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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

Blood Dragon is a consistently funny comedy with competent gameplay to boot, but it’s connection to Far Cry 3 is only holding it back.

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Pokemon X & Y

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

“A love letter to the franchise’s oldest fans, and a welcoming embrace for the new ones.” Good: Absolutely gorgeous; finally enters the modern generation in graphics and design; an increased emphasis on the single-player mode; abundant excellent fan service; adequate iterative improvements. Bad: Tragically lazy plot; often more tedious than challenging or engaging; some missteps and remaining outdated elements.

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World 3 (Mr. Sandman)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

October 2013 is Nightscape Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at World 3 from Mr. Sandman, a Super Mario Bros. hack by The Eadernator.

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Vanilla Dome 4 (Super Mario World)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 2 comments

October 2013 is Nightscape Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at Vanilla Dome 4 from Super Mario World, a Platformer for the SNES.

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The Stanley Parable

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

The Stanley Parable is many things. It’s also one of the most important video games ever made.

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