Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mass Effect 3: Omega Review

Mass Effect is a game of dichotomies: paragon and renegade, Salarian and Krogan, Synthetic and Humanoid. Everything in the series revolves around these basic binary relationships. Despite Bioware’s best attempts to layer depth into the story and add weight to … Continue reading

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A History of Gamers: Diablo II

4chan’s video game board is best described by quoting the great Obi-wan Kenobi on the topic of the Mos Eisley starport: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” It’s a place where hopes and dreams … Continue reading

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Details emerge about Bungie’s new project: Destiny

Bungie, the guys that recently handed off the Halo franchise like a Xbox themed Olympic Torch, recently had their new title, Destiny, outed to both IGN and Kotaku. IGN received confirmation from Bungie themselves that while the concept art and … Continue reading

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Review – Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2

What is it with Valve and antlions? Is there some massive spec sheet somewhere, pages jammed full of details outlining every aspect of antlion existence, that is the pride of some designer’s life? Is the next major Valve product going … Continue reading

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Review – Darksiders 2

I can’t tell what happened with Darksiders 2. Did they run out of money? Did the development team get bored with their own product halfway through? Or, through some voodoo magic lost to the mists of time, were they hip … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Favela Level

One of my go-to films with my high school students, especially if I don’t have anything planned but want to stay somewhat educational, is the documentary Favela Rising. It follows the rise of the AfroReggae movement, which uses music and … Continue reading

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5 Ideas for the Mass Effect Franchise

Recently, the Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series of games, Casey Hudson, asked Twitter what they’d want to see in a brand new game in the Mass Effect universe. With all the controversy surrounding the ending of the final … Continue reading

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