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).

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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 leading in...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...