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Jun
07

Why I remember Assassin’s Creed 3 fondly despite its faults

In a year without a new mainline entry in Ubisoft's flagship franchise, I've found myself reflecting on my time as a fan of Assassin's Creed. If I were to rank the games in the series objectively, Assassin's Creed III would sit ahead of 2014's aggressively flawed Unity and behind all the rest. It's a rough game at times, particularly burdened with frustrating and incomplete-feeling mission design and a litany of technical and pacing problems. Despite all that, if I were to throw objectivity out the window and let my heart hold sway, Connor's journey through America's tumultuous birth stands as one of the most memorable experiences in gaming for me.

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Jun
04

Opinion: The Key To Post-Launch Content Is Meeting Expectations

In this day and age, where some games are shipped in pieces rather than a complete package, treading the line between angering fans and giving people a reason to come back is harder than it seems.

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May
27

Unyielding Optimism: Power On!

Disney recently announced the discontinuation of their Disney Infinity toy line as well as support for the accompanying video game. This is sad news that has left a hole in the interactive toy-to-video game genre, but it’s not the first to go away. And no I am not referencing the hardly noticeable quick cash ins like the short lived TMNT attempt, but I’m talking about the glory of the 80’s interactive toy to video game titan Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future!

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May
25

Nostalgia Test: No More Heroes // A Repetitive, Yet Endearing, Killing Spree

No More Heroes absolutely sticks out from the Wii's library due to its over-the-top gore, sexual humor, and all around adult themes. The question is: does it still hold up as the fantastic game that I have such fond memories of, or does it deserve to be left for slaughter?

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May
07

NiOh Alpha Impressions // Playing Team Ninja’s “Souls-alike”

Team Ninja makes a remarkable comeback with a rich, challenging adventure that aims for From Software's action/RPG crown.

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May
04

May the Fourth Be With You

As I'm sure we all know, today was Star Wars Day. It's a day to celebrate Star Wars and our fond memories of it. From our first time experiencing the movies, the amazing stories we've read, or the vast worlds we've explored in games, Star Wars is an integral part of pop culture and the lives of some many around the world. Today, a few of us at APG want to reflect on those amazing experiences that only Star Wars games can truly give you.

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Leigh Good 

When thinking of Star Wars games, one in particular comes to mind: Star Wars Galaxies. In my opinion it is the best MMO ever created and the most complex and intricate Star Wars game out there.

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May
03

Ian’s Top 10 Xbox 360 Games

When I heard the announcement that Microsoft had ceased production on Xbox 360 consoles, I became nostalgic. Nostalgic of all the hours of my life spent playing the plethora of amazing games that appeared on that console. Out of any other console in my life, the Xbox 360 was the one I spent the most time with, and certainly the one I played the most games on. No matter the genre, no matter if it was multiplayer focused or a single player experience, I played a good 3/4 of the consoles library. In honor of the hours of enjoyment I got from the console, I list my personal top ten games I played on it.

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Apr
29

Unyielding Optimism: Nintendo

I'll admit it: as a long time Nintendo fan, it is getting increasingly hard to support the seemingly out of touch company. Every day it seems like more bad news comes out of Nintendo. This year's Wii U and 3DS lineup was already thin, but with the recent announcement that Zelda Wii U was being pushed into 2017 and being simultaneously released on the NX,  it seems the Wii U's days are numbered. In addition to that disappointing piece of news, Nintendo also confirmed it would only be bringing that ONE game to the biggest gaming convention of the year: E3. It also confirmed that the NX would not be at the show.

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Apr
26

Unyielding Optimism: The Five Nights At Freddy’s Series

Very few indie games take the internet by storm. Even fewer, keep that storm raging over the course of eleven months. Love the series, or hate it, there is no denying how effectively Five Nights At Freddy's stayed on the minds of gamers from all over the world, whether it be from it's constantly evolving gameplay, to it's intriguing and cryptic narrative. While some criticisms of the series I can understand, I believe through and through, the series gets more hatred than it deserves.

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Apr
25

Music Monday: My 10 Favorite Dan Bull Songs

When I started Music Monday, I always intended to highlight the wonderful talents of Dan Bull. Dan is a nerdcore rapper that made it big on Youtube after his now famous Skyrim Epic Rap.  Since that song he's released hundreds of video game inspired raps, almost all of which are awesome in their own rights. But, I only want to talk about the best of the best. In no particular order, these are what I consider the Top 10 best Dan Bull raps.

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