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Season Passes Are Destroying Games; A Letter To Bethesda

While we bask in the anticipation of the new Doom game, it’s DLC season pass has muddied the waters and brought to light a bigger issue in the gaming community. It’s time for Season Passes to go away, and I’m going to explain why it’s doing more harm than good. 

The Reality of Video Game Remakes & The Industry’s Long Love...

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. 

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

The 8 Best Video Game Intros of the 90s

The 90s were a great time for the video game industry.  It saw the introduction of 3D graphics, and the rise of one of gaming’s biggest giant’s.  As the technology grew, developers were able to infuse story into their games like they had never been able to before.  Games had always had intros before, but now they could reach a more cinematic quality and be bigger than ever.  Since we’re discussing some of the best cutscenes in gaming this month, I thought I’d revisit the best gaming intros from the 90s.  

Jordan’s Favorite Games of 2013

2013 is at it's end and as a new year dawns there is promise of more great video games on the horizon.  2013 started with a similar promise and while not every game delivered on all the people wanted there were several enjoyable games that ate up hours of my time and today I'm sharing some of my personal favorites with you.

Retro Games That Deserve a Reboot: Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Being that today is Halloween and Throwback Thursday, I thought it was a great time to revive my article series on classic games that deserve a reboot.  In keeping with the Halloween festivities, I’ve decided to talk about Zombies Ate My Neighbors, one of the most popular retro titles for the SNES and Sega Genesis. 

6 Games of the 00s That Have Aged Well

Some things in this life age well; music, movies, cheese, fine wines...heck even fine women.  Many people don't tend to lump video games into the category of aging with grace. As the newer generation of games comes to a graphical peak, the older games tend to fall by the wayside.  Many gamers can recognize the fallacy of this, as many of those older games can still maintain the same level of enjoyment as newer games.  While their looks may have slumped, the gameplay is still incredibly fun and the controls as familiar and solid as anything produced these days.  If all a game needed was good graphics to get by then (more recent example) would have been a success.  The 00s saw a plethora of great games that hold up well even by today's standards, and since we're on the cusp of another console generation, I thought it was a great time to take a look back at where we came from.  

The 6 Best Trailers from E3 2013

Despite knowing that two brand new consoles would be on hand at this year’s E3 event, one of the things I looked forward to most (as I do all years), are the abundance of game trailers released.  Sure, some of them are pre-rendered to look pretty, without showing any gameplay, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less exciting.  With E3 now behind us, and the ability to catch our breath, I thought I’d take a look at the more impressive trailers to come out of this year’s event. 

Our Thoughts on the Xbox One Reveal Event

Microsoft has finally unleashed the beast that is Xbox One during a live event held this morning.  While some questions were answered, others weren't, and we were hit a deluge of new information.  Now that the dust has somewhat settled and we've managed to sift through the news, Dustin and Jordan sit down to discuss their impressions on the new console, and the event in general.  Come inside to see their reactions and add to the discussion as well.

Spend 500 Hours Waiting To Game, Or Pay 500 Dollars To...

With the rumors of used titles being blocked next generation still floating around, there’s another blight trying to attack the industry. The issue goes by the name of “free to play,” or what I like to call, “fee’s to play.” The idea is a company will release a game and let you jump in “entirely for free.” However, if you want to do certain things then small fee’s will kick in to let you do so. Companies have proven time and time again that they can make hundreds to thousands of dollars off a single user with this method. Which in the eye of the business man is a lot more money than a $60 entrance fee. Gamers however, should be worried. Very worried.

Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence? | 2nd Opinion Podcast...

Thanks for checking out the 2nd Opinion Podcast! On this episode, we talk about some of the latest games news, but take a moment...