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Things That Bug Me

In The Gaming Community, Video Games on November 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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A Drop in the Ocean: Halo 4 is Pretty Good

In Video Games on November 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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Halo is a humble series. A mere eight games in eleven years — bizarrely spaced out at that — contrasts well against Call of Duty’s nine games in as many years, or Battlefield‘s ten games and inumerable expansions since its inception in 2002. As well, while it pioneered a number of gameplay mechanics that would be championed by the “dumbing down” trend in gaming, regenerating health among them, it’s still a game that hasn’t changed much over the years with each release.

And yet, with this new and improve sequel, which does everything a sequel should, the game feels positively hardcore compared to the stagnation of the shooter genre in years past. Read the rest of this entry »