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“Beyond Earth:” Failure to launch

November 7, 20140

Boy, relapse can be painful sometimes. The games in Sid Meier’s “Civilization” series are dangerous for college students to play.…

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‘Pre-Sequel’ is the same old thing

October 29, 20140

By Diego Barros-Barnes and George Hyde gchyde@thenorthernlight.org In 2010, players were first introduced to the world of “Borderlands,” a strange…

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‘Wasteland 2′ is brutally nostalgic

October 6, 20140

Game: “Wasteland 2” Developer: inXile Entertainment Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: Sept. 19, 2014 Rating: 4/5 + Plenty of…

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‘Minimum’ is an intriguing blend

September 30, 20140

Game: “Minimum” Developer: Human Head Studios Platform: PC Release Date: Sept. 10, 2014 Rating: 4/5 +Great genre mixing +Looks stunning…

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‘Destiny’ is too ambitious

September 19, 20140

Bungie is primarily known as the developer of the “Halo” series. Even three years after it split off from Microsoft,…

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‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’: Brilliant, difficult design

August 26, 20140

Game: “Ultra Street Fighter IV” Developer: Capcom Platforms: PS3, 360, PC Genre: Fighting Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014 Rating: 4…

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‘The Wolf Among Us’ is a gripping mystery

July 11, 20140

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “The Wolf Among Us” Telltale Games PS3, 360, PC, Mac, iOS Adventure July…

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‘Shovel Knight’: Gaming history in a small package

July 8, 20140

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Shovel Knight” Yacht Club Games Wii U, 3DS, PC Platformer June 26, 2014…

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The Steam summer sale shindig

June 27, 20140

Every summer, Steam holds a massive sale on video games. Many see it as a brutal whipping on the wallets…

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‘Lifeless Planet’ is a contemplative journey

June 13, 20140

Game: Developer: Platforms: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Lifeless Planet” Stage 2 Studios PC Journey June 6, 2014 4/5 stars Back…

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‘Watch_Dogs’ plagued by issues

June 10, 20140

Game: Developer: Platforms: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Watch_Dogs” Ubisoft Montreal PS4,PS3,XBox 360,PC Action-Adventure May 27, 2014 3/5 stars “Watch_Dogs” has…

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‘Fistful of Frags:’ A goofy shooter in the Old West

May 27, 20140

When thinking of multiplayer shooters these days, most people think of massive assault rifles, fast-paced running and gunning and lightning-quick…

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‘Transistor’ is all its own

May 27, 20140

Back in 2011, a small indie team released a small game by the name of “Bastion.” It was a unique action-adventure…

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‘Child of Light’ is a thoughtful fantasy

May 20, 20140

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Rating: “Child of Light” Ubisoft Montreal PS4, XBO, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC RPG 4 These…

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