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Buying Video Games On Release Day Makes Me Feel Like An Idiot

I like to buy games on day one. I’m not a fan of pre-owned, because I’d rather see my money go to the people who made a video game than the retailer that’s selling it, and also when I’ve been looking forward to a game for months or years I quite often don’t want to wait any longer because I have extremely poor self-control. You know how it is.


Why People Pirate Video Games

For such an important topic, it’s a shame that we can’t ever seem to have a real discussion about video game piracy. Any attempt normally goes down like this: people downloading games are painted as criminals, publishers trying to stop them are portrayed as monsters, everyone sticks to this division and nothing ever gets done.


True Detective's Massive Cliffhanger Was A Letdown

The second episode of True Detective ended on a massive cliffhanger, making much of last week interminably frustrating. Fans were able to stop holding their breath last night when things finally played themselves out last night in the third episode. But it wasn’t an easy resolution.


Destiny's Lag Situation Is A Huge Bummer

In Destiny‘s competitive Crucible multiplayer, the most fearsome foe you’ll face isn’t a flame-slinging warlock or a knife-throwing hunter — it’s lag.


The Next SWTOR Expansion Looks Like The Same Old Thing

At E3, Bioware announced a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, dubbed Knights of the Fallen Empire. At its start, players will be frozen in carbonite for five years and when they’re thawed out will find that something called the Eternal Empire came out of nowhere to smash both the Republic and Sith Empire and take control of the galaxy. I don’t know what any of that means, and it appears this new faction is original to this expansion. It’s all very confusing and mysterious, as video game marketing is prone to be. But I do know one thing: it looks like more of the same stuff Bioware has been putting into SWTOR since release, and that’s not a great vibe.


Batman Should Have Stolen Shadow Of Mordor's Nemesis System

Random thug number 127 managed to defeat the goddamn Batman. I’m pretty sure that qualifies him for super villain status.


Tree Trunks Is The Worst Character In Adventure Time

Normally, I love America’s cute Southern drawl. Normally, sweet old ladies who generously bake apple pies for their friends are entirely inoffensive to me. But Tree Trunks can die alone in a forest somewhere in the Land of Ooo and it’d be her best appearance in an episode of Adventure Time.


Why Destiny Players Feel Screwed Over

This week, a storm of anger has enveloped the Destiny community. This particular storm was brought about by a specific thing that happened last week. But, in truth, it’s been brewing for much longer.


The Losses In Heroes Of The Storm That Feel Like Bullshit

There are only two outcomes in a Heroes of the Storm match: you win or you lose. But sometimes, it doesn’t feel like you do either. Sometimes, the game just sort of… ends.


How A Video Game Is Released In 2015

In 2009, publisher Electronic Soft released BloodDeath, a blockbuster video game that won 306 “Best In Show” awards at E3 and went on to sell 3.2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, Electronic Soft released BloodDeath’s sequel, BloodDeath: DeathBlood. This is the story of DeathBlood’s path from announcement to release, as told through the eyes of the internet.


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