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Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor

Review in Brief Game: A third-person open-world beat-‘em-up set in Mordor from Lord of the Rings. Good: Arguably the best gameplay of any game I’ve ever played; brilliant gameplay-plot symbiosis; three excellent new systems; faithful to the source material; excellent audio. Bad: Incredibly derivative; weak story, plot, and ending; a few frustrating gameplay moments; lazy upgrade system. Verdict: Excellent gameplay. No plot....

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Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Review in Brief Game: A cover-based third-person open-world shooter set in a technologically advanced Chicago. Good: An interesting core mechanic; a surprisingly good morality system; some fun minigames. Bad: Barely uses its core mechanic; generally generic and overly derivative; often tedious and irritating; a major missed opportunity; an unbelievable main character; mandatory multiplayer modes. Verdict: The pre-release footage was...

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The Top 10 Ways Sega Was Ahead of Its Time All Along

The Top 10 Ways Sega Was Ahead of Its Time All Along

In this Top 10 list, I’ll look at Sega’s repeated history of being ahead of its time. Repeatedly, Sega developed technologies that would go on to become major features in the industry years or decades later.

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Top 10 Ways Handheld Consoles Led to Smartphones

Top 10 Ways Handheld Consoles Led to Smartphones

In this top 10 list, I’ll look at several of the most significant smartphone features that actually find their roots in handheld gaming. Along the way, I’ll ask the question: why are the biggest names in smartphones Google, Apple, and Samsung instead of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft?

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Top 10 Snubs in the Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs

Top 10 Snubs in the Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs

This week, to close out the series, I’m looking at the ten biggest snubs from the GameFAQs Top 100.

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Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs: #10 to #1

Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs: #10 to #1

Part 10 of the GameFAQs Top 100 series, covering game #10 through game #1.

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Chart: Chrono Trigger vs. Ocarina of Time

Chart: Chrono Trigger vs. Ocarina of Time

For one final chart, I’ll give the day-by-day and cumulative results in the epic Ocarina of Time vs. Chrono Trigger war.

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