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Metroid: Other M

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in From the Archives, Reviews | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro laments over the current state of Metroid and gaming in general, managing to review Metroid: Other M in the process.

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The Hall of Shame: Worst Movies Based on Video Games

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

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Could the MGS Series Make a Good Movie?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

In this article Nazifpour talks about another game which has been repeatedly called a “movie”, and that’s the Metal Gear Solid series. There are many reasons to say that; but he’s going to prove in this article that this too is a mistake; and the games are great only when they are interpreted as video games and not movies.

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Could Heavy Rain Make a Good Movie?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

Heavy Rain has been called an interactive movie, but it is indeed a video game, a great example of what’s unique about video games as a mediums.

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Top 10 Events Where Gaming Impacted the Real World

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

People often think of video games as existing inside their own distinct “gaming” culture, but there are times when they intersect with the real world. In this list from a year ago, DDJ explores ten interesting instances of this happening.

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