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Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games
Opinion

Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games

Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games Joanna Nelius
After prying myself out of my turkey- coma this morning, cup of coffee with Cinnabon-flavored creamer in hand, I lay in bed with my tablet tuned into the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generatio...
Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR
Opinion

Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR

Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR Joanna Nelius
We have the ESRB rating system in America: EC, E, E 10+, T, M, and AO.Not many games get an “Adults-Only” rating, and the ones that do feature content nothing short of pornography. Manhunt...
What Makes a Great Horror Game?
Opinion

What Makes a Great Horror Game?

What Makes a Great Horror Game? Joanna Nelius
Horror games aren’t only about the monsters; they are about the world and the narrative the developers create. Throwing in extra gore has its perks, but senseless violence doesn’t stand we...
No, Pincus: Women Do Like Blood, Guts and Gore
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No, Pincus: Women Do Like Blood, Guts and Gore

No, Pincus: Women Do Like Blood, Guts and Gore Joanna Nelius
The Activision/King merger is one of the biggest company mergers in recent history. When historical things like this happen, nearly every major and minor news outlet will cover it. Every journalist co...
Five (or six) of Gaming’s Scariest Moments
Opinion

Five (or six) of Gaming’s Scariest Moments

Five (or six) of Gaming’s Scariest Moments Joanna Nelius
Happy (early) Samhain UGDB readers! Or Halloween, if you prefer. Break out the corn syrup, stage make-up and candy – the most wonderful time of the year is here. Don’t believe Andy William...

Joanna has been playing video games since she learned to write her name with a crayon. Her dad introduced her to Lemmings at the age of three, eventually graduating to games like Duke Nukem 3D by the age of 8. (Her mom was not happy.) She is drawn to sci-fi and post-apocalyptic worlds, and games with a generous amount of gore. When she's not gaming, she's convincing her friends it's a good idea to go into abandoned buildings. She also writes -- you guessed it -- sci-fi and post-apocalyptic fiction, with the occasional crime or horror story.

Mario Kart 64
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Mario Kart 64

  • N64
  • Wii
Put the pedal to the medal in this worthy successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. Mario Kart 64 boasts great graphics, tons of unique power-ups and a stunning 3-D version of the legendar...
Borderlands 2
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Borderlands 2

  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation Vita
Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corpo...
Fallout 3
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Fallout 3

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Vault 101 ? Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, V...
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

  • PC
Starcraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary origin...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world...
Dead Space 2
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Dead Space 2

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Engineer Isaac Clarke returns in Dead Space 2 for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as The S...
BioShock 2
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BioShock 2

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Single-Player Features Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and P...
Fable II
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Fable II

  • Xbox 360
Set 500 years after the original, Fable II delivers an epic story and innovative real-time gameplay, including a massive amount of freedom and choice to explore a vast collection of dungeons, catacomb...
The Sims 3
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The Sims 3

  • Xbox 360
  • 3DS
  • DS
  • Wii
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
  • 2DS
The Sims 3 lets you immerse truly unique Sims in an open, living neighbourhood just outside their door! The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless possibilities and amuse you with unexpec...
Borderlands
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Borderlands

  • Xbox 360
  • PC
  • Playstation 3
Borderlands? features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons and item drops. Borderlands allows for multiple players to share the same game experience ...