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Ben Allen

Champion of Hyrule, defender of space, bane of demons, savior of light, and occasional pizza eater.

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Video games create some of the most passionate fans of any entertainment media. They create fan fiction, artwork, music, and videos revolving all around their favorite games. Heck, one guy even made it so that he could control most of his house through an ocarina by playing songs from Legend

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Gamers want to have a voice in the development of games and expect developers to listen and make games based on it. No other entertainment medium has a relationship quite like it. You don’t see people demanding specific film techniques from TV shows. Readers aren’t posting on Reddit requesting plotlines

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Anytime tons of people are interested in something, there are bound to be some myths associated with it. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a myth, regardless if there is any proof to back it up. Sometimes the myth is something small and inconsequential, while others could have huge

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On January 13, Nintendo is going to reveal more information about their newest console, the Switch. Outside of a groovy reveal trailer that only highlighted its main features of portability and detachable controllers, we know very little of this future hybrid console. We have a handful of launch titles, some

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The holiday season can be a stressful time. Getting together with family, traveling, parties and buying presents for everybody not only takes up time, but also precious energy and can strain a person’s mental health. Luckily, good old video games have come to your rescue. Proven to help lower stress

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t’s interesting the different habits, traditions, quirks and tactics we as gamers have when playing games. These habits range from activities like quicksaving your game every few minutes to seeing how far you can stand on an invisible edge until you fall off.

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As video games become more and more popular, people are finding different and unique applications for them. Because of their competitive nature and highly entertaining nature, video games can highly motivate people. Gamers are willing to throw themselves at a problem over and over and often find creative solutions to

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The coming year is going to be a big one for the video game industry, especially for consoles. Microsoft just released their Xbox One S, with Project Scorpio coming out in 2017. Sony just announced the PS4 Slim, to be released September 15, and the PS4 Pro out in November.

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It’s become pretty common knowledge that video games give us a variety of benefits, from increased reflexes, quicker and more accurate decision making skills, and better hand eye coordination. But how will VR affect us as we move into the next innovation in gaming? While many will claim that putting

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The video game review system is messed up. There are serious, glaring problems in an industry that should be about educating gamers on what games to buy. The point of this article is not to vent against the gaming journalism industry or to nitpick it, hoping to drastically change it

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Hacking in videos games comes in many shapes and forms. Some, like Bioshock’s “pipe hacking” are completely ludicrous, while others like Watch_Dogs hacking are a little more realistic. Actually, it’s frightening how realistic it can get. In many games, hacking is simply a way to include mini games and to

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In a sense, eSports have been around since video games were first created. Video game tournaments on a small scale have been held with games like Pong, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders, with gamers battling for the top score. As games became more complex, gamers could begin competing directly with

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Recently, Nintendo announced Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. At the same time, they announced a “Wolf Link” amiibo to accompany the game. It has since been leaked that the Wolf Link amiibo, along with the other Legend of Zelda amiibos, will have special effects on the game. Here is

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Some of you may be leaving the warm bosom of high school soon and are unsure what career to pursue. Maybe you have been an adult for awhile now and hate your job, looking to jump to a different career. Instead of turning to your parents, teachers, peers, and those

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As the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie approaches, fans everywhere have begun speculating both the plot of the movie, and the role of series hero Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill’s character is strangely vacant in trailers (minus a robotic hand we assume is his) and in promotional posters.

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Nintendo has been hinting for awhile now it’s desire to enter the smartphone gaming market. It makes sense, with most adults owning a smartphone and many children owning tablets of some sort. Every other game company is trying to incorporate mobile devices into their consoles, so now it’s Nintendo’s turn.

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