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supermariobrosresized

They keep making videogame movies

Video game movies have a long and sordid history. After several fits, starts, Japan only releases and several movies that seemed only to vaguely understand the concept of what a video game was or even how a computer worked, the first true video game movie was released.   That movie was 1993's Super Mario Bros, and it set the tone for every video game movie that was to follow.     Throughout the 90's these travesties were continually churned out by studios only interested Read more [...]
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Western Coin-Op is Missing Out: A Short Piece on the “Game Centre”

If you’re into video games in any kind of measure then you have seen something like the above image. That is a rail shooter and one of the most famous ones to boot and while not all arcade machines are rail shooters I can guarantee that no matter what country you come from, you have seen something that looks like one of those. Now allow me to take a moment to tell you a story of my childhood. A long long time ago, in a land far, far away known as London, there was an absolutely massive arcade Read more [...]
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Help me Evil Within; you’re my last hope for Mainstream Horror.

Resident Evil 4 was an amazing journey that took us, the player, on an adventure through time and space with a 900 hundred year old alien with two hearts…wait, sorry, that’s Doctor Who. But seriously it was an amazing game that revolutionized the horror genre. It not only came up with new ways to scare the shit out of us, combine action and horror seamlessly but it most importantly taught us that even if you’re a full grown gamer, you’re never too old to piss your pants. And I liked that Read more [...]
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GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL – Pokémon X & Y Review

Another Year, Another Pokémon game. We all know the story. New trainer, new rival, new monsters to catch and train, new gyms to battle, new badges to earn and a new region to explore and conquer. It's a formula that sells and that is far from broken. But while this Pokémon game follows the same formula, it differs in a few key aspects that not only make this experience better but set a new benchmark for all future games to follow. STORY 8/10 As with most Pokémon games, there isn't Read more [...]
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What a Twist?!

Cheewilly plays: Bioshock Infinite

  Over the past few weeks I've been making my way through Bioshock Infinite, and now the entire play through is available on our youtube channel! Catch all the action and excitement of this epic game, with commentary and dazzlingly inept play from me, in the ten-part high definition videos. The entire playlist is accessible here. If you want to see me playing live, make sure to check out twitch.tv/cheewilly to see my latest video game adventures, as well as past VODs. Hope you enjoy! Read more [...]
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Behind the Keyboard – Jason Hawkins

Behind the Keyboard Working in the video games industry. It's a dream that many of us aspire to, but one that is difficult to achieve. What do you need to know? What kind of courses or experience should you be getting? Which position would be right for you? And where do you even begin to start? In Behind the Keyboard, these are the kind of questions we aim to answer. By talking to professionals already in the industry, we'll ask the hard questions to get you the inside knowledge on getting Read more [...]