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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor – Motion-control meets hardcore… in a tank

Hooked Gamers The armored core audience To say the Kinect is lacking a decent title for core gamers is roughly as insightful as observing that the Wii was missing a decent pair of analogue sticks. Nevertheless, the expectation that a … Continue reading

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BioShock Infinite – Not your forefathers’ BioShock

Hooked Gamers Elevating the conversation Game design is like real-estate in surprisingly few ways – and yet, in both, location is everything. In a good game it is not merely the backdrop for your adventure but a key factor to … Continue reading

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Xenoblade Chronicles – Finally, the West get to see what the fuss is about

Hooked Gamers Phoenix Down Rumours of the JRPG’s death have been greatly exaggerated. That’s not to say it wasn’t touch-and-go for a moment there. While Western RPG developers such as Bioware and Bethesda have thrived on the technical capabilities of … Continue reading

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Max Payne 3 – Rockstar keep it noir.

Hooked Gamers They were all dead… …the final gunshot was an exclamation mark to everything that had led to this point. I released my finger from the trigger, and then it was over. Those words first opened Max Payne on … Continue reading

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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention – To understand it is to know joy…

Hooked Gamers Particle physics Disgaea is like string theory – those in the know have heard of it, some have even tried to get their head round it, few have succeeded. This writer is not one of those people. For … Continue reading

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