How the First 15 Minutes of Half-Life 2 Establishes Mechanics and Story

How the First 15 Minutes of Half-Life 2 Establishes Mechanics and Story

Much like in the cinematic world, the first 15 minutes are crucial for establishing the rules, tone, and story of video games. This video analyzes one of the pinnacles of gaming: Half-Life 2 and how it effectively uses the initial moments of the game to teach the player about the mechanics...

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Portal 2 – Selfie

Portal 2 – Selfie

Valve is known for the silent protagonists and we truly enjoy and appreciate these characters who never appear to speak for themselves. Although separated from society, Chell still manages to keep up with popular culture and has snapped her own selfie, courtesy of Aperture Science’s Portal technology.

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Mirror’s Edge – A Fantastical World of Color

Mirror’s Edge – A Fantastical World of Color

Mirror’s Edge remains one of my favorite games which breaks from the endless fps ‘kill everything on screen’ drudgery that the endless Call of Duty or Battlefield titles bring us every year. A refreshing break from the mindless shooters, Mirror’s Edge really allows us to explorer the 3d environment from...

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Battlefield 4 – For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

Battlefield 4 – For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

During one particularly long gaming session in Battlefield I encountered an unusual graphics glitch. Suddenly my skies began to appear as though they were rocks. It was disorienting and evoked a claustrophobic reaction from me. It was almost as if I were in a cave.

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Battlefield 3 – Partly Sunny With a Chance of Bulletstorms

Battlefield 3 – Partly Sunny With a Chance of Bulletstorms

I stopped for a few minutes to enjoy the weather before the bulletstorm began and all hell broke loose.

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Battlefield 3 – Spaceship Easter Egg

Battlefield 3 – Spaceship Easter Egg

With the Endgame DLC for Battlefield 3 a spaceship Easter Egg has been spotted on the map Operation Riverside.

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Battlefield 3 – Hiding places

Battlefield 3 – Hiding places

Sometimes players can find the most interesting places to camp.

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Battlefield 3 – Bright Green Graphics Glitch

Battlefield 3 – Bright Green Graphics Glitch

While playing Battlefield 3 I encountered a couple odd graphics glitches which resulted in bright green textures. In the first image part of the mountain started glowing green. In the second picture down below all the trees on the outer edge of the map glowed green.  

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