Replay – Condemned: Criminal Origins

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Replay – Condemned: Criminal Origins

Your first thought is likely "That's a beautiful, green eyeball." Your next thought is probably "Is she wearing a chain around her face to hide a hideously disfigured nose?" If we're reading your mind as well as we think we are, your third thought is "Wait. Is this a horror game? Goodness gracious, that is scary!" We've played Condemned: Criminal Origins to completion, and can confidently say all of your thoughts are spot on.

Condemned is a first-person survival horror game for Xbox 360 that mixes crime scene investigations with disturbing hunts for serial killers. Shadows dance, footsteps echo over head, and you may even see a dead bird or two as you try to piece crimes together. In this week's Replay we play through the first two levels of this Xbox 360 launch title by Monolith. The team's previous work on delivering scares in the F.E.A.R. series pays off handsomely in Condemned. The game gets under your skin and scares you when you least expect it.

In our second segment we travel back to the Sega Genesis for a look at a game few people have seen. There's good reason why this relic has been lost to history.

Top Of The Table – Games To Play With Your Valentine

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Top Of The Table – Games To Play With Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and that likely means a crowded restaurant and overpriced flowers may be on the horizon for many of us. But if you and your partner prefer a quiet and romantic evening at home, you could do a lot worse than laughing and smiling across the tabletop for at least part of your evening. 

The games below are great picks for couples looking to mix their love for one another with an enthusiasm for great game design, humor, and good conversation. I’ve tried to make a point to include games that fit different styles of play. Maybe you’re both dedicated gamers looking for a new shared game. Or perhaps you’re a non-gamer, and you want to give a gift to your gaming partner that shows you’re interested in their hobby. No matter the situation, I hope you can find something fun to share with each other below.

I’m posting this story ahead of the holiday, in case you’d like to purchase and work one or more of these games into your plans. But even if these don’t fit into your Valentine’s Day plans,  all these suggestions are all excellent options to enjoy with that special someone on any day of the year.

Spoiled – Resident Evil VII: Biohazard With Capcom's Tim Turi

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Spoiled – Resident Evil VII: Biohazard With Capcom's Tim Turi

We've talked a lot about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard since its launch, but always with the caveat that we wouldn't reveal spoilers. That's not the case for this video.

The word is in the headline, but that doesn't mean we can't offer another warning: this video is full of Resident Evil 7 spoilers. Andrew Reiner, Javy Gwaltney, and I are joined by former GI editor and now Capcom employee Tim Turi, who has been the world's biggest Resident Evil fan since he was 11 years old. We discuss the ending, its importance to the wider Resident Evil universe, and that one very cool puzzle room.

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Spoiled – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Spoiled – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

We've talked a lot about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard since its launch, but always with the caveat that we wouldn't reveal spoilers. That's not the case for this video.

The word is in the headline, but that doesn't mean we can't offer another warning: this video is full of Resident Evil 7 spoilers. Andrew Reiner, Javy Gwaltney, and I are joined by former GI editor and now Capcom employee Tim Turi, who has been the world's biggest Resident Evil fan since he was 11 years old. We discuss the ending, its importance to the wider Resident Evil universe, and that one very cool puzzle room.

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Everything You Need To Know About Fire Emblem Heroes

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Everything You Need To Know About Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes is latest the mobile game to be published by Nintendo, as well as the first Fire Emblem title to be released since the publisher revealed its rather aggressive expansion plans for the series last month. Is it worth your time if you’re a Fire Emblem fan? What if you're a newcomer to the series?

Let’s chat about it.

What’s a Fire Emblem?Fire Emblem is a long-running strategy RPG series that’s been around since 1990, though the series didn’t make it stateside until 2003. The games rely on fantastical tropes, often having you play as a group of knights and do-gooders trying to retake a kingdom or overthrow corrupt rulers. The series has a reputation for being among Nintendo’s most hardcore games thanks to its merciless approach to difficulty.

We're Live Streaming Nioh Right Now

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We're Live Streaming Nioh Right Now

We're live right now! Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez by going to Twitch or Youtube, or by using the embedded video below.

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At 2 PM CT, join Daniel Tack and some special guest editors as we take on dark action RPG Nioh. We'll be battling Yokai, summoning Guardian Spirits, and answering your questions about the game!

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 2, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 2, 2017)

We're a month into 2017 with little to show for it in terms of new releases. Fear not, however; from a headset review to video game pets worth owning, Blog Herding still has your content hunger covered.

Community Blogs For January 26 – February 1:

The Miraculous Path to the Super Bowl for my Player in Madden 17 (Part 3 – The Super Bowl) I don't play many sports games, but like Refle I have led my very own player to the promised land. Just not the Super Bowl; I'm talking the English Premier League crown and Champions League glory. Like our blogger, I revel in the highs and lows of the title charge, and creating my own story.

How To Play Nioh

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How To Play Nioh

Team Ninja's dark action/RPG has a ton of moving parts and mechanics. Learning all of the complex systems behind the swing of a katana or the heft of an axe can be intimidating, so we're here to drop some knowledge if you're looking for it. This video does not contain any minor or major spoilers, outside of certain features that may need to be unlocked at various points in the game.

Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez on a guided tour through all the menus, shops, and systems that make up the core of Nioh in this video feature.

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Watch Us Beat Nioh's Final Boss

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Watch Us Beat Nioh's Final Boss

Nioh is a game featuring tons of content, with around 20 main missions and countless sub-missions to explore. Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez on a trip through the game's final stage and a battle with the epic final boss in this video.

Warning: There are massive spoilers in this video as well as additional spoilers discussed in video commentary, so please be sure you're okay with that before watching.

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Watch Us Play Nioh Tomorrow

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Watch Us Play Nioh Tomorrow

At 2 PM CT tomorrow, join Daniel Tack and some special guest editors as we take on dark action RPG Nioh. We'll be battling Yokai, summoning Guardian Spirits, and answering your questions about the game!

While some bosses and environments will be spoiled, we're going to play around critical story elements and won't be showing any cutscenes or explicit story content.

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch on Thursday, or just tune in using the embedded video below.