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Need for Speed: Most Wanted - review

Monday, 05 November 2012 10:49 PM Written by

Imagine being dropped into a city of cutthroat street racing. You jump behind the wheel of a brand new Lamborghini Murcielago, trying to tame the 500-plus horses you have in the engine in front of you. Racers are flying past at 200 MPH through the city streets. You match their speed. Then it hits you: this is a new city, and you have no clue where you’re going.

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'Halo 4' - review

Thursday, 01 November 2012 02:14 AM Written by

It can’t be an easy task to take over a long established franchise, yet that is the task at hand for 343 Industries and the “Halo” series. The developers at Bungie left a stellar track record with five “Halo” games dating back to the original in 2001, a game that jumpstarted the Xbox console. Eleven years later, 343 is expected to raise the FPS bar while appeasing purists and the eSports community. A mission this difficult is better suited for Master Chief rather than a team of developers. But based on the excellence of “Halo 4,” this is no ordinary team of developers.

I’d like to preface what I’m about to say by saying “Halo 4” wouldn’t be the game it is without its predecessors. Bungie laid the groundwork and created the standard, much like the forerunners of the Halo universe. Then 343 Industries examined the franchise and did what it took to surpass it and raise that standard. Yes, “Halo 4” is the best game of the series.

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FIFA 13 - review

Monday, 29 October 2012 12:31 AM Written by

"FIFA 13," one of the biggest sports video games in the world, is finally here. Nick Tylwalk, writer for and futbol enthusiest, put in the hours on the virtual pitch to bring you the review. Here's what he thought of "FIFA 13."


When you have the most popular sports video game franchise in the world, how do you stay on top?

That's the dilemma that EA Sports faces pretty much every year with FIFA. And while that's unquestionably the best kind of problem to have, it does raise the question of whether the best course of action when it's time for the next edition is to tinker around the edges or roll the dice on more radical changes.

FIFA 13 opts mostly for the former, making some gameplay improvements, modifying the presentation a tad and adding a few game modes to try. They're all welcome additions for long time fans of the series, but the net result is definitely more evolutionary than revolutionary.

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Rare edition of 'Resident Evil 6' giveaway

Saturday, 27 October 2012 11:55 AM Written by

It’s giveaway time, everyone! The prize is a copy of “Resident Evil 6” for Xbox 360 in rare packaging. This spooky “No Hope Left” edition comes in a rusted metal case. Enclosed are photos and a letter from a supposed victim of the deadly virus outbreak from “Resident Evil 6,” along with a copy of the game, of course.

This edition is different from the U.K. Collectors Edition and was made for promotional purposes. It is not available in stores.

All you have to do is send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 10/31 stating why you’re a huge Resident Evil fan. The submissions will be judged on content alone so have fun with it. The prize will go to the biggest fan.

I'll post pictures of the "No Hope Left" edition via Twitter and Instagram (@GameGuyPGH) so follow me to check them out.

Good luck and thanks for participating!

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“Borderlands 2” has fresh DLC, and if you haven’t finished the game’s original story yet, don’t worry. The DLC will be waiting for you when you finish. The mouthful “Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty,” which has been aptly shortened to “Pirate’s Booty,” will keep you exploring, shooting, looting and laughing even if you’ve somehow grown weary of “Borderlands 2” sans DLC.

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Good news, everyone! I have 30-day Playstation Plus codes that also grant access to the “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” beta. I’ll be giving them away via Twitter Tuesday afternoon, 10/16 (EST). 

Here’s how it will work: I’ll ask gaming trivia questions and the first person to answer them correctly will get a code. So follow me on Twitter @GameGuyPGH, and stay tuned Tuesday afternoon for a chance to win. Good luck!

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'Unfinished Swan' - review

Monday, 15 October 2012 01:28 AM Written by
“Unfinished Swan” is unlike any game you’ve ever played. Prepare to hear that statement a lot from anyone who has played the game, because the game’s unparalleled originality is its defining characteristic. This downloadable PS3 exclusive is a first-person puzzle adventure, but that’s the full extent of its ability to be categorized.

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The Wii U is just over a month away from its release, and since Nintendo’s announcement at E3 2011, the slow reveal of information to the public has very clearly proved one thing: Nintendo has managed to create one of the most polarizing pieces of tech in today’s gaming world.

And there is good reason for this divide. For every one of the Wii U’s promising and exciting features, there’s another questionable design choice. For example, the new GamePad looks fresh and innovative, but you’ll only be able to connect one pad to the console at launch, and standalone pads won’t be available until next year.

The list goes on, and that’s why I’m here. Meet the yin and yang that is the Wii U:

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