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Amazing Games Aren’t Always Perfect and That’s O.K.

Video Games Aren't Perfect and That's O.K. Every now and then you see goofy things in really good games.

That’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes those moments can cause you to spray pop through your nose as you laugh out loud – or not. Other times it just takes you out of the experience.

These two games have some odd moments.

1. In Skyrim, giants wander the land and drag along deadly clubs to beat things to death.

You’d think that club would flatten you into a pancake. But sometimes the clubs send creatures hurtling into the air and flying far across the world.

I have to wonder: was this giant club thing meant as a joke? Maybe Bethesda thought their game could use a bit more humour and threw this in for a laugh. Skyrim is a kind of serious sword and sandal game. I mean, it has it’s own dragon language!

Sounds a bit funny doesn’t it? Well, that’s just only one of the strange things in this otherwise excellent game.

2. Uncharted 3

Naughty Dog makes games that look like you could play them on the silver screen. They did it again with Uncharted 3. The camera angles and set-pieces are worthy of Hollywood. How could the game get any better?

Well, Drake’s death scenes could use a little work. When he dies, everything – surprise – gets somber, but Drake’s corpse tends to fly and his limbs flail wildly. This goofy sight doesn’t really fit a game that looks as good as a blockbuster action movie.

What other amazing games have weird problems that mar your good time?

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Three Video Games That Hated Me and Nearly Killed Consoles

Three Video Games That Hated Me and Nearly Killed ConsolesHave you ever popped a game into your console only to watch the console spit it out? Well, I’ve kinda had that problem. Maybe you have too.

Calm down for a minute, stop seeing red, and read about three games that nearly killed consoles. Continue reading

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Skyrim Has Really Got a Hold on Me: I Got It Bad

Skyrim has really got a hold on meOn my 19th birthday, I got a shiny new Xbox 360. But what on earth was I going to play? I embarked on a journey to find a fun game.

I thought The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would rock my world. But my friend saw things a bit differently.“Don’t buy that game,” said Kevin. It takes hundreds of hours to play. It will eat up your life.” “Yeah, you’re probably right,” I replied.

Then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out, and I tried to resist it. I thought Skyrim, a lengthy game, would just eat up my time too. No video game could be worth one hundred hours of my life, right? Well, I can’t stop thinking about Skyrim.

I looked past Skyrim’s nerdy frame and fell in love with its inner beauty. The game reached out, grabbed me and begged me to explore it. I mean, I just stood in awe at the majestic mammoths that moved across Skyrim at a snail’s pace.

It doesn’t matter if the game is nerdy. Skyrim is just too hard to resist!

Now, if only I had the time to waste more time.

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How I Learned to Stop Moping About Skyrim and Love Amalur

Amalur and SkyrimNot long ago, I bought Skyrim for PS3 and a wave of excitement crashed over me as I brought it home. Then I found out that Skyrim on PS3 was a train wreck. I was heart broken.

What was I going to play in the meantime? I needed something to fill the gaming void in my life.

That’s when Kingdom’s of Amalur: Reckoning jumped off the web page I was reading and slapped me across the face. Continue reading

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