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Replay Value and RPGs

Replay Value and RPGs

by Thunderhulk

One of the things you hear about games from time to time is that some of them have “great replay value” or “no replay value.” What is replay value, and why should we care about it? Well, put simply, replay value is how much fun I’m getting out of a game by playing it again after I beat it. Are there different options? New adventure paths? What is going to help me take this $60…

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Microsoft Purchasing Mojang for $2.5 BILLION

Microsoft Purchasing Mojang for $2.5 BILLION

by Thunderhulk

Or these guys will eat my face.

Yes, folks, you heard it right, Mojang, creators of Minecraft and some other games that aren’t Minecraft, have been purchased by Microsoft for the nice round number of $2.5 billion. Let that sink in: $2.5 BILLION. The Buffalo Bills just sold for $1.4 billion; Mojang is literally more valuable than an NFL franchise, which is bonkers.

So what does this mean? Microsoft has been mum…

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We Are the Midcore, and We’re Here to Stay

We Are the Midcore, and We’re Here to Stay

by Thunderhulk

As gamers, one of the debates we’ve all heard or been a part of is the endless “hardcore vs. casual” debate. This can take many forms; it can be used by PC/console gamers to separate themselves from the people who play Candy Crush Saga religiously, or to assess the capabilities of different qualities of gamers (League of Legends, I’m looking at you with your Bronze V jokes,…

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Friday Top 10: Reasons We Came Back to WoW

Friday Top 10: Reasons We Came Back to WoW

by Thunderhulk

As I reported in my previous post, your intrepid authors have returned to World of Warcraft. Why? Why would we do this to ourselves? Well, I’ll tell you.

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At the beginning of Mists, Blizzard appeared to send MMO gaming back into the Stone Age (or MUD age, if you want to get technical) by making everything difficult. Gaining reputation, getting gear, acquiring JP/VP,…

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An Update

by Thunderhulk

Back in June, I wrote an article about how no, we didn’t quit writing this blog, and led off with some short reviews of cheap games I picked up on Steam during the summer sale. That was the last post on this blog, but now that various personal situations have been resolved (for instance, I got married at the end of August, and Mrs. Thunderhulk needed quite a bit of help with all…

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Are We Dead? NOPE!

Are We Dead? NOPE!

by Thunderhulk

Sure could’ve fooled you guys though, huh? We’ve been through a bit of a period in real life where writing about games and games and games got to be a bit extraneous, but of course, Gaben brings gaming back to the forefront with the Steam Summer Sale! Of course, I’ve sacrificed my wallet to the Steam Gods, and here’s how (with a little opinion on each one):

Age of Empires II: HD…

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Grinding Gears: Laptop Reviews That You Shouldn’t Take Seriously

Grinding Gears: Laptop Reviews That You Shouldn’t Take Seriously

By: Darthaggro

Lately, I’ve been suffering from a serious problem known as old laptop and desperately need to fix it.  I’m not new to the buying a new computer scene so I got that going for me, which is nice.  Upon research I often find people either kissing the products ass or caps locking something saying like: DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT.  You know.  The usual stuff.  However there are some…

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Friday Top 10: Obscure Games I like Too Much

Friday Top 10: Obscure Games I like Too Much

by Thunderhulk

Busy week for the other Super GG Bros this week, so I’m flying this week’s Top 10 list solo. Without further ado, here are 10 games I played the crap out of, but most people either haven’t heard of or didn’t like. Actually, some further ado: I figure that at least one of these games has some kind of hardcore internet following that I just haven’t encountered yet, but I grew up in a…

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Games of Thrones

by Thunderhulk

Recently, I’ve caught myself up with Game of Thrones on HBO (I’ll try to avoid spoilers with this post). Once I got over all the blood and dongs and blood and boobs and blood (there is a LOT of blood), I got to thinking: with all the houses, sigils, soldiers, myths, and storylines, this could make some awesome games. So I went scouring around the internet, and found a few…

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Friday Top 10: Games That Hate You

Friday Top 10: Games That Hate You

by Thunderhulk, Shadowchair, and Darthaggro

While we all play games to have fun, one of the ways they deliver that fun is through providing you a challenge. Who can forget that feeling when you finally beat the boss or level you’ve been struggling against for weeks? There are some games, though, that don’t want you to feel happy, or accomplished; they just want you to suffer. Here’s the 10 games…

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