Jul 272014
 

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One of the biggest problems which video games face outside gaming communities is the adamant refusal to see them as a legitimate media. We’ve seen this many times before, between being scapegoated for killings to being openly mocked by critics of other “legitimate” forms of media. Now it’s happened again, this time with the BBC putting a negative spin on Twitch.tv and e-sports. The video covering the subject lasts only three-and-a-half minutes and does contain a few relevant points of information, but on the whole it does a very bad job at truly informing the public about what the scene is like. Or, for that matter, even doing so in an unbiased manner.

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Jul 252014
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about Unfinished Swan, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, Game & Wario, Apocz, Castle Miner Z, White Noise Online, Dead Pixels, Darksiders 2, Walking Dead Season 2 and  Weird Al , along with news, deals of the week and new releases. The two then talk about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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Jul 242014
 

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Wii Sports Club was originally a Wii U eShop exclusive where a 48-hour free trial of all five sports are available now (until December 31). But if you want to own it right away it will be available for purchase in retail on July 25th 2014 at a suggested retail price of $44.99 (CDN).

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Jul 152014
 

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Serving more as a proof of concept at this time than anything else, Glitchspace proves to be a uniquely intriguing combination of elements. Puzzle games are far from rare in this day and age, fewer still which feature the protagonist carrying a gun-like item in a stark white environment thanks to Portal, but then you start to see just what makes it stand out so much. Combining together first person platforming with mathematical equations and logic tasks, it sounds on the surface like a fairly generic release. Then you get into exactly how it handles these elements. Rather than a single game, the entirety of Glitchspace plays out as if it were two separate titles, one hidden inside the other, and occasionally intersecting at specific points.
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