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What I'm Playing: Back To the Future: Episode 1

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Pixels and Sand

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Virtual Weapons: Do They Boom Like the Real Thing?
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Years had been building up to this trigger squeeze. Years of awkward super-soaker fights with girls, finding out laser tag’s more like disappointing regular tag, raging at paintball rounds for bouncing off targets, and of course, countless hours squeezing R2.

Years had been building up to this trigger squeeze. Years of awkward super-soaker fights with girls, finding out laser tag’s more like disappointing regular tag, raging at paintball rounds for bouncing off targets, and of course, countless hours squeezing R2. I had held an M1 Garand before, virtually I mean, and won WWII with it a few hundred times already, but this wasn’t the giddy testosterone surge I thought it was going to be. I felt anxious. The M1 Garand is heavy. It’s made out of solid wood and steel, packing eight rounds of .308 death.

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Combat Duality in Dragon Age II

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Too Many Options May Give Advantage to the Darkspawn
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I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of Dragon Age: Origins. The combat was too reminiscent of World of Warcraft and while I enjoyed the WoW system, I was felt it was necessary to play WoW on a PC, simply because the amount of options required a mouse and keyboard. I played DA:O on my Xbox 360 and I felt I was constantly struggling with the controller and interface as I wanted more skills available to me in a swifter fashion.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of Dragon Age: Origins. The combat was too reminiscent of World of Warcraft and while I enjoyed the WoW system, I was felt it was necessary to play WoW on a PC, simply because the amount of options required a mouse and keyboard.

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Flashy Friday: Vol. 4

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Happy Gaming Friday
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For this installment of Flashy Friday, I'll be checking out a pleasant puzzler, a "killer" app, and some multiplayer mouse mayhem!

For this installment of Flashy Friday, I'll be checking out a pleasant puzzler, a "killer" app, and some multiplayer mouse mayhem!

Entanglement

35 My high score is 175.

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Study: Old People Like Facebook

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As if you needed another reason to reject your grandmother’s friend request on Facebook, it appears that senior citizens are becoming more and more interested in Facebook games. A recent study released by AllAssistedLivingHomes.com found nearly one in five baby boomers registered on Facebook and spending up to an hour on the popular social networking website per day.

Player-2: Dofus'd Up (Guest Comic)

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Comic by Shaun Healey, March 6th, 2011.

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Review: Two Worlds II

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Disclaimer: Product Only Contains One World
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Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different. The intro movie is a wordless vignette showing an orcish amphibious invasion of a beach-side castle. "This old story again," I thought to myself. But as the battle between human and orc raged on, culminating in a duel between a dark knight and an orc berserker, I started to realize that my perception was off, that I was rooting for the wrong side. The orcs were the underdogs; the humans, aided by dark magic, were slaughtering them. Likewise, once in game, my character was freed from jail not by some aristocratic king, but by an orc assassin team. As I played the game, everything from the locales and characters to the way magic is handled is just...different. But it's in these slight variations that Two Worlds II really shines.

Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different.

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Battlefield 3 Gameplay Trailer

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Battlefield 3 reveals a stunning gameplay trailer.
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Review: Dungeons

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Proof That Evil Exists, Or At Least Malign Stupidity
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Dungeons is a base building sim like Dungeon Keeper or Evil Genius with a few differences. Rather than playing as an incorporeal overseer, players control a towering evil overlord who looks almost exactly like the Sauronesque protagonist from the Overlord games. You even have an elderly goblin advisor telling you what to do. Whereas Dungeon Keeper and Evil Genius provided players with an empty area in which to build their lairs, Dungeons gives players an already complete series of tunnels and rooms to build off from. Players can then tunnel and design their own rooms in the remaining empty space. Where Dungeons differs, is that instead of designing your dungeon with defense in mind, you have to design it so that it will make adventurers happy.

While looking at Dungeons, the new game from Realmforge Studios, a zoological term comes to mind: Batesian mimicry. In nature, some species spend many thousands of generations of time and effort to develop a natural defense so effective that avoiding it becomes instinctual to predators because those that don’t catch on typically don’t live long enough to breed.

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