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New bundle offers Doom game classics

By Roy Herrera | October 16, 2012

As Halloween gets closer, TV channels are showing marathons of popular scary movies like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. While the movies are great and scary, they can’t provide a frightening experience like a video game can. Survivor...

New game provides endless customization, thrills

New game provides endless customization, thrills

By Tim Ashton | October 10, 2012

In October 2009, 2K Games released the sci-fi first-person-shooter (FPS) video game Borderlands. Borderlands later received four downloadable content packages which added new story, maps, weapons and opponents. Its sequel, Borderlands 2, was released...

Video games are just another example of our overreliance on the Internet

Video games are just another example of our overreliance on the Internet

By David Thomas | April 25, 2011

I believe video games have become too reliant on the Internet. Don't get me wrong; I love what Al Gore has invented, and what it has done for video games. Between online matchmaking, downloadable content (DLC) packs, chatting with friends and using online...

Frugality is tough for a gamer with GOTY

By David Thomas | September 6, 2010

The current generation of video game consoles has given us gamers a reason to celebrate: downloadable content (DLC).Once reserved for PC games as expansion packs or third-party mods, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 allows Internet-connected gamers to download...

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