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The Problem with Life Is Strange’s Ending

Posted on October 24, 2015 by Broken Joysticks

*Sighs deeply* You know, this wasn’t the article I wanted to write. It really wasn’t. Let me get this out of the way: I love Life Is Strange. I love the empathy it shows in giving even most of its villains depth and meaning. I love how most of the time it manages to tap into that inexperience, that imperfection, that unbridled optimism that makes the best kind of teen fiction. I love Max and Chloe’s tender, confused, multi-faceted relationship with each other; and all those things that I love are in here. In fact, some of the best moments


Editorial: What’s in a game, how DLC stops me from buying what I love

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

After playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta I was 100% sold on purchasing the game. I planned to order the game through origin and pre-load to play day 1. Then came the announcement of a 50$ season pass DLC. I immediately found myself stuck in a major conundrum.  I am HUGE Star Wars fan girl, my love for the franchise extends far beyond the movies in to games, books, and even comics. So Battlefront should have been a guaranteed sale for me. However I found myself hesitating, the game itself is 60$, a fully priced AAA game from one of


What Rae & Focks & Fionna Have Been Playing

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Each week we bring you short snippets recounting what we’ve been playing in the past seven days or so. Now that the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday has come to an end here’s what Rae and Focks have been playing. Focks Recently I’ve been playing Dawn of War Soulstorm. The DoW series are my favorite strategy games. I’m not the best at strategy games but i still enjoy the games. I have also gotten into playing Serious Sam, which was one of my favorite fps games when I was younger. [youtube id=”Cit8aGfMpuM”] Rae I’ve been playing a lot of Rockband 4 for


Rock Band 4’s Opening Act

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The lights dim down on the crowd as the neon lights come up on the stage and a lingering anxiousness hangs in the air as I begin to pluck at my guitar for the first time in seven years. Surely this is what my in-game avatar would have felt while playing her first set-list in over six years. She wasn’t playing with her old crew, in fact this show was probably just a guest spot, and she’s now rocking a brand new look complete with a side cut. After spending a night out living the rock star lift vicariously through


Begun the DLC wars have.

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

  Konami’s announcement yesterday that they will sell all sorts of DLC for Metal Gear online got me to thinking, are the DLC wars over? It would seem that DLC has firmly won the war against free content, but one or two franchises seem to hold out. Once upon a time in a land before the internet was widespread and when most players were getting their games out of boxes, a company called Blizzard decided to try a new concept for their games. They published a game (in this case StarCraft) and a year later published an expansion pack (the much-loved Broodwar).


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