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Gieson Cacho
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Every once in a while, EA publishes an indie-style title. This year, it's #Unravel, which is such a clever and heartfelt game. Check it out.
'Unravel' -- developed by Coldwood Interactive -- is the antithesis of Electronic Arts' flashy, noisy, mass-appeal titles like 'Madden NFL 16' and 'Need for Speed.' The new game's hero is Yarny -- a soft, toylike creature who wakes up in an unfamiliar house in Sweden. While exploring his surroundings, the diminutive protagonist finds photographs that serve as portals into the 12 levels of the game, as well as into the memories of the home's resid...
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Broke the first rule of #PunchClub    by writing about it. It's decent if you have patience 
'Punch Club' gets its depth from players' ability to choose tactics. Unfortunately, players won't be able to control the protagonist during a match, so the fight ends up a spectator sport as the computer calculates who wins the brawl.
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If you know a gamer who has all the games, why not try getting them some gear for gaming #XboxEliteController    #CorsairGaming   #Astro40   http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_29161302/review-2015-gift-guide-hard-core-gamers
What to get the gamer who has everything? Here are some good bets for the best controllers, keyboards and headsets.
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#NeedforSpeed refocuses on street racing and the series is better for it. 
In a lot of ways, this game resembles past efforts like 'Need for Speed: Rivals,' but the big differences are the improved customization options and a quirky narrative element.
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Reviewed #assassinscreed‬   Syndicate. Ubisoft Quebec did a good job after the Unitiy debacle
The franchise's new title goes back to the drawing board and doubles down on what the series does best -- transporting players to major epochs in history, in this case Victorian-era London, but with a Batman-like feel.
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With the recent #Vainglory update, now is the best time to pick up the touchscreen MOBA http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2015/10/02/vainglory-update-adds-seasons-teams-guilds-and-surprises/
The way Vainglory has launched and rolled out over the past few months reminds Kristian Segerstrale of a beta. That’s how the chief operating officer and executive director of Super Evil Megacorp sees the gradual progress of its “MOBA perfected… Continue Reading →
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Loved #TheWitness . It's like being transported to another country and you have to figure out how to survive by learning the language. Surreal and rewarding.
Both Jonathan Blow's 'Braid' and his new game 'The Witness' are for players who want to challenge the mind as much as the reflexes. 'The Witness' employes quotes from people such as theoretical physicists Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman, mathematician William K. Clifford and astronomer David Darling to help players soldier on through seemingly impossible problems.
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#XCOM2 may be the first must-have game of 2016. Here's why http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2015/12/10/xcom-2/
XCOM 2 features changes to gameplay like procedurally generated levels and a stealth mechanic to make it one of the more intriguing games on PC.
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I heard you like #fallout4   reviews so I wrote you one with minimal spoilers. Enjoy.  http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_29094251/review-nuclear-catastrophe-gives-survivors-fresh-start-fallout
The Bethesda Game Studios team behind 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' has devised a beautifully intricate world and enticed players to explore it in 'Fallout 4.'
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Here's my #Halo5   review. Not as much Master Chief than you'd expect makes the campaign OK but the multiplayer does some forward-thinking things.
Although Master Chief still gets top billing, this entry is a vehicle for lesser-known heroes -- namely Locke and his Fireteam Osiris.
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NBA 2K16 or NBA Live 16? One is like the 96 Bulls. The other game is the 2015 Clippers http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_28930674/videogame-review-nba-2k16-beats-nba-live-16
It's not that Electronic Arts' game is bad but rather that its rival, the 'NBA 2K' series, is so good.
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Remember when #nvidia   wanted to make the Netflix of games? That service is officially out now http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2015/10/01/nvidia-relaunches-grid-as-game-streaming-service-geforce-now/
When Jen-Hsun Huang announced the Android TV version of Nvidia Shield , he unveiled an ambitious plan of establishing a service that would be the Netflix for video games. That started with Nvidia GRID, which was a service the company… Continue Reading →
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    editor, 2005 - present
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Video game columnist, foodie, guy living in the Bay Area, wine drinker
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    1994 - 1998
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