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[REVIEW] Unrest

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on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | By Jason Hernandez

A fantasy story unfolding in the often passed over setting of Ancient India, Pyrodactyl’s Unrest is an intriguing adventure that forces you to make decisions that will dramatically transform the characters and their world for better or worse… Or so, that is what I want to say. While proving themselves to have a talent for storytelling and world-building, Unrest...

[NEWS] Newbee Crowned Winners Of The International 4

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on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 | By Rob Volker

Team Newbie have been declared the winners of this year’s International competition for Dota 2, which took place in Seattle over the last couple of weeks. The victorious team will be taking home $5 million out of a total prize pool of over $10 million, averaging out to about $1 million per player excluding coaches and any other members of the faculty behind the team. The...

[FEATURE] inFamous Second Son Left Me Disappointed

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on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

A little over a week ago, some of the writers here at HSR got together and tried something new.  Meeting up via a Google Hangout, we discussed our picks for the best games of 2014 so far.  Mine was Infamous Second Son, the newest in Sucker Punch Studios’ Infamous series. I’ve had quite the experience with Second Son.  This game was THE reason I bought a PS4....

[FEATURE] Destiny Diaries Part II: Come Die With Me

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on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 | By Ian Childs

I’m a non-FPS player who finds myself in the Destiny Beta thanks to a friend at Activision, so have decided to keep a diary of my experience. In Part I I discovered I am a coward who doesn’t like being shot at, which can be a problem in games like this. Nevertheless I summoned up the courage to return to the fray… I logged back in to find my character faithfully...

[FILM REVIEW] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 | By Tom Acres

2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a fantastic beginning to a thoughtful re-imagining of a beloved series, but it was also a film that promised a sequel drenched in melancholia. Genetically modified apes had broken out of their cells, humans had begun to be infected by a deadly virus, friendships had been torn apart across both species, and the relationship between...

[FEATURE] Retro Reviews: Kirby’s Dream Land

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on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

As I type this review, I’m on a family vacation of sorts.  Due to these circumstances I’ve been separated from my PS4, PS3, and slew of older game consoles.  To make sure I don’t suffer a relapse, I took the time to pack my Game Boy Advance SP and a few games.  Super Mario World, Metroid Fusion, Pokémon Blue, and Kirby’s Dream Land. After playing...

[FEATURE] Destiny Diaries Part I: The Prelude

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on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 | By Ian Childs

I was only five minutes into Destiny when I remembered why I stopped playing First Person Shooters. I was walking down a dark corridor, not entirely sure where I was meant to be going, when all of a sudden I noticed something scurry across my path in the distance. Mere moments later, they were shooting at me. They were actually trying to kill me. So I hid and hoped they’d...

[FEATURE] Desert Island Games – Sean’s Games

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on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 | By Sean Duffy

Welcome to Desert Island Games. The premise is a simple one: You are to be abandoned on a desert island with nowhere to live except for a luxury villa that happens to be equipped with solar power, an unlimited usage high-speed internet connection, and every gaming device ever created. However, you are only allowed to take five games with you. Choose wisely as they will be your...

[REVIEW] MouseCraft

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on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 | By Joshua Lawrence

Tetris, a well established title in gaming history, and Lemmings, another commonly known title, in one game could be either a disaster or a great success. MouseCraft is just such a game, and you wouldn’t be judged for not having heard of it, but maybe you should think about picking it up. The premise of the game is that Schrödinger, a crazy cat scientist, is struggling...

[FEATURE] The Future of DLC and Rating Systems

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on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 | By Bryan Dull

I have never been one to complain about downloadable content. I understand the problem that people have with it in terms of the perception that exists that you’re not getting the full game in the box on day one, but 80% of the time, those same people go and buy the eventual DLC regardless. Publishers and developers know that and will continue on with this model as long...

[FEATURE] Football: The HSR Review

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on Sun, Jul 13, 2014 | By Abishek Rolands

Football is a live action role-playing game spin-off to Konami’s 1995 International Superstar Soccer. Since its inception, it has become incredibly popular and has almost become a household name. Some people even play it professionally and have become celebrities, much like Starcraft players in South Korea. The game is played between two teams of usually between five to...