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Naughty Boy Review

Naughty Boy‘s idea of fun is elusive, ethereal. It’s simple, but repetitive. The goal of the game is to destroy the objects in a variety of environments, warding off your family members who try to thwart your dastardly foray into destructive psychopathy. Enemies spawn in the form of grandma, dad, sis, bro, mom, all of these kinds who jaunt over to you like zombies, whereupon you’ll need to hit them with your trusty slingshot. As you progress, you get money in the form of candy, leading to more powerful and more destructive ammunition. The game is a first person shooter where you charge up your firing power by holding the sling back and letting it go. The stronger the mob, the longer you’re required to hold down the sling. That’s it. Seriously, that’s it. Grant, there’s other ammunition and they all do slightly different things, but...
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Indie Game: The Movie Impressions

In today’s world, with so many gigantic, million selling, big budget games, it’s easy to forget how difficult it can be for someone to actually sit down and make one of them. Every year, we get dozens and dozens of options to play and enjoy, which for most, is more than enough of a reason to claim they are fans of videogames in general. Heck, the financial investment and time commitment alone are reason enough for someone’s claim of being an enthusiast, right? On the other hand, when you get down to it, being dismissive about what you like playing is incredibly easy as well. You pay the money or open up an executable, you start the game, you play it, and in 99% of cases, you are done with it. Stick it on a shelf, delete it  off your Steam library or quite simply...
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E3 2013 – Super Mario 3D World Preview

If there’s anything that can be taken away from Nintendo’s showcase at E3 is that they like playing it safe. Established franchises are refreshed with new games, and even after years of re-inventions of an almost 30 year old gameplay formula and putting Mario in countless different styles of games, the series is still as strong and popular as ever. Super Mario 3D World is pretty much an iteration of Super Mario 3D Land, only now on WiiU. That’s really good news for those of us who have been eagerly waiting for something besides the ‘New’ series, which frankly, have run its course, with more than four releases in a short amount of time. 3D Land worked extremely well as an updated version of Super Mario 64, adding actual depth to the world exploration. ‘World takes what was established in that very short but rewarding game...
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