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Challenging Conventions 7: Taking Stock of Mass Effect 2

Challenging Conventions is a biweekly column by Jeffrey Matulef that discusses the conventions of games design, whether regards the games that subscribe to these conventions…

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Challenging Conventions 6: The Likeable, Mass-Murdering Hero

Challenging Conventions is a biweekly column by Jeffrey Matulef that discusses the conventions of games design, whether regards the games that subscribe to these conventions…

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Challenging Conventions 5: Zelda Steams Along by not Veering off the Tracks

At this column’s moniker would imply, I usually focus on a particular aspect of a game’s design and how it challenges design conventions. Not this…

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Challenging Conventions 4: Shattered Memories – A Silent Hill Story in Pictures

This week marks the release of one of the strangest games to come out of a major studio in quite a long time: Konami’s and…

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Challenging Conventions 3: Unlimited, Unpredictable & Uncharted

In the last edition of Challenging Conventions, I wrote about a game that mixed and matched genres questionably. This time I’m talking about a game…

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Challenging Conventions 2: The Enigma of Brutal Legend, the RTS.

What do you get when you mix real-time strategy, hack-and-slash action, role-playing game-style leveling, and spell casting? The answer is Brütal Legend, a game seemingly…

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