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James’ Opinionation: Top 25 South Park Episodes Ever Made (250 Episodes Later)

I’m the biggest South Park fan you’ll ever meet. I’ve seen every episode, loved most of them, and can specifically point out the episode in which every reference in South Park: The Stick of Truth originates, by name. What can I say? I grew up with the series, been sneaking it in ever since I was a young’um and it was still cool to watch South Park. I’ve watched it turn from an inappropriate, immature, moderate satire to a “trend of the week”, topical, dark and violent political and cultural satire.

If you’re unawar...

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A Year of Crime and Debauchery: Grand Theft Auto V, One Year Later- A Retrospective

*The following contains spoilers for Grand Theft Auto V. If you haven’t played it yet, what are you even doing here? Go play it! Unless you’re on current-gen consoles, then wait. Or PC, wait longer.*

Crime and murder never gets old, which is immediately apparent from all the gruesome, ultra-violent shooters and hack-and-slashes coming in left and right. We get our fix of ultimate violent voyeurism pretty regularly, and we’re never left jonesing for too long...

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James’ Opinionation: Top 25 Greatest Sitcoms Ever Written

(NOTE: The following list are James’ picks, and don’t necessarily reflect everyone here at Proceed at your own risk and enjoy! Comments welcome below. -Ed.)

Sitcoms (read: situational comedies) were a big part of my life growing up, and if I’m not watching animated greats like Adventure Time and Spongebob, it will be sitcoms I’m watching nowadays (or Breaking Bad, but that ended)...

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Indie Games: Shedding Unwanted Fat

Look, it’s understandable that when you drop $399+ on a new piece of next-gen tech, you expect to see some heavy-hitting, massive, graphically gorgeous AAA games. This gen will be no stranger to that, with Uncharted 4, Halo 5, The Legend of Zelda on their way, and we already have Super Mario 3D World and Titanfall. However, when you have that type of budget, and are dealing with big titles such as these, you can’t always innovate drastically, and risk alienating the fan-base...

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Where “Going Bananas” is Encouraged

Tropical Freeze was my first Donkey Kong Country game  (I played Donkey Kong Land 3 on Game Boy Advance), though I’m quite familiar with the character through Smash Bros. and Mario Party, as well as the arcade original, which actually starred Cranky Kong as the villain, the original DK. Well, technically the villain was Jumpman, aka Mario, as the manual explains he abused DK, and DK took his girlfriend and smashed barrels around his house...

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Top 7 Stand-out Missions in Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V was home to some of the greatest moments of this year in gaming, with its wonderfully vivid vistas and biting satire disguised as character development. These are the missions that helped secure its perfect score from me.  *WARNING: THERE LIE SPOILERS BELOW THIS SPOILER WARNING!*

#7. Caida Libre

The Gist: Michael and Trevor are requested by Martin Madrazo (the guy who’s house Michael and Franklin yanked down a hillside earlier) to assassinate a snitching family member, who’s flying in leisure...

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The Best Games of this Generation: rigbybot127’s picks

Say what you want about how great past console generations were, but this is the gen where gaming finally pushed past its novel premise, and became an art-form all its own. The games featured below are, in my opinion, this generation’s watermarks, saying a great deal of the viability of video gaming as a medium, masterpieces that could only work as the video games they so humbly know they are.

#10. The Last of Us
A watermark moment in mature, emotional video game storytelling, and a finely polished stealth/a...
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Close-Quarters-Combating the Pre-release Criticisms: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (and Ground Zeroes)

Metal Gear is one of the greatest game series ever made, with 4 being one of the only two truly perfect games (in my opinion) in existence. Everyone and their grandma is stoked for the first part of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V experience, Ground Zeroes, which is due Spring 2014 for PS3 and 360 retail ($30) and digitally ($20), and One and PS4 digitally ($30)...

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Reinvigorating a Classic: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+

Pac-Man, one character synonymous with gaming itself, has been revamped considerably, and possibly given his first actual sequel since his early ’80s masterpiece dropped and milked quarters from all of the young boys and girls. Nowadays, we can just go and download an emulator and enjoy damn near all of Pac-Man’s classic library, but it fails to capture the absolute magic of playing the game in an original arcade cabinet...

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Is Assassin’s Creed IV Viable?

Many people were disappointed by Assassin’s Creed III, citing it’s lack of true tactical freedom as a main factor, as well as unlikable characters and a bland plot. After how incredibly hyped up III was, it seemed impossible that it would ever live up to expectations. But boy, were we ever excited. About a year after Assassin’s Creed III shipped, IV is making its way to our current and next-gen consoles...

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