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Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Season Two Finale

The last episode of Season Two seemed to strike the balance that has always wobbled from episode to episode: stress vs. rest, dialogue vs. action, Clementine’s power vs. her vulnerability.

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Tropico 5

Tropico 5 has introduced new elements that simply do not play out in a satisfying way. By trying to fix the old game’s monotony, it’s lost much of its old strength.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

New Order takes its time giving you some background, character, and well-written dialogue that ranges from amusing to, on occasion, haunting.

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Watch_Dogs

Mechanically, the game plays out like a casserole thrown together from everything perishable in the fridge after a power outage.

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Transistor

Transistor couldn’t be called a copy of Bastion—or, in fact, any game. It introduces strange new elements of turn-based strategy intermixed in real time battles, which must be seen to be understood.

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Gemcraft Chapter Two: Chasing Shadows

Everything is tight and orderly and locks into place, and despite being a nearly brand-new release, I’ve had zero bugs in three or four hours of gameplay.

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Stuck In The Shadow: Thief

Thief is left with an inferiority complex beset from all sides. It must be as good as the original, and as good as Dishonored, or face shame and inadequacy from the public.

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Continue?9876543210

Continue?9876543210 is an art game. The game is a serious meditation on the various aspects that make up life and thought, tied through with the threat and acceptance of death.

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Minecraft Rocks

We are going to tell you about Minecraft, one of our favorite computer games to play. When we became friends, we started playing Minecraft a lot together, especially now that it’s summer.

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Acting Out

I still struggle with the same questions that arose for me during that time—how can we make direct action more than an expression of upset? How can we best accomplish our ultimate goals?

What Idiot Called it ‘Staying Awake’ Instead of ‘Resisting a Rest’

We stood a few feet apart, under the grim pallor of the gas station fluorescents, the dark wall of the Grapevine looming behind us. I tried to hand him the wad of money again. “I’m telling you man, you guys picked the wrong weekend to play Los Angeles. You’re gonna be sorry if you go down there!”

Contemplating the Classics: Doom 3

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I’ve been thinking about Doom 3.

If We Can Make it Through December…

The only good thing about this time of year is fashion sense and eggnog

A Season of Homicides: The Murder of Marc Thompson

15 minutes into the conversation, he told L.T. that there was a dead body in the car. That didn’t sit well with L.T. and felt insensitive; it was as if “Marc was a suspect in his own murder.”

Supertime

This Week in Entertainment – December 15th-21st, 2014

15th | Monday GRUB Cooperative: Winter Solstice Celebration, Dena & Adam Moes, Destiny Love, Fire Dancers. 6:45pm – 8:45pm. Organic […]

Were Chico’s two anti-racism protests ‘separate but equal?’

“She’s got the ultimate power,” Jaquan said.

Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

Necessaries

At first, I thought the “basic necessities” of Copiosis were a little goofy, and not just because of the redundancy. As far as I was concerned, food was the only universal necessity on the list

California Honeydrops at Lost On Main

by Joey Haney The  California Honeydrops brought their brand of feel-good party-blues to Lost on Main Street last Friday. They […]

The Ghost of Christmas Past

It wasn’t just the fact that they put up trees and lights and wrapped presents, it was the fact that they changed the way they behaved toward us, played a big game of pretend and indulged our innocence

Winter is Coming!

Congratulations, guys. Despite all your best efforts of boozing and other activities driven by depression, you’ve made it to another installment of pine-scented anxiety season

A Shapeless Thief

In bits and pieces over many years, my mother has described to me this earth, the one she inhabits, expansively elaborating on the theme of plates and colonies, as well as the Assay, a natural force that continually sorts us according to where we belong.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Reviewing Inquisition has proven to be difficult; not because it is so complex a work, but rather because it is so damned large.