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April 17
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile

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Telltale Games continues to display their storytelling prowess with the latest chapter in the adventure game The Wolf Among Us, but while playing Episode 3: A Crooked Mile, for the first time I felt like it was what it was — a single chapter standing alone. Read on for my full thoughts!

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2014

Game Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

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I love a good surprise, and South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of video games’ best.

You’re the new kid in South Park, Colorado. After a brief introduction, you are thrust into the character creation room. You are prompted to construct a personalized South Park character from an unexpectedly wide range of costume and palette options. I was immediately charmed by the possibilities. My little guy began the game with teal hair, a hoodie, and a black eye. I was ready to embark on, as explained on the game’s back cover, “an epic quest to become…cool.”

As the new kid, you double as the game’s silent protagonist. Naturally. Whenever someone asks you a question, you respond with a blank stare and nothing else. As your buddies remark, “he doesn’t talk much.”

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April 16
2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Beautiful But Inaccessible

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There are a number of ways to make a game playable. Some games sport many a variety of ways to play while others present a linear world with varying paths to take in order to get to where the story, eventually, must go. Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 holds a different kind of spot in the gaming world, especially for this disabled gamer. The game is playable, but the way that the game is designed will be a constant reminder that there are other players who do not have a disability and can play this game a lot easier. The game shoved my disabilities in my face so often, even in the beginning; the mechanics soon added insult to injury by adding even more inaccessible elements to halt my otherwise epic adventure.

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2014

Ritz Plays PAX East

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I had an absolute blast at PAX East this year in Boston. It was my first time and I saw a ton of games as well as met and hung out with some really cool people!

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April 15
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #168

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It’s that time of year again when gamers converge on Boston for the annual PAX East videogame convention! For this week’s episode, I’ve got my friend Chris with me to talk about what we saw at PAX East, from the Diversity Lounge to the games on the show floor that caught our eye. Make the jump to see what we thought!

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April 14
2014

PAX East Party Beat: Made in MA

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PAX East is a magical time in Boston. Spring melts the snowy Winter drifts. Evergreen joggers put away their lycra leggings and run with flushed faces along the Charles River. Cuddly bearded gamer bears don snug hoodies and awaken from a hibernation of playing all the Holiday season releases. It’s this time when gaming enthusiasts, students and industry professionals descend upon the still chilly New England. For the fifth year, they convene in a kickoff party at the Microsoft NERD (New England Research and Development) Center tucked away beside MIT, and they celebrate games and initiatives that are all “Made in MA.”

Two floors of the office building are dedicated to the event. The eleventh floor features an Xbox One with Kinect playing Just Dance 2014. GSN Games reps gleefully entertain us with their moves and skills. Looking beyond the refreshments of cupcakes and nachos slathered with queso fondue, a huge banner is posted behind a table is NDA’s. A special Microsoft intern project is on display, but you have to sign several agreements to be nice and not tell a soul. No fun! Boston, however, has a bustling indie scene with several small devs and startups. These are the true stars of the evening.

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April 11
2014

Review: Disney Magical World

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If you enjoy living virtual lives where you get to run a business, do favors for people and go on adventures all while playing dress-up, then Disney Magical World is the game for you. Especially if you would like to live in a virtual world populated by your favorite Disney characters! Make the jump for my full review of this entertaining new Nintendo 3DS game!

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