Sep 202013

In the end, I won’t look back on this year having playing the majority of its heavy hitters. I’m leaving the country until August and my game exposure will be limited. It means no GTAV, no Beyond: Two Souls, no Assassin’s Creed 4, nothing. But there was one game I’m superbly pleased to have experience, and of course, it was the The Last of Us.

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Sep 172013

This week, instead of the regular length and specificity of most TT episodes, time constraints have left me with the inability to go beyond a more casual celebration. While I don’t go into as great a discussion as I usually do, the music is still wonderful.

Animal Crossing offers some wonderfully soothing music, and as such, this episode should be best enjoyed alongside a nice fire and perhaps a smooth gin and tonic.

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Sep 112013

This week on “The Retrospective,” we’re taking a short break from examining games to instead focus on our implements of play, console controllers. Looking back through history, we’ve had quite an array of novel plastic hunks fit snuggly into our grips. A good controller needs to maintain a high level of comfort, a solid range of functionality, and plenty of game type flexibility. Oftentimes the mark of a solid controller is one that you quickly forget you’re even holding, as its ergonomics and implementation allow for seamless transitions between our world and that of fantasy. Be sure to also check out Inverseman’s thoughts on the various controllers throughout gaming history.

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Sep 042013

Like most sci-fi RPG fans, I can’t help but be endlessly enamored by the Mass Effect series. Maintaining a rich, fulfilling narrative in an extensive setting with gut-wrenching depth is no small feat, and Bioware’s trilogy has left many inspired and touched.

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Sep 032013

With four main titles, soon to be five, the Metal Gear Solid Series has become a powerhouse of game design. Among its many blessings is a stellar collection of soundtracks that have enthralled players throughout the years. This week, we return to Tuesday Tunes with a boom, a longer episode than usual that I hope you find does the music justice. Click the link below to listen!

Tuesday Tunes Episode 14

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Aug 292013

If there’s one thing that life often sorely lacks, it’s raw, unrefined energy. The kind of energy that puts every motion, every moment into a succinct beat and rhythm. Living in such a world would prove to be exhausting to some, but in its wild and irregular landscape the brave of us would find our fates loosened and freed by the realization that we could become whatever we wish. And the world would see fit to arrange the necessary factors to make it so. In short, I loathe the fact that we cannot live in the world of Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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