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The Married Gamers Episode 336: Friendship is Magic

Written by (@leftybrown) on July 10, 2014 in Married Gamers Podcast, Podcasts

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Chris and Kelly are back again to talk about online gaming friendships. Also, in This Week in Geek Kelly grills Chris about a particular show he has gone off the deep end for. Find out what it is and what the Married Gamers have been up to in episode 336 of The Married Gamers podcast…. Read More »


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Nerds At Play 068: The Not-So-Brief E3 Debrief

Written by (@shibachica) on June 25, 2014 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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We are joined once again by our friend M.C. Wilson from the Gaming Forward podcast. M.C. first calms our nerd rage to help explore positive ways to affect change in video games. Once calmed we settle in to listen as he shares the highlights of this year’s E3 convention. We have an email! dazzlersucks@gmail.com Join… Read More »


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Review: Thief

Written by on May 20, 2014 in

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I played Thief: the Dark Project not long after it came out in 1998. In college at the time (I know), I remember staying up late with all the lights off and letting the game scare the crap out of me for fun. Then I really would get scared, and have to turn the lights on… Read More »


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Google In Talks to Buy Twitch Video Game Streaming Service

Written by (@_BettiePage) on May 19, 2014 in News

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Yesterday, Variety reported that: “Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history… Read More »


Review: LEGO The Hobbit

Written by on May 16, 2014 in

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Sometimes when a video game company finds their cash cow, they tend to milk it dry and it becomes a stale franchise. TT Games seems to be an exception, having found a brilliant formula of making hit movies into hit LEGO games. What better way to experience the adventure of Bilbo Baggins than in the… Read More »


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Microsoft’s Xbox Live Golden Brick Pay Wall Falls

Written by (@_BettiePage) on May 13, 2014 in News

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Much has been said over the years about Microsoft’s hiding its access to entertainment apps, such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, behind a Xbox Live Gold pay wall, while Sony and Nintendo offered those same apps to their customers for free. Coming in June 2014, customers will not have to pay to access most entertainment… Read More »


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Microsoft to Offer an Xbox One Without Kinect

Written by (@_BettiePage) on May 13, 2014 in Opinion

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This just in….. Effective June 9th (coincidentally the day that they will hold their press conference at E3), Microsoft will offer an Xbox One at $399.99. How? They are offering a version that ships without the Kinect. This new package will not include any games according to their website. You can still purchase the Titanfall or Forza… Read More »


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Uncovering Video Games: An Electronic Cemetery

Written by (@robotmilk) on May 9, 2014 in News

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With the recent excursion of the fabled Atari E.T. cartridges that have been uncovered in a New Mexico landfill, which has settled 30 years of speculation (and ultimately the wonder) surrounding the urban legend of videogames buried in the desert. We have spent decades with this mystifying story, its wonder captivating gamers and historians, and… Read More »


Review: Daylight

Written by on May 9, 2014 in

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Daylight is a showcase for everything that could have been in a horror game. On paper it sounds great; a procedurally generated horror game with a phone as your light source/map. It seems like it should be a great way to get around the core problem with most horror games; once you know the scripted… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Untame on Mushroom 11

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 8, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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  Inevitably at PAX East every year I find a game that makes me stop in my tracks, stare at the gameplay, and look for whoever I can find to shake their hand in appreciation for a job well done. This year, Mushroom 11 was that game. Mushroom 11 is a post-apocalyptic puzzle-platformer with unique… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Kevin Teich on Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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When Puzzle Quest burst onto the scene in 2007 it forever changed the face of match-3 game play. In a genre that was characterized by an ever-growing points total, there didn’t appear to be any room for stories, or enough complexity to transform the casual game type to something more immersive. The introduction of spells,… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Ash Monif on Dragon Fin Soup

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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On the heels of their incredibly successful KickStarter, Grimm Bros LLC attended PAX East 2014 proudly displaying the banners of their upcoming game, Dragon Fin Soup. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Ash Monif, CEO of Grimm Bros LLC, to talk about Dragon Fin Soup, its origins, and what to expect from the… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Adam Winkels on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 6, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op game I saw at PAX East 2014. As a married gamer, I am overjoyed when I see opportunities for my wife and I to sit side by side and play through a game co-operatively. I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with one of… Read More »


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GlomTom Hits Kickstarter

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on May 6, 2014 in News

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It is really neat to see a fellow friend start their own company. A friend of ours, Clif Chamblis AKA “”@8bitBass” has done just that. He has started a company that creates the GlomTom. You may be wondering what exactly the GlomTom is. Well according to the website, it is a product that will change… Read More »


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Marvel Invades Disney Infinity

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on May 2, 2014 in News

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On Tuesday Disney announced Disney Infinity 2.0 was announced and I was so excited to see the new characters that were announced. Disney Infinity 2.0 will have Marvel Super Heroes within it. As if the first game did not have enough collectability need for many families already, Disney just upped the ante even more by adding… Read More »


Review: Hearthstone

Written by on May 1, 2014 in

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Traditional and tabletop games have recently started to hit critical mass. The wildly successful cult-hit Settlers of Catan, for example, isn’t just for isolated college dorms anymore but is openly played at bars and coffee shops. This continual mainstream appeal of board games has permeated into video games, with Blizzard’s free to play deck building… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Dan Teasdale on Roundabout

Written by (@leftybrown) on April 29, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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The Married Gamers interviews No Goblin co-founder Dan Teadale about the forthcoming Xbox One and PC game, Roundabout. Roundabout is a farcical physics game that is whimsically set in 1977. It is reminiscent of Crazy Taxi in which a cabbie picks up characters in live action cut scenes. In these scenes the cabbie is given… Read More »


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PAX East: Interview with Patrick Hudson on Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Written by (@leftybrown) on April 28, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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The Married Gamers talk to Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson about the forthcoming free to play game Orcs Must Die! Unchained. Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a 5 vs 5 competitive multiplayer that takes place years after the end of the story of Orcs Must Die! 2. For the first time in the franchise gamers… Read More »


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Bits and Pieces of PAX East: Epic Arena

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 25, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Travian Games is a company that is already well known in the browser game space, having been working in this particular industry niche for nearly ten years. Bringing their publishing expertise to bear and working with the fresh-faced and excitable talent of small independent developer ShadowMasters, this team has created Epic Arena, a new deck-based… Read More »


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PAX East: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Written by (@leftybrown) on April 14, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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PAX East has become arguably the best place for your average gamer to find out about Indie games. The Indie Megabooth is now a gigantic part of the show floor and there are some real gems showing their potential this year. This is a story of how I fell in love for a small and… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Day One First Look

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 11, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Those of us fortunate enough to represent the media contingent at PAX are given a special privilege – We’re allowed to enter the Expo Hall one hour early, only on the first day. This is a priceless time we can use to engage with developers in a slightly more controlled setting, where they aren’t yet… Read More »


Review: Titanfall

Written by on April 10, 2014 in

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EA and Respawn Entertainment’s  Xbox One title is a first person shooter featuring fluid, acrobatic character battles, heavy mech carnage, and dynamic elements that breathe new life into a tired video game genre; all this, without a single-player campaign. Gamers play as Pilots in a galactic civil war between the IMF (Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation) and… Read More »