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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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...
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Milk it for all it’s worth

The video game developer Square Enix has decided to give one of its best franchises another chance at bringing in sales. This week gamers were honored with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy...
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There is a video game for everyone

This week Local Gamers would like to spread the love of video games to those who may not know about video games or do not know where to begin. We have put together a brief list of video games for anyone to be able to jump right in. It is an understatement in 2014 to say that...
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Space Ninjas play free!

I love new ideas, especially in video games. The entire (most of it, I’m looking at you Activision) industry of video gaming thrives on new ideas. This week we take a look at Digital Extremes’ game; Warframe. While it is still in its open-beta format, the game offers tons of fun...
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Free games on the fly.

Today’s options on how we can play games for free has always been limited for console gamers. We can borrow our friend’s games and… That’s all. There is currently another option, for a limited time of course. The online company GameFly has been in business for quite some...
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Can you fight the monsters in the dark?

I pose a question to you: What is your reaction when a hoard of terrifying mutants resembling a cross between a rat and an ape chases you down a tunnel? Yeah, I had no idea what mine would be going into Metro 2033. I picked the game up on a Steam sale about a year after it came...
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Not your grandpa’s typical shooter, maybe your great-grandpa.

It’s hard to believe that the PS3, Xbox, and Wii have been around for over five years. It is harder to believe that each system boasts more than 700 games for each platform. So it is easy to overlook a great game or two and I am here to help. For PlayStation gamers, you should go...
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If Now could come sooner.

If you didn’t think having multiple PlayStation devices was enough, you will soon have the ability to play certain games across all those platforms. Well, at least most of them. Sony has debuted what they call PlayStation Now, to be released later this year. At first it may seem...
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Steam Machine?

Oh Valve, how you toy with us. Promises of bigger and better things are something we expect from you, namely because you always hold up your end. Except a few instances -cough- (Half Life 3) -cough- but who’s keeping score? What is Valve? Good question, and I have an answer, GO...
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Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt.

These are some of the first words you hear in Irrational Game’s latest addition to the critically acclaimed Bioshock series. Bioshock Infinite is set in the high flying city of Columbia, the game throws you headlong into its story without so much as a, “Would you kindly?” The...
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Shooting is apparently popular.

Christmas has come and gone, and a lot of homes have new games sitting in their entertainment collection. During the holidays I visited a couple friends and experienced Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts for the first time. For readers who don’t know, these are first person...
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Buy 100 games, spend around $30.

If you haven’t already made the leap into Steam, well, I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you. Steam is powered by Valve who started with Half-Life®, a famous first-person, sci-fi shooter game that won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few “Best Game Ever” awards and...
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Who doesn’t like free games?

This week’s bargaining crown goes to the Playstation Plus membership. First of all, I know you have to pay for it but the benefits easily out way the costs. With a Playstation Plus membership, you receive major discounts and free games on a regular basis. Unless you have major...
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Rock, paper, Mario?

With all the frantic talk about the next generation games coming out, we tend to forget about some heavy hitters from recent years. Not too long ago I decided to play some older games for my Playstation 3 and Wii console. I was throughly impressed. Now I want to emphasize to my...
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Exploding goblins and magical tomfoolery.

We’ve all played games that have magic in them, maybe even spell casting. But I have never played a game like the top-down scroller by Arrowhead Game Studios known as Magicka. Don’t let the name make you think this is some high-flying fantasy of dragons and ogres and stern-faced...
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Get a head start on 2014 game releases.

Welcome to this week’s fun filled adventure of video game consoles! Well Christmas is right around the corner, and we have seen pretty much every 2013 game released already. So I wanted to get a head start on next years console releases. As a big Playstation fan, I am looking...
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Mechs and Jet-packs, what could be better?

I’m a hard core First-Person Shooter fan, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve played so many FPS games I’ve lost count. Rarely though, do I get as excited as I am now for a new FPS game. When I look at shooters I tend to lean towards original gameplay and stylings. While I have played...