like Crash Bandicoot with simple controls that require surprising precision and mastery. In addition, Mark Cerny, the director behind this new IP, desired to design the game so that anyone could play it. Casual and hardcore gamers, kids and adults, you name…

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The Pokémon Philosophy Spectrum

If you’ve played any of the Pokémon games, chances are that you probably didn’t like the rivals. Arrogant, rude, annoying, condescending…these are only a few polite words to describe the audacity and obtuse pretentiousness of the majority of them. This is especially true of Green/Blue/Gary (or whatever you would like to call him) from the first generation games. He matches and goes beyond my unflattering description of rivals above by constantly insulting you, always being one step ahead of you…

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Crafting The Perfect Doctor Who Video Game

When it comes to the amount of power, influence, and intelligence the Doctor possesses in the Doctor Who TV show, one could conclude that he is tampering and meddling with forces that only God should control. He’s a finite (albeit ancient) alien life form that can attain new bodies after being mortally injured; he captains a time traveling ship of unimaginable and impossible capabilities; he wields a virtually universal tool capable of opening, fixing, and analyzing almost anything, and he…

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How “Call of Duty: Ghosts” Can Transcend Its Predecessors – Part 2

Gamers around the world know that the crowning jewel of the Call of Duty franchise is the multiplayer. It has not only been the reason why it is the most successful entertainment franchise in history, but it has also contributed to transforming and molding the game industry ever since the groundbreaking Call of Duty 4 was released in 2007. While there are a majority of people that consider the franchise to be an epidemic that’s degrading the quality of many…

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How “Call of Duty: Ghosts” Can Transcend Its Predecessors – Part 1

Sooner or later, a lot of good things come to an end. Enjoyable periods in life, friendships, and our favorite TV shows either abruptly halt or gradually fade away into history and our memory banks of nostalgia. The same applies to video games in a more-than-average way. Franchises and series that thousands upon thousands of fans love have died out or remained in a cryogenic, sleep-like state for years. Spyro The Dragon and Crash Bandicoot – crazy, fun 3D platformers…

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