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Xbox One: The Cloud Could Save Gaming

In The Gaming Community, Video Games on June 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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Like most of Microsoft’s PR about its new console, the alleged 300,000 server-powered Cloud behind the Xbox One is ill-defined and subject to a great deal of controversy, labelled as anything from an always-online DRM excuse for single-player games to “a lie” as spun by Witness dev Jonathan Blow.

While what it is has yet to be fully settled, what it could be is the salvation of the next generation of gaming.

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Remember Me: First Impressions, Metareview and Early Allegorical Interpretations

In The Gaming Community, Video Games on June 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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Remember Me is an incredibly ambitious game that seems to have polarized reviewers, having pockmarked its review sheet with scores that defy conventional mathematics, ranging from 40 to 90, with six scores of 80 and eight scores of 70.

Having not yet finished this ten plus hour game, I will refrain from offering too final a verdict, but instead will discuss my initial impressions, the mystery behind the metareview, and what notes this game is hitting allegorically speaking.

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