Ben’s Games of the Year

For me, 2013 was the year when I finally gave up on my goal of playing every notable game. Before the resurgence of small bedroom developers, fewer games were made, and discovering the cream of the crop was somewhat feasible. Today, I’m lucky if I manage to play every game released a week previously considered …

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Colin’s Game of the Year Top Ten

Let’s get this started, shall we? This is, in order, my Games of the Year- the ten games that most impressed me, and seem most worthy of your attention in my eyes. Ben will offer up his own list later in the week, and we’re debating having some other GotY content as well… but for …

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Frame Trap

The release of Killer Instinct for Xbox One caught me completely offguard. Not, of course, the fact that it came out- the game was far from quiet pre-release, getting plenty of press time and previews. No, the thing that surprised me about KI once it was out in the wild, with lots of videos and …

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No Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Written by guest writer and friend of the site, Ethan Morris. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has released to critical acclaim and fan enthusiasm. It is a game that draws inspiration from both the history of the franchise and the history of the medium. It is a game that cuts away many …

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EA’s Code Wars: What’s Yours is Ours

UPDATE: EA have stated that they took down the Code Wars FAQ because it was “unclear,” and have “no intention to own participant code.” It’s a promising clarification; with the participants maintaining ownership, it might be a worthwhile event to attend. The original unmodified story can still be found below. Game jams are quite the rage these …

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Review- Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright has had an illustrious career- a rapid rise to glory as an undefeated (if fumbling) juggernaut of the criminal defense field, his disbarment in the wake of a cunning frame job, and his ultimate redemption in clearing his name. He’s cross-examined clowns, a parrot, and even a hostage-taking  hitman via walkie-talkie. He never …

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Scan in Progress: Frozen Endzone

I’ve never been one to watch televised sports, and I especially don’t care for “American” football (a distinction I always have to make because we’re too unoriginal to think of a name that wasn’t already taken). At the most, you only get to watch twelve minutes of pure action; the rest of the multi-hour event …

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The Dreaded Top Ten: Colin on GotY

Game of the Year always seemed so simple to me. What game did you like the most? Bam. You’re done. A dull list of titles assigned various generic awards: “Best PSP Game,” “Best Graphics,” “Best Soundtrack,” whatever. At the time, I never bothered making my own lists. I was just a kid, after all. I …

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The Dreaded Top Ten: Ben on GotY

Like most cornerstones of this time-worn hobby, deciding on one Game of the Year used to be a much simpler process. Even during the PS2’s reign, developers were still trying to prevent their titles from falling apart at the seams, and absolutely busted games like Enter the Matrix were closer to the rule than the …

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