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Gamers have a unique and diverse culture within our society.  We tend to do things a little differently, and that's why we have this corner Cinelinx set aside specifically for them.  This section will feature articles dealing specifically with that culture and the integration of video games into every day life. 

Take a Heartbreaking Look at the Darth Maul Game we Never Got

Darth Maul has long been a favorite character of Star Wars fans, and his return in Star Wars The Clone Wars made for one of the better storylines in that series.  As such, it's suprising that he never really got a game all to himself, despite having grown in popularity through the show and comics.  Now it's been revealed that a Darth Maul focused game (incorporating stealth and more violent tactics) was in the works before being cancelled in 2011.  While we'll never get to play the game, you can now see what could have been via a quick gameplay video and concept art.  Come check it out, but be prepared to be real sad...

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PlayStation Plus Discounts For April 2014

As the cost of living continues to increase for most people, it sometimes becomes hard to find a good deal on the games you want to play.  That is where Sony has stepped in.  My goal is to inform the n00bs, and seasoned vets alike, of the monthly discounts offered through their store in hopes that, you too, will see the benefits of being a Plus member.

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Game Making: Common Indie Dev Woes and How Best to Avoid Them!

Indie game studios are popping up all over the world. From freshly graduated student teams, to game industry vet collaborations. From the one-man-band to the massive orchestra. Kickstarter campaigns here, Greenlight proposals there, in a constant battle to get a game noticed.  As a gamer and someone with an avid interest in the Indie games industry, I have noticed patterns and trends settling into successful and not so successful Indie studios. Here I will attempt to identify recurring problems and mistakes new Indie studios make, and offer the best medicine I can muster.

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N00b1ng Ep. 2 - Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Our newest episode of N00B1ng sees Jason try and get some much needed revenge on Matt.  After his humilating defeat in our first episode on Madden, Jason is taking Matt into brand new territory with the fighting game: Marvel vs. Capcom 3.  Come inside to see our fighting game noob do his best against a far more experienced opponent! 

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Tech Talk: Testing Out Gunnar Optiks New Intercept Glasses

GUNNAR Optiks, who for the last few years have been THE name in gaming based eyewear (being used for tournaments around the world), have released a new line of glasses called Intercept.  While I’m far from a professional gamer, I spend an exorbitant amount of time staring at a computer screen, or screen of some sort, on a daily basis.  The guys over at Gunnar were kind enough to let me check out their new line of glasses to see how an average computer user (maybe a little above) can benefit.

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Join us While We Play Thief on the PS4

Just yesterday Square Enix released the latest installment in the highly successful Thief franchise.  The game has been getting mixed reviews, so we here at Cinelinx thought we'd help you out if you were on the fence.  Tonight we'll be streaming our playthrough of the game live on Twitch so you can see the game for yourself, ask questions while we play, and decide if it's something you want to pick up.  Come inside to catch it all!

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We Played the Crazy Japanese Boxing Game, Love Upper, So You Didn't Have To

Here at Cinelinx, we are gamers who care.  Gamers who care enough to play horrible video games so that you can avoid the shame, but still get the enjoyment of watching a 'trainwreck' happen before your eyes.  Thus comes thee first episode of a brand new series from The Fathergamer.  This time around we're playing the crazy boxing game Love Upper featuring scantily clad anime girls duking it out.  Come inside to take a look at this PS2 import! 

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