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Why Infliction Might be the P.T. We Never Got

By: Nick Farinola   To say that I have a love-hate relationship with horror games would be an understatement. The horror genre in movies is a completely different story. I’m usually in the theater opening night with front row seats for every horror movie, whether it’d come out of Hollywood or some low-key indie director. I honestly can’t get enough […]

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What if the Flood Found Refuge on Earth?

Written by Nick Farinola // Edited by Joe Ahart Innately, humans are a curious, highly intellectual species. We have an ability that stretches beyond all other species — a unique voice inside of each and every one of our noggins. We can think for ourselves, make assumptions and feel emotions. The power is intoxicating, yet we continue to show a […]

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God of War PS4: More than Gore

God of War IV is the latest example of a welcome trend in the modern game industry, where an established gameplay model is used as a vehicle to tell a moving, emotional story. It works for Spec Ops: The Line (third person shooter), Horizon Zero Dawn (open world action/adventure), and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (hack’n’slash action) and it certainly works here.

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Games & (He)art: Reviewing Finding Paradise

It doesn’t matter if Finding Paradise fundamentally needs to be a game— what’s important is that artists like Kan Gao are starting to tell more mature stories using the medium. There’s a real emotional heart to Finding Paradise, and it’s every bit as resonant a mediation on the human condition as any novel, film, play, or other form of “high art.”

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Parody: Skyrim 2 Announcement

The legendary Elder Scrolls franchise has finally revealed the game that has had fans craving answers for years.  Skyrim 2 has officially been confirmed by Todd Howard, executive producer of Bethesda Game Studios, on an exclusive interview that unfortunately we lost in a fire. However, we were able to gain some of the leaked details from the game before it was destroyed. Let me tell you guys; I think Skyrim 2 is going to blow your socks off.

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Into the Wild: The Ludonarrative of Breath of the Wild

Written and uploaded by Drew Beyer // Edited by Andrew Busch // Feature image courtesy of Zelda.com “My god, this game is horrible,” my friend Andrew Huber says, returning to Earth after spending twelve straight hours immersed in Breath of the Wild’s gorgeous rendition of Hyrule. He means “horrible” in the sense that once you start playing this newest installment […]