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Danger of the Ooze: The evolution of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Games based on long-running franchises, such as the Ninja Turtles, aren’t often good. That’s an unavoidable fact. Honestly, at this point opening an article about one like that is probably a cliche. But, it’s important. It’s important because making these games isn’t easy, because not only is a developer under pressure to make a good more »

Destiny The Dark Below has something for everybody

People have mixed feelings on expansions, especially when they come out so soon after the release of a game. Many wonder if it was content cut from the official release, some want to know if there’ll be something they actually want in it, while others are only concerned with how long before it arrives. In more »

Resident Evil, BioShock, and P.T. haunt me

In honor of Halloween, we here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel are sharing some anecdotes concerning particularly spooky, scary, or festive video game experiences. Jenni already kicked it off with how Outlast beat her, and now I’m here to share a few short anecdotes about my love for horror. I read Stephen King and Clive more »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition at Walmart

Walmart and Activision are doing something that could cause a temporal paradox. (Maybe!) The publisher and retailer have conspired to release a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition. Why Day Zero? Because it comes out before Day One! The new Call of Duty is supposed to . There were going to be midnight more »

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Concluding Thoughts

It’s been a busy week or two, but I’ve beaten Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the first time and played partway through with a second character. It’s a good time to reflect. Don’t worry, I’ll try to avoid any major spoilers. First of all, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s story is fantastic. I will admit, I had my more »

Outland Review: Pretty backgrounds, ugly controls

Outland Price: $9.99 System(s): PC (Also on PS3 and Xbox 360) Release Date: September 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Housemarque (Housemarque) ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ for Fantasy Violence PC ports of console games are awesome, since you sometimes can’t always afford the newest consoles. Plus, sometimes you can get better quality on the PC. However, Outland is a games that more »

Titanfall adds four-player co-op mode Frontier Defense

Titanfall is the most fun game I own that I don’t touch for weeks on end. The lack of a campaign and total focus on multiplayer left a little something to be desired. But Respawn is still adding game modes, the latest being its answer to Horde Mode. Frontier Defense pits four players against increasingly more »

Alien: Isolation: A Beautiful place to die

Alien: Isolation is an odd beast, but so is the series that spawned it. The original, 1979, Alien film is a masterpiece of atmospheric tension that could’ve only been made when Ridley Scott was at the height of his directorial hubris, possessed with an obsession for world building. The sci fi technology of Alien seems more »

4 Games to play during the Extra Life 24 hour marathon

Extra Life game day will soon be upon us. The epic gaming marathon fundraiser hosts an official game day every year so that participants can play their way through their marathon with friends. In some cases, Extra Lifers hold events on game day to create an even greater sense of community. Certain gaming venues even more »

Deciding between Alien: Isolation and Evil Within

October is brutal on gamers. Traditionally, October and November are the busiest months, as every company wants to have their game out in time for the holiday shopping season. Which means people often find themselves torn between two games, like Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within. In this particular circumstance, both games came to next more »

I like that Alien: Isolation won’t let you hide

That title isn’t exactly clear. You can hide in Alien: Isolation. It’s encouraged, in fact, as it can provide a chance to evade a xenomorph that is getting smarter by the second. The thing is, The Creative Assembly and Sega crafted this game in such a way that you can’t hide away forever. I learned more »

Skylanders Trap Team has the best characters

Skylanders is one of those series that constantly amazes. Not because of the sales figures or that each year Activision manages to put out a new iteraction, like Skylanders Trap Team, that looks too good to resist. No, the real reason it’s so impressive is that each round of Skylanders manages to be better than more »