Preview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Dark-Souls-II-WyvernPreview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Next month’s E3 is going to reveal a lot and it’s going to be exciting to see what games will be testing the powers of the new-gen consoles. The year is almost halfway over and we’ve already seen some excellent games.

Keep in mind that this list co-ranks both the games released and the potential/expectations of upcoming titles. Also many games still haven’t announced their release dates and could be pushed to 2015.

For now here is our list for what could potentially be the top 10 video games of 2014 at the end of the year: Continue reading

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Hypothetical Casting: The Walking Dead (Telltale Series)

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Who knows if AMC would ever want to capitalize on the success of the hit television series and expand into adapting the amazing 2013 game-of-the-year winner. Telltale developed an emotionally stirring epic with their spin-off of the successful franchise. The game almost required you to watch the story more often than hit buttons on your controller.

Who knows if an adaptation would ever be successful. but we went ahead and picked some key actors to fill in as possible candidates for each of the roles. Keep in mind we couldn’t do all the characters so we stuck with primarily the main roles within Season One.

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead Telltale Game Saga

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead Telltale Game Saga

After winning a good amount of Game of the Year awards, I decided to see what all the fuss was about with The Walking Dead. The game is divided up into five episodes that each cost 400 points on the XBOX Live marketplace. I have played some great games from the marketplace, but nothing too exceptional. This game, all five episodes, was exceptional.

The Walking Dead is essentially an adventure game, and if you grew up on computers in the 90s you probably played many games just like it. You usually pick between three answers to reply to another character, and you interact with people and objects to move forward in the story. Some parts are simple, others take time to piece things together so you can move on.

You begin the game in the back of a police car during the early stages of the zombie outbreak. You converse with the police officer transporting you when suddenly the vehicle collides with a zombie and you the car crashes over the hill. With the officer who transported you dead, it doesn’t take long before he is coming for you. Like this scenario, the game puts you in many fast-paced situations where you must piece things together quickly to survive.  Continue reading