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New MMOs look to steal your precious hours

With the start of 2014 there has been much speculation on the future from both fans and newcomers alike on the world of massively multiplayer online role playing games. There are a number of major releases with different gameplay styles and business models that look to shape the direction for the genre in the years

University students game for charity

On Nov. 2 at 8a.m., nearly 100 University of Saskatchewan students belonging to it’s Gamers Club began a 24-hour gaming marathon called Extra Life to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Misogyny in video gaming: sexist apologists abound in the community

For as long as graphics in video games have been realistic, people have criticized video game developers for the vulgar or crass depiction of women. Comically hyper-sexualized female characters are usually written off as marketing tools to pander to younger audiences, and because (so the argument goes) nobody is really hurt in the process, it

Intense snowboarding series SSX carves back onto your console

SSX, one of the most renowned arcade snowboarding games of all time, returns to your console with plenty of speed, frustration and a ton of dubstep. The SSX series flourished over the previous decade amid a gaming environment with an intense over-saturation of extreme sports games. That time has passed and EA has revived the series

New American copyright legislation jeopardizes gaming community

The intention of new American copyright legislation (SOPA) is to stop online piracy, a legitimate problem, but the discretion given to the American law enforcement and companies is the most troubling part of the current bill. With SOPA, companies won’t have to pick their battles; in fact, there won’t be a battle to be fought.

Scratching the surface of The Old Republic

If you are unfamiliar with the Old Republic series, the first game Knights of the Old Republic single-handedly established Bioware as a best next-generation role-playing-game developer. They then proceeded to make such well regarded games as Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Although these other games are great, fans demanded another Old Republic game and Bioware

A preview of what 2012 has to offer the video game world

After an up-and-down 2011 for gaming, 2012 looks like it’s going to be a quality (and expensive) year for gamers. Some standouts to consider in early 2012 are Bioware’s epic space opera Mass Effect 3, the slick (and Skrillex’d) espionage-shooter-reboot Syndicate and Ken Levine’s highly anticipated follow-up to BioShock, BioShock: Infinite. Rockstar is aiming high with

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