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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Diary: Love that Cosplay Pikachu

I am in love. I have a new favorite Pokemon, which is weird because it’s also an old one. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire has shown me the majesty of Cosplay Pikachu and I don’t think I can go back to a regular Pokemon again. Not when I now know I can have an adorable Pikachu, with more »

Skyrim Mudcrab sounds like Samuel L. Jackson

A number of the Skyrim mods I like best are incredibly lore friendly. Mods like Frostfall, which create cold-weather status effects, mods like iNeed, which forces the need for food, water, and sleep, and other similar mods are my general go-to. This doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy some of the sillier mods, however. For instance, more »

Dragon Age Inquisition has too many mountains

I’m a certain kind of Dragon Age Inquisition player. I relish taking on every sidequest and exploring every corner of the map. Rush through the story? Pshaw! There are more important things to do. You know, like clearing every marker off of a location’s map. The problem is, doing so has convinced me that the more »

Technology Tell 2014 Vita Gift Guide

Here it is, coming right at you, another guide for holiday shopping. It’s a Vita gift guide! Unfortunately, it won’t be much use for you this Black Friday, as none of the stores this year have any Vita systems on sale. A few have discounted Vita games, like GameStop, but it’s really a pretty barren more »

When the Dragonborn met the Mudcrab

The rain poured furiously upon the plains of Whiterun. Thunder boomed from Dragonskeep to Broken Fang cave, and forks of lightening, purple and angry, broke the sky like shattered glass work. The fury of nature was a mere pittance compared to the fury of the battle in the bandit camp below. The Dragonborn, known as more »

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Diary: Creeping with DexNav

In an earlier Pokemon Alpha Sapphire diary installment, I mentioned that the way in which some daily scenes are depicted makes the game feel more immersive and natural. That isn’t the only thing that makes the Pokemon world feel more real this time. The other is the DexNav. The DexNav is an improved version of more »

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Diary: A Specific Trainer’s Tale

I loved the trainer customization in Pokemon X and Y. Typically, I hoard away any and all money earned from Pokemon battles, only occasionally busting open the pocketbook to buy a TM or two, but the first 3DS games in the series inspired me to splurge on everything so my trainer could be super pretty. more »

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Dragon killing is easy in Dragon Age Inquisition

Dragons are a big deal in the Dragon Age series. They have to be in that virtual world, for its inhabitants to use them to determine times and dates. Which is why I found it a bit odd that it was so easy to slay my first dragon in Dragon Age Inquisition. I’d heard the more »

I know why the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC annoys me

For the longest time, essentially since I started playing the game, the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC has bugged me. I couldn’t put my finger on why, either. I enjoyed the addition of crossbows into the game. I absolutely adore the new armor, and it’s my favorite looking armor next to the Imperial Studded armor. Plus, I’ve 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 »

This War of Mine Review: War is Hell

This War of Mine Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 11 bit Studios (11 bit Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A One of the things I love about games these days is that they explore concepts and ideas beyond the gameplay. Games like The Stanley Parable and Gone Home explore the concept 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 »