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Hitman: Absolution

The return of Agent 47. The Hitman series of games is a unique genre unto itself. A mix between stealth, third-person action, puzzles, and mini-sandbox game. Unlike other third person games it focuses on strategy and patience but doesn't restrict you to either. If you lack patience then going in ...

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Warrior and MMA

The DVD for Warrior just came out today and I must admit I have been waiting to see this movie for a while. Skeptical (as usual) but excited. After all it's a movie with MMA as the background. All the great movies about a person excelling in their profession are ...

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Love is Blind: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

The Elder Scrolls is a long running RPG series. The recurring formula of the series is simple game play mechanics backed up by extremely deep worlds. Skyrim is the latest incarnation of a 17 year saga. Let's get down to it. The Good: The world of Skyrim is unlike any other. ...

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Comic of the Month: Chew

Different from the usual heroics, Chew is a comedy. It has an engaging plot, excellent characters, and the art fits perfectly with the theme. There are already four graphic novels out and once you finish reading the first you will immediately buy the rest. Yes its that good. Tony Chu is ...

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Best Gaming Moments: Leeroy Jenkins!

LOL. I can't say that name with a straight face. Don't know why i remembered this but i am glad i did. A lot of people think that MMORPGs require no strategy. This is not true, specially in higher level instances. For those who are uninitiated Leeroy Jenkins became famous ...

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The Future of Gaming or a Hoax?

Euclidean is a small company headed by Bruce Dell and they say all this is true...

Do I believe it? No.

Would I love for it to be true? Hell Yes.

It just seems to me that the amount of processing power required is insanely huge and Euclidean has not, IMHO, given us a straight answer on how they can run it on software (no graphics card). He mentions only rendering things on screen but they do that in games today as well.  Anyway, they say a demonstration of animated models will be coming in the future and that will be fun to watch. If you want a more in-depth report click HERE for an interview with Bruce Dell.
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Another one bites the dust!

*sigh*... another great isometric view game is turned into an FPS. First it was Fallout, then X-com, and now Syndicate. Hooray for corporate profits and the mainstream.

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Brave New World

UFC 135 was the epitome of the  rise and of the fall.  Not the point at which change begins but when it has ended. A new day has begun and it happened between 11pm and 12am ET on Saturday the 25th of September. Although it promises joy we step into it with trepidation, not from fear of disappointment but from what we are about to leave behind... Spoilers incoming, if you have not seen UFC 135 do not click Continue reading


The new 52: initial thoughts

DC comics have decided to reboot every series and even release new ones in the hopes of reinvigorating it's universe. To some extent it works. Between Geoff Johns' multiple crises (blackest/brightest night/day and flashpoint) and other "big events" (rise of eclipso) the DC universe was becoming too convoluted.  This new semi-reset is a breath of fresh air of new possibilities. I have read almost all the new first issues and i am happy with the direction of some. Namely Batman and Robin, Batman, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Stormwatch, Death Stroke, Animal Man, and all the Lantern comics. Others are either too early to tell or simply bad.

Action Comics with Grant Morrison is a must read. It's Morrison so you know there will be a unique story line with an interesting twist on Superman. So if you have been following the DC universe this is, in some cases, a fresh breath that will re-energize your experience. If you have not been reading comics (or DC) then it's a good time to start because you wont be overwhelmed with everything that has happened during the last 5 years. Pick a character, pick a comic, and give it a try.

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Old Man Payne

March 2012, I can't wait. Hard for Rockstar to mess this one up because of the game's simple mechanics. Max Payne 1&2 had deep, noir stories that gave the game much of its appeal. The new story seems to be a rip off from the remake of Man on fire with Denzel Washington. It was a good story nonetheless but has no noir touch.The game is set 12 years after Max Payne 2. Max has visibly aged and even has a gut. I like that, heroes don't need an adonis figure, just the will to act. Enjoy the new trailer.


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MMA: Three major events took place in three days (updated)

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