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The 8 Most Amazing Video Game Conspiracies

Oct
22

Everybody loves a good story, and a good story that totally happened to a cousin of your best friend is even better. The internet makes everyone our best friend's cousin, and video games, much like movies before them, give us a set of shared experiences and expectations to draw from and relate to. Haunted video game cartridges, long forgotten games with mysterious plots, children going mad, these are all things that somehow seem like they could have happened. Sometimes the lure is just allowing the line between fantasy and reality to blur for a little while. Sometimes it's nice to believe that somewhere out there is an incredibly rare treasure to be sought. Other times we just latch onto an idea that plays into our pre-conceived ideas about the way the world works. Whatever brings you into the world of conspiracy, these 8 theories are sure to get your brain juices moving.

Eight Years Later: Dreamfall Chapters First Impressions [Game Review]

Oct
22

It's been eight long, long years since Dreamfall was released; and considering how that game ended, it's been a hell of a wait. As a fan whose expectations started high, and only escalated with time, it's been a surreal experience stepping foot in this world again.

The Super Circuitcast! 10/22/14! Abandoned Games! [Podcast]

Oct
21

This week, Matt, Moo, Ryan, Sean, and Jen discuss abandoned games - that is to say, games that we started and never finished. Why does this happen? Which games did we give up on? Will Moo make inappropriate jokes? Probably, but tune in to find out for sure!

In This Game, You Play as Bread (No, Seriously)

Oct
20

Normally, I'd write a game like this off as yet another attempt to cash-in on the wave of "joke" simulator games, but this one is by the guys who did Surgeon Simulator, so pre-order, obviously.

The 9 Scariest Horror Games of 2014 So Far

Oct
18

Shinji Mikami, the guy who brought us the original Resident Evil, is returning to horror games later this month with The Evil Within. If you can't wait that long to get your horror fix on though, we've got 9 games to keep you up at night while you wait.

Lies, Insecurity, Horror and The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo

Oct
17

We all had that kid we were friends with who was a little, or maybe a lot, better off than us. They seemed to have the nicest stuff. They never seemed to worry about things we worried about, and they always seemed to have an uncle who had an exciting job that afforded them access to magical and exotic goods. This being a game we're talking about, of course it would be The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo.

This Massive City Might Be the Most Ambitious Minecraft Creation Ever

Oct
17

4.5 million blocks and two years contributed to this Minecraft project, which is a top candidate for the most ambitious (and/or insane) fan projects in the game's history. It's called Titan City, and holy crap is that name appropriate.

10 Ways to Get Your Game on at MCM London 2014

Oct
16

MCM London Comic Con approaches! The comic con so good that they have it twice a year. There are plenty of happenings to engage your gamer mind, from game expos to a League of Legends tournament. If you plan on attending please accept these humble suggestions for events not to miss.

The Super Circuitcast! 10/15/14! 100 Episodes, 100 Games [Podcast]

Oct
15

Woah! It's episode number 100 for the Super Circuitcast, and in celebration, the whole crew (Matt, Sean, Ryan, Rami, Jen, and Moo) get together to give super quick reviews of 100 games that have come out over the last 100 episodes of the show. Join us for an hour-long escapade into insanity!

Holy Crap, You Can Actually Fly Around in the Next Pokemon Game

Oct
14

I don't understand how The Pokemon Company can get me so excited, year after year, for new games that are more or less pretty much exactly what I was playing two decades ago.

You Can Buy a Life-Size Pikachu Plush That Weighs as Much as a Baby

Oct
13

Have you ever wanted to bludgeon someone to death with a Pikachu? If so, have I found the product for you...

Watch this Speedrunner Beat Goldeneye, Mario 64, and Ocarina of Time at the Same Time

Oct
13

Speedrunning a game? How quaint. Now watch this guy beat not one, but three classic Nintendo 64 games in under an hour. No, I don't mean his time for each game was 60 minutes apiece (although that would still be pretty impressive); this crazy guy beat all of them at the same time.

6 Tips For Creating A Villain You Can't Stop Thinking About

Oct
11

It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.

Watching the Start Screens for Almost Every Single Game Boy Title is a Nostalgia Meltdown

Oct
08

Have a couple of hours to spare and an itchin' for some nostalgia? Well get comfy and check out a supercut of just about every single start screen from games on the Nintendo Game Boy, organized in alphabetical order. That's 4 in 1 Funpack all the way through Zoop, and everything in between.

The McDonald's And World Of Warcraft Chimera Stands Tall In China

Oct
07

McDonald's, that ever-present fast food juggernaut, has partnered with one of the most popular video games of all time, World of Warcraft, and Blizzard to transform three burger joints in China into decked out shrines to digital bloodshed. With expansion pack Warlords of Draenor set to release in November Blizzard is doing it's best to drum up hype in the second most populous nation on the planet. Maybe that's why America doesn't get this kind of full make over treatment. There just aren't enough of us.

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