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The Walking Dead: The Ties That Bind Review

Beginning with Season 1 of the Walking Dead back in 2012, developer TellTale proved themselves to be expertly capable of creating rich, carefully crafted stories using well established IPs. Since then TellTale has tackled everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones and has quite obviously left their mark on the modern day adventure game, a veritable roller coaster with the […]

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Orwell Review

Modern society is a tricky little beast isn’t it? Security, liberty, and freedom, three pillars of governance that seem to be in a constant state of tumultuous war with one another. But this raises an interesting question: which do we value more? I’d argue that that depends on the time of day that you ask us. Enter Orwell, the first […]

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A Brave New (Open) World: The Effects of Ludonarrative Dissonance in Open World Crime Titles

With the release of Mafia III, and the unequivocal frenzy it has conjured up, I’ve felt particularly compelled to talk about the nature of Open-Worlds. Mafia III has been riddled with performance issues and glitches, in large part to poor coding and design, but also, possibly to a lesser extent, the scale of its Open-World. I’ve been following the development of […]

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Why I love Gears of War

Gears of War. The name itself holds a nostalgic tinge to it. It’s a game that, even if you didn’t play it during its hay day, is understood to have fundamentally manipulated the identity and understanding of Video Games. I remember a few months after the Xbox One was released people continually asked themselves “What’s going to be this consoles […]

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A Narrative Analysis of Event[0]

The human experience is one that is marked by either goodness and beauty or pain and suffering. In a reasonable world, our lives would be balanced equally with the good and bad. Sadly, for far too many people, the balance tips just ever so slightly in favor of the latter. Loneliness and isolation slowly compresses all emotions and feelings until all […]