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Cosplayers and fanboys descend on Fandom Con

By Antonio Jones Fans of anime, science fiction, video games and more are going to release their inner geek at the University of West Florida for FANdom Con 2013. The multigenre convention will be held in the UWF Commons.  Attendees can dress in costume, battle in card games and meet artist at the event held […]

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“Sleeping Dogs” takes the best of past game plays to create a masterpiece

In my estimation, there hasn’t been a really good “serious” free-roaming, driving, shooting, and fighting game since “Grand Theft Auto IV,” but that is about to change due to the release of Square Enix and United Front Games’ new masterpiece: “Sleeping Dogs.” Playing as character Wei Shen, a Chinese-American cop originally from San Francisco, but […]

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In ‘Uncharted 3′ characters take backseat to explosions

It seems to be the year of threes when it comes to video game sequels. This year has seen “Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” “Deus Ex 3,” “Modern Warfare 3,” “Battlefield 3,” “Gears of War 3,” “F.E.A.R. 3,” “Killzone 3,” “Resistance 3,” “Dungeon Siege 3,” “Call of Juarez 3” and “Uncharted 3.” It’s a list that […]

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FAN:dom Convention

Jerico runs into Master Chief, Pikachu, and Snake…it could only be one thing. The FAN:dom Convention!!!

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“Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One” ends series with fizzle, not bang

“Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One” has nothing in common with the ‘90s rhythm and blues group of the same name. For that, I am thankful. Unfortunately, it also has very little in common with previous “Ratchet & Clank” games. You still play as the titular Lombax, Ratchet, and his trusty robotic sidekick, Clank. This […]

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“The War of the Worlds” interprets novel faithfully, but frustrates players with poor controls

It’s not unusual to see games based on licensed material. Throngs of awful movie tie-ins are released every year. Games based on comic book heroes frequently pop up. The market for children’s book and TV series tie-ins is large. It’s not every day that a company releases a game based on a 19th century novel. […]

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“Batman: Arkham City” does the Dark Knight justice

I leap from a tall building in Arkham City and soar soundlessly through the sky. I dive directly into a gang of thugs, whom I proceed to pummel into submission. It is a beautiful ballet of broken bones, after which I throw a smoke bomb and disappear again into the night. I am Batman. Or […]

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“Dark Souls” is a brutally challenging, enjoyable game

There are casual games like “Angry Birds” or “The Sims.” There are hard-core games like “Call of Duty” and “The Elder Scrolls.” Then, there is “Dark Souls.” “Dark Souls” will kill you. No, really, the game’s tagline for advertising campaigns is “You Will Die.” The spiritual successor to 2009’s cult hit “Demon’s Souls” – which […]

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‘Gears of War 3’ a fitting conclusion to the ‘Gears’ series

“Gears of War 3” is epic. Epic Games took their time with this release, delaying it from May to September, and it shows. It combines every hallmark of a great game, with a compelling storyline, great graphics, smooth gameplay, and in-depth multiplayer, in a fitting conclusion to the “Gears” mythos. The storyline picks up 18 […]

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