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Hi! Welcome to Gaming Symmetry. Here, we attempt to give video games the type of critical credit and attention we believe they deserve. We consider video games to be more than just entertainment; like film and literature, they can be art as well.

At present, we're staffed by a team of nine authors, writing pieces on the art, psychology, culture, and future of gaming. If you like what you see, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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Star Man (Rockman 5: Blues no Chousen)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

April 2014 is Mega Man Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the numerous Mega Man hacks found about the web. This entry takes a look at Star Man’s stage from Rockman 5: Blues no Chousen, a Mega Man 5 hack ; author unknown.

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Gemini Man (Rockman: Claw 3)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

April 2014 is Mega Man Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the numerous Mega Man hacks found about the web. This entry takes a look at Gemini Man’s stage from Rockman 3: Claw, a Mega Man 3 hack by Tsukikuro.

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inFamous: Second Son

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Meet the new gen, same as the old gen.” Good: Beautiful; fair use of motion and touch controls; natural strategies; interesting sandbox tasks; some cool destructible environments. Bad: Awful morality system; awful interfaces; awful characters; challenge by frustration; overly constrained ability system; checklist-reliant gameplay; few of the previous games’ positive features; nothing new to offer at all.

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World 5 (Mr. Sandman)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

March 2014 is Mario Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the multifarious Mario hacks found about the web. Today’s featured world is World 5 from Mr. Sandman, a Super Mario Bros. hack by The Eadernator.

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Cave World (Super Mario Bros. Rebirth)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

March 2014 is Mario Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the multifarious Mario hacks found about the web. This entry takes a look at World 4 from Super Mario Bros. Rebirth, a Super Mario Bros. hack by remz.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Same strengths, same weaknesses, same Legend of Zelda.” Good: Open, player-driven structure; interesting ‘between worlds’ mechanic; decent minigames and sidequests. Bad: Little to no true innovation; underutilized 2D mechanic; poor presentation and use of weapons; reliance on “Eureka”-style puzzles; generic bosses; lazy dungeons; poor incentive for experimentation.

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World 3 (Excite Mario Bros.)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

March 2014 is Mario Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the multifarious Mario hacks found about the web. Today’s featured world is World 3 from Excite Mario Bros., a Super Mario Bros. hack by Yoshi.

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