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Halo: Combat Evolved
Posted by Billy
Posted on 28 February, 2016 at 3:43PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Halo: Combat Evolved

There isn't exactly a clear line of separation between "classic" and "modern" shooters, but if I had to choose one, it would be 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved. (Other people would probably choose Half Life). In any case, Halo clearly marks the beginning of the popularity of the so-callled "military shooter." Before this point, it was mostly about being a lone fighter, fending off countless enemies. But now suddenly, you're a part of a larger fighting force, a military. Again as I said, there is no clear line of separation, so this game definitely still holds onto some shooter staples of the past. However, the things it brought to the table have stayed with the genre (especially on consoles) into today. If you are into console FPS, this game should mean a lot to you. Basically, Halo picked up the torch where Perfect Dark, another influential console shooter, left off.

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President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Passed Away
Posted by GamersTavern
Posted on 12 July, 2015 at 7:05PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Passed Away

President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, passed away on July 11.

I've known about the guy since before he became Nintendo's president, back when he was a programmer at HAL Laboratory, through reading issues of Nintendo Power. I still remember being surprised when he was crowned president, because it seemed like such an unexpected thing at the time, for someone at his position to ascend to the top so quickly. Being that I've been playing HAL's games ever since I was a kid, Iwata's

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Half Life in 20:41
Posted by Billy
Posted on 14 April, 2014 at 00:25AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Half Life in 20:41

I really like watching speedruns. It's really cool to see the sort of tricks and glitches people have come up with to get through the game faster. Recently this speed run of Half-Life was released, and its pretty cool. I'll note that this is a multi-segment run, by a group of people (you can see the current runner's name down at the bottom). So, its not a straight run-through, but its still pretty cool. Check it out.