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).

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...

Don’t judge a game by its trailer

Local Gamers by David Allen As I mentioned in last week’s article, 2014 has been a glorious year for PC gaming. Not only have we gotten a ton of games, but Steam has once again revamped itself to better reach its market. Game-streaming, music, and broadcasting have all been...

It’s time to face reality

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am going to play devil’s advocate and talk about my disappointment with Destiny, the first-person shooter that was released on all major consoles a few months ago. Yes, I am referring to the game that has broken records and is highly respected in...

Vote for chance to win $100 gift card

Vote at: WakeWeekly.com/LocalGamersVote Local Gamers by David Allen and Gordon Coleman Yes, that is correct, we are going to give a lucky someone a $100.00 gift card to Gamestop for voting in this year’s Local Gamers Video Game Awards. We have carefully put together a list of our...

What to buy a gamer

Can you believe that another year has flown by? Well it’s that time again and we at Local Gamers want to help out all the Christmas shoppers in what to get for the gamer in your household. The biggest commercial hitters are the consoles. Currently Sony PlayStation 4 is...

Holiday gaming

Christmastime is a great chance to get deals on games, and bring some gaming cheer to a friend or family member. The only catch is finding a game that you know they will like. Video game gifts can be tricky. You have to know what’s popular, but also what is inside the game. You...

A land full of adventure

Local Gamers by David Allen The Far Cry series has done an amazing job of recreating itself as a vibrant open-world shooter full of superbly crafted environments, instead of the bland and unimpressive designs of first two games. I have all three of the current Far Cry games, and...

A new twist to an old recipe

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it is time for another Call of Duty. This year we are welcomed to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The Call of Duty franchise is known...

Local student minds his craft

Local Gamers by David Allen This week I want to shine the spotlight on a local gamer and high school student, 17-year old Alexander Peck of Wake Forest, who has made a name for himself in the Minecraft community using his creativity. Utilizing something called Bukkit Plugins, he...

Something more serious

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman Almost everyone in the gaming community has heard of Final Fantasy VII at some point in their lives. And that same group has their own opinions about said video game. I can’t help but think about my experience with this all-time classic and how it...

Find your Destiny

Local Gamers by David Allen This week is a bit unique for Local Gamers. My counterpart Gordon Coleman and his console-centered columns will be absent as he is off enjoying a vacation. To try and make up for his absence I will be writing a longer column about a game we’ve both...

What will you make in space?

While I’ve written about them in the past, building games are not my forte. They are, however, a friend of mine’s obsession of sorts. So I wasn’t surprised when he invited me to play another construction sandbox game. It’s called Space Engineers, and it’s...
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Team up to sneak around

by Gordon Coleman Next month will be the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, marking the fifth entry in the award-winning series. Assassin’s Creed is the story about a brotherhood of assassins that devote their lives to protecting the safety of...
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Treasure hunting on a whole ‘nother level

by David Allen I’ve been able to write about nearly all of my favorite games, but one has been sorely missed from the line-up and that is Borderlands. More importantly, there is a new edition to the lineup this week (called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!) that I am super-excited to...

You are the bump in the night

Local Gamers — David Allen I like stabbing things. Let me rephrase that before my editor comes over here. I like stabbing things in video games. I’m a huge medieval weapons geek and I love melee games that have lots of hand-to-hand combat and the like. I also have a huge love for...

A legendary crossover

Local Gamers — Gordon Coleman I have been wanting the Nintendo Wii U to come out with more exclusive titles. I understand for some gamers, this is a sensitive subject. The Wii U has a list of Grade-A games currently on the market but they are not appealing to a larger crowd....
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Lost in translation

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As I take a walk down memory lane, I remember the struggle it was to play imported Japanese video games on the original Sony PlayStation. Starting from the beginning, during the years of the first PlayStation, video games were produced mostly in...
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Making friends and training dragons

Local Gamers by David Allen During high school I had a few good friends. I wasn’t much of a socialite, you might say. I played lots of sports and generally had a really active lifestyle. But one of my favorite things to do was play video games with a friend of mine named Maxx....
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Robot battle royale

Whenever someone brings up the conversation about shooters, most people jump to Call of Duty and Battlefield. Unfortunately in America, not a lot is known about the shooting video games that are brought from overseas. One of these hidden gems is Armored Core V for Playstation 3...
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Warfare on a colossal scale

I got on a real-time strategy game spree over the past few months, so more often than not I could be found sending forth my squads of troops in small scale battles compared to the real thing. So when my good friend Casey started playing with me things got crazy. We tried a number...