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‘Spec Ops: The Line’ retrospective review

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ retrospective review

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff The vast majority of modern video games are built around murder. From the gritty post-apocalypse of “Gears of War” to the bright, grassy plains of ‘Super Mario Bros,” there’s always some enemy standing in the way of the player’s goal, and more often than not, that enemy isn’t going to last

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ quick review

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” is the kick in the teeth the series has desperately needed. Sledgehammer Games, in their first attempt at the acclaimed series, has succeeded in bringing back the energy that the series has been lacking for years while also improving the formula in novel ways that change

‘Bayonetta 2’ review: The new queen has arrived

Henry Lopez Connector Contributor It has been four years since the original cult classic character action game “Bayonetta” carved its way onto the PS3 and Xbox 360. Due to financial reasons it seemed that fans of the original game were not going to get a sequel. Thanks to Nintendo willing to publish the game as

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff The horror genre, as a whole, seems to be one of the most depressingly neglected facets of gaming culture one can be interested in. Most major publishing studios nowadays are scared of releasing horror games out of fear of being neglected by mainstream audiences, and the few studios that try either

‘The Evil Within’ second opinion

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “The Evil Within” is the type of game that the industry desperately needs right now. Every great horror video game franchise from the past ten years, from “Resident Evil” to “Silent Hill,” has lost sight of its roots with either too heavy a focus on action or a deluge of terrible

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Gone Home’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff   For the longest time, movies have been trying to capitalize on the popularity of video games by adapting them to the big screen. This has almost always failed, either because those involved didn’t really care about what made the material popular or just couldn’t find anything interesting to do with

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Papers, Please’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff I’ve always held the opinion that you can make something good out of anything. Maybe it won’t appeal to most people and maybe it won’t be successful, but if someone has the drive and skill to carry out their vision, they could create something beautiful out of whatever they desire. It’s

What ‘Resident Evil 5’ should have been

‘The Evil Within’ review Greg Alexandropoulos Connector Staff   First and foremost, people need to understand one thing: “The Evil Within” is a very important video game for the industry. Big budget horror games do not happen very often, and this project, from “Resident Evil” creator Shinji Mikami, needed to be a hit. This is

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