Diabolus Ex Machina

The phrase “the cure is worse than the disease” is often an exaggeration, but it’s certainly true that few serious conditions have a smooth, easy fix. There are often complications and hardships one must endure, and to those inflicted with a major medical problem, one of the hardest ideas to come to terms with is …

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Playlist: October 28th

Things are ramping up for us here at Scanline as the holiday rush approaches. I myself don’t intend to get either of the new consoles at launch, but I think Ben’s gonna grab a PS4, and that’s certainly exciting. Even setting next gen aside, though, there’s plenty to talk about on the horizon, and I …

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Review: Castles in the Sky

As a culture, we often romanticize the large moments of triumph, like scoring the winning goal, finishing the last stretch of a run or rescuing a kitten from a burning building. These moments are indeed worthy of celebration, but in our rush to worship at the feet of a larger-than-life victory, we tend to forget …

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Scan in Progress: Kenshi

Game development is a strange business- so much of a game’s quality comes together in the final stretch. All games start out with big ambitions and plenty of ideas, and build a basic foundation that functions well enough. As the creation process goes on, the quality diverges, and the true nature of the game gradually …

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Overscan: Resident Evil Revelations

Ben’s piece on his valiant attempt to struggle through Resident Evil: Revelations was a familiar tale to me, though I was not half as persistent as him- after an hour of tedium on the 3DS version, I took it out in favor of Fire Emblem and it hasn’t gone back in since. My short time …

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Aborted Impressions: Resident Evil Revelations

There’s no question that Capcom have lost their way with its venerable horror franchise, Resident Evil. From a B-grade blockbuster film franchise to the maligned Resident Evil 6, public opinion has never been lower. Desperate to turn the tide and get back to the heart of S.T.A.R.S., Capcom released Resident Evil Revelations for the 3DS …

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Review: Shadow Warrior

How long has it been since a first person shooter has really captured you? Personally, I’ve been playing modern shooters long enough that I got a kind of Stockholm Syndrome- I forgot what it was to truly enjoy the genre. I convinced myself that Calls of Duty and Halos were as much fun as I …

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