Yearly Archives: 2012

(Retro) Review: Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII was a landmark moment for role-playing games. Its cinematic presentation garnered a lot of newfound interest in the genre, particularly here in the States, even if some of those newcomers left just as quickly on account of,

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PC’s in the Living Room: Where Are We Today?

Seven years ago, I put together a noob-tastic piece detailing how one could get solid PC gaming performance for the price of a Playstation 2. I employed a set of rules designed to isolate the comparison to just gaming performance,

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Games I’ll Never Play Again: Final Fantasy VII

GINPA is a recurring column in which the author discusses a single-player game he views favorably, but has no desire to ever re-play after finishing it. In November of 2012, I saw the storyline of Final Fantasy VII from beginning

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[VIDEO] Video Coffee Ramble: The Vita and its Vagrant Stories

I was bored. So I put together a shitty little video that takes a brief look at what PSone games–Vagrant Story in particular–look like on a Playstation Vita, and compared it to how it runs on a PSP. Hint: Not

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[VIDEO] Nostalgia Time: The NYC Wii Launch, 2006

We might not be able to cover the Wii U launch this year, so here’s a little low-res nostalgia. See what it looked like when Austin, Al, Ethan and Tony visited Toys R’ Us and The Nintendo World Store in

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[VIDEO] In Assassin’s Creed III, Horses Mate With Their Troughs

From the “Buggy Videogame Animations Are Fun” department:    

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[VIDEO] Windows 8 Won’t Obliterate Steam Or Eat Your Face

Gabe Newell called Windows 8 a “catastrophe”, and with what look to be two OS’es slapped into one and the fear of a walled-garden approach mounting, it seemed like he was right. But perhaps this comment also set off some

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[VIDEO] A Quick n’ Dirty Dive into Chaos Rings (Android)

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Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant – Will all of your games survive?

Remember when upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 or XP was a daunting task, requiring you to run through a gigantic online list of what applications–and of course, more importantly, games–would and would not work with the new OS?

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII — 20 Entertaining Hours of Boredom (Review)

Love it or hate it, Final Fantasy VII was a landmark title for Squaresoft, the Playstation platform, and videogames in general. It set a standard for communicating story through high production values and connecting its players to its characters. Cloud,

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