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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Valentine’s Day X-List: 5 video game characters you do NOT want to date

on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | By Ryan Herrera

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most socially normal folks are already contemplating going out with a lucky gal/guy, eating dinner and just being pleasant about this façade of a holiday. Others, like yours truly, will be hanging out with/being ignored his cat and doing what he does best: excessively playing video games. And drinking. Also excessively. And with...

Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS) Review – More finality, better fantasy

Bravely Default
on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 | By Ryan Herrera

Gamers in the modern era have it so easy these days. The RPGs of today have constant reminders and explanations of gameplay mechanics, multiple and automatic save points, giant, legible maps, and more health replenishers than Cloud Strife has hair gel. Modern gamers will never know the pain of being a child forced to challenge the unknown with nothing but our wits, controllers...

How To: Set up Steam In-Home Streaming

Steam In Home Streaming
on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

[How To is a recurring feature in which we demonstrate techniques designed to improve your game, and make your skill set more than a little bit awesome. This time out, we’ll help you set up Steam In-Home Streaming (beta).] Steam In-home Streaming, one of the elements of Valve’s Steam Machine initiative,  lets you, according to Lord Gaben and his merry men, “play...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #23 – RoboCop, 300, Godzilla, and more 2014 movies

on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Hooray, for Hollywood! Or not. We talk about 2014′s geeky/sci-fi/fantasy flicks, which is a crapshoot, really. I mean, RoboCop? 300? Realllyyy? But, Godzilla?! Hell yes. Join Tim Torres, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Johnathan Gibbs, Isaac Rouse and Terry Lewis of The Other View as we go through our initial thoughts on 2014′s biggest upcoming flicks including Captain America:...

X-List: The 10 best video game soundtracks

on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

Music is admired in other areas of entertainment, but is often overlooked in gaming. I’ve often pondered why true video game music appreciation is a sub-culture within the larger community, while countless message board graphics whores bicker endlessly about textures, poly counts, and resolution. Music isn’t discussed often enough–maybe it’s requires...

Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Media Headset Review – Raising the bar

The headband and ear cushions are pillowy-soft.
on Sun, Feb 9, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

My morning job has me commute all over Manhattan Island every weekday. As one can imagine, fighting through the bustling streets and metro railways of New York City without any form of entertainment can be terribly boring (or terribly exciting, depending on who jumps into the subway car with you). For the first few years with said morning gig, I traveled with my iPhone and...

Battlefield 4 (PS4) Review – Beautiful destruction

Battlefield 4
on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 | By Aaron Ochs

Battlefield 4 had its share of problems. When the fourth installment of the always-entertaining military shooter franchise was released on November 15th , there was the expectation that the game would work. Well, maybe not flawlessly, but that it would playable. And why should PS4 gamers think otherwise? Critically acclaimed developer Digital Illusions CE (DICE) has delivered...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #22 – Voice actor D.C. Douglas talks Resident Evil, Transformers!

on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 | By Tim Torres

You know him as Wesker in Resident Evil 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Eddy Gordo in  the Tekken games. Legion in Mass Effect 2 and 3. Chase in the animated series Transformers: Rescue Bots. Now see D.C. Douglas — and listen to his mellifluous voice! — discuss those roles in detail on our latest video episode, hosted by our own Tatjana Vejnovic, Tim Torres, and...

Hands-On with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

This week, The House That Mario Built showcased a Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze demo in its Nintendo Store. The store’s second floor featured a man slouched in a Donkey Kong suit taking photos, Donkey Kong ties for those in attendance,  and the real treat — numerous kiosks housing the upcoming Wii U title. The story: Donkey Kong celebrates his birthday...