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Into The Fray: My Mass Effect Wishlist

Into The Fray: My Mass Effect Wishlist

In the spirit of Christmas and with Bioware teasing images of the new Mass Effect title that is currently in development, I figured it was time for me to put my two cents in and get my wishlist ready for the men and women developing the game. Having been a huge fan of the series since the original Mass Effect was released back in 2007, I have spent many hours speculating and dreaming about what th...[Read More]

Nintendo: What Now?

Nintendo: What Now?

I have had the headline burning in my brain for a while now. Reading article after article of Nintendo’s Wii-U console sales being rather slow off the gate and falling behind not only in terms of numbers, but falling out of the minds of the gaming community at large. Consider the success of the Wii, which had sold a mind-boggling 100 million units. In December 2009, thanks to a price cut and...[Read More]

Into The Fray: Why the Wii U is Already Dead

Into The Fray: Why the Wii U is Already Dead

Like many of my gaming counterparts Nintendo was the first console that I could truly call my own and is largely responsible for starting my love for video games. It is this very reason that it pains me to say that Wii U Is Dead and there might not be a way to resurrect it. For years the name Nintendo has been synonymous with gaming, it was the name that those outside of the gaming world seemed to...[Read More]

Into the Fray: My E3 Reactions

Into the Fray: My E3 Reactions

Now that E3 is over and I have had some time to take it all in it has dawned on me that this was the pinnacle of gaming conferences. We saw so much. From the huge leap we are making to the next generation to the not so playful jabbing from one console maker to another, it truly has been an epic event. Each year players get extremely excited for this particular expo, but this year was something so ...[Read More]

Into the Fray: Parents and the ESRB

Into the Fray: Parents and the ESRB

Attacking violent forms of media is nothing new, before it was video games its was movies and music, and before that it was books and plays. As human beings we are a naturally curious species and the desire to find a reason for the violence in the world is something all of us has contemplated at one time or another. It becomes really easy to say that someone was exposed to violent images and immed...[Read More]

Into the Fray: Who Won the Console Wars?

Into the Fray: Who Won the Console Wars?

Console Sales [tabs tab1=”360″ tab2=”PS3″ tab3=”WII”] [tab]74.1 million consoles sold[/tab] [tab]72.5 million consoles sold[/tab] [tab]98.8 million consoles sold[/tab] [/tabs] Console Exclusives  Xbox 360: Like Halo the generation before it, Gears of Wars has been the killer IP that has driven the Microsoft 1st party sales more than any other in this generation....[Read More]

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Into the Fray: Love and Gaming

In life there is no greater thrill than spending time with the person that you love the most. From the smallest moments to the biggest challenges, everything is exponentially greater. It is truly a life changing experience when you realize that the person in front of you is the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Video games have always been a huge part of my life and for the ve...[Read More]

Into the Fray: Mass Effect, the Franchise that Defined a Generation

Into the Fray: Mass Effect, the Franchise that Defined a Generation

As we near the end of the current console generation I have been taking a lot of time to reflect on everything that we got to experience and about all the changes this time has brought us. We saw the introduction of motion controls, full-fledged online stores have flourished, we have seen games in 3d and most of all we have seen games themselves take a massive leap in many key areas. In my opinion...[Read More]

Into the Fray: 2012 In Review (Spoiler Warning)

Into the Fray: 2012 In Review (Spoiler Warning)

What a year it has been, not only for me personally but also for the video game industry itself. When I think of all the games I’ve played and all of the moments that we have experienced it makes me almost wish I would have taken more time to soak it all in and truly appreciate it . Featured here will be my favorite moments from the year past and also a few game of the year categories. We wi...[Read More]

Into the Fray: Playing the Role

Into the Fray: Playing the Role

When you ask me what my favorite genre of game is there is never any hesitation before I blurt out 3 short letters, RPG. We’ve all played them and many of you out there love them just as much if not more than I do, but recently the line as to what truly constitutes an RPG has become quite muddled. Some say that an RPG has to have an inventory system and a true leveling system or skill tree, ...[Read More]

Into the Fray: Videogames were my rehab

Into the Fray: Videogames were my rehab

It has been said a million times by a million different people… and we’ve all heard it before. We have all known someone or been that someone to say “I love video games” and I am sure that in most if not all of those cases the writer or person you were speaking to genuinely meant what they said. I am not here to tell you I love games, I am not even here to tell you why I lo...[Read More]

Into the Fray: The Evolution of Control

Into the Fray: The Evolution of Control

Controllers… they are the one device that we gamers can simply not live without, we cannot even function as we used to without one. Since I was a kid I could be found with one of many gaming controllers in my hand, I have been lucky enough to own many consoles and have had the opportunity to judge for myself just how far the controller has come. This is not simply just an article discussing ...[Read More]