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    10 Tactical RPGs You May Not Have Heard Of, But Are Actually Pretty Decent

    Turn-Based Tactical RPGs, or Simulation RPGs as dubbed in Japan, is my favourite video game genre, no questions asked. There is just something about methodically ruining an opponent’s army without the stress that comes with the genre’s Real Time counterparts. The 90s saw the genre’s establishing fathers: Shining Force, Fire Emblem, Front Mission, Final Fantasy […]

  • Books
    Fan fiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 4

    Glowing jewels ran down the corridor, the plasma strikes the distant approaching invaders. “Fire in the hole” shouts a marine. The screeching grenade arched through the air and decimates a horde of aliens approaching from behind. Major Sargent Martinez was providing intel to Admiral Frost over a ultra frequency transmitter. “Mobility has been impaired. Our […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Martinez and his squad marched through the corridor after passing the air-lock, arriving at the entrance to Alpha Labs. The corridor was undergoing maintenance, it had bare panelling and conduits left hanging open, a step ladder and a pair of toolboxes lay upon the floor. Sergeant Martinez taps a universal control panel on […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 2

    Chapter II The data storage vault was a spacious chamber that was divided by two levels. The upper level held tall mainframes for storing data, the lower level had two rows of long computer stations, flanking a spacious work table with six thrones set around it, several data sheets, a few styluses, and some coffee […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction – DooM: The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 1

    Chapter I After launching away from the Deimos moon base, the small escape pod sailed along the orbit of the red planet, a small metallic sliver in the dark vastness of space. On board, some of UAC’s top-level researchers watch as Deimos disappears before their eyes. Empty space crawled along the craterous surface, enveloping meter […]

  • Games
    RPG Round Up : Alpha Protocol & Binary Domain

    RPG’s have always been a staple of video games so it’s no surprise that all companies at some point try their hand at one with varying results. We all know the big names; Mass effect, Fallout, the Elder Scrolls, the Witch, Fable, etc. What we might miss though are some of the smaller titles that […]

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    Fighting the Street Fighter stereotypes

    2009 marked the North American console release of Street Fighter IV. It also marked the time when the game’s Lead Producer, Yoshinoro Ono, surprised Canadian fans by appearing at Toronto’s Fan Expo. Street Fighter, the series that popularized the notion of the “World Warriors”, had been absent in the video game market the prior eight […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 13

    Chapter XIII – Devil in the Dark From there they only met some light resistance, soon they made it to the structure. It was a writhing blob of orange and red flesh, the discoloration of veins protruded lightly from below its surface. Surrounding it was a moat of bubbling blood (or what looked like it), […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 12

    Chapter XII – Hell’s Keep The marine fell through the portal, spinning head over foot through thin strands of throbbing energy. He fell through an alien sky toward an unknown world, a large circle was below. An invisible force oriented him and guided him gently to the ground in the centre of the circle, Hell […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 11

    Chapter XI – The Ultimate Experiment On the scorched Earth below, the marine makes his way through armies of aliens, slowly making his way to their stronghold. Along his way were mountains of stinking, maggot infested corpses of humans, aliens and animals. The closer he got, the more of the grotesque growths he encountered. He […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction – DooM – Ultimate Experiment, chapter 10

    Chapter X – Lunar Monolith The Moon colony sat in a large crater below a black starry sky, sunlight beamed against a large black monolith. UAC headquarters. The large, black building had long, wide slits in its surface that served as windows, the UAC logo was lightly etched against the surface of the building. Dr. […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 9

    Chapter IX – Untested Hardware The gravity weapon rolled to a stop twenty-five yards from the Cyber-demons. The weapon sprouted two metal arms and plunged them into the dried soil, anchoring itself; it then spun open, revealing thin metallic prongs surrounding knotted tubes of red liquid. The prongs began spinning around the liquid as they […]

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