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Video: The Evil Within Episode One and Two

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Video: The Evil Within Episode One and Two

It’s finally October, my favorite month of the year. I love October because not only is Halloween at the end of the month, but my birthday is also at the end of the month. That’s right, my birthday is on Halloween! To celebrate this month, I decided to start a play-through of Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within.

The Evil Within is the spiritual successor to Resident Evil 4, arguably the best Resident Evil in the series. Shinji Mikami was the director of Resident Evil 1-4, which probably explains why Resident Evil 5-6 kind of went off the rails. But luckily, The Evil Within is sort of a return to form. In any case, hit the jump button and enjoy the first and second episode of my play-through! Read On

Review: Hyrule Warriors

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Review: Hyrule Warriors

Have you ever had a day where you wished you could play a mash-up of games that you particularly enjoy? Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have the game for you! Hyrule Warriors is a mixture of the ever-popular Legend of Zelda series and the beat ‘em up version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors. And it plays exactly as you might imagine it, Dynasty Warriors with a Legend of Zelda skin on it.

Considering the repetitive nature of the Warriors series, can a dose of Zelda make this game worth a purchase? Hit the jump to learn more!

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Review: “Dragon Quest” for iOS

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Dragon Quest box

In 1975, Japanese businessman Yasuhiro Fukushima founded a company called Eidansha Boshu Service Center. It published tabloid magazines that advertised real estate. However, after failing to establish its own chain of stores, Fukushima refashioned the company to focus on gaming software and renamed it Enix. This was in 1982. To find talent for his company, Fukushima created a competition called the “Enix Game Hobby Program Contest.” The contest, modeled after manga competitions, was advertised in computer and manga magazines and offered a prize of one million Yen to the winner. The top winner was an editor for the manga magazine Shonen Jump, Yuji Horii, whose tennis game Love Match Tennis became Enix’s first release.

During the development of another game called The Portopia Serial Murder Case, Horii and his colleague Koichi Nakamura came across a RPG called Wizardry at a Macworld Conference & Expo. Horii became a fan of the game. After finishing Portopia, he decided that he wanted to create a similar game to Wizardry, with the goal of bringing the Western RPG to Japan. A second major inspiration was another RPG called Ultima. While Horii and Nakamura enjoyed the dungeon crawling and statistical nature of RPGs, they realized most gamers would not. He wanted a game that didn’t require being a hardcore gamer; specifically, he wanted to a make a game that the player could play without knowledge of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG, which had been used for years in Japan as a template for homegrown games. He decided the NES was the ideal platform for the game, so that, unlike arcade games, players wouldn’t have to worry about spending money if they died. He simplified the mechanics so the game could be played with a simple NES controller, with a greater emphasis on storytelling and emotional involvement. Manga artist Akira Toriyama, famed for his series Dragon Ball, produced the game’s artwork and well-known television composer Koichi Sugiyama composed the music. The result was Dragon Quest, released in 1986.

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Pokémon Alpha & Omega get new Megas and a Shiny

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Pokémon Alpha & Omega get new Megas and a Shiny

While I’ve been playing Pokémon most of my gaming career, no title has left me with such positive vibes quite like Pokémon X & Y. So much so that I’ve already pre-ordered the upcoming Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. Now, I didn’t think I could be anymore pumped but more and more details are being released about the title. Even better are a few surprises Gamestop and Nintendo have for you.

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Nintendo Directs its attention to Bayonetta

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Nintendo Directs its attention to Bayonetta


In Nintendo’s latest Nintendo Direct, Bayonetta took the spotlight as we received a slew of information about the latest installment in the non-stop action series. The controversial main character, Bayonetta, returns for another action packed adventure. This time, however, she’ll being returning exclusively on the Nintendo’s WiiU. For those who haven’t had a chance to play the original title, don’t fret, as retail versions of Bayonetta 2 will be coming packed with the first game for $59.99. But if you want to go all digital, you can buy Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for a total of $59.98. Read On

Nintendo bringing the Holiday Fun

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Nintendo bringing the Holiday Fun

With the next-gen console war in full swing and the PS4 in first place, the biggest question is: who’s going to be number 2? Before E3 2014, it was assumed that Xbox One might have a trick up their sleeve to either knock the PS4 off it’s perch or something to solidify 2nd place.

While Nintendo certainly brought their A Game to E3, they took it a step further with this year’s holiday release list and some surprises which truly make me want to pick up a Wii U.

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Review: Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition

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Review: Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition

Diablo 3:Reaper of Souls has finally been released for current and last gen consoles. This iteration of the least favored addition to the Diablo series is something of a godsend for the series. As some of you may know, when Diablo 3 first came out in 2012, it was almost universally panned as the worst Diablo game in the series for its simplified gameplay, terrible story, and general disregard for what made its predecessors so compelling. But, like any Diablo fan, I picked up D3 on PC and got burned to the point that I couldn’t bring myself to play the game for a year.

Then, Diablo 3 came to consoles, and I decided to give it a shot and I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the experience was, terrible story notwithstanding. At the time, I declared that the console version of Diablo 3 was the best version, and I still stand by that assessment of the original Diablo 3. Since then, however, the PC version received multiple updates and has righted almost every wrong it committed upon its initial release. And with the release of Reaper of Souls, Diablo 3 has transformed into an entirely different game.

With that being said, let’s take a look at Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. Read On

Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

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Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

During Gamescom 2014, Sony revealed a trailer for a new game that was so scary you might involuntarily evacuate your bowels. Of course I thought “this can’t possibly be true, this is all just a part of the hype machine. Right? Right?!” Wrong. P.T. is possibly one of the scariest console games I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing. And here’s the thing about it, it’s not even a full game. It’s literally just a “Playable Teaser”, hence the name “P.T.”, for a game that is developed by 7780s Studio and may or may not play like the teaser. Of course, if you choose to read on, I will spoil what the game actually is and try to walk you through it. So if you want to play it, you can pick up P.T. for free on the PlayStation Network store.

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The Broken Token Giveaway!

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The Broken Token Giveaway!

Are you up to your eyeballs in board games and expansions? Are your feet sore from finding meeples the hard way?  Our friends at The Broken Token want to help you GET ORGANIZED!

If you listened to today’s podcast then this is the post you’ve been waiting for! Here’s your chance to win $25 free bucks good at the TheBrokenToken.com and bring some order to that mess you call your game closet. With The Token’s high quality organizers, made with lasers and all the care that a geek can give, your copy of Lords of Waterdeep, 7 Wonders, Smash Up or many more can be the envy of your gaming table!

Click the link and find out how you can win!

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Comic-Issues Podcast #185 – Getting Organized with The Broken Token

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Comic-Issues Podcast #185 – Getting Organized with The Broken Token

Greetings dear listener!  Are you a gaming fanatic? Is your closet over flowing with game boards, dice, and cards galore?  You, dear geek need to get organized, and The Broken Token is here to help!

This week on the podcast Anthony is joined by Ashley Taylor of The Broken Token to talk about the incredible compatible organizers that they make for the table top world, and games like King of Tokyo, Lords of Waterdeep, and 7 Wonders.  Find out how a company begins in the garage with a dream and an idea for making table top gaming easier, to within a year’s time shaking hands with Wil Wheaton and Antoine Bauza!

It’s a must listen podcast for table top fans everywhere!

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