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Opinion: Resident Evil's Remaster and Winning New Fans

By Steven Wong, Jan 23, 2015 9:00am PST

Without any sense of nostalgia to back me up, I delve into Resident Evil HD Remaster and discover a new brand of horror.

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"I've read both these review pieces carefully -- well, skipping plot points, as I'm 12 hours into ..."

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Opinion: Piecing Together The Perfect MMO

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jan 19, 2015 10:00am PST

If you could take the parts of various massively-multiplayer online games to build the perfect experience, what would those games be?

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"Still remember spending hours in the mage tower in AC testing out taper combinations for new ..."

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Opinion: Reasons to hesitate on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2015 11:00am PST

Nintendo generated some excitement with the announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS XL, but here are some things to consider before anyone puts in any pre-orders.

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"I'm not sure why we would expect much better performance on this model. They didn't increase ..."

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Opinion: Powerful Tablets Can Mean an End for Gaming PCs

By Steven Wong, Jan 09, 2015 9:00am PST

With tablets and other mobile devices becoming ever more powerful, is the age of PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end?

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"HIGHLY doubtful. If anything, there will just be space for all. Perhaps it will be a ..."

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Opinion: Why Awesome Games Done Quick and speed runs are so fascinating

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 06, 2015 12:00pm PST

Games Done Quick is holding their biannual charity celebration for speed runners. So just what is it about the world of speed runs that's so fascinating to watch? Let's examine some of the reasons.

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"More than 134,000 people enjoy the musical stylings of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. More than ..."

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Opinion: Broken Games and the Growing Importance of Early Access

By Nathaniel Hohl, Dec 12, 2014 1:45pm PST

This fall has been rough going for many high profile games, including Driveclub, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Assassin's Creed Unity. What's going on with this year's games, and how can developers help ensure next year won't be as bug and glitch-ridden? Nate Hohl l...

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"There are a couple of problems here. 1) gamers see Early Access and they get shivers down their ..."

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Opinion: Does Advanced Warfare Answer the Call of Duty?

By Steven Wong, Nov 25, 2014 11:00am PST

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a big hit, but does it deserve to have the Call of Duty name? We break the game down to see if it has enough heroism and valor to earn itself a medal of honor. 

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"Yeah good call. Definitely a fun thing to discuss, and yeah especially when bringing up when it ..."

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Opinion: Finding the True Value of Season Passes

By Nathaniel Hohl, Nov 14, 2014 2:00pm PST

Many Season Passes offer unknown contents. Nate Hohl digs in to find the true sense of a value behind them. 

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"The author of this article had some great season passes. I got burned horribly. I bought ..."

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Opinion: Why publishers need to follow Grand Theft Auto 5's re-release example

By Daniel Perez, Nov 06, 2014 6:00am PST

It's about time we demand more from our re-releases as new graphics and DLC content just aren't enough these days.

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"I played through Tomb Raider on last-gen, but I haven't had a chance to play Sleeping Dogs yet. ..."

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Opinion: Why Disney's Fantasia is a turning point for Harmonix

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

This was supposed to be a banner year for Harmonix, with Dance Central Spotlight and Disney's Fantasia leading the way, before Microsoft pulled the rug out from under them. In spite of that, the Boston-based studio is poised to bounce back.

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"Unfortunately, days later, Microsoft pulled an Xbox 180. Really Ozzie? Come on man, you're ..."

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Opinion: Support for PushaTee shows all that is right in gaming culture

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

There's no denying that the gaming climate has been a hostile one, as of late. But the tragic story of PushaTee and the outpouring of support from friends, competitors, and fans show that gaming culture can still be a tremendous force for good.

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"It still feels strange. I didn't know him, never been to an event, but I've been watching FGC ..."

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Opinion: 'GamerGate' Legitimacy is an Illusion

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2014 12:45pm PDT

GamerGate supporters may believe that by sheer numbers, or volume, they can take this toxic foundation and turn it into a legitimate movement. They can't. 

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"Another good one from Zoe was someone saying #notyourshield really taking the heat off us, thank ..."

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Opinion: How Destiny can fix its end-game

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2014 11:25am PDT

Bungie has started to take steps in the right direction by listening to fan feedback on Destiny, but the core gameplay loop at the endgame is still fundamentally broken. Here's how they can fix it.

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"So what is the incentive to play it now? It seems like I should just put Destiny of the shelf ..."

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Opinion: Windows 10: Ready or not, here it comes

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Windows 10 was announced today, and it's supposed to be "the best one yet." We'll have to see. But then again, Microsoft needs it to be an operating system good enough for PC gamers. Here's why.

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"(By the way, I saw someone theorizing that the reason Microsoft decided to go with "10" instead ..."

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Five things Silent Hills needs to do right

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After the summer's P.T. demo and the recent Tokyo Game Show teaser, we're ready to step foot into Silent Hills. But there are a few things the game needs to get right to bring the series back as a top survival horror game.

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"I would agree but stress that decent movement controls and mechanics are required. The movement ..."

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