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I take the Xbox Marketplace way too seriously

Target was recently having a “buy one, get one 25% off” discount on game cards. I’d been considering buying some Microsoft cards for a while since I haven’t actually bought a new Xbox 360 game since Walking Dead season one (so long ago, I know). The way I figured it, 25% off is better than more »

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Diary: Inspired Beginnings

The one thing I remember most about Pokemon Sapphire was how my new Pokemon trainer’s adventure began. For the first time, questions about my identity and my beginnings seemed natural, as my character was moving to a new region and even hopped out of the back of a moving van in the first few moments. more »

LISA’s trailers are incredibly effective

Never heard of LISA? No need to feel bad. It’s an extremely indie game from professional martial artist, and creator, Austin Jorgensen. Our lovely editor here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel brought this game to my attention. I watched the above trailer on Dingaling Games’ website, and was somehow oddly, but immediately, captivated. So I more »

Telltale Games: Game of Thrones is real

Yes, you read right. Telltale games is charging full steam ahead. Tales from the Borderlands is releasing November 25th, 2014, but then right after, sometime in December, Game of Thrones Episode One: Iron from Ice will be released. If you haven’t yet played either the Walking Dead, or Wolf Among Us from Telltale Games, I more »

I’m getting better at Rogue Legacy

For the longest time, I didn’t understand the appeal of especially difficult games. I like games that let me be powerful, and feel competent. Games like Skyim, which allow me to slay dragons and fell great beasts. Then I picked up Rogue Legacy during a Steam sale, and my gaming habits turned upside down. Even more »

Enough with Far Cry 4′s eagles

Far Cry 4 is a superb game. It needs to be said, because it’s the truth. It takes everything that was great about the previous game and amplifies it. There is, however, one small, ever-so-tiny problem. The worst part of the last game has also been magnified. I’m referring, of course, to those Far Cry more »

Dragon Age Inquisition bonds form more naturally

If you’re playing a BioWare game, you know you’re going to be putting in a lot of time and effort towards making friends, perhaps even finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s the way things go, as relationships matter. Dragon Age Inquisition is no different, though bonding is a lot more natural this time around. Instead more »

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Xbox One turns one, time to celebrate (maybe)

If you can believe it, as of November 22nd, 2014, the Xbox One will have been . Time sure flies by doesn’t it folks? Well the good people at Microsoft have decided to celebrate with all their Xbone fans this weekend with some special prizes. There are three different categories in this giveaway. The first more »

Nintendo’s Online Pokemon TCG great for beginners

I’m a sucker for tabletop, and as logic would follow, I have a healthy interest in trading card games. But, thankfully for my wallet, I don’t have an overwhelming amount of people to play them with. As another noteworthy aside, seasonal updates to the games make it a pretty daunting hobby to get into. Perhaps more »

Dragon Age Inquisition suffers from the Elder Scrolls effect

Anyone who has played an Elder Scrolls game knows they all have something in common. It’s too easy to get captivated by the side quests and exploration aspects and completely abandon the storyline. Dragon Age Inquisition, is exactly the same way. Which is no surprise, since BioWare openly said during development that The Elder Scrolls more »

Patterns and the dangers of Early Access games

Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life and Blockworld, recently had an early access game out called Patterns. I use the past tense because Patterns is now a thing of the past. Linden Labs has declared that they will now focus on their other two games, and has withdrawn development from Patterns. I feel like there’s more »

Dragon Age Inquisition’s tutorial lets players be (practically) invincible

Ever since I managed to break Bound By Flame in the first five minutes of playing it, I like to be goofy when I first start a game. You know, push the boundaries and see if the game pushes back. My first half hour playing Dragon Age Inquisition was an opportunity to see what I more »