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Cinelinx has a talented team of writers at our disposal, with a deep knowledge of the video game industry.  In our Editorials section of the site, we take time to share our opinions on games, the industry, or even things we simply hope to see. 

The Best Sony Exclusives: Metal Gear Solid

In 1998, Hideo Kojima released what would go on to become one of the most iconic franchises in video game history. Yes it is true that Metal Gear had a few games released before Metal Gear Solid, but the first Solid game is what became something great. From that day we have seen several variations of MGS on all kinds of consoles that have been truly groundbreaking in several ways. While MGS may not be entirely exclusive, it once was, and because of that…. it is one of Sony’s greatest PlayStation Exclusives.

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The Best Sony Exclusives: God of War

Back in 2006 Sony set a new standard in the action/adventure genre with God of War.  The game has spawned a successful gaming franchise now, with many other games emulating it's style.  At the time of its release, however, God of War was revolutionary and showcased the power still residing within Sony's PlayStation 2.  Since we're examining the best Sony exclusives this month, it's almost impossible to not mention David Jaffe and Sony Santa Monica's incredible action title.  

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The Best Sony Exclusives: Uncharted Drake's Fortune

Naughty Dog has firmly cemented their place in the gaming industry as developers who can make fun games with incredibly engaging stories and characters.  Their latest outing, The Last of Us, garnered heaps of 2013 Game of the Year awards but their rise to such fame all started with the Uncharted series.  All month long in Gamerlinx we’re discussing the best Sony exclusive video games, and I thought it’d be great to kick things off with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

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Cinelinx Roundtable: What Do You Think Of Amazon Fire TV

Amazon just announced they are entering the TV box industry with the new Amazon Fire TV. The device will play games, stream movies, and of course intertwine with Amazon Prime. With the announcement, a lot of people assumed it was a video game console. While a controller is for sale to function with it, Amazon noted that it clearly is something more than that. What do we think of the general idea? Well glad you asked as we created a roundtable to answer just that.

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Let’s Compare Metal Gear’s Short Length To Other Games

There is a lot of complaining going on about Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The complaining started when Game Informer noted that the “main game” only lasted about 10 hours. There have been lots of remarks that this only gives you a 10 percent completion of the overall game, but fans rather call out the two hour mark. I figured we might as well compare Ground Zeroes to other titles and see if they got the same treatment.

Starting off you need to realize what the price point and length is of Ground Zeroes. First the game is only 30 dollars, and cheaper if you buy digital. It isn’t a full 60 dollars. Next it was noted by Kojima himself that the entire game will take 10 hours to complete at least once. It was only the main mission that took 2 hours.GameSpot and other reviewers have noted the heavy replayability the game offers after you complete the mission.

Now lets look at comparisons.

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Old Vs New: Comparing the Best Video Game Cutscenes

It’s a brand new month, which means the team here at Cinelinx is hard at work for new article themes. This month our Movielinx counterpart articles are highlighting the best film performances of all time, so we thought we'd take a similar tact by putting the spotlight on some of the best story moments in gaming: cutscenes. In honor of our NES theme on our forums and Facebook page, we are kicking things off with a look at a pair of great cutscenes from our gaming past and present! 

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American Government Hits New Low With Violent Video Games

I am American, I have lived here my whole life and I’m very patriotic towards our country. With that being said I have to say our government is full of morons. Don’t take offense to it, I’m not some American hating person from another country, I say it as an American. Today I found out that our great lawmakers have found a way to push even further into the stupidity of attacking violent video games….

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