Virtual Reality in Your Living Room: A Glimpse into the Future of Video Games

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Video games are a constantly evolving medium, growing and changing in response to the technological advancements around us. Through such innovation and the ambitious vision of industry pioneers, a number of developers are actively redefining the landscape of gaming, expanding the boundaries of what video games are and what they could be. A couch and a controller may be gamers’ primary instruments now, but the tools of the trade may soon get a futuristic upgrade with the inclusion of virtual reality headsets. Companies like Oculus VR and Sony are spearheading the conquest of science fiction...

A Gamer’s Guide to Denver: The City of Rugged Progressivism

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elcome to the Mile-High City where the sun is always shining, the craft beer is top notch, and the geek scene is as rich as the famous green chile sauce. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern High Plains, Denver, Colorado is a city that maintains an exceptional balance between the cityscape and the rugged backdrop. When the locals aren’t skiing, biking, or living out an outdoorsman’s fantasy, they can just as easily absorb a little culture at the second largest Performing Arts Center in the nation or the city’s many art exhibits. D-town is not only the capitol...

Amiibo Rant: Is Nintendo Incompetent or an Evil Genius?

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Amiibo, the Ultimate Love to Hate Toy have a confession to make. I am an amiibo collector. It’s shameful I know, but I was raised during the golden age of Pokémon, catching them all is what I do best. I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore collector, as I’m far too cheap to spend my hard-earned rupees on scalper-fueled, exclusive toys. Not to mention, I flat out refuse to deny my body of precious ZZZ’s to check in-stock rumors in the wee hours of the morn. But I will say, amiibo are the driving force behind my first bout of hoarder’s urge since Pokémon cards, Crazy Bones, and Beanie...

God of War: Ascension Review

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he God of War series made a mark on the gaming landscape by employing over-the-top brutality, colossally epic battles, and of course, an extremely violent protagonist. It’s difficult to imagine any other franchise capturing the essence of one man’s ruthlessness amidst the grand clash between men and gods. Now the Spartan warrior Kratos has returned for another round, and this time his rage is aimed at the keepers of oaths: the Furies. Over the course of numerous titles, the much loved anti-hero has gone toe-to-toe with a wide variety of mythological beasts and omnipotent entities from...

Amiibo Packaging Nightmare: Beware of Retailer Incompetence

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Oh you like your amiibo intact? Too bad. A few weeks ago the internet gods blessed me with consumers’ good fortune and I was able to order two Marth amiibo from Walmart with in-store pickup. I’ve ordered Nintendo’s most popular toys from the retailer before through a variety of delivery mediums – shipping to my house, in-store pickup, and simply grabbing one off the shelf. This is what my latest order looked like: Luckily the actual amiibo inside were fairly intact, but really Walmart? In case you haven’t heard, these are COLLECTOR’S ITEMS, the value of the...