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Games That Rocked My World – #42: The Last Of Us

In PS3 on July 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Today’s post is by me, mother-lovers! Jon Gracey.

Title: The Last Of Us

Format: PS3

Released: 14th June, 2013

Last Of Us Box Art

The Last Of Us, a game exhibiting tonnes of death, is unquestionable proof that it’s a great time to be alive. Ironic? Don’t care. The end of a console generation -when the new wave of PlayStations, Xboxes and Wii-whatevers are being announced – is always a golden period for the old guard of consoles.

Think about it: developers have spent years cutting their teeth on this cycle’s hardware; all that combined knowledge, experience, and technical understanding squeezed into one last behemoth. The clamouring public can’t yet spend their money on new consoles, but they’re excited, and more importantly, desperate for a final justification for all that time and money spent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Games That Rocked…Jonathon Valenzuela’s World – #33: Half-Life

In Mac, PC, PS2 on May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Today’s post is by Jonathon Valenzuela.

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Title: Half-Life

Format: PC, Mac, PS2

Released: November 19th, 1998

Half-life Box Art

I grew up a PC gamer. Though I lusted after NES and Sega as a child (my parents considered them a waste of time), we always had a decent desktop in an era when all the big innovations in games were on computers, not consoles. In 1993, I finally stopped being jealous of kids whose parents let them have ‘video games’ (the distinction between ‘video games’ and ‘computer games’ was more defined back then). The reason for this was Doom. The first true FPS* (First-person shooter) was a revelatory experience; an entirely new type of game, something I’d never seen before on my friends’ gaming systems, nor my own PC. It blew my 11-year old mind.** Read the rest of this entry »

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