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Why Open World Games Can Be So Engrossing

After months of setting on my shelf, I have finally picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition. Part of the reason it sat there for so long was because I wanted to play some of my smaller games before I became engrossed in yet another massing open world RPG. After learning how addicted I could become to…

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Thoughts on Arkham Knight

You may know that I was rather excited for the release of Arkham Knight. I was through the moon. That was largely because I loved the other two games so much, yes I’m excluding Arkham Origins because that was not by Rocksteady, but WB Montreal. I was excited to delve back into the world. There…

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I Suck at Video Games and I Don’t Care

Okay, so I don’t really suck. I’ve played through many games to completion. I generally don’t struggle too hard. I get through most games I like. That said, I’m not going to pretend that I’m good at games. I’m competent. I get through them. I enjoy them and there’s nothing wrong with that. Many times…

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Arkham Knight Comes Out Tonight

In case you didn’t know, I’m a pretty big Batman fan. Certainly not the biggest. However, I possibly am one of the biggest fans of the Arkham video game series. Those games seriously make my life. Honestly, Arkham Asylum is the entire reason that I got back into gaming (that and Assassin’s Creed 2). I…

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Gaming Slump

People have slumps. It’s the nature of the way we are. No one can go strong at something, anything forever. After a while, you just get exhausted. Then you fall into a slump where either you cut off the activity entirely, or the pace or quality in which you drops. It’s something that can totally…

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DLC Done Wrong

In the modern era of video games the ability for games to add content after a release is common place. It comes in the form of DLC. For those not in the know, that stands for downloadable content. It means that after a games release you can purchase additional content in the form of more…

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Obsession of the Week: Lego Batman 3

New piece I’m trying out here. And no, I haven’t been obsessed with Lego Batman 3 for just the past week. I’ve actually been playing it at every available chance for the past few weeks, but Obsession of the Week sounds better than Obsession of Late. So, back on topic. Almost the only thing that…

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Online Multiplayer: Pros and Cons

Online multiplayer has been going on for two console generations, evolving and slowly getting better. I’ve talked about why I generally avoid all multiplayer situations when I’m playing video games. That aversion didn’t use to be the case. In fact, I used to love when I could join in a co-op game with others, whether…

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Destiny Has Hooks

I am not into first person shooters. They just are not my thing. Not because of the shooting, but because they are often associated with multiplayer arenas. Also first person often pulls me out because the character you play as isn’t as frequently shown and sometimes don’t even talk. Even still, Destiny somehow managed to…

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A Girl with Games: The Beginning

I’ve talked about video games previously. They are a part of my life and I can’t imagine what I’d be like if they weren’t. This isn’t an affirmation of the fact that I am one of the stigmatized gamer girls. And I won’t be making proclamations that I am in fact a girl who plays…

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Why Game Exclusives Hurt Gamers

I won’t pretend that this discussion wasn’t brought on by the recent news that Rise of the Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics, a sequel to the multi-platform game (originally released on Xbox360 and PS3, then definitive edition released on Xbox One and PS4) is going to be released solely on Xbox One. This new development…

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Decision Making in Games

As I’ve mentioned before, I am currently in the throes of playing the ass Effect series. Currently I’m on Mass Effect 2 and am thooughly enjoying it. Just like other games such as The Walking Dead and inFamous, I am required to make decisions. Decisions that will impact the story and how others interact with…

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Why I Avoid Video Game Online Multiplayer

There are millions of people that love to play online multiplayer with everyone else. They gather round and play their video games as one of the legion of online players interacting with others. I however, am one of the people who avoid multiplayer in a game like it is the plague. Every so often I…