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Kreia's Conundrums - One Man's Worth Kreia's Conundrums - One Man's Worth

The character, Kreia from Star Wars Knights of the old republic 2: the sith lords, has very little respect for almost anyone she interacts with. Even so, I was brought to a realization that made me see beyond her words and it made me tear up a bit.

The Game That Gave me Nightmares The Game That Gave me Nightmares

I am a somewhat avid dreamer. In the sense that I dream quite often when I sleep. Couple that with a hobby in video games and the dreams can be quite interesting. Usually the dreams are pleasant. I’m commanding troops like in an RTS, I’m adventuring in far away lands like in an RPG, or I’m with a particular female…

Final Fantasy X' Spira | The Land of the Dead Final Fantasy X' Spira | The Land of the Dead

Spira, the world of Final Fantasy X is very much like an old fairy tale. Bright colors bleed across the landscape from far and wide. But at its core, it’s rotten; and in the case of Spira, it’s rotten in every sense of the word.

Fallout Works Best in Urban Environments Fallout Works Best in Urban Environments

Many would agree with me when I say that Fallout New Vegas was an upgrade from Fallout 3. Those of you who have played the classic isometric Fallout games, know that New Vegas felt more like a Fallout game than Fallout 3. It brought back the dark humor that we know and love especially from Fallout 2. But there was one…

The Restored HK Factory in Knights of the Old Republic Feels Like DLC The Restored HK Factory in Knights of the Old Republic Feels Like DLC

There’s a thin line between downloadable content and expansion packs nowadays. But as many of you know, this wasn’t always the case. Once upon a time DLC was relegated to offering small add-on content like cosmetics, unique items, and other small extras. If a DLC was to add to the story of the game, it would have been…

The Proverbial “SJW” Abyss is Staring Back The Proverbial “SJW” Abyss is Staring Back

I was planning on writing something about this a month ago, but in the end decided against it. From the time I spent pacing back and forth in my apartment thinking about this, I surmised that I was overreacting. It’s probably a vocal minority that is largely being ignored, I thought. But the more I go online, the more…

E3 Announcements That Will Never Happen E3 Announcements That Will Never Happen

It’s that time of year again. When the gaming industry likes to dust off their crystal balls and speculate on what exciting news will be announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017. We all have our dream announcements, but I’m sure we also have our impossible announcements. The news that we would be very happy…

Borderlands 3 - 5 Things I Want to See Borderlands 3 - 5 Things I Want to See

Borderlands has always been a game about loot. Players collect this loot in the form of equipment; mostly randomly generated guns. Then they use these guns to advance through a mostly linear world, get more level appropriated guns along the way until the final boss fight. Once that’s over, however, what’s the point?

GOG Removes the Stench of Games for Windows Live off Fallout 3 GOG Removes the Stench of Games for Windows Live off Fallout 3

I woke up this morning, bummed. The news informed me that a certain world superpower decided that planet Earth isn’t worth looking after. Normally it’s news that only affects them, but things are getting very real now. It may not save the planet, but GOG released some news that made me completely forget that it’s hot…

Last Day of June - My Two Favorite Things Combined

My two greatest passions in life have always been video games and music, in that order. The wonder twins have activated their power and the planeteers have combined theirs. Last Day of June is an upcoming game inspired by the music of my favorite musical artist, Steven Wilson.

3 Ways Paid Mods Could Work 3 Ways Paid Mods Could Work

Over two years ago now, Valve attempted to give modders a platform to earn a profit on their creations. This radical move proved to be very divisive and was promptly shut down. I was more on the fence, but one thing I find to be a certainty. Valve’s execution when it came to the introduction and method of selling the…

Is Bioware in Danger? Is Bioware in Danger?

As many of you know, Bioware’s recent addition to the Mass Effect library, Andromeda, was met with a somewhat mixed reception. If the reports are to be believed then we know why the final product had its issues.

TAY Theme Week: Drought? No Such Luxury TAY Theme Week: Drought? No Such Luxury

Never in my life have I ever experienced a “new video game” drought. By this I mean lamenting that there aren’t any new games coming out for a long period. I could barely wrap my head around the concept and I think that has to do with my upbringing. Warning: This piece is going to consist of my thoughts as they come.…

Knights of the old Republic 2 Changed my Views on The Force Knights of the old Republic 2 Changed my Views on The Force

To me the Force was this mystical cosmic energy that the galaxy has always had and needs to survive. Those who work with it for ‘good’ are rewarded with the inner peace of the light side. Those who aspire to control and abuse it, are ultimately controlled by their emotions and careen towards their demise. But we know…

Tinder - The Mobile MMO Tinder - The Mobile MMO

I got dumped recently. I got dropped like a flaming bag of diarrhea. Discarded like spoiled yogurt. Tossed aside like chewed up gum. Through the bouts of weeping, anger, and general self loathing, I remembered this app called Tinder that I used to hear so much about. As I was too depressed to play other games, I…

KOTOR's Yuthura Ban as an "Anti-Hero" Party Member KOTOR's Yuthura Ban as an "Anti-Hero" Party Member

In Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, the player travels to Korriban. You encounter a Twi’lek sith instructor named Yuthura Ban. She attempts to justify the dark side and the Sith way of life. Explaining that it is not evil, but simply adheres to the laws of nature. Yet, when tasked with explaining the sith code,…

Mass Effect: Andromeda - No More Space Chickens Mass Effect: Andromeda - No More Space Chickens

I made an egregious error once. I skipped on playing Dragon Age: Inquisition when it first came out. The reason I can no longer recall. But being a fan of The Witcher since the first game, and of CDProjekt red in general, I pre-ordered The Witcher 3. Only after I finished The Witcher 3, did I buy Inquisition when it…

Customizable Difficulty Settings in Video Games Customizable Difficulty Settings in Video Games

Forza motorsports 5 introduced me to the concept of customizable difficulty. I most likely have encountered it before, but it was Forza 5 that gave me such an extensive list of options. I’ve always had the opinion that gamers enjoy nothing more than to have options. A PC gamer expects a game to have graphics options…

Identifying with Darth Sion Identifying with Darth Sion

Darth Sion was a sith lord, featured in Obsidian entertainment’s video game, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. He went into battle against Jedi after Jedi with a death wish, but always bested his foe. He became convinced that he could not be killed. That was until the day came when he was…

TAY Theme Week: The Music of Battlezone TAY Theme Week: The Music of Battlezone

I would ask you to close your eyes and use your imagination, but then you can’t read. So do the best you can with your eyes open. Imagine it’s 1998 and you’ve just been handed a copy of a game called Battlezone. After inserting the disk into your PC running windows 95, a splash screen opens up to guide you through the…

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