What’s A Secret Not Worth Sharing? Part 2: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Where, oh where, did we leave off? Something about collectibles, you say? Yes, yes, that sounds about right.

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What’s A Secret Not Worth Sharing? Part 1: A Discussion Of Easter Eggs, Collectibles, Mise-En-Scene, And Their Place In Video Games

What are Easter Eggs? What do they do? How do they function in games versus other media? How does the interactivity of collectibles make them more meaningful than the surrounding environment? Discussion-provoking non-answers and more inside.

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Demo Impressions: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

This week, Microsoft treated Xbox Live Gold subscribers to a gift: early access to demos for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and The Darkness II. Both games drop this February and, along with Syndicate and a Mass Effect 3 demo, it’s looking like we’re going to have a pretty good month for (video game) lovers.

I spent about an hour with each demo last night and here are my thoughts on the first.

[I will post my impressions on The Darkness II tomorrow.]

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12 Great Games In 2012

2011 may have been the biggest and best year for gaming, but 2012 is already shaping up to be a contender. Are you ready for the invasion?

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