2013 in Video Gaming

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2013 was an interesting year in gaming. It saw the launch of two new consoles – three if you count the Ouya1. More and more independent titles came onto the market, many of them achieving a great deal of both critical and commercial success. There were more options than ever before for gamers, and there was no possible way I could play every single release I wanted to.

But I did manage to play enough games to compile a list of my 10 favourite games of 2013, along with some honourable and dishonourable mentions. Also, since I don’t currently own a console, all games on this list are PC games. Without further ado, let’s dive in. More

Game Review: Contrast

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This review assumes you have played the game, and as such, it contains spoilers. You’ve been warned!

Contrast is the kind of game that could have only been produced by an indie studio. It’s a brief, three-hour puzzle-platformer based around a novel mechanic, and it doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s charming, it has a fully-realized aesthetic, and barring a few bugs and some janky controls, it’s generally well put-together. More