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The Greatest Game I Ever Played

By Steve Schoen | June 17, 2014

I’d played role-playing games before… The first was Lagoon for SNES. This game introduced me to experience points. The second was Faxanadu for NES. This game showed me the importance of the judicious use of healing items. The third was Dragon Warrior, also for NES. This game introduced me to random encounters. The fourth was…

Do Graphics Matter?

By Wesley Wood | June 14, 2014

TThis question is a common debate among gamers. Some will defend to the death that graphics do not matter and that it is all about gameplay. After all just look at the SNES and Genesis era when games would astound you with story and gameplay while graphics took a back seat in many cases. However,…

Five of the Best Local Multiplayer Games for Last-Gen Consoles

By Shawn Bain | June 9, 2014

With multiplayer transitioning to the online platform and the glory days of playing in the same room with friends in the past, these games stand out in the declining genre Some of my fondest memories growing up were of my best friends and me sitting around a television with controllers in our hands, pummeling baddies…

Don’t Tell Me How to Game (Gaming with Conviction)

By Drew Koehler | June 3, 2014

In this day and age, there should be no doubt that gaming is typically demonized in our culture.  Any time that something violent and tragic happens, the media tries to blame video games.  Though no study has conclusively linked violent behavior to violent video games, for most people there is the appearance of a link,…

What Can Save the Wii U?

By Francis King Jr | May 16, 2014

The Wii U has not been doing well. By all accounts, Nintendo’s attempt to recapture the lightning in a bottle that was the success of the Wii has fallen flat. Nintendo recently announced its third consecutive operating loss, coming in at $457 million. According to IGN, the Wii U sold 2.7 million units in the past…

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