Aug 232013
 

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Watch Dogs, Saint’s Row, Assassin’s Creed (somewhat) all round up a list of open world, third-person action games we are set to see this fall. And yet, when faced with a choice of singling out just one? Grand Theft Auto V is a clear winner. There are just no other options. None. That being said, is Saint’s Row IV worth your time until the much-anticipated Rockstar title comes out? Does it manage to recapture the excellence of III? Keep reading to find out.

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Jul 152012
 

Spec Ops: The Line, a remake of an older Playstation series developed by Yager Entertainment (the originals were done by Zombie Studios). Once upon a time, Rockstar Vancouver was in play to develop a game for the PS2, but that never saw the light of day. Yager (published by 2k Games) took an interesting approach to revamping the series, focusing mainly on the single player progression and the story (in a war game you say? Preposterous). Do they have what it takes to re-ignite the old series, or is it destined to tumble into mediocrity?

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Jul 032012
 

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 4th and releasing a week earlier is the game of the same name.  After a butt-load of Spider-Man games is The Amazing Spider-man truly amazing?

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Apr 272012
 

This week on the ParaNerds Podcast. The Paranerds speak about Rage, Kid Icarus, Metal Gear Solid 3 Natural Selection 2, and Bloodforge, they also talk about new releases, reinventing Raiden and News (See Below). They also receive some fan mail. Kevin and Rooster go over the Top Ten Voices Acted in Video Games (no matter how awkward it turned out) and talk about Sony ripping Nintendo off, specifically with the new game: PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

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Apr 252012
 

 

For a long time voices in video games were rare, and, believe it or not, a key feature in a video game. We used to have to read dialogue and make the voices ourselves using a little something called imagination. I remember being excited when the voice saying “pass the puck” or “Blades of Steel” came out of my TV while playing a Nintendo. It was rare. Now it’s expected. There is a lot of great voice acting in video games and there are a couple of reasons for this. Talent and an actual personal investment to the character who is being portrayed. The following top ten is not about the best voice actors but rather the best voices acted. Thanks to these voices we loved/hated the characters and a big part are due to the voices supplied by the actors that gave real personality to who they were portraying. It’s like if someone else did the voice of Homer, it wouldn’t be the same. This is the Top Ten Voices Acted.

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