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Gieson Cacho
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With 'Quantam Break,' Remedy, known for its storytelling prowess, takes the serial idea and moves it forward even further, combining live-action TV elements and gameplay for an unusual narrative mix.
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Tom Clancy's The Division cribs some ideas from Destiny and it does it much better 
With “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” Ubisoft’s developers have improved upon Bungie’s genre-changing 2014 release, “Destiny,” by creating a more believable narrative and additional levels of exciting gameplay.
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My review on #FireEmblemFates: Refines Awakening formula but it does have awkward elements 
In each of three 'Fire Emblem Fates' chapters, a player commands an army that confronts a rival force controlled by the computer. Taking turns, opponents move their troops. The battle is akin to chess, in that each platoon member possesses skills, powers and movements of his own.
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The #Hitman beta is out. Here's my take on where the series and gaming could potentially go http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2016/02/12/hitmans-episodic-plan-may-signal-change-gaming/
WHEN THE LATEST HITMAN was announced, fans assumed it would be a stand-alone title. Players would pick it up at the store and marathonthe campaign and any online extras. But something funny happened on the way to its launch. Seeing… 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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Reviewed the new #hitman  week. Barely enough content for $15 but it's still compelling http://www.mercurynews.com/gieson-cacho/ci_29675420/io-interactive-makes-blockbuster-hitman-franchise-episodic
'Hitman' Episode 1 begins with Agent 47's recruitment into a shadowy organization of assassins called the International Contract Agency. The objective for each of his missions is to assassinate a target, but Agent 47 can't simply rush in with gun in hand. Trying that would get him killed. As players discover, 'Hitman' is a stealth game in which the protagonist must infiltrate the target's environment.
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I've been streaming #FarCryPrimal  all week and now here's my review. It's a smart take on the series that somehow keeps it fresh while distilling the best parts of it.
One of the vidgame world's best attempts at simulating nature has been the 'Far Cry' series from Ubisoft Montreal. The latest entry, 'Far Cry Primal,' is set during before the Stone Age in the mountains of Central Europe, where a hunter from the Wenja tribe returns home to find his village in ruins and his people scattered. The hunter, Takkar, is a beast master who can use predators such as wolves, badgers, tigers and bears as allies in his brute...
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You can get #SFV now, but what you're getting is basic. It'll be better though My review  http://www.mercurynews.com/gieson-cacho/ci_29523416/bare-bones-street-fighter-v-offers-improved-visuals 
'Street Fighter' was an e-sports pioneer in the '90s. After a lull in popularity, fighting games are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to Capcom's 'Street Fighter IV.' With 'Street Fighter V,' producer Yoshinori Ono and his team have made the game more accessible, visually appealing and powerful, while positioning it for even greater success in the future.
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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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    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
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1998 - 2001
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Good clean hamburgers. The flavors of every ingredient come through crystal clear. Decent fries. It's an above-average burger joint.
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