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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. 

Best Xbox Exclusives: Halo 2

When you talk about Xbox, no matter what console you are a fan of, one thing comes to mind. Halo. You simply cannot talk about Xbox without mentioning Halo, and you for sure can’t talk “best exclusives” without mention of it. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Xbox, I do have fond memories of the first two titles of Halo.


Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified gaming-related topic, similar to our Movielinx series on the film side of things. These articles will be notified by the Gamerlinx banner. Gamerlinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with video games.  This month, we're putting the focus solely on Microsoft's gaming console, and exploring the best exclusive titles (throughout all generations) to have ever come from the Xbox systems. Join us in our discussion all month long, and share your thoughts with us!

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Amazon Fighting With Book Publishers Should Set An Example For Games

If you are not a book buyer at Amazon you may not know that Amazon is currently going through a fight with publishers. It has been happening on and off with them for a while, but just recently Amazon took some big steps. One of those steps was to email all their users that prices are just ludicrous for being ebooks and they want something done. In return publishers have been firing back stating it is unfair, yatta yatta. Well as a consumer, we fight with Amazon, and here is why. 

 

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Will Tomb Raider Criticism Cut Down Timed Exclusives?

If you paid attention during GamesCom, one of the most talked about announcements was actually a timed exclusive deal between Square Enix and Microsoft regarding Tomb Raider. As you can imagine, the crowd reaction to this wasn’t too great. As of right now a majority of “next generation” gamers are sitting on the PS4 side, but it wasn’t just them that was cut out, it was PC too. That’s a massive audience that wasn’t too thrilled. 

 

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Hands-On with Spacecom: Simple Approach, Deep Strategy

Spacecom is an upcoming strategy game for the PC, but it’s not like what you’ve come to expect from other real-time endeavors.  It’s far more simplistic design belies the depth of strategy and cunning you’ll need to succeed.  I recently got the chance to get some hands on time with the game and am here to tell you all you need to know about this indie title.  

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