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Undersea (Final Fantasy 3)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

October 2011 is Aquatic Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the underwater portion of the world map from Final Fantasy 3, a JRPG for the NES.

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Appy 1000mg

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Gaming on the House | 1 comment

This October, Gaming on the House is celebrating the recurring accelerated game development competition Ludum Dare, as it continues it’s second annual October Challenge. This week is a platformer that can really get in your head.

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Movies vs. Video Games, a Debate

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Roundtables | 1 comment

Ali Nazifpour and David “BGH” Kempe sit down and discuss their opposing and not-so-opposing views on video games, films, and their relationship.

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Batman: Arkham City

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Reviews | 0 comments

“A tense, fun, gripping thriller, despite trying to be an open-world game, too.” Good: Incredible, tense plot; breathtaking ambient story-telling; much improved and more engaging gameplay; all of the original’s strengths. Bad: Can’t decide whether it’s open-world or story-driven; disappointingly short story; haphazard and disorganized side content; still somewhat unoriginal.

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Ancient City (Mega Man 6)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

October 2011 is Aquatic Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the Ancient City from Mega Man 6, a Platformer for the NES.

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