Some Knights

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Some feel the calling of greatness – a little dazzle that perks up in their lives one day, positioning them as “something more” instead of separating themselves into “something other”. Others are left with nothing more than a sense of culpability that they must be great in order to even justify their existence. It was Knights of the Old Republic that presented the gaming audience with an alternative option:

What if you did something great simply because you were caught in the crossfire?

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Save Game Review: Deadpool

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“In every moment of Deadpool, you know that High Moon has endeavoured to embrace the diverse facets of this character. Whether villain, anti-hero or fourth-wall-demolitions-expert, the character’s verbose tendencies had to translate from the comics to the video game. However, this also required High Moon Studios to translate two aspects of the Merc with the Mouth that are controversial, both in this game and in general – playful violence and gore, and male superiority.”

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Save Game Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

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“I know that the Nintendo 3DS boasts a wide range of bells and whistles, but I still strongly believe that these simple press-and-play platformers are a portable console’s bread and butter.”

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Save Game Review: Injustice Gods Among Us

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“Remember when fighting games would unceremoniously pin a lineup of diverse characters to the selection screen and a competitive dynamic would occur as if by divine inspiration? Zangief might have had an interesting back story, but see how if I mash this button really quickly you don’t have an opportunity to get up and therefore I win? The shift could be providing options for single players, but also foreshadow that game developers and gamers are taking more moral accountability for the violence that they engage with.”

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