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Dying Light- Impressions so far

Let me begin by saying that this is not my full review of Techland’s open world zombie game Dying Light. These are just my impressions of spending the first six hours with the game. The game is a lengthy one, and a full scored review will be posted once I complete the game. With that out of the way, this is what I think about the game so far.

Dying Light is another foray into games dealing with a zombie outbreak in first person view by developer Techland. Techland has previously brought us Dead Island and its follow-up, Dead Island: Riptide. But this is not a return to the blood soaked tropical island of Banoi...

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New releases for the week of January 26, 2015

Hi there, dear readers! It’s been awhile, but the new year is here and that means a new year of releases for your favorite gaming platform. This week we get parkour mixed with the undead in Dying Light, Tim Schaffer’s classic adventure game Grim Fandango gets remastered, and we get to experience the first episode of the new game from Square Enix and Dontnod, Life is Strange.  On the home video front we get Brad Pitt’s World War 2 action drama Fury, the Guillermo del Toro produced animated fantasy Book of Life, and a DC Animated feature showcasing Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. On the big screen we get the dramatic thriller The Loft, the drama Black or White, and the sci-fi flick Project Almanac...

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My year in gaming: 2014 edition (tjsmoke63)

2014 is winding down, and so it’s that time of year again to do those retrospective looks at the last twelve months of gaming. It’s been a year when a new generation of consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) began to come into their own, even as remasters seemed to dominate while eagerly anticipated titles were pushed off until 2015. Those who held onto their PS3s and Xbox 360s may have been glad they did so, and Nintendo owners with the Wii U rejoiced as their console of choice provided them with a steady stream of choice games that weren’t delayed another year. Handhelds had their share of great games as well, with the Playstation Vita getting a steady diet of RPGs and the Nintendo 3DS getting a nice variety of titles to choose from...

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Sony Celebrates their 20th Anniversary with an Awesome Trailer

20 years sure went by in a flash hasn’t it?

Titled, “Everyone Who Loves Games, Thank You”, the video showcases the many games that debuted on PlayStation devices, (going back all the way to titles that appeared before the PlayStation) to the latest and upcoming titles.

Check out the video for its bound to rekindle many gaming memories.


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The Evil Within- Fun, frustrating, and occasionally frightening

It’s been awhile since Shinji Mikami has indulged the genre of survival horror. He hit his peak with Resident Evil 4, and then went on to do God Hand and the fast paced action game Vanquish. Now, working with Tango Gameworks and Bethesda, he returns to the genre he’s credited with starting. On the surface, The Evil Within certainly fits the mold. It has the prerequisite creepy environments, some seriously demented looking creatures, and plenty of blood and gore to make Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies feel right at home. But does it succeed in being a standout among horror games, or does it just fall flat? On one hand, it succeeds quite well, and provides a title survival horror fans will probably enjoy diving into...

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Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study finds


One of the benefits of playing action games may be an enhanced ability to precisely learn the dynamics of new sensorimotor tasks. Such skills are key, for example, in laparoscopic surgery which involves high precision manual control of remote surgery tools through a computer interface.

A University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.

A new sensorimotor skill, such as learning to ride a bike or typing, often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement...

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It’s a Good Week to Get Back Into Diablo 3 on Xbox One/360 and PS4/PS3


Get double XP or encounter twice as many Treasure Goblins, depending upon your platform of choice.

No matter what console you own the game on (sorry, fellow PC players), Blizzard is offering some new incentives for Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition players to jump back into the game during the next week.

On 360 and PS3, you’ll receive a 100% bonus to experience, a perk that stacks with other, existing in-game bonuses, like items and shrines. That makes this an ideal time to create a new character, make that final push toward level 70, or pad out your Paragon level.

Considering the name of the game is items, X1 and PS4 players get a bonus that’s arguably even more tantalizing: Treasure Goblin spawns have been doubled...

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Sony preparing around 200,000 PS4s a year for Chinese market


Company readies for new market after Xbox One’s success

Sony has confirmed that it is preparing to enter the Chinese market, verifying the authenticity of a document which says it will produce around 200,000 PS4s a year for the territory.

Bloomberg unearthed the agreement, filed to the website of the China Pilot Free Trade Zone, which was later authenticated by Sony spokesperson Masaki Tsukakoshi. However, he also made clear that the number of units was subject to demand, rather than being set in stone by the arrangement.

No launch date has been confirmed for the console in China, but Sony will definitely have an eye or two on the performance of Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is already selling better in China than it has in Japan.

Both companies are capitalising on the experimental ...

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Sid Meier: Game designers should create a “positive climate”


Civ designer says that developers don’t need to make violent games to get attention anymore

As part of Firaxicon, the first official Firaxis Games convention, legendary game designer Sid Meier sat down with Jake Solomon to discuss his own illustrious career as well as opportunities for today’s new game designers. Similar to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Meier has never been one to push violence in his computer games. In the hour-long discussion, Meier noted that for a time it seemed game designers were actually relying on violence to gain attention. That’s not necessary in the modern games industry today, he said.

“I’m certainly not in favor of any sort of censorship – we’re artists, we’re creative and we should be able to do what we want...

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Diablo 3 PS4/Xbox One Patch Now Available, Adds New Areas, Items, and More


Greater Rifts, Legendary gems, a new area to visit, and more added in yesterday’s free update.

Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition players on X1 and PS4 will find the game’s first major content update has gone live today, introducing many of the same features PC players saw in August.

The 2.1.0 patch adds The Vault, an area that can be accessed through a portal sometimes left behind by treasure goblins defeated in Adventure Mode. Inside, you’ll be able to find especially good drops and a new boss, the Baroness Greed.

A special, timed version of Nephalem Rifts known as Greater Rifts are also new. There is no limit on the number of these you can tackle, but they’ll become increasingly difficult as you make your way through them...

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