Genre-Advancing Shooters – GoldenEye 007

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When it comes to first-person shooters, one game that is one of the most important games in the conversation of the best of all time is the Nintendo 64 classic, GoldenEye 007. A rare example of a movie-based game that works, GoldenEye was part FPS, part multiplayer mayhem, and set the precedent for an entire generation of FPS titles. Make no ... Read More »

Bullet Points – Overwatch’s McCree

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Overwatch is a game with a lot of characters. And I mean a lot of characters. The roster currently has twenty-one unique heroes, all of which have vastly different weapons, appearances, and personalities. But in the crowd of colorful personalities, one clearly stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. His name is Jesse McCree, and he’s shaping up to be one of my favorite new characters of ... Read More »

Genre-Advancing Shooters – Marathon

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This month we’re looking back at genre-advancing shooters, and I decided to pay tribute to Bungie’s legendary science fiction FPS. I’m talking about Marathon of course. You didn’t think I was talking about Halo did you? Marathon has often been overlooked due to its initial release being limited to Macs, but more recently it has been made available for Windows ... Read More »

Genre Advancing Shooters – Max Payne

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Everyone who played third person shooters in the last decade or so is at least aware of the existence of the Max Payne franchise. Despite the fact that 4 years have passed since the latest iteration of the saga, Max Payne is still a name held dear by shooters aficionados. The theme, the characters and, of course, the bullet time feature, contributed ... Read More »

Overwatch Heroes and Counter Guide


Overwatch is a game about CHANGING heroes. The more willing a player is to change from a hero to help deal with the enemy team: the more successful he’s going to be. That’s just a fact of life. While I did do a basic Overwatch guide, a lot of what makes Overwatch special is the heroes, and how to play them. So, ... Read More »

Tight.Wads – Accessories to Murder

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So far on Tight.Wads, we’ve been focusing on conversions for Doom. From re-creating Aliens to providing a platforming experience, nearly everything we’ve covered is all about taking the Doom formula and making something new out of it. Accessories to Murder is a bit different. Instead of making something new, Accessories to Murder is a weapon mod, tweaking the mechanics and graphics of the classic Doom arsenal. It may sound simple, but despite ... Read More »

Modding Fallout 4: A Few of My Favorite Things

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As I write this, the central hub for Fallout modding development, The Nexus, has over 10,000 files letting you tailor how you play Bethesda’s Fallout 4. When you consider that the vast majority were released well before the company put out its official modding tools, that’s nothing short of spectacular. So with the community in full swing, finally having access to ... Read More »

Surviving the Commonwealth: A Guide To Fallout 4’s Survival Mode

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With the release of Fallout 4’s new and improved survival mode, we have seen the game take on a whole new life and playstyle that is quickly catching the attention of Fallout fans. Survival mode is the hardcore, survivalist standard that only a series like Fallout can bring us; the implementation of hardcore mode in Fallout: New Vegas for example, ... Read More »

Character Select: Psychological Trauma – James Sunderland

James Sunderland Silent Hill 2 Character Select

This week is going to be a tough nut to crack, because the protagonist in question is one of the most psychologically complex characters in a video game, in a genre that warrants some prior knowledge before we go into it. Today I want to talk about James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2, the everyman that many games fail to emulate ... Read More »