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The Healing Power of Video Games

Or: How Diablo 3 helped me fight some of my personal demons.

Recently, I came out of “review retirement” to give a glowing report of the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo 3. In that review I talked about how the game really pulled me in this second time around and wouldn’t let go. It’s a fantastic console port and I have no qualms about double dipping on it. If anything, I got more enjoyment out of Diablo 3 on PS4 than I did on the PC, but a lot of that had to do with it being the right game at the right time. While the review platform wasn’t the appropriate place for it, I need to explain just why the act of obliterating hordes of demonic foes for a hundred hours was so cathartic for me. In light of the recent gaming culture landscape I think it’s important to remember how great video games can be, and in rare circumstances even healing.

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"Keep"ing the Identity of Dragon Age Intact

BioWare has a nifty way of continuing your adventure, but does it work?

The Dragon Age series has something of an identity crisis, due in large part to its disjointed development history. Even though Dragon Age: Origins came out a couple of years after the first Mass Effect, it was actually announced way back in 2004 as a PC exclusive. The roots of Origins could be found in BioWare’s classic Baldur’s Gate series, and the design sensibilities of the game were far removed from the company’s more recent action/RPGs like Jade Empire and Mass Effect. Dragon Age 2 was clearly very influenced by the success of Mass Effect 2, and the input of now BioWare parent company EA was easy to see. While Dragon Age 2 alienated some fans of Origins it also created a new set of people invested in the world of Thedas. Now we have a third entry in the series that has the difficult task of keeping old players invested while trying once again to do a “soft reboot” of the franchise. How does BioWare hope to craft a new adventure but still make players feel like they made their mark on the world? Enter the Dragon Age Keep.

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NYCC 2014: Namco Bandai Roundup

At this year’s New York Comic Con, Namco Bandai brought a variety of games for con-goers to experience. Here are some of the highlights from their roster.


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Who Would Win?

Beat 'Em Up Team Battle!

Week four, here we go!

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Battle of the Ninjas

Hey hey hey, week three of Who Would Win is here!

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Who Would Win?

Chameleon's Chaos

Welcome back to the second installment of Who Would Win!

Last week we featured a brutal brawl between a Handyman and a Big Daddy, with Big Daddy seeming to take a majority of the votes. This week, however, we will be showcasing two unique individuals who specialize in different forms of stealth-related combat. In one corner we have Sam Fisher who is extremely proficient with numerous weapons as well hand-to-hand combat, with shadows and light being his own personal form of camouflage. In the other corner is the deadly Agent 47 who is also incredibly talented with many firearms and uses clothing and costumes to blend into any environment.

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The Death of a Titan

What the cancellation of Project Titan means to Blizzard and us.

After seven years of development, Blizzard decided to officially pull the plug on their mysterious Project Titan; what many assumed was to be the successor to the king of all MMORPGs, World of Warcraft.  Since Titan was never officially announced, it’s doubtful that the game ever made it past the conceptual state, though we will likely never know how many resources had been dedicated to the project, or if it was ever even close to becoming anything more than vaporware.

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Celebrating Five Years of PixlBit

The staff of PixlBit commemorates five years of the site.

It’s absolutely dumbfounding to think that PixlBit has existed in this world for five years now. I can’t even begin to tell you all how many times Chessa and I considered hanging it up and just moving on with life. But we never did and I’m not sure why that is. The early days were grim at times; visitation was extremely low, the hours invested were high, and my day job was absolutely soul crushing. I guess we always felt there was a light at the end of the tunnel – a point at which it would all pay off. And boy has it.

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Who Would Win?

Battle of the Bios!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the first weekly installment of Who Would Win! Today we have a fine bout between an armored titan with a drill-arm, and a colossal beast forged of steel and humanity. The rules are simple; this is a best of three scenario with each round taking place within an arena catering to each nemesis, with a third area selected as a neutral field.  So Who Will Win? Will it be the Big Daddy who has an insatiable lust for drilling his opponents? Or will it be the Handyman, with incredible strength and agility? You decide!

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The Ups and Downs of NEW Handheld Hardware

Upgraded to death.

Not two weeks ago, Nintendo announced a new 3DS cleverly called the New 3DS. It has several extra features, including Micro SD card support and a faster CPU, which means its games won't be compatible with previous 3DS versions. Here's what we think of it:

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