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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.
Cold Fear (2005)
Just in time for Halloween (if you're in the continental US, and watching literally in the next few hours), Roland takes a sidelong look at Cold Fear, another Resident Evil ripoff in the vein of Blue Stinger, Dino Crisis, or Deep Fear (two of which are exactly the same game as this), and realizes his irrational hatred of Ubisoft was pretty rational after all.SAS: Secure Tomorrow (2008)
Just in time to miss Halloween, Roland reviews a game that's legitimately scary... for how bad it is.Spec Ops: The Line
In this supplemental episode, Roland takes a closer look at Spec Ops: The Line, and analyzes the positive attention it's been getting from game writers. Does The Line's story make up for its bad gameplay? Let's find out!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).MechWarrior Retrospective, Part 4: MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996)
It's the biggest, baddest, buggiest MechWarrior game of all time! Part 4 of the MechWarrior retrospective continues with the standalone expansion pack to MechWarrior 2 called Mercenaries.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.
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