Monthly Archives November 2013

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Almost from the start, Destiny signals its desire to conform to sci-fi's conventions, to pay homage to the works that all too obviously inspired its makers, rather than attempt to subvert or try anything original. Note: This article contains very mild spoilers about Destiny's early scenes. The opening scene shows astronauts landing on Mars, leaving the obligatory footprint-in-the-dust, faithfully reproducing…

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Kinect with Xbox One is one of the most audacious gambles in console-launch history. Generally speaking, companies that price their products significantly higher than competitors come to regret their decision. Microsoft justifies Xbox One costing $500, against PlayStation 4's $400, based on the inclusion of the Kinect motion control camera peripheral, which it insists is central to the Xbox One…

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Back in 1991, 12-year-old Kyle Rechsteiner was nuts about Nintendo games. He was less enthusiastic about his school project, an anti-drug campaign that involved watching educational films and drawing posters. But he was an imaginative child. In a moment of inspiration and clarity, he pulled the school lessons and his love of NES together and created a killer game idea,…

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In the days and weeks ahead, EA Sports will announce the various local soccer stars who will appear on the regional covers of FIFA 16, alongside international sensation Lionel Messi. This year's FIFA game is the first to include women players, a feature that EA recently stated it has wanted to include for some years. With the enormous success of the…

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Modders have made breathtaking improvements to The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, a game that was visually impressive on its own. Real tender love and care has gone into making the fantasy world and its people more believable and lifelike. These portraits artfully capture that hard work. Taken by a collection of artists across the internet, these screens capture the faces within…

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