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It’s the weekend again! Everybody loves Fridays, some go out and have a great night out, while some like to kick back pop in a game and relax. I’m sure most of you are still trying to knock off a few titles to lessen your backlog pile. Me? I’ll keep my backlog big for now, because I again see myself revisiting a game that came out in 2011. The arrow in the knee pic above pretty much sums up what I’m playing this weekend. What are you playing? (more…)

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2012 was a great year for gaming. Triple A titles like Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, Black Ops 2, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, Resident Evil 6, and many more flooded last year’s lineup. But there were games that literally came out of no where and made a great impression, and there were games that were considered great games, but did not get the attention it deserved. Here are five sleeper hits from 2012. (more…)

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XCOM. Sadly, it isn’t a commonly known name nowadays, but this franchise is considered one of the best strategy games of all time. When I heard Firaxis took the challenge of recreating the 1994 cult classic for modern-day platforms, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. When release day came, I bought it without hesitation, and after countless campaigns and finally finishing the game on classic Ironman difficulty, I can easily say this one of 2012’s best. This reboot not only retains the core concept of the original, it will also satisfy both hardcore fans of the old title as well as players new to the game. Firaxis has struck gold with this one. (more…)