Jan 012014
 

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WOW! What a YEAR. There were a lot of great games that came out this year, some better than others. We had comebacks, remakes, and just awesomeness come together. Let alone the release of the new consoles (and no those games aren’t on this list because…Knack…). So we here at Paranerds.com combined our big-fat-heads together and came up with a list. When the name appeared more than once the game made it on the list, if that didn’t happen we took a look at the highest-rated and most fun experiences we’ve had with these games. This is the Top Ten Games of 2013.

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Dec 172013
 

 Mechwarrior_Online_Clan_Invasion

So it’s finally coming.

After being launched without many of the features it was touted to have, including the ever illusive Community Warfare, the Clan Invasion is coming to Mechwarrior Online. The original plan for the Clan involvement was this: Have a form of persistent universe with factions relentlessly fighting one another. After a year of this, the community would be shaken up thanks to the invasion. The clans would consist of elite factions who were few in number, but with superior skills and mechs which could outgun anything the Houses could throw at them. The idea this was coming excited many people, even despite the relentless delays, and for some it was a sign of hope despite the title’s many problems.

Due to the sheer difference in power between the old mechs and new additions, how they were to be included had to be thought out carefully. Unfortunately, the Clan Invasion has been implemented in the worst way imaginable.

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Sep 252013
 

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As would be expected, the third and final Chapter of The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief shares many similarities with the first two parts. Having been broken up into three separate chapters, the game’s conclusion finishes off one of the two storylines which the narrative had been following. Besides the shift of focus to other characters, the only real change here comes from the previously unseen plot developments and a few unfortunate gameplay issues.
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Jan 252013
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about Gavin Harrison music, Gunslugs, Oddworld Strangers Wrath HD, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Nights into Dreams , Sonic Adventure 2, Black Ops 2, and Rooster speaks about Zero Dark Thirty, they also go over news (see below) and new releases.  Then the two awkwardly go over the Top Ten RPG Endings and Connor (new member) makes his first Rant about Games destigmatizing violence, then the two speak a little bit about Next-Gen consoles.

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Aug 292012
 

Speak to just about any fan of Metal Gear Solid and they’ll usually claim the PSX title is their favorite. Shadow Moses, Vulkan Raven, Metal Gear REX; these are all things of nostalgia and harken back to a different time. Back before Raiden, back when the D-pad was used to awkwardly make Snake bounce off walls and when the incomprehensible plot was only near-incomprehensible. Naturally with this attitude, a comic adaptation was inevitable to milk the fandom of a bit more cash.

“Oh but this isn’t just any comic adaptation” Konami said “it’s a redone version of our IDW series – A first-of-it’s-kind Digital Graphic Novel, available only on the PSP.” So, was it a genuinely interesting new media or cheap new gimmick used to try and justify an additional price tag? Let’s find out.

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Mar 132012
 

 

 Mass Effect 3 is simultaneously the best and worst game in its series. It does almost everything right and yet at the same time have easily the worst climax to any Bioware game in the last five years. I’m not talking about the stuff surrounding the game either, this is without taking into account things like day one DLC you’re forced to pay for or being forced to install EA’s Origin spyware. This is purely from the aspects of the game and what you’re forced to do in it.

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