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Hideo Kojima is the best thing to happen to Silent Hill in years

Silent Hills / P.T.
on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Silent Hill effectively died with Silent Hill 4: The Room, when Team Silent disbanded after it felt the foggy town had run its course. Konami kept the series running with Western developers at the helm until it got stale and repetitive. They copied Silent Hill 2‘s plot (Homecoming, Downpour), mucked with established canon (Origins), and botched the original...

Update: Amazon bought Twitch. What happens next?

on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Update 2: Amazon has officially purchased Twitch for around $970 Million. Here’s a letter from Twitch’s CEO to the community. What do you think about the purchase? Add your thoughts in the comments below. 8/25/2014 Update: According to this report from the New York Times, Amazon is preparing to offer more than $1 Billion to purchase Twitch. This doesn’t change...

The Death of Dino Crisis – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 4

dino crisis 3
on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Ah, space. With its infinite vastness deep space has limitless narrative potential. It’s also where floundering horror series go to die, as there is no greater death knell. Space killed the Leprechaun, it killed Jason, and it killed Dino Crisis. Released in 2003 exclusively for the Xbox, Dino Crisis 3 took the series to space and was very loosely based on the overarching...

Beginning of the End – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 3

Dino Stalker
on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Dino Stalker was released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2002 and was the first major departure for the series. Despite its radically different gameplay compared to Dino Crisis and Dino Crisis 2, Dino Stalker is closer to a direct sequel to them than Dino Crisis 3 as it features stronger ties to the plots in those games. As a Dino Crisis offshoot Dino Stalker follows a new...

Energetic Evolution – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 2

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on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

If Dino Crisis is the “Jurassic Park” of the series, Dino Crisis 2 is “The Lost World,” in respect to gameplay, aesthetics, and overall feel. The action-heavy approach to survival-horror of the original is greatly expanded in Dino Crisis 2, which goes for full-on dinosaur blasting. Dino Crisis 2 was released in 2000, only a year after the original...

A New Breed of Horror – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 1

Dino Crisis retrospective
on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Cruising on the success and popularity of the Resident Evil games in the late ’90s, Shinji Mikami and Capcom’s Production Studio 4 got to work on a title that would redesign the survival-horror elements of the RE series to create a panic-heavy thriller. The result was Dino Crisis, which did well enough to spawn several sequels though it never reached the level...

How To: Mastering The Last of Us multiplayer

on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

The Last of Us multiplayer is unlike any other and has become very popular in the online gaming realm of PlayStation 3 and 4. Complimented by an amazing single player experience, the online gameplay requires gamers to think strategically and throw away their old “run and gun” or “camp and snipe” morals. After your first match, you will be in charge...

Final Fantasy X HD Remaster for Vita preserves a classic

Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | By Tim Torres

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy X HD Remaster on Vita a while now and I’m still impressed with how well the game holds up 13 years after its original release, and in the terrific job Square Enix did preserving a classic. The Vita version is actually a great port. Sony’s struggling handheld has been inundated with crap ports, particularly God of War Collection...

Games of Summer: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U)

on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

What is more befitting of summer than an adventure game based on island exploration? The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker’s HD edition for Wii U brings on those summer tingles in a sweet, tropical fashion. Completely remastered for the Wii U, Wind Waker looks more gorgeous than ever and is loads of fun with the Wii U gamepad. It was initially released for GameCube in 2003...