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Power Hour Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

In the opening cinematic of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the titular character Claire “Lightning” Farron stands atop a clock tower, the glow of a fantastical city below her. She dramatically removes the sunglasses off her face, announcing her return not only to the fictional world that has progressed 500 years since her last appearance […]

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Respect Your Elders: The Best of the Last Gen Systems

With last generation systems being so readily available at great prices this year they made great Christmas gifts and now new owners of these older systems are wondering which games are a solid bet. So this is where I give a totally objective list of 10 great games on each of the 3 major consoles […]

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Realism, Redux: Advancing in State of Decay: Breakdown

Okay, I promise, this is the last time this year I’ll talk about it, but after several fits and starts and test games, the epic playthrough of State of Decay: Breakdown has taken over my life. Something simmering on the stove? Knock out a mission. Taking a break from wrapping gifts? Mission. Finishing up that […]

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THIS WEEK AT NOT YOUR MAMA’S GAMER 12/2-12/6

Alex started out the week right by telling us all how to continue to blow our budgets to hell during the holiday season (oh wait, maybe that’s just me) with her Guide to Cyber Monday. Some good tips not only for cyber Monday but for all of the awesome sales that are going to be […]

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Power Hour Review: State of Decay: Breakdown

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of State of Decay. In fact, the action-apocalypse title from Undead Labs has easily been one of my favorite adventures of the year, but there are only so many times you can trek through Trumball County, hunting the truth about the army and the outbreak, so earlier this […]

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Power Hour Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)

Power Hour Reviews are a new NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of the game’s mechanics and characterization, but its narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours.

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Stepping Into Smaller Shoes: The Walking Dead’s Season Two, Starring Clementine

Last week, Telltale Games finally confirmed what many of us have suspected–or hoped–since we wrapped Season One of The Walking Dead: Season Two will follow Clementine in a post-Lee apocalypse. There’s been no confirmation yet on the timeline for the new episodes, so we may pick up with Clem anywhere from right after the events […]

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Power Hour Review: The Wolf Among Us (XBox 360)

This game really reminds me of why I hate fairytales and fables and why they don’t have a prominent place in my home. You play through this game as the sheriff of Fabletown Bigby Wolf who is in charge of keeping these rowdy assed fable characters out of trouble and making sure that they stay […]

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Looking from the Margins: Game Packaging by the Numbers

After spending some time earlier this year exploring the cover for Remember Me and other games featuring protagonists in comparable poses, I decided to do a little further study into game packaging, tallying the types of figures featured on best-selling game covers. I’ve seen a lot of game covers in my day, so it’s impossible […]

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Power Hour Review: Grand Theft Auto V

Power Hour Reviews are a new NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of game mechanics and characterization, but narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. Welcome to Grand Theft Auto […]