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Game On: A farewell to video game columnists Robert Vanderveken as his new son takes center stage

Game On: A farewell to video game columnists Robert Vanderveken as his new son takes center stage

For the last year my wife and I have been working on starting a family and ever since we learned that we were having a baby everyone has been telling me I should give up video games because I am never going to have time to play. I want to say that’s not necessarily true. […]

Game On: ‘Dead Star’ is one of PS Plus’ free downloadable games

Game On: ‘Dead Star’ is one of PS Plus’ free downloadable games

PS Plus is a service that began in 2010 and has been one of the best values around because you get cloud game storage and a handful of free games every month for a low yearly fee. The free ones are typically indie games and they are usually pretty good. Even if they aren’t they […]

Game On: ‘Dark Souls III’ claims more victims with its challenging, but fun, game play

Game On: ‘Dark Souls III’ claims more victims with its challenging, but fun, game play

In recent years there has been a huge trend toward games being super hard, and it’s partly because of the popularity of the “Souls” series. Prepare to be brutalized again with the newest entry in the series “Dark Souls III.” If you are unfamiliar with the “Souls” games they are set in a dark and […]

Game On: “Quantum Break” features unique TV shows based on video game play

Game On: “Quantum Break” features unique TV shows based on video game play

First shown during 2013’s E3 press conference, “Quantum Break” is the newest game by Finnish game developer Remedy, the company that made the stylish shooter “Max Payne” and the amazing horror novel brought to life “Alan Wake.” “Quantum Break” is a unique mix of third person action shooter and a live action television show with […]

Game On: Race on with hundreds of different tracks in “TrackMania Turbo”

Game On: Race on with hundreds of different tracks in “TrackMania Turbo”

Many people love racing games. They usually fall into one of two groups; fans who like driving simulations or more arcade-like casual racers. “TrackMania Turbo” is a mix of both of styles potentially making it very attractive to both groups. The name of the game in “TrackMania Turbo” is speed, unlike most racing games you […]

Game On: “Day of the Tentacle: Remastered” makes you think, laugh and may bring a bit of nostalgia back to the gamer

Game On: “Day of the Tentacle: Remastered” makes you think, laugh and may bring a bit of nostalgia back to the gamer

“Day of the Tentacle” is the sequel to “Manic Mansion” a LucasArts series I missed when it came out in 1993. Now that “Day of the Tentacle: Remastered” is out on PS4, it’s my chance to experience this critically acclaimed classic adventure game. “Day of the Tentacle: Remastered” is exactly what a remastered game should […]

Game On: “The Division” is a competent, cover-based third person shooter with an open world to explore

Game On: “The Division” is a competent, cover-based third person shooter with an open world to explore

Tom Clancy has a history of writing spy and espionage novels. He started making games with Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, and in 2008 the Tom Clancy name was purchased by Ubisoft. Most of the Clancy games are known for their realism, tactical shooting, stealth and a detailed espionage-based story. The newest Tom Clancy game […]

Game On: Improved physics and gameplay on “UFC 2” make fighting more realistic than ever

Game On: Improved physics and gameplay on “UFC 2” make fighting more realistic than ever

One of the most popular sporting events on TV is the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC. EA Sports is known for making some of the most true-to-life sports games on the market like “Madden” and “FIFA,” and in 2014 EA released their first UFC game with much critical success. “EA Sports UFC 2” builds on […]

Game On: “The Flame in the Flood” requires much planning, quick thinking

Game On: “The Flame in the Flood” requires much planning, quick thinking

Over the last few years, Kickstarter has been a very popular way for people to solicit funding to get their projects made. There have been several games to come from this new method. “The Flame in the Flood” was a game that was kickstarted and created by Molasses Flood which is made up of ex […]

Game On: “Far Cry: Primal” takes gamers back to the dawn of man

Game On: “Far Cry: Primal” takes gamers back to the dawn of man

The last few entries in the “Far Cry” series were some of my favorite games of the last console generation. The concept has been the same in the last few iterations; you get dropped into a beautiful location with a huge arsenal of weapons and you have to hunt animals, collect treasure, craft items and […]

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