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Erik Kain (TheHedgedKnight)
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"Unfortunately for developer and publisher Rovio, gamers like myself would rather just set the game down when we’re told we have twelve minutes to replenish a life—not pay for gems. And sometimes when you set a game down for reasons like this, you don’t pick it back up again."
'Angry Birds 2' is a slick, innovative take on the original that shoots itself in the foot with a terrible revenue model.
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Good news for Nurse Jackie fans, I think. I dunno, I'm not a Nurse Jackie viewer even though I probably should be. 
Season 6 of 'The Walking Dead' includes an expanded cast, including 'Nurse Jackie's' Merrit Weaver.
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"I rank it neck and neck with Captain America: Winter Soldier, and a few paces behind The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, my favorite in the MCU. It blows away both Thor movies. In other words, Ant-Man was a huge and pleasant surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting to like it so much."
'Ant-Man' is a little summer blockbuster that's full of big fun and big laughs.
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Good marketing right here.
EA Games and PopCap have spoofed a handful of other major games, creating some really lovely artwork in the process. What if Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 took place in the world of Minecraft? What if it were a sports game? Or a science-fiction shooter like Halo 5? All of the images are in the [...]
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Basically they want all those games for their own system, Forge TV.
Razer's Forge TV Hardware manufacturer Razer recently purchased the Android-based Ouya console---quietly and without fuss. The first many heard of the acquisition was when Ouya founder Julie Uhrman tweeted this: .@Razer Can't wait to see what you do. Take care of my incredible team and community...I know you will. — Julie Uhrman [...]
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"Of course, Hogan claims he resigned from the WWE, while the organization claims he was fired. Either way, the world of pro-wrestling (and by extension, video games) gets more juicy, divisive controversy. Hooray."
Hulk Hogan won't be in this year's WWE 2K16 following revelations that the former pro wrestler made racist remarks during a sex tape. "We are highly respectful of the way that our partners choose to run their business and manage our partnerships accordingly," 2K said in a statement. "We can confirm that [...]
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The PlayStation 4 continues to do a number on Microsoft's Xbox One. 
Sony's PS4 continues to dominate the new-gen console war.
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"Still, I can’t help but feel the tension will be lost in big ways without a second screen. Perhaps Ubisoft should have waited and made Zombi2 for the upcoming slew of VR headsets. This sort of survival-zombie game could be a real scream in virtual reality."
One of the best Wii U launch titles is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox this August.
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"From exploration to puzzle-solving to the charming story and lovely graphics, King’s Quest: A Knight To Remember is a delightful game. It takes some of the Telltale formula, then adds in a lot more action and problem-solving and combines that with a story that isn’t grim or terrible, but instead remains fun, funny and engaging. Old fans and new will find something to enjoy here, in a genre that’s all but disappeared from gaming."
The new 'King's Quest' is a strong adventure game on its own merits, while staying true to the spirit of the long-running franchise.
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"What’s truly remarkable, though, is just how incredible the original Gears of War looks, even standing next to the remaster. Graphically, it’s still an impressive looking game."
The original 'Gears of War' still holds up even after nine years.
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This is really cool---Trevor is a freaky looking Joker.
Grand Theft Auto V is a game of crime and wild escapades. But none of its cast is more prone to chaos and destruction---and that mad, intangible quality that's the mark of a true psychopath---as Trevor. In many ways, he's the (possibly gay, possibly Canadian) GTA counterpart to DC Comics' Joker. While [...]
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Hulk Hogan is out, Arnold is in.
The Terminator is the new pre-order bonus for 'WWE 2K16.'
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I'm a freelance writer and blogger.  I write about technology, nerd culture, craft beer, music and economics at Forbes and about politics and political philosophy at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen.
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