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PAX East: Bear With Me Episode 2

I’m a nut for point and click adventures. I grew up on the the old LucasArts library with the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion games among others. So seeing the Bear With Me series was already up my alley. Mix that with old…

Ultimate Chicken Horse at PAX East – a Game for Best Frenemies

What’s in a name? When I saw press and previews for a game called Ultimate Chicken Horse, how could I not go and check it out at the Indie Megabooth? The humorously twisted minds at Clever Endeavour, the devs behind…

The Super Nintendo Turns 25

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as The Super Nintendo Turns 25] The Super Nintendo – or the SNES for short – celebrated its 25th birthday this week. Granted this may not mean much to the Sega faithful from the 80’s…

Archetype, Age, and Leveling Up

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as The Aging Gamer: Archetype, Age, and Leveling Up] What do you kids know about archetypes? They are a set of what psychiatrist Carl Jung called “elements of the collective unconscious” a long time ago- basically…

Done with Fighting Games

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as The Aging Gamer: Done with Fighting Games?] You can count on my having been an all purpose nerd for pretty much my entire life – to the tune of getting the call at age 10…

Square-Enix @ NYCC – Deus Ex Mankind Divided

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as Square-Enix @ NYCC – Deus Ex Mankind Divided] Last week at New York Comic Con, Square-Enix was one of the major gaming presences in the city. Among the previews and demos they offered was the upcoming Deus…

Konami Sells Insurance For Your Metal Gear Solid Base

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as Konami Sells Insurance For Your Metal Gear Solid Base] Yesterday I read about a… well we’ll call it a questionable microstransaction opportunity from Metal Gear Solid V, specifically targeted towards multiplayer action. In multiplayer mode, players…

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Dies at 55

[Originally published at Sub Cultured as Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Dies at 55] Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth. The gaming flag flies at half…

Diablo III’s 3rd Birthday Party? Totally NOT the Cow Level

Happy Birthday Diablo III! Blizzard’s latest installment in the demon-slaying action RPG series turned 3 this past weekend, and they decided to do something a little special for D3 players by addressing all things bovine and the secret cow level.…

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Since the initial inception of Final Fantasy on the NES in 1987, Square-Enix (previously Squaresoft) has developed a pretty consistent formula in the release of all their titles.  And for the most part, it’s worked – now I’ve got some perspective on…

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