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The Most Heartbreaking Romances In Gaming

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Everyone’s Valentine’s gaming lists feature some kind of “the greatest romances” list but you know what? True romance is as short as life itself, and because of that I’ll be looking at the most heartbreaking romances in gaming. You know, the ones where one of the characters dies, or their romance is cut short because of circumstances beyond their control.

Once upon a time, interactive love stories and romances could only be found in awkward Japanese dating sims and hard-to-find JRPG’s. Nowadays, almost every game tells its own version of romance. From Jim Raynor’s short fling with Sarah Kerrigan in Starcraft, Max and Mona’s dangerous pairing in Max Payne 2, and even Sonic’s awkward, yet sweet relationship with Elise in Sonic The Hedgehog (2006), gamers of all ages are able to empathize with even the most stoic/boring characters *Cough* Cloud or Squall in Final Fantasy *Cough* since romance is something that we all have experienced. But you’re not here for the lovey-dovey stuff, you’re here for the stunningly effective, heartbreaking romances that prove the words “happily ever after” is a crock of bull.

Great romances are as short as life itself, and these next couples did the best they could and loved as much as they could with the time that they had together. All end in tragedy, yet in that tragedy did they find true romance.

Let’s start the list shall we?

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Top Five Most Anticipated PS3 Games of 2013

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After a relatively quiet year for big releases in 2012, Sony is looking to bring the PS3 to the forefront this year with a cadre of high-quality, third-party releases as well as introduce their newest/biggest new IP to the marketplace. From fighting games, to first person shooters, to open-world games, PS3 fans can look forward to a big year stacked full of amazing games.

And with that, let us get into our top five most anticipated PS3 games of 2013. Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Most Anticipated Xbox 360 Games of 2013

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The Xbox 360 had another awesome year in 2012. Not only did the system sport excellent third-party releases like Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, and Spec Ops: The Line in it’s arsenal, it also blew people away with a plethora of exclusive AAA titles that showcased the Xbox 360′s horsepower. Games like The Witcher 2, Forza Horizon, and HALO 4 looked absolutely amazing on HDTV’s. Oh and let’s not forget that Xbox Live Arcade showcased a great number of quality downloadable titles that included the million-selling Minecraft, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, and the incredibly addictive Trials Evolution.

And even though 2013 looks to be the final year before Microsoft announces/releases the oft-rumoured Xbox 720, Xbox fans can still look forward to another year full of amazing games. And with that, let us get into our top 5 most anticipated Xbox 360 games of 2013. Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Most Anticipated PS Vita Games of 2013

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Other than a strong launch, the PlayStation Vita struggled through most of 2012. Not only did the system not have a “Must-buy” title, it was competing with smartphones, tablets, and the Nintendo 3DS with its expensive $249 price tag. Thankfully, the Vita is looking to bounce back this year with a varied lineup of games (including a highly-anticipated first-party, first person shooter) and and new apps to keep gamers coming back to Sony’s flagship handheld.

With that, let’s begin our list of the top 5 most anticipated PS Vita games of 2013! Read the rest of this entry

Top Three Wii U Games Coming in 2013

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If you were lucky enough to have received a Wii U this holiday season, you’ll no doubt be busy getting to grips with one or more of the great Wii U games that were launched with the system back in November. But what about next year? What titles should you look out for that will make the most of Wii U and its GamePad?

Check out the top three Wii U Games you should look for in 2013 after the break. Read the rest of this entry

The Scariest PS3 Games Of All Time

 There haven’t been as many horror titles on the PlayStation 3 compared to its predecessor; I mean the PS2 had classics like Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, Fatal Frame Trilogy, and a few others.  To be honest, I actually had trouble thinking of games that truly scared me this generation aside from Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Siren: Blood Curse.

Anyway enough of my ramblings, I know your curious as to what these scariest titles are. Read on to find out. Read the rest of this entry

Top Five Anti-Heroes In Gaming

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Everyone loves playing badass characters. Especially badass characters with interesting personalities, stories, and unstoppable revenge on their minds. There’s nothing like a murdered wife, family, or just plain old bloodlust that players connect with to justify all the violence and the kills they perform in their favorite video games. The next five characters are considered good guys; yet when we look at their personalities, their adventures, and what they’ve done (so far), these men can be classified as evil, evil people. Definitely not the kind of people that we should be rooting for.

With that said, it still feels good to be bad doesn’t it?

Check out JTM Games’ list of the top five (evil) good guys after the break.

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Top Five Potential Warriors Orochi Character Crossovers

Kratos in a Warriors game? If Ryu Hayabusa can join, Kratos can too.

If you were developing the next Warriors Orochi title, which iconic game characters would you like to crossover to your game?

Warriors Orochi 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is a hack and slash game that combines Tecmo-Koei’s Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. The game features over 120+ characters; all coming with unique movesets, voice acting, and multiple costumes. Whilst already a crossover game itself, it hasn’t stopped the developers from including some really cool guest character appearances.

Characters from other franchises like Ryu Hayabusa and Ayane (Ninja Gaiden/Dead Or Alive), Joan of Arc (BladeStorm: The Hundred Years War), Achilles (Warriors: Legends of Troy), and Nemea (Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll) all showed up and joined the fight against the dangerous Hydra.

This got me thinking, what other characters from different games or franchises would fit into the world of Warriors Orochi (Orochiverse)? I looked at characters whose movesets, special powers, and penchant for hacking and slashing through waves of enemies to see if they could potentially fit into the game’s ever-growing universe. Let’s get the list started shall we? Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 PSN Games That Should Be Ported To PlayStation Vita

Top 5 PSN Games That Should Be Ported To PlayStation Vita

So you’ve bought a brand new PlayStation Vita. You’ve also finished UnchartedMGS HD CollectionUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and all those fantastic Vita games available now.

So what else is there to play?

While currently not playable on the handheld, there are hundreds of PSN-exclusive games that I think would find a great home in the PlayStation Vita. Games that have otherwise been overlooked on the PS3 might get a new lease on life on Sony’s sleek handheld. These PSN games would definitely bolster the Vita’s lineup.

But before we start the list, here are some honorable mentions:

  • The PixelJunk Franchise
  • Siren: Blood Curse
  • Joe Danger
  • Rochard
  • Costume Quest
  • Flow/Flower

These are the PSN games that we would love to be ported onto the PS Vita. Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Most Anticipated PlayStation Vita Games Of 2012

Top 5 Most Anticipated PlayStation Vita Games Of 2012

During it’s release, the PlayStation Vita had (what many called) the most diverse line-up of launch games in the history of system launches. Unfortunately for the last few months, new releases have slowed down to a trickle and it looks like it there won’t be very many big releases until later this year. The good news is when the games do release, they’ll be of top quality; be they indie or AAA experiences. From Sound Shapes, to Call of Duty, to Assassin’s Creed, the Vita will be home to games that players will be excited for later this year.

But before we start the list, here are some honorable mentions:

  • Persona 4 Golden
  • DUST 514
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted

Now then, why don’t we get on with the list? These are our top 5 most anticipated PlayStation Vita games of 2012.

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