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Why You Should Care: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

One of the most frustrating things about working for Shogun Gamer is that there are just simply not enough hours in the day to get a chance to write about every piece of news that catches my attention throughout the week. There is a constant stream of new media being funnelled through the internet via the video game industry and more often than not it’s something that I personally want to rant about; whether that’s positive or negative.

PlayStation Classics Revisited: Omega Boost

The era of the first PlayStation is still one that’s looked back on as one of the best moments in the history of the video game industry.  Being the new kid on the block and having been burned by Nintendo in the early 1990s, Sony came onto the scene and essentially stole the show with their PlayStation console which went on to be the de facto system for gamers until Sony’s PlayStation successor was released in 2000.  For me the release of the PS1 was a big deal as it marked the first time my parents allowed me to own a video game console, which as many of you know led me down the

An Open Letter to Capcom

Listen, Capcom. We've been friends for a very long time. Remember you, me, and Mega Man 2? I sure do. We played lots of Mega Man together. Those were good times. We've been close, you and I, so I hope you can understand my disappointment with you today.

When Mega Man Universe finally got cancelled, I can't pretend I was surprised. It was a good idea, but the endeavour seemed like more than I expected you guys to put out. It sucked, but I got over it. See? I can be very forgiving.

Collecting Classic Games: Downloads and You

The move towards the digital frontier can be daunting for people who are staunchly for owning hard copies of games. As a collector of the old (bordering on archaic) titles of yesteryear, I am absolutely one of those people. In many ways, I am adjusting to these newfangled platforms. It's different now; before, if you didn't want to spend $60 on an old copy of Final Fantasy III for the Super Nintendo, your only other option was to pirate it with an emulator and hope the Internet Police didn't find you. Times are different now.

The Co-Op Conundrum

 

Why Downloadable Titles Are Helping to Drive the Industry

 

Today's gamer is a frugal one. There are certainly a vast number of us who jump to the local game shop on launch day to buy the big new thing, but how comfortable are we with throwing down $70+ on a new title we aren't even sure we'll like? 

 

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