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Bring It Back: Dark Cloud


Dark Cloud 1 and 2 are a couple of the most-beloved RPGs for the PS2

The Game

If you haven’t played Dark Cloud, I pity you. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001 (in America) and was considered one of the best-looking PS2 games at the time. Level 5 developed the game and Sony published it. Apparently, Dark Cloud was planned to be a launch title for the PS2, but for some reason didn’t make the deadline. The game was showcased a couple of times to illustrate the PS2’s power. Dark Cloud has a MetaCritic score of 80, but if you ask me, it deserves a 90. Read the rest of this entry

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Will the Cloud Kill Consoles?


angry cloud

Not according to Gamestop.

Technology has come a long way, and gaming is always at the forefront, utilizing the newest tech to improve gamers’ experiences.  One innovation adds a potential benefit to the gaming community: Cloud streaming.  Cloud based storage allows streaming from any location with an internet connection, and allows for a portable experienc Read the rest of this entry

OG Reviews: Limbo


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You can check in, but you'll never leave?

Limbo.  The state between existence and non-existence.  The mystery behind Limbo’s story is equally as fascinating as the game in its entirety.  Playdead development accomplished much with the release of Limbo by giving us a game with a minimalist story, an original look, and mind-bending puzzles.  Limbo was voted the best indie title on PSN for 2011, so does the game rise above other titles, or does Limbo introduce players to purgatory?

Story

Limbo pulls off an entire story with no dialogue and one word: HOTEL.  What is this hotel?  Who owns it?  Is it an homage to Hotel California?  Who knows.  The best literature is ambiguous, and Limbo’s storyline can be interpreted many ways.  As the game begins, the player–a young boy with a sever Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Reasons to Play a Woman Character


Top 5 Reasons to Play a Woman Character

-Contributed by James Masterson

After spending countless days being mocked and ridiculed for playing a lady character in games, I have decided to write about why I choose to embark on all my gaming adventures as a woman. And hopefully this will convince my gaming counterparts to do likewise.

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Kojima’s Top-Secret Game is Open World


hideo kojimaHideo Kojima’s work is among the best in the gaming community.  The Metal Gear series consistently delivers quality releases.  The latest news on Kojima’s top-secret project is that it will combine the quality of Kojima’s work and an open world dynamic which will make for an innovative creation from developers who generally drive linear storylines.

Japanese-made games have taken a dive in recent years on account of the rise of gaming in Western cultures who appeal more to open world gaming where choice narrates the direction of the game, so news of a Japanese-made open world game is very exciting.

Eastern developers are beginning to respond to this trend as is evident in FFXIII-2, in which the developers responded to fan’s complaints about the linear Read the rest of this entry

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