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April 21
2014

PAX East 2014: Hands On: Elegy For A Dead World

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One of the most intriguing games I saw at PAX East 2014 is barely a game — at least not in the traditional sense of the word. I was drawn to Dejobaan Games’ Elegy For A Dead World by its lovely, hand-painted art style, but what looked like a simple 2D platformer turned out to be anything but.

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April 20
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #169

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I have to admit that I have been completely obsessed with Disney Magical World and can’t stop playing it to make new fabulous outfits and enjoy new fantastic adventures. Especially since now that the game is out and the Miiverse community has launched, I can make better screenshots!

But the main thing I want to talk about this week is some follow-up on the PAX East Roll For Diversity Lounge, and how I will always attend PAX East as long as I’m representing GayGamer.net. Make the jump and I’ll explain…

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April 19
2014

Smash Saturdays: Release Windows

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Hey there fellow gamers. It’s been about two weeks since the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct and I’m still just as hype as ever about this game. I couldn’t watch it as it was airing live like I wanted to. Curse you day job! But the second I got home, I AirPlayed it from my iPad to my living room television with a glass of beer and soaked it all in. I went into the direct with no expectations other than seeing more gameplay footage and I was completely blown away with what was shown. I won’t bombard you guys with the longest blog post on the planet so I’ll be breaking them up into smaller posts. With introductions out of the way, let’s get into it.

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April 18
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I had some good luck this week, and made a new friend. Although I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that we haven’t had much in the way of April showers. I would’ve liked a few days off from watering plants here and there… Oh well! Make the jump to meet my new pal, and the rest of the fun!

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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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