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Review: Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Written by on January 30, 2012 in

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When it comes to puzzle games Nintendo’s little hand-held that could was no stranger.  With a glut of rehashed and repackaged puzzlers seemed to dominate the DS’s library over its lifetime.  In the midst of that, though, there was always the Professor Layton series.  Far from being just another collection of disjointed puzzle, Layton games… Read More »


Generations Past: Final Fantasy VII

Generations Past: Final Fantasy VII

Written by (@paxrock) on August 26, 2011 in Features

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Game: Final Fantasy VII Year: 1997 Developer: Squaresoft Platforms: Playstation, Playstation Network Listen to this: Prelude Do you recognize that? It is the Final Fantasy arpeggio, a theme that has been used for every main series Final Fantasy game since its inception. This particular version being from Final Fantasy VII. How about this one: One-Winged… Read More »


Microsoft Confirms Halo 4, Remake of Halo CE

Microsoft Confirms Halo 4, Remake of Halo CE

Written by (@paxrock) on June 6, 2011 in News

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  Whether it was actually wanted or not, Microsoft has confirmed Halo 4 for release during “Holiday 2012”.  Furthermore, the new Halo 4 is slated to be the beginning of a new Halo trilogy. Microsoft also announced a  remake of the original Halo: Combat Evolved slated for release on November 11th, 2011.  This remake, entitled… Read More »


Review: Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

Written by on May 16, 2011 in

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Square Enix is no stranger to the practice of repackaging and re-releasing its old classics for each new console generation and few games from the catalog have seen as many iterations as Final Fantasy IV.  Since its original release on the Super Nintendo back in 1991 the Final Fantasy IV moniker has graced no less… Read More »


Inherent Difficulties: Religious Games

Inherent Difficulties: Religious Games

Written by (@paxrock) on May 11, 2011 in Opinion

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Almost as long as there have been video games there have been developers who have sought to harness the medium in order to deliver a faith-based message.  In concept this is a fine idea.  After all, video games have emerged as one of the most unique and compelling storytelling mediums present today.  In practice, though,… Read More »


Review: Vertigo

Written by on April 6, 2011 in

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First impressions can be a funny thing.  For instance, first impressions of Vertigo for the Playstation Portable might lead the player to believe it is nothing more than a frustratingly difficult Super Monkey Ball clone.  Closer examination, though, reveals Vertigo to be, well, a frustratingly difficult Super Monkey Ball clone that can become oddly addicting… Read More »


Top 5 Best and Worst Character Designs in Video Games

Top 5 Best and Worst Character Designs in Video Games

Written by (@paxrock) on March 22, 2011 in Opinion

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  There are a lot of things to considering when bringing a video game character to life.  What will they sound like?  How will they talk?  What is their personality? Their motivation?  Their mannerisms?  All of these things can effect how we think about a character in a game but our first idea of who… Read More »


Capcom’s Okamiden Launched Finally

Capcom’s Okamiden Launched Finally

Written by (@paxrock) on March 16, 2011 in News

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  After four long years the day has finally come for the follow-up to the Playstation 2 classic Okami.  Today Capcom releases Okamiden for the Nintendo DS in North America.  This follow up follows the adventures of Chibiterasu, the pup of Okami’s protagonist, along with several partners within a world painted in the series signature… Read More »


New “Heller Throws Down” Trailer for Prototype 2

New “Heller Throws Down” Trailer for Prototype 2

Written by (@paxrock) on March 15, 2011 in News

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  Radical Entertainment adds some classical flair to the mayhem in this new Prototype 2 trailer. Prototype 2 is currently slated to be released sometime in 2012 from the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3


The Oregon Trail Coming to Nintendo 3DS

The Oregon Trail Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Written by (@paxrock) on March 13, 2011 in News

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If you thought that Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64 for the Nintendo 3DS were a blast from the past then memories of this game might make you feel absolutely ancient.  According to a recent listing on Gamefly, the 1971 edutainment classic The Oregon Trail will be appearing in some form on the Nintendo… Read More »