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Resident Evil Trailer

The original Resident Evil is survival-horror.  Before RE, most of us had never played a ‘horror’ game.  Hell, I don’t even know if that genre even existed before Resident Evil.  Capcom, the original developer, is joining the remastering game and releasing an HD version of RE.  This isn’t the first time the game as received the make over treatment as an HD version was released for Gamecube back in 2002. This version, which is scheduled for release on current and past gen (360/ps3), will drop in early 2015 and is a remastering of the Gamecube version of the game.

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Alienware Area-51 Makes A Comeback

Remember Alienware…before they were bought out by Dell? They were the company responsible for the popular line of hardcore gaming machines.  Super expensive but top of the line, I remember lusting after one even though I didn’t play games on the computer.  Since the company was purchased by Dell things have been pretty straight forward.  Hardcore gaming at affordable prices(or something like that).  I guess Dell and Alienware grew tired of other companies taking all the shine in the gaming space as the landing page for the new Area-51 Desktop is now live.

The new unit has everything you would expect from an “extreme” gaming rig.  4K ready, 32GB of RAM, and everything else you need to play the latest games on max settings.  Or send a rocket into space.  No word on pricing, but you can hit the link and visit the site for more info.

Alienware Area-51 Homepage

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Should Other Players Control Story Dialogue?

I had some free time today and decided to sink some time into Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls for Xbox One.  I spent the first half playing the campaign alone, which is great for learning the story but it’s pretty damn boring.  But when you play online…the game comes alive!  Working together with other players to defeat bosses that seem near impossible to kill on your own.

It’s always great to team up with other gamers, but what I’m hating about playing online is how quick people fly through the dialogue.  This is my first time playing a Diablo game and I’ve become interested in the story.  So when we complete a mission and a NPC begins talking, the people in my party always skip the dialogue. I want to scream “Wait! I want to hear what they have to say!” but I keep silent, following good online etiquette and not disturbing the momentum of the group.  It really feels like I’m late to the party when it comes to the story.  Like I’m the only person who hasn’t played this game, or the only person in the world who actually cares about the story.

I have a question for those of you who have played Diablo 3. Should I play the campaign online first, build my character and then play through the game solo? Or should I play the game solo first and then play the campaign online a second time?

And when playing games like Diablo, does the story even matter?

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Monument Valley Review

When does price affect your review of a game?  If you were to judge Monument Valley by the comments in the review section you would think it was just an okay game.  Sure it has some of the best visuals and puzzles in a mobile game, but it costs $4.  It’s a great experience that shouldn’t be missed, but the experience could last less than an hour.  And it costs $4.  So what exactly is Monument Valley?  It’s a puzzle game that will have you questioning your perception of the value of mobile games. Continue reading

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