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Hard Times: A Look at The Division 2’s Clash of Difficulty and Immersion

One of the most ubiquitous complaints about the first Division was that enemies were far too resistant to damage. It was all too common that normal human enemies in the…

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Dumbing Down: The Frustrating Absurdity of The Division 2’s Silent Protagonist

The looter shooter genre is getting more and more crowded every year, especially now that almost every major publisher has a dog in the race. With the release of Ubisoft’s…

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Anthem’s No-Win Situation – Rising Expectations, Unsustainable Business Models

A long time ago in a console generation far far away, BioWare was a name that implied exceptional quality. For years, they were known for creating revolutionary single player RPGs.…

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Let’s Talk About Loot Boxes and Kids – My Personal Experience

I never really saw what the big deal with loot boxes, packs, skins etc was. Who cares what other people do with their money? Sure, some people might get the…

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Dark Narrative: The Sorrow of the Widow Moira

Lords, Sheriffs, and other household heads create the atmosphere of Thief’s manor missions. Bafford’s manor is dark and lavish; Ramirez’s is full of secret passages (and burricks). There is one…

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Dark Narrative: Phantoms of the Opera

Buildings ooze feeling. As a young kid touring with my parents, I gazed in horror at the grand interiors and intricate pathways of Hearst Castle. This place was huge, cavernous,…

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Dark Narrative: A Seminary and a Crypt

Thief fans can puzzle over which of the original titles is better: Thief: The Dark Project or Thief II: The Metal Age. One quandary is each game’s atmosphere: TDP‘s got a darker, more surreal…

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UK Politicians Say Fortnite Harms Children; Forget Role of Parents

The rise of video games in culture and society has inevitably meant that children would get their hands on them. In an unsurprising repeat of history, influential public figures have…

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Dark Narrative: Tomb Raidin’

Far from the comfy abodes of the wealthy and the familiar hum of civilization, haunted crypts and dead cities lie. Garrett ventures away from the confines of the City a…

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The Six Worst Designed Pokemon of Generation 2

I said in the last article that the Pokemon designs of Gen 2 are among the most solid of the entire series. A large number of the 100 plus added…

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