I've been playing an insane amount of Destiny recently. I'm starting to settle into a routine of playing on certain days to get certain activities done, but I fire up Destiny almost every day for at least a little while. I recently purchased the Special Edition of Skyrim, probably my favorite game of ever and I am pretty excited for the release of Final Fantasy XV this week. These three long (unending?) games got me thinking about why some gamers play games that go on forever.
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Another year, another RetroWorld Expo. As a show organizer, it is an insanely fun and exhausting experience. It's amazing to see how the expo has grown in just a few short years. Let's take a look at RetroWorld Expo 2016.
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There have been many games that didn't click with me when I first tried them. For whatever reason, the game and I were on different wavelengths, speaking different languages, or in different moods. Oftentimes, I will revisit those games because I believe people change or evolve over even a short span of time, even a year or two. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised to find that the game clicks and sometimes I affirm the result of my precious experience with the game. However, I have never been absolutely convinced that a game wasn't for me to the point that I completely wrote it off, to then go back and give it just one more shot...and have everything completely fall into place to the point where I play that game every single day and love every minute of it...until Destiny.
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RetroWorld Expo 2016 is only 6 weeks away! We thought now would be a good time to write up a little Strategy Guide to help you get the most out of your RWX Experience.
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Video game collectors, as a kind of purist rule, don't like emulators...that is unless Nintendo wants to sell us one, then we're cool with it. The recently announced NES Classic Edition will be here before you know it and I suspect that most Nintendo fans out there will do their best to pick one up. Let's take a look at some of the details.
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Too Many Games is a nice little Retro Video Game Expo held near Philadelphia every June. I just returned home yesterday from my 4th consecutive TMG and thought I would share my thoughts.
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I bought a video game at Best Buy a few weeks ago and something interesting happened on the walk back to my car that got me thinking about a type of gamer that will never go away: the fanboy. We all know the term, some embrace it, some refute it, but there is no denying they are here to stay. Let me tell you what happened.
Continue reading Playful Jab or Hurtful Fierce?
PAX East is the best all around gaming show in the NorthEast. It is a weekend that remains circled on my calendar all year long. From the drive home from PAX East until the next PAX East, I am excited for PAX East. Here is a little of what I did last weekend.
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RetroWorld Expo returns for a second year with a 2 day event. RWX is a celebration of classic and retro video gaming that also embraces tabletop gaming, modern video gaming, homebrew gaming, anime, action figures, comic books, cosplay, arcade machines, and much more.
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So many games and so few places to shove them. Atlantic shelves are decent enough, but they are expensive and made of particle board. Billy bookcases are solid, but way too deep if you are just storing games, and also on the expensive side. Is there a way to build nice, shallow wall shelving that will accommodate loose carts as well as boxed games, DVDs, and Blu Rays? Yes.
Continue reading Getting Organized and Staying Organized: Wall Shelves
Pardon my de_dust
I have an awesome gaming PC if I do say so myself. Even if the hardware is a few years old, it's still running strong. My quad core i7 setup with two Geforce 670s in SLI still handles just about everything I throw at it at high settings at a respectable frame rate. So why haven't I been doing the majority of my gaming on the PC? As it turned out, all I needed was instant access to my PC Games in the living room.
Continue reading The Steam Link Changed How I Play PC Games
Happy Valentine's Day! If you forgot to buy your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner a Valentine's Day gift, don't fret! There are plenty of great games in your collection right now (or in GameStop's bargain bin) that will show your loved one just how much they mean to you on this special day.
Some of these games are a bit long so you won't be able to finish all of them on Valentine's Day.
WARNING: Minor spoilers will be briefly discussed for some of the games on this list
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Getting and staying organized is a constant endeavor. As a parent, there seems to be a never ending sea of plastic toys in every room of the house. As a homeowner, there is a never ending list of maintenance and upgrade tasks. As a game collector, there is an accumulation of more and more awesome video games that are added on a regular basis. How do we keep them all organized and why is it important?
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Broken Age is a beautiful game. Sometimes you just want to enjoy a piece of art. I'm not going to open up the "Are Games Art?" can of worms argument, but I can say without a doubt that THIS GAME is a brilliant work of art.
Everyone knows the story of this game, but here's a quick recap if you aren't a part of "everyone": Tim Schafer and Doublefine started a Kickstarter asking for $300,000 to make an adventure game. The project exploded and they received over $3.3 Million. The game took a lot longer to make than anticipated, partially because they decided to make a much bigger game than they had originally planned now that they had way more funds than they thought they would. Instead of a delivery date of October 2012, the first half of Broken Age was available for backers to play in January of 2014, with the second half arriving in April of the same year. Along with the game, backers were given access to an episodic documentary of the making of the project. Now that that's all out of the way, let's talk about the game.
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PC gamers and console gamers have always been at odds, to put it nicely. Could the Steam Link help with the unification of these two long feuding groups?
Continue reading Could the Steam Link be the Missing Link?