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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Captain the galaxy’s greatest warships

Local Gamers by David Allen Ever since we’ve seen them on the big screen, or read about them in books, games have had a love affair with games that allowed you to fly capital ships in space. Fractured Space is an online battle game that allows players to pilot massive ships, from...
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A familiar story told in a brand new way

Local Gamers by David Allen Taking me back to my younger days of playing side-scrolling games and melding ancient Greek art styles is Apotheon by Alientrap. Set in ancient Greece, you play as the character Nikandreos who partakes on a journey under the tutelage of Hera, wife of...
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How to build a better Orc trap

Local Gamers by David Allen Games that breathe hilarity and fun are a great distraction from work or stress. Lately, I’ve found myself looking for just such a game and found it in Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die! 1 and 2. You play as the War Mage, and you are tasked with...
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Catapult into creativity

Local Gamers by David Allen Do you have aspirations of laying siege to an enemy’s castle? Have you ever dreamed up crazy contraptions to attack your enemies or perhaps desired to utilize your engineering skills as a means of hilarious destruction? Then I have great news for you,...
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The weight of professional gaming

Local Gamers by David Allen A few weeks ago, I got a chance to sit down and talk to American professional gamer and Super Smash Bros. Melee champion Kevin Nanney.  His history with the game, his thoughts on the competitive scene of video games, what his approach to competing is...
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A grown-up gamer

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman My time here at Local Gamers is coming to a close and I want to share with you the impact gaming has had on my life. As a child, video games were being thrown around in the media quite often because no one knew the long term effects. I started...

Farewell fellow gamer

Local Gamers by David Allen All things come to an end, and gamers know this all to well as our favorite titles come to an end through finishing the gameplay or it being discontinued by publishers because of its age. Like these things, my fellow Local Gamers column writer Gordon...
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Another rendition of a classic

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman If someone told me 19 years ago that Resident Evil would be rereleased at least another  two times, then I would say the game deserved it. Easily one of the best titles in the franchise, the original Resident Evil was released in 1996 on the Sony...
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Is one style better than the other?

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As the gaming industry continues to grow, developers are making decisions that reflect how they feel about the direction the market is going. As an avid gamer, I have noticed certain trends in new video games that I want to share. Trying to choose...
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Don’t be blinded by the shiny

Local Gamers by David Allen Something that has permeated gaming culture, and seems to unavoidable at times is Downloadable Content or DLC for short. This term refers to an add-on to an already existing game. Be it new maps for a game like Call of Duty or an expansion like XCOM:...
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When imagination runs wild

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman When it comes to video games that are overlooked or underrated, a majority of them stem from independent download-only products. A great example is the Costume Quest series available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. This unique title is a...
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Teeth in the dark

Local Gamers by David Allen If you’re a die hard Shark Week fan or simply a lover of fresh gameplay ideas then look no further than Depth. Developed and released by indie company Digital Confectioners it pits divers against maneating sharks in a fight for survival. This...
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America in Satire

Local Gamers by David Allen I’ve been able to write about a number of famous franchises, but none have held such a high position of notoriety due to its infamous gameplay and ability to be a household name. I am, of course, talking about “Grand Theft Auto V” (GTAV), the latest...
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A modern knight in shining armor

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As promised in last week’s edition of Local Gamers, I will cover the highly anticipated “Batman: Arkham Knight” due to release June 2 of this year for PC, PlayStation and Xbox One. The upcoming action-adventure title developed by Rocksteady Studios...
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Playing both sides

Local Gamers by David Allen You might have heard me talk about it in the past, but the competitive scene in video games is growing larger by the second. We have huge companies and franchises pouring time and effort into making the Electronic Sports scene prosper, for example....
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The Dark Knight returns

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman Before you get your hopes up, I am not writing about Batman: Arkham Knight, which is next week’s topic. My headline refers to something much more friendly by the name of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Released November of last year to all major...
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High hopes for the future

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I have been a gamer for quite some time, roughly more than 20 years, and 2015 may be the year that I have the highest hopes for. There is a laundry list of titles expected to be released or have a potential date announced. Throughout 2014, many...
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Expectations and reality

Local Gamers by David Allen The coming year holds so much with regard to gaming: New operating systems, mediums and brand new games. From the new take on a monster hunter that is Evolve to the final chapter in many series like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. What I would like most of...

And the winners are …

Local Gamers Video Game Awards by David Allen and Gordon Coleman Our contest to see what games were the best of 2014 has come to a close. We asked readers to go online and vote for their top video games this year. Some categories have had shocking results, while others were no...
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What a nice surprise

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am excited for gaming in 2015 because of the many surprise announcements developers showcased throughout this year. Video game creators offered new games, unique gadgets and bold innovations. Nintendo typically leads in the wow factor. They refuse...