Gaming

NHL 15 will be Missing Some Features on Xbox One and PS4

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VGRT Episode 192: Longtime Listener - The podcast is back, albeit on a Saturday instead of the usual Friday. No Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but a good chunk of news, though some of it only tenuously connected to videogaming. The news this week includes: T-Mobile now offers app that unlocks your smartphone, Analyst: Downloadable titles […]

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Post Game Wrap-up: Mega Man X / X2 / X3

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As much as I love writing these Post Game Wrap-ups, when I started playing the Mega Man X Collection on the Gamecube, I just couldn’t justify doing three different posts for the first three games, even though it would have given me a week or two worth of fodder. I’ve decided to, instead, break down […]

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Thoughts on the Next Legend of Zelda

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There has been quite a bit of buzz regarding Nintendo’s next Legend of Zelda game, coming to the WiiU in 2015, since this year’s E3 trailer gave us a first look at the title. After the trailer debuted, Eiji Aonuma made it a point to refer to the size and scope of the game, referring to […]

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Video Games as a Bonding Experience

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Let’s face it. There is still a large group of people, possibly even the majority of people, that, when hearing that we as adults still play and enjoy video games, dismiss us as if we are being infantile or childish in our interests. Despite the vast adult audience that exists now, many having grown up […]

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Warner Bros. Nabs Space Invaders Film Rights

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The Gaming Podcast is back after three weeks of a forced hiatus as one former host has left the podcast for good. Otherwise, some of the news items are old, some are new, in this long episode. There’s no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but plenty of news, including: Activision won’t launch an EA Access-style […]

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Noriega Suing Activision Over Depiction in Call of Duty (Podcast)

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VGRT Episode 190: Dan-tastic: Paul Nowak is on hiatus from the podcast, but former podcaster Dan Quick is stepping in to fill his shoes. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. As for the news: Noriega suing Activision over depiction in Call of Duty, The Sims 2 players get expansion-stuffed […]

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In Defense of Hacking Video Games

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Mario Kart 8, for Nintendo’s WiiU, has reportedly been hacked. Shit. Okay, let’s back up just a bit. According to the linked story above, the video game has been hacked in a very rudimentary fashion, not in a way that could be used to break online play. Also, according to the poster of the video featured […]

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Original Sin Developer Turned Off Global Chat to Silence Trolls

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VGRT Episode 189: Gi-Blow – This week’s podcast finally reveals the winner of the E3 Swag Bag. The episode is packed full of show, including a Gaming Flashback about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and the Gaming History celebrating Donkey Kong‘s 33rd birthday. The news includes: Another EA exec explains why mobile Dungeon Keeper suffered, […]

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My Top 8 Video Game RPGs

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When I found out that this is considered JRPGJuly, I knew that I had to do this Top 8 post, though I’m just considering RPGs as a whole, not the subset of JRPGs. The definition of an RPG varies from person to person. In the very broadest sense, Super Mario Brothers could be considered an […]

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Giveaway – K’nex Plants vs. Zombies Football Mech Building Set

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To celebrate the collaboration of K’nex and the Plants vs. Zombies franchise on new building sets, TMRZoo.com is giving away TWO K’nex Plants vs. Zombies Football Mech Building Set, courtesy of K’nex, to TWO lucky winners. Plants vs. Zombies™ fans can now build and play with characters from their favorite game with new licensed building […]

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Post Game Wrap-up: Secret of Evermore

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Many moons ago, in the mid 1990′s, my brother and I were looking through the video games at Wal-Mart, as we always did when at Wal-Mart. In that day and age, they weren’t locked away behind glass cases, so we could pick up the cases and look them over. Between us, we had about $25 […]

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Lindsay Lohan Files Suit Over GTA V Allegedly Using Her Likeness

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This is the final week of the E3 Swag Bag giveaway, which includes a The Sims 4 bag, a The Sims 4 T-shirt, The Sims 4 sunglasses, and some other goodies like a Dragon Age: Inquisition T-shirt, a Farming Simulation 2014 cow, and so on. Paul is unavailable this week but Jordan’s wife Jennifer guest […]

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No, Seriously, Sexism in Video Games

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In my last post, I made a point of ridiculing the notion that a lack of female protagonists means that developers are sexists. Essentially, I stated that while there is a lack of female protagonists in video games, it’s due to the fact that developers are simply sticking with the status quo. It’s a decision […]

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Sexism in Video Games (Sigh…)

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For the time being, I’m not going to address the “Racist” accusation here. I haven’t played Watch Dogs and haven’t read enough about it to make any kind of an educated statement about that. That leaves the sexist accusations. The general consensus that I’ve seen is that all too often, players aren’t allowed to play […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 187: E3 Swag Bag Part 2 – Podcast

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The E3 Swag Bag contest is still going on, while Paul, Jordan and Jonah discuss the latest in videogame industry news. This week’s news includes: Nintendo loses Wii patent lawsuit to Philips, PlayStation Now beta gets six new games, but those high prices remain, Crytek claims it’s doing fine, despite rumors, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty […]

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E3 2014 – Sony

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Wrapping up my E3 Predictions (which will undoubtedly be 100% accurate) is my take on Sony and their PS4 and PSVita. PS4 Whereas I thought that both Nintendo and Microsoft had to make a difference, I think that Sony really just needs to keep doing what they’re doing. They have a comfortable lead in the […]

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