Category Games

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The Best of Skyrim’s Quests

When I first played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim a few years ago I ended up burning out on it, not because it was a dull game or anything, rather because the sheer volume of things to do in the game overwhelmed me – alas I ended up selling it. However, a few weeks back […]

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Video Game Scores

It’s no real secret that I am interested in video games beyond that most merely see on the surface; I like to explore the meanings, motivations, inspirations, and genuine artistry that goes on in some of the better quality titles that grace consoles and computers every year. In the past I have explored why I […]

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My 2013 Through the Media

Given that 2013 is nearly behind us all I figured it prudent to look back on some of the best scenes, chapters, stories, etc that I have come across this year. This retrospective will look at films, books, games, television, and songs; and is in no way indicative of a ‘universal’ consensus of what makes […]

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Game Review: Assassin’s Creed IV

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed IV – Black Flag Developer: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox360, XboxOne, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U ESRB Rating: Mature 18+ with Intense Violence, Intense Threat, Partial Nudity, Alcohol Referencing, and Strong Language. Multiplayer: Competitive matchmaking and co-operative modes available. I’ll be the first to admit that whilst Assassin’s Creed III was […]

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What’s the deal with Zombies?

Every monster has their time in the limelight. Vampires and Werewolves, both staples of horror, had their time when the Underworld and Twilight franchises were in full flow. Now it seems that Zombies are the current ‘in-thing’ amongst both Hollywood and Gaming circles. Not only have we got “The Walking Dead” captivating audiences worldwide but […]

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Spec Ops: The Line (AAA Drama…?)

A while back I listed, in no particular order, the most thought-provoking and amazing moments I’d seen during all of my years gaming. This game however, Spec Ops: The Line, deserves its’ own post. I could try typing out an entire essay on Spec Ops: The Line and why it is such an incredible experience for […]

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Heroines in Gaming

Video games are not exactly known for being grounded in reality when it comes to portraying the fairer sex. We’ve seen cardboard cut-outs of women, women devoid of any realistic personalities, or even worse being depicted as nothing more than sexual objects for horny adolescents to fawn over. Whilst all of the aforementioned still unfortunately […]