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Middle Earth: Shadow of War Looks Epic and Ambitious

Back in 2014, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was my favorite game of the year. While it is true that Shadow of Mordor borrowed heavily from other titles such as Assassin’s Creed and the Arkham series. What made this game special, however, was the original and unique Nemesis System, which has yet to be recreated by other studios. Monolith Productions knows how well this system worked, and is ...[Read More]

Mass Effect in Retrospect

Full disclosure, I am going to spoil the crap out of the entire Mass Effect franchise to date. If you’re not cool with that, I can totally understand that. Here’s the TL;DR though, I love Mass Effect like some people love Shakespeare. It’s probably the most important piece of art that I have ever experienced.

Blending Genres – A Study of Dragon Quest Builders

With how varied the medium of video games can be, there’s an interesting phenomenon that occurs when games combine established genres to make something unique. Video game genres are often fuzzy at best, especially when considering the literal definition of the role-playing game genre can be used to describe 99% of the industry if you stretch a bit. Experimental use of combining genre tropes and me...[Read More]

The Two Moments That Brought Me Into Gaming. What Are Yours?

Recently was my birthday. Having just turned 29, I began thinking of a piece to write that looks back and honors my history in gaming. My thoughts first went to figuring out why I love games so much, and it became quite clear as to what I wanted to write about. I wanted to go back to the beginning and reflect on the first two real moments and games that started me down a road I still walk today. T...[Read More]

Dirty Gaming Secrets: Gaming Classics I Missed Playing

Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tetris; These are games that if you haven’t played, you aren’t considered a “gamer”. At least, that’s what some people want you to think. There are those games that are considered to be the “holy grail” of video games, and for one reason or the other you may have not had the pleasure of experiencing s...[Read More]

Legion’s Chapter 2 Hits The Brakes And Sets Up What’s To Come

FULL SPOILERS FOR LEGION: CHAPTER 2!!! Legion’s second episode hit the breaks after last week’s brilliant first episode. That’s not to say it had bad pacing, as it did a good job of moving the story along. Opening the episode with a haunting but melodic cover of Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere,” we see David now being transported to Summerland by Syd and the oth...[Read More]

FX’s Legion is a Brilliant Step Forward For Comic Book TV Shows

For those of you who didn’t know, FX has started a new TV series called Legion. Legion is based on the X-Men character of the same name. Legion, whose real name is David Charles Haller, was a character created by writers Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz in the 1980s. Not sure if this is really spoiling anything in the show, but David is the son of Professor Xavier and in the comics is kn...[Read More]

GameStop Continues to Baffle Us

Like many game journalists and personalities, I’ve spent some time working the brick and mortar stores of GameStop. It was one of my favorite retail jobs and I’ve made a lot of good friends by working there. There were a steady stream of new orders from the top of the chain for new ways to increase profits, often resulting in complaints by those being asked to do them. Anyone who can u...[Read More]

Are You A Modder Looking For Cash?

Are you a modder, game designer, or artist who enjoyed the game SUPERHOT?  Would you like to display your talents to the world and possibly win some prizes in the #MAKEITSUPERHOT competition?  Hosted by Mod DB, the #MAKEITSUPERHOT competition will start today and run through February 26th. The campaign is open to all creators and is broken down into two categories; Games & Mods and Arts & ...[Read More]

Gray or Neon Nintendo Switch?

Sitting back and watching the plethora of details roll in about arguably one of the biggest video game launches in the past few years is exciting from the angle of a journalist. More so as I count down the hours to order one for myself, with even more hype as I think about taking the Nintendo Switch with me to PAX East in March. So now the question lies, do I pick the Gray or Neon Nintendo Switch?

Top 10 Most Anticipated PS4 Games

At the end of 2016 I found myself, along with over 6 million others, actually able to update my gaming setup with a PS4. So as a new PS4 owner I finally have my eye on what’s to come for the system. The system has plenty of games that I am especially stoked for. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated PS4 games as of January 2017!

The Best Games of 2016

2016 has been a year of ups and downs. Luckily for those into games, it has been mostly positive, with some of the most anticipated titles finally releasing and some surprises along the way. Here at Marooners’ Rock, we’ve been bringing some great content all year long. We’ve covered some awesome events like PAX East and got to spread the word of some underdog hits.

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