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Gamer Culture

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. 

Messy Canon: The Odd Continuity of Star Wars Gaming

When Lucasfilm announced the Star Wars Story Group and the subsequent dismissal of the previous Star Wars Expanded Universe, the primary claim was that "Everything Going Forward is Part of the Star Wars Canon." For the most part, this has been the case but there are some messy aspects this 'new canon' as well, particularly in the video game department.  Let's see if we can't sort some of this out.

Top 5 Metal Gear Solid Boss Battles

With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain now unleashed upon us, we think it's a great time to look back at some of the most iconinc boss battles the franchise has thrown our way over the last couple decades.  Come inside to see if your favorite made the cut! 

Destiny's The Taken King Should Be An Industry Standard

A lot of people were rather angry when Destiny first released. It sold a ton of copies and still has a lot of players to this day, but a widespread outcry took place when people noticed the lacking content. Many people figured it was locked away due to DLC releases, but even those were rather lacking. Yet here we all are, super excited for the new expansions. The truth is, Destiny is doing something right and this expansion deserves a lot of credit for something more than the game.

One of Sony's Only PS4 Exclusives this Fall Isn't Getting Enough Marketing

It has been well documented that Sony has a rather lackluster Fall lineup of games this year.  In terms of exclsuives they have virtually nothing until next year, and even Sony themselves have stepped out to talk about it.  So why aren't they pushing hard on the games they DO have coming this Fall? 

The Reality of Video Game Remakes & The Industry's Long Love Affair With Them

Take a peak around any gaming community these days and you’ll find complaints in abundance about the recent trend of video game remakes/ports to new consoles. I hate to break it to you, but it’s not a new trend.  Let’s talk about the history of gaming remakes and why they serve a more important purpose than pissing off people. 

Games That Put Major Studios On The Map

In today's gaming world we have a bunch of developers that are icons of the industry making some of the most mind blowing titles, but they weren't always household names. Today, we're taking a look at some of the early games of today's top developers, to see how they started out.  Come inside to check it out!

Doom Shows How the Game Industry Is Listening to Fans

With E3 over, there's been some chance for gamers to reflect on this year's event (past the hype) and see what still thrills them.  While my excitement has dipped on some games, in others it's as strong as ever, but the most important thing E3 showed us, is that developers are listening to fans in the best ways.  

E3 2015 Showed Us The Industry Is Growing Up; Accepting Female Audiences

The gaming industry has grown and expanded in so many ways that you expect there to be issues. One of the biggest issues the industry has faced recently is the female audience and how to include them. Games have included female characters in the most absurd ways you can think of, think old school comics of the 90’s, and a big group of gamers want actual female characters. This caused problems, why is it every time we pick up a game we have to play as a male character? Why can't there be a game where female characters are not almost always, well, sex toys? Thankfully E3 2015 is heading in the right direction and we can see the industry cares.

I've Boarded the Hype Train For These 5 Games From E3 2015

E3's primary purpose is for developers to showcase their upcoming titles, and get fans excited about them.  It's a dedicated hype machine, and despite trying to remain 'professionally detached', there are some games that I've fallen for hook, line, and sinker.  

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