Archive for: June 2013

5 Points In Support of Used Games

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  This piece is a response, of sorts, to this video by The Cynical Brit (as if there is any other kind, right?). The Cliff Bleszinski linked to it in this blog post, as a self-explanatory, factual elaboration on the evils of used games, by simply saying: “Watch this video, and then come back.” We did watch […]

6 Pieces of Suspiciously Familiar Video Game Music

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    Video game music is its’ own genre, wouldn’t you say? It’s always had a rather unique sound and mood, usually only fit for video games (as awesome as it is, you rarely see anyone moshing to Sonic 2 soundtrack, for example). Even outside of the NES/Genesis era, there is just something about the […]

E3 2013 Conferences. Microsoft vs Sony

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We’ve all waited for exactly a year and survived through a freaking apocalypse to get here, the end of June 10th, 2013. Arguably, the part of E3 we all give a crap about the most (let’s be honest) is over and there it’s time to try and make sense of it all. Well, not it […]

Exploring the Gaming Atlas or What’s Next for Old Settings

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By Ben Watkins, a first time contributor for AlienLion.com ____________ If you consider how many video games have been made in the history of the whole wide world, you’d expect a certain level of repetition, when it comes to the backdrop. Our options are obviously limited in general, but some genres require certain check-boxes to […]

3 Compromises Microsoft Must Make If The Rumors Are True

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  In terms of importance, most of the Xbox One features that were announced at the May 21st unveiling paled in comparison to whatever was implied at the event or right after. Really, as far as a ‘grand reveal of a next generation technology” goes, the bullet points were rather underwhelming: there was the TV thingamajig, which […]