The Wake Weekly’s video gaming column featuring individuals who work closely with the local impact of the gaming world. We cover PC games (personal computer videogames) and gaming consoles (videogames that connect to your television).

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A never-ending fantasy

I am excited this week to talk about a popular game that has already left its mark in gaming forever. The title I am referring to is Final Fantasy 14 for PlayStation 3, PC and, just recently the PlayStation 4. For starters, the Final Fantasy franchise is essentially a genre of...
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A whole new kind of hack and slash

This week I want to talk about a game that has already won or been nominated for a combined 173 pre-release awards since its unveiling in 2012. I’ve been excited to see this game gradually release more information and the absolute storm of attention it has gained because of its...

There is always something new

As a gamer, I am always looking forward to the next game that will capture my interest, whether it’s a big budget AAA game like Battlefield 4, or an independently created gem like Sanctum 2. To do this, I try to stay on top of information and news on upcoming releases, or...
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A great gaming resource to read

The dynamic duo of Local Gamers enjoy staying current with all the latest trends in gaming. We also keep up with television shows, comics and movies. Some of our readers have asked where we go to get information on all of these topics. My personal favorite is IGN, formerly known...
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Embark on a free quest

With a name as crazy as The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, you expect loony jokes and comical combat. Well, you guessed right. The theme to this game is your most honorable quest for, well, epic loot and the side effects to its pursuit. You start out as a nobody, a lowly “hero” who...
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A club worth joining

In this day and age, many companies offer rewards to purchasers of their products. Nintendo is no exception. One of the oldest developers of video games continues to try new things and to please its customers. Outside of creating actual video games, the most recent development is...
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Being normal is overrated

by Gordon Coleman This week I want to show some love for Xbox 360 fans by finding a game that I feel has been overlooked in the past couple of years. This hidden gem is called Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, which is an Xbox 360 exclusive title. Nuts & Bolts is th...
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Want to build a spaceship?

by David Allen When gaming I’ve found that it’s really great to have a good group of friends, whether I know them in real life, or met them in-game. It makes your gaming experience all the more enjoyable, and sometimes they show you games you hadn’t been aware...
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Channeling adolescent road rage

At times, driving can invoke anger in even the most patient of people. Playing video games can be a safe way to relieve that built-up tension. The racing genre in particular is a common way to work out that frustration. If you have a Nintendo Wii U, then I have a title worth...

Which side will you choose?

This week I’m going to talk about a game that falls into a genre that consoles never get to play, and that is the Massively-Multiplayer-Online-Role-Playing-Game. Otherwise known as a MMOPRG, the genre boasts some of the largest fan bases in gaming. This week we will be talking...
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Stand by for Titanfall

Riddle me this, who on earth doesn’t like battle mechs? No one, I tell you. With that being said, we’re revisiting Titanfall because after playing it on release day, I was blown away and had to give you guys an update. If you’re an oldschool fan who enjoyed the fast paced...
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A legend worth living

My friend on the opposite side of this article will be promoting Titanfall this week, but I would like to remind readers that it is rated Mature for players 17 and older. The game is also only available for PC and Xbox One. Now if you don’t care for Titanfall or don’t fit the...
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Playing games may increase your lifespan

Throughout the past couple of decades, many people have discussed and researched the effect of video games on humans. I believe that it is possible that playing video games can actually help a person live longer. It may seem like a bold statement to say that gaming could help...

Do video games lead to violence?

As anyone who watches the news knows, video games have been the center of debates and arguments since they became widespread. One of the biggest issues is the believed influence they have on young adults, mainly an increase in violence and aggression. I would like to point out...
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Class warfare offers much fun

Few things in life smell quite as fulfilling as thousands of rounds of ammunition being spent, and the piles of shells gathering at your feet. This and so much more will be waiting for you in the battleground between Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League...
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Save money when buying games

Having an interest in video games is considered a hobby for most people. This includes dedicated gamers because only a few people in the world receive compensation for playing video games. With this in mind, it becomes more difficult to pay for everything we would want as a...
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Future revolution for humans.

Recently, I had the opportunity to play some older games due to the snowy weather we have had. One of these games was Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. Originally released in 2011, Dues Ex: Human Revolution is an action role playing video game that...
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Always shut your doors

Video games in general put you in the shoes of the good guy, or at the very least a semi-morally conscious anti-hero. But all of that goody-two-shoes mentality gets thrown out the window when someone threatens to steal a hard hour’s work of farming materials in Rust. The game is...
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Evolve, are you a man, or the beast?

I love a good single-player campaign, with the engaging storyline and developing characters. It really hits the spot. But sometimes, you just need to sit back and game with some friends. Games like that are quite popular, but few are as legendary as the Left 4 Dead series. The...
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Solid year for Metal Gear

For quite some time I have been excited about the newest Metal Gear Solid coming out. Later this year, we will have the honor of playing Metal Gear Solid V, which is an open world action-adventure stealth video game currently in development for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox...