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Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

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Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

During Final Round 17 in Atlanta Georgia, Capcom finally revealed the newest character to join the Street Fighter 4 roster!

The new character, Decapre, is one of M.Bison’s assassins and body guards known as “Dolls”. Unfortunately for the fighting game community, Decapre appears to be a clone of Cammy White with a few notable differences. Unlike Cammy, Decapre is a charge character with crazy mobility and combo potential. But, before I start analyzing her apparent abilities, let’s have Decapre’s reveal trailer and a little back story.

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Strider Review

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Strider Review

It has been about fourteen years since the last time Strider Hiryu appeared in a proper Strider game. But 2014 is a year of new beginnings, and so the long-awaited and much-anticipated new title in the Strider series has revealed itself. The new game, simply titled Strider, is a platforming action-adventure game in the vein of such titles as Metroid and Castlevania. The more you progress through the more you’ll need to acquire additional abilities to continue further on.

Strider is not a remake of the classic arcade game by the same name, it’s more like a reimagining of the arcade classic. The story is based off the original but the game play has been updated to that of a non-linear experience. As mentioned above, in order to progress through the game you must acquire upgrades to bolster Strider Hiryu’s abilities and fight off hordes of mechanized soldiers. Surprisingly, Strider was developed by Double Helix, the guys behind the latest Killer Instinct game. This is also the same studio that was recently purchased by internet retail giant Amazon.com.

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J.Bear’s Top 10 Video Games of 2013

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J.Bear’s Top 10 Video Games of 2013

The end of the year is finally upon us. It feels like just yesterday we were booting up copies of Telltale’s “The Walking Dead”, “Far Cry 3”, “Borderlands 2”, and “Mass Effect 3”. But here we are, 2013 is coming to a close.

This year has been one of the best year’s in gaming, not only were we treated to some of the best titles to ever come out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. We also took our first steps into the next generation of consoles with the PS4 and Xbox One. Though technically, the WiiU is a part of the next generation of consoles, it, unfortunately, is still struggling.

But nevermind all of that! This is about 2013, and the games that came out during this amazing year. But before we get into the meat and potatoes, here’s a quick disclaimer:

Note: The games that appear on this list solely reflect my experiences with said games. This list is completely based on the games I’ve played this year. Games that I did not play, will not show up on this list. So if your personal favorite games don’t show up on here, thems’ the breaks.

Now, on with the list!

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Battlefield 4 is the best shooter of the next gen consoles so far

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Battlefield 4 is the best shooter of the next gen consoles so far

It seems like just yesterday that we were booting up our consoles and PCs and loading them up with “Battlefield 3”. But, alas, that was two long years ago. The good news, however, is that we have a brand new “Battlefield” game to sink tens of thousands of hours into. Now normally, there was a good stretch of years between “Battlefield” games. But in the case of “Battlefield 4”, it only took developer DICE two years to make it. So let’s see how they did.

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Playstation 4 is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t have games

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Playstation 4 is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t have games

Ladies and Gentlemen the next generation of gaming consoles is here. On November 15th, 2013, we were officially introduced to the Playstation 4 gaming console. With the advent of this new system, there are a few things we should ask ourselves: How is the control? How is the Home Screen? What about the games? Is it worth buying? Well, let’s answer these burning questions.

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now less than a week away form the beginning of the next generation of console gaming. The PS4 shall arrive on shelves this Friday, November 15th, with the Xbox ONE following close behind on the 22nd.

With next generation consoles looming on the horizon, it’s about time we had an honest discussion about next generation graphics, and the differences seen between the PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

It’s Christmas Eve, and Gotham City’s underworld kingpin Black Mask has put out a hit on the man known as “Batman”. Many doubt the existence of such a person, in fact, many believe the Batman is just an urban legend. But the real players of Gotham’s underworld know the truth. Batman is not a myth, he is real, and he is coming for them.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the third installment in the Batman: Arkham Trilogy is here! This time, however, the series’ veteran development team, Rocksteady, is not involved with this game. Instead, Warner Brother’s Montreal is handling it. WB Montreal is a brand new studio that’s been handed the mantel of Batman, but did they succeed? Did they fail? Read on and find out!

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Beyond: Two Souls Review

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Beyond: Two Souls Review

David Cage and I have a strained relationship. He makes movies that masquerade as games, and I don’t play them. Beyond: Two Souls, however, is an exception. It is a game that seeks to do exactly what David Cage does, try to bridge the gap between film and video games. Although Beyond is clearly a flawed a game, it does have its merits.

Beyond: Two Souls is a Playstation 3 exclusive by David Cage and his development team over at Quantic Dream. Beyond follows the life of a girl named Jodie with a mysterious power, she has the ability to make things happen when she wants them too. At least, that’s what the people around her think. In “reality” Jodie is connected to a ghost-like entity named Aiden who also shares a psychic link with her. Whatever Aiden sees, Jodie can see, and vice versa. However whenever Jodie jumps into Aiden, she is left fatigued and her nose bleeds from the strain. The game spans fifteen years of Jodie’s life, from when she is about nine years old to when she’s twenty-four.

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