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Review: Child of Light

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Review: Child of Light

This year has been great for role-playing games.

On the 3DS, we were treated to the excellent Bravely Default, and then we got South Park: The Stick of Truth for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Now, we have Child of Light by Ubisoft Montreal, developed in the UbiArt Framework (best known as the engine for Rayman: Origins and Rayman: Legends).

Child of Light is a beautifully rendered side-scrolling RPG that takes place in the Kingdom of Lemuria and follows the adventure of a young girl named Aurora. At the beginning of the game, we learn that the year is 1895, and Aurora is the daughter of the Duke of Austria. One night, on the Great Friday before Easter, Aurora fell asleep and awoke in Lemuria.

Confused, but not frightened, Aurora vows to return home to her Father, but before she can, she learns she must defeat the evil Queen of the night who stole the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars from the sky.

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

In a news post on the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm has announced that the Expanded Universe – the books, comics and video games that have been produced in the past 35 years – are no longer part of the official Star Wars canon.

While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU.

Now it’s official: The six films have been set as the canon, with upcoming films to further expand on the story’s universe.

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Announcing PixelatedGeek’s Weekly TwitchTV Stream – PXL Play!

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Announcing PixelatedGeek’s Weekly TwitchTV Stream – PXL Play!

Hiya loyal fan-base of excellently clever geeks with good character and awesome taste! We here over at the PixelatedGeek offices would like to extend a warm invitation to our newest weekly tradition, the PixelatedGeek TwitchTV Stream, lately dubbed PXL Play!. Tune in every week at 10PM Eastern/7PM Pacific at http://www.twitch.tv/pixelatedgeek to check out PixelatedGeek staffers go hands on with the latest and greatest, best and the brightest, or the most cherished and beloved of games.

 

Hosts include the wildly handsome and epically charismatic old warhorse and PixelatedGeek veteran James Huneycutt, and the epically handsome and wildly charismatic up-and-coming dry cannon of British wit and sarcasm Jack Fisher and the mysteriously enigmatic walking encyclopedia of geek knowledge that is Jonathan ‘JJ’ Crass.

 

This week’s episode will consist of our valiant trio plunging head-first into the 80’s goodness that is BROFORCE, by Free Lives Games.

 

Make sure to subscribe to our TwitchTV Channel  –  to get notifications of our streams, and enjoy the show! See you Thursday!

Review: Infamous: Second Son

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Review: Infamous: Second Son

It has been three long years since we last stepped into the super-powered romp that is the inFAMOUS series. Seven years after the New Marais incident, inFAMOUS: Second Son puts you in control of Delsin Rowe, a small time vandal with ambitions to make a name for himself. However, like any super hero story, there are obstacles that stand in his way.

Second Son is the third game in the inFAMOUS series and may be the best in the series to date. However, there are a few problems here and there, but we’ll talk about those in a bit.

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

After years of teaser trailers and the whole Moby Dick Studios thing, the first bit of Metal Gear Solid V has finally been released in the form of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (MGSV:GZ). Since its release, people have been scratching their heads trying to figure out what exactly to classify Ground Zeroes as. 

For all intents and purposes, MGSV:GZ is the prologue to the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As such, MGS:GZ is a very short experience. Going from my own play-through of the game, it took me around two hours to complete the main story mission, while only achieving a 9% completion rate.

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