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System Shock 2 Review

After the success of the Bioshock franchise, many have tried to look back at other games involving creator and lead writer Ken Levine. Most roads lead back to System Shock 2, a game that was obviously a deep influence for the team’s later work on Bioshock. For the first time, System Shock 2 has been made available on Steam, a chance for gamers to look back at an important part of gaming history. Despite a few crow's feet, it has managed to age very well.

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Does the Gran Turismo Movie Have Potential?

On July 26, Sony confirmed a film adaption of Gran Turismo is in production. At first glance, the news might raise some eyebrows. Gran Turismo is a realistic racing simulator and contains no story or characters, but will this be an advantage for the people in charge of the production?

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Dust An Elysian Tail Review

The creation of any video game requires a great amount of time, work, and skill to pull off, even with a vast team of developers with various skills. Due to the complexity of the medium, it is unheard of for a single person to create and develop a high quality game all alone, until now. Dean Dodrill, the creator of "Dust", programmed and designed every aspect of the game outside of the voice acting, music, and part of the script. While this is extremely ...

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Antonick VS EA Outcome: Justified or Greedy?

After losing the rights to NCAA and a lawsuit to former college football player Sam Keller, EA takes another legal and financial loss with the ruling of the Antonick v. EA case. Robin Antonick, programmer of the original Madden for MS-DOS, Commodore, and Apple II, signed a contract with EA stating he would be paid royalties for any game derivative of the original Madden. According to Antonick, EA broke contract and refused to pay royalties for games release ...

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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Review

If there's one thing EA loves to throw into most of their games, it would have to be cooperative multiplayer. While there are plenty of co-op games from EA to choose from, the poster child of EA's favourite gameplay style would probably have to be the Army of Two series. Even though the franchise has had mixed reviews, the third entry in the series, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, manages to be a fun, but forgettable, experience.

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Gunpoint Review

What happens when you blend a puzzle game with adventure and stealth elements, a pinch of comedy, and a dose of noir? The answer is Gunpoint, a unique indie game that is impossible to be tied down to a single genre. This concoction of various ideas may sound like it would create too much dissonance to be fun, but everything comes together in perfect harmony to create a one-of-a-kind adventure.

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