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Mass Effect: Andromeda Video

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Bioware has released a 4K Mass Effect: Andromeda video showcasing how well the Frostbite engine runs on the PS4 during gameplay.  One can only assume, by extrapolation, that the game will look even better on PC platforms, again assuming proper …

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Master of Orion

Why should movies or shorts have a monopoly on trailers?  Let’s mix things up and add some gaming trailers to Sci-Fi Short Friday.  Some of the coolest shorts/trailers have come during the release of popular games.  One of the most …

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Review: Primordia

Primordia

I spent (and still spend) a lot of time immersed in books and storytelling during the late 1980s and early 1990s, so I naturally migrated to the burgeoning genre of adventure gaming, almost exclusively on the personal computer. I adored this …

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The 120 Sided Die

120 Sided Die

What’s the largest number of sides you can have on a die without it 1) becoming the size that makes it cumbersome to use, and 2) prevents it from rolling forever due to it approaching the shape of a sphere, …

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Retro Review: Dungeons & Dragons

The look on their faces is exactly how I felt while watching Dungeons & Dragons back in 2000. Part of me was smirking in disgust, another part of me was screaming in frustration. [Original publication: Dec 8, 2000]

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Augmented Reality Is In Your Future

Microsoft HoloLens

Augmented reality is in your future.  It is.  You just don’t know it yet. What was science fiction 20, 10, even 5 years ago is quickly becoming reality.  Maybe not as an inexpensive and accessible consumer product, but as a …

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