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Pros and Cons of Online Gaming

Nov. 27, 2015; Channels: Video Games; By Alex McNeil

Pros and Cons of Online Gaming Like many areas of life, the realm of gaming has been completely overhauled by the online revolution. Now all games enthusiasts can enjoy thousands of easily-playable games via their web browser or through downloadable apps.Rather than waiting months for a massive software developer to launch their big-budget game, now virtually anyone can quickly create and release their own games. There are now many more playing options for different audiences...

Steam's Next Big Thing

Nov. 21, 2013; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Steam's Next Big Thing With the recent announcements of Valve's new Steam OS, Steambox, and controller, lots of questions and speculations have been raised by the gaming community. What exactly is it? Who is it meant for? Will it pose a threat to upcoming consoles? Do I even need this if I already own a PC?   I've broken down and dissected the various components of Valve's announcements and have come up with a guide for those interested in Valve's next big thing....

E3 2012: Round Up

Jun. 13, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2012: Round Up The dust has settled. The conference has cleared, and the games are official. This year’s E3 has ended, and in its place now comes a flurry of questions, comments, speculations, and criticisms. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest surprises, presentations, and of course, biggest disappointments. The Big Three Conferences Microsoft: Pros: Halo 4. The opening to Microsoft’s press conference started with a look at one of Xbox...

Retrospective: Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3

Jan. 9, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Retrospective: Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 Mario vs. Sonic. Metal Gear vs. Splinter Cell. Gran Turismo vs. Forza. You vs. everyone. The video game community has long been the grounds for spirited rivalries between similar franchises. Message boards become war zones, and comment sections transform into battlegrounds as devoted fans deliver their arguments and mud slinging vitriol, defending their favorite franchises with words delivered in machine gun staccato, as fast as their fingers...

The Best (And Worst) Video Games of 2011

The Best (And Worst) Video Games of 2011 It's that time of the year again, folks. The time when everybody starts making new years resolutions, only to break them in a matter of weeks. It also happens to be the time of the year when video game critics put out their awards for the industry. Fortunately for us, these edicts will withstand the test of time. From worst to best, find out here what we thought of 2011's offerings -- as well as those that shouldn't have seen the light of day. ...

Guitar Hero: The Final Encore

Feb. 16, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Guitar Hero: The Final Encore Since Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero has become a franchise responsible for causing the music video game genre to explode. The game was an answer for anyone who always dreamed of being on stage with a guitar, for anyone who wiggled fingers in the air to any song but lacked the skill to do the real thing. Granted, Guitar Hero's finger waggin' is different. So different that even real guitarists sometimes have trouble playing it because they...

Joystiq F*cks One Up

Jul. 31, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Joystiq F*cks One Up As everybody knows by now, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released to the masses on July 27 at midnight. Since then, there has been a feeding frenzy of players loading up the single player campaign, challenges, tutorials and of course, the incredible multiplayer feature. After waiting 12 years since the original, Joystiq could only wait 1 1/2 more days to review... The SC2 multiplayer beta has been out for months. Blizzard has been fine...

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