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Video Game Review
2012: The Gaming Year in Review
on Saturday, January 12, 2013
2012 was... a year in gaming. Just another year. But there was some cool stuff that happened, and this video is about all the games Roland played this year that he didn't already get a chance to talk about, including Spec Ops: The Line, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Tribes: Ascend, MechWarrior Online, Hawken, Alan Wake (the PC version), and a bunch of indie games.
In part two, Roland talks to his friend Codeknight about a few high profile games that Roland didn't get around to playing this year. Pretty big spoilers abound for Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, X-COM: Enemy Unknown, and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action.
MechWarrior Retrospective, Part 1: MechWarrior (1989)
We're kicking off a multi-part retrospective about the MechWarrior series, one of the longest running game franchises, and definitely one of Roland's favorites. Part 1 is MechWarrior, developed by Dynamix for DOS PCs in 1989. It's the first game in the series, and the genesis of a genre.SEAL Team
We go back to the days of floppy disks with SEAL Team, a 1993 game for DOS that was the precursor to the tactical shooter genre. Watch as Roland assembles a SEAL team and dispatches it for missions in the Mekong Delta!Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (2014)
There's a new Dragon Ball Z game, right on schedule! We've had one of these just about every year for the last ten years, but the last few have been terrible. With Battle of Z, a new developer and style of game play attempt to mix things up. So let's see how well that works.ELoG Awards: Best and worst of gaming 2014
It's Roland's third annual Best and Worst of Gaming video, with an idiosyncratic award naming convention lifted from Penny Arcade (just like Yahtzee did).S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007)
Welcome to 2007, the year the FPS genre came back to life. For a bit. Then died again. The rest of the games industry would soon follow.Michael Crichton’s Timeline: The Game
In 2000, Michael Crichton created a game based on his novel Timeline, which was released a few years before it was adapted into a film. Is it bad? Good? Try, "short". Really effin' short.
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