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This is where we get on our soapbox and tell you what we think, no matter what that is.

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What Villains Teach Us

The list goes on, but the fact remains, players and viewers love a good twist, and they love a relate-able or unexpected villain.

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Killer7: A Retrospective

There really is no game out there that took as many risks as Killer7 did, and it should be lauded for that reason alone. Killer7 may be uncouth as a video game, but taken as a work of art, it’s a masterpiece.

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Garry’s Mod: A History of Fun

There’s always the single-player where gamers can enjoy their creative side and build bath tubs that fly and fight hundreds of spawned foes that fit their liking. With Garry’s Mod, the world is the player’s burrito, with limitless options and with much fun to be had.

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The Journey to Game & Watch: How Unlockables Brought Us Together

Growing up, Super Smash Brothers Melee was my group’s favorite game. Sure, we played a lot of Halo 2 and Soul Calibur II, but we poured the most hours into Melee. My friends used to come over after school to play round after round of the Nintendo fighting game, and on the weekends we would stay up until three or four in the morning just playing Melee, drinking pop, and having a good time. Some of the most fun we had with the game was unlocking all the characters, especially the mysterious Mr. Game & Watch.

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What Games Would Make The Best Building Sets?

Assassin’s Creed isn’t the only video game franchise that was calling out to get the building set treatment. Mega Bloks has already turned Halo, Call of Duty, Need for Speed, and even World of Warcraft into popular sets, and the number of franchises that would translate well into plastic is near-endless. Here are some of my favorite candidates to be converted to bricks, and the companies that would best suit the toy lines.

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Gone Home: Is It a Game?

Why do some people adore Gone Home, while others are enraged by it? Ultimately, the answer depends on individual expectation.

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The Genius of Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a brilliant introspective on how games have shaped players’ expectations and reactions towards violence in video games.

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5 Ways Wind Waker HD is Better than the Original

Last year, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD an upgraded remake of the GameCube classic. Obviously the biggest change in the game are the improved, high definition graphics that bring Wind Waker’s cel-shaded beauty to a whole level. However, Nintendo made a lot of smaller gameplay tweaks that significantly streamlined the experience. Here are five changes that really had an impact on the gameplay.

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