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The Case For Playing Terrible Games
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The Case For Playing Terrible Games

The Case For Playing Terrible Games Chris McKeever
Sometimes I review bad games. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I should just make a career out of only reviewing games that are plagued with development issues, delayed releases, development team shake-...
XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments
Opinion

XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments

XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments Chris McKeever
I've talked in the past about how much I love XCOM: Enemy Unknown for its openness and freedom in allowing players to create their own narrative with deep character customization and plenty of opp...
This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings
Opinion

This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings

This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings Chris McKeever
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and I'm probably very involved in making the Worlds Best Cranberry Sauce at the moment, but I've taken some time to pass along a few sweet deals going on ...
Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4
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Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4

Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4 Chris McKeever
Fallout 4 Bro: "Oh man, have you played Fallout 4?"Me: "No. I have not."Fallout 4 Bro: "Oh man, the Super Mutants are really super mutant-y. Way more super mutant-y than Fallo...
No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up
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No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up

No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up Chris McKeever
Let me start by saying I appreciate many games that try to tell a story. Many of them, especially those that come from studios that hire writers and narrative designers often try very hard to tell goo...

Chris McKeever spent many of his formative years playing strategy games and RPGs across many platforms. Advance the story a decade, and he is still playing strategy games and RPGs, but now he also writes about them. He enjoys games with engaging stories and strong writing--games that transcend traditional notions of what games are and ask what games can be. Package that in an Old West setting with great mechanics, and you've found his ideal game.

Freespace 2
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Freespace 2

  • PC
A single-player campaign with over 30 missions. New scenarios include flying with Vasudan squadrons, piloting advanced stealth fighters, and painting targets with TAG (Target Acquisition & Guidance) m...
Papers, Please
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Papers, Please

  • iOS
  • MAC
  • PC
The communist state of Arstotzka has just ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin. Your job as immigration inspector is to control the ...
Mass Effect 3
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Mass Effect 3

  • Xbox 360
  • Wii U
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving ma...
Total War: SHOGUN 2
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Total War: SHOGUN 2

  • PC
Shogun 2: Total War takes place in the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. The player takes on the role...
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

  • PC
The time of Diplomacy is over. The length of the war and differing opinions on what should be done to bring the war to an end has led to a splintering of the groups involved. The controlling powers-th...
Dark Souls
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Dark Souls

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Dark Souls is an upcoming action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon?s Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon ...
Super Hexagon
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Super Hexagon

  • Android
  • iOS
  • MAC
  • PC
A fast-paced action puzzle game that pits you (a small triangle orbiting a morphing hexagon) against a series of quickly-descending bars
Luftrausers
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Luftrausers

  • MAC
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation Vita
  • Linux
The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and...
DOTA 2
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DOTA 2

  • PC
Dota began as a user-made modification for Warcraft 3 and has grown into one of the most played online games in the world. Following in the tradition of Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, P...
The Banner Saga
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The Banner Saga

  • MAC
  • PC
"Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape....