Top 10: Divisive Video Games

Mass Effect 3 Male Commander Shepard

We all know that there are games you either love or you hate and there are many examples of titles that divide the fan-base into two opposites. Nowadays that “love/hate” relationship with certain games becomes more noticeable because the video game community tends to be pretty vocal about it and…

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Top 10: Open-World Games

Ever since Grand Theft Auto III came out, open-world games (or sandbox games) became one of the most popular genres. So popular, in fact, that more titles feature open-world gameplay as time go by, so I think it’s fair to say that this an ever evolving genre that’s here to…

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Top 10: Horror Games

Halloween has come and gone, but let’s still celebrate by playing some of the best horror video games ever made. Although the horror genre has always been really popular, over the past few years there was a revival with several new titles coming out on a regular basis. As a…

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Top 10: Telltale Games

It’s easy to forget that independent developer Telltale Games has been around for several years. Although the company is now famous for games based on TV, film and comic book properties, they also worked on classic point-and-click adventures and even a couple of poker games. Telltale has an extensive catalog…

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Top 10: Harmonix Games

Harmonix Games has a long history in the industry, particularly in the rhythm game genre. It’s fair to say that the company has drawn influence from Japanese rhythm games, such as Parappa the Rapper, BeatMania, Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Freaks, but they have taken some ideas from those games…

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Top 10: Loot-Based Games

Loot-based video games are a one way trip. As a player, there’s nothing as satisfying as having to go through numerous colored items that you can equip your character with. Although it’s easy to relate loot to grinding (the process of repeating an action again and again to improve your…

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10 Reasons to Play New Games

Earthbound (SNES)

I recent came to the realization that most people will never get the chance to hear their favorite song, watch their favorite movie or play their favorite game. But why? Most of us spend our free time doing something we know we’re going to like, so we rarely try something…

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Top 10: Artistic Video Games

Are video games art? That question comes up often and while a lot of intriguing discussions have come out of it, this is probably one of the most controversial topics in the field of entertainment (film critic Roger Ebert, for instance, was a famous detractor of considering games art.) Personally,…

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Top 10: Tower Defense Games

Placing towers on a grid-based environment to stop a horde of enemies before they reach a specific point in the map is eminently satisfying. I don’t know what it is about the tower defense genre that makes it so familiar and entertaining that once I start playing, I can’t stop…

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Top 10: PlayStation Minis

The PlayStation Minis program was one of the most creative attempts at trying to release small, inexpensive games for PlayStation platforms. But several things conspired against it: the ubiquity of smartphones that feature millions of games (most of them free) and the fact that PlayStation never promoted Minis made the…

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Top 10 : Cyberpunk Games

There’s something about the cyberpunk universe that makes it irresistible to most people. Over the years, the genre has had a tremendous impact in video games and there have been numerous titles set in a cyberpunk world, so in case you were wondering about some of the best, here’s a…

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