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The Top 10 Surprisingly Good Soundtracks

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Lists | 1 comment

Here are ten games that were under absolutely no pressure to deliver quality audio…and did it anyway, because their composers are awesome.

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The Top 10 Moments of Comic Relief that Define their Game [Spoilers]

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

We usually think of comic relief as a moment of rest in the tragic, a moment to ease our thinking and stop occupying ourselves with the disturbing flow of the events. However, the writer(s) can sneak in very serious messages into these moments as well. Sometimes these moments actually define the whole work, present the theme of the overall theme of the work in a sort of a micronarrative. Nazifpour presents to you ten examples of thematic and major comic relief moments in video games.

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Top 10 Young Franchises

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

In this Top 10 list, DDJ looks at ten of the best franchises to emerge in the best ten years of gaming, before his GameFAQs Top 100 project on DDJGames.com points the spotlight more directly on Final Fantasy, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda.

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The Top 10 Horror Visual Novels

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Lists | 1 comment

Here are 10 great visual novels in the horror genre.

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The Top 10 Games for the Fans of George R. R. Martin

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Lists | 1 comment

Do you love George R. R. Martin or his hit epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire? Or do you love the HBO series based on them Game of Thrones? Then you’re going to adore these video games!

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Top 10 Games Developed By Firaxis

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Lists | 0 comments

This week in his series on gaming companies, DDJ looks at Sid Meier’s second enterprise, Firaxis.

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