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Author Archives: Twyst
Today in BEST NEWS: Rumor has it Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at DICE, the EA subsidiary that developed the first game. ngMoco‘s Ben Cousins tweeted as much this week, and he is a former executive producer at DICE, … Continue reading
To say that I have pinned all my hopes and dreams on OVERSTRIKE from Insomniac Games is probably an understatement. Overall, I wasn’t really WOW’d by anything new at this year’s E3. I am excited for Uncharted 3 and Mass Effect … Continue reading
The fantastic news that Beyond Good and Evil will be released in HD (in 2011) hit the internets today. Kirk Hamilton of Gamer Melodico got a bit of a hands-on at the Ubisoft’s Digital Day press event. Being the excitable … Continue reading
As a space adventurer, and saviour of the galaxy with a new game spinning in the drive, I was happy. More Mass Effect! Getting back to being Ophelia Shepard! I HAVE WAITED SO LONG!! A few hours into the game, … Continue reading
Twyst, Gunthera1, elenielstorm, and Brinstar look at playable men in games: The latest fad seems to be asking why there are no playable male characters in video games. We reached out to a few developers to get their thoughts on … Continue reading
After I graduated from York University with an Honours double major in Psychology and Communications, I didn’t have a job lined up. I ended up working at IBM in their IBM4YOU department, which meant that i took the calls that … Continue reading