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IMO: So Which Side of GamerGate Are You On?

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Gamergate, anti-gamergate, SJW’s, female, transgender, feminists, white CIS males, black, asian, misogynists, sexists, racists, fascists, Democrats, Republicans, loud chewers, and a partridge in a pear tree.  Did I miss anyone? It’s that time of year again, the holiday season, where smiling should be a little easier and people should feel compelled to love their fellow person.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, ... Read More »

Shoestring Gaming 12/18 – Secret Santa for under $5

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It’s the last month of the year and this week on Shoestring it’s time to start hanging the holiday decorations and join with your family to celebrate another year gone by, and what better way to celebrate it with some holiday deals? Everyone is coming out now with their own holiday deals where you can get games cheap and some ... Read More »

IMO: Valve is terrible at managing their communities

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We (myself included) talk about very similar issues in this week’s Weekly Respawn. Check it out! Don’t get me wrong, Valve (Steam) has done cool things for their fans – in terms of their games. They continually add free content, incorporate the community in their games, and genuinely listen to the community’s feedback. But that is where the greatness of ... Read More »

What do Amiibos actually do?

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Ever since Nintendo announced that some of its Amiibos will be discontinued, collectors have gone crazy paying upwards of $100 for their favourite figures which they think will be gone forever after Christmas. But other than being a cool little figure not everyone is sure what Amiibos actually do, so I’m here to clear it all up with my guide. ... Read More »

IMO: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Worst EULA Ever

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This article is a consumer warning meant to demonstrate how absolutely horrible Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is. The short of it, is that this game is awful. The only things the entire game has going for it are nice graphics, and an interesting stealth system. Story wise, it is cliche at its best, and highly predictable at its worst. It suffers ... Read More »

IMO: In Defense Of Cliché

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Yeah, I know I am going to get a lot of flack for writing this, but I think it needs to be said. Clichés are not all that bad. In fact, without clichés, a game would probably be boring and dull. Why do I think this? Well, let’s think about this for a second… Many games use the exact same ... Read More »

Modding – Fallout 3

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One of the greatest aspects of the PC gaming community is the modding scene. The idea of community produced content is something that consoles have dabbled with in games like Little Big Planet but the PC still remains the go to platform for open source community content. Sometimes modding can be a daunting process, with the sheer amount of mods ... Read More »

First Person Saturday – Doom

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Twenty one years and three days ago, a little game named Doom was released. This ambitious spiritual successor to Wolfenstein 3D took everything the World War II first person shooter did right and did it better. Doom is truly a masterpiece of a game, and is the standard I hold other shooters to. If you’re regularly reading this series, then ... Read More »

IMO – The Hero and The Shadow: the role of the villains in videogames

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Video games are a relatively new type of media and, arguably, of art. As any other form of art, it is subjected to continuous evolution and a shape shifting. Just like any other form of art, it tends to borrow from other arts. It happened before and happens all the time. Just think of modern art expositions. You’ll notice that ... Read More »