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Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Lasting First Impressions After more than 80 hours in the world of last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, all I wanted was more content for the game.  Freedom Cry, the stand alone story of Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, was good but it just didn’t fill that void left when I completed everything there […]

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The OMG! Hour: Episode 127

The One with the Speech Impediment It’s all Jeff’s fault.  We started recording a lot later than we normally do and it become quite evident as the show goes on.  After a full 24 hours of gaming last week for Extra Life, Sean goes through the games he played and gives us his personal review of Insomniac Games’ […]

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

At one point in the time, the fighting genre wasn’t very crowded. Either you loved Street Fighter, or you didn’t. There were a few other contenders, but there wasn’t a whole lot of choice. Today, it’s a completely different story. Not only are there great stand-alone fighters, but the crossovers and mashups are coming out […]

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Skylanders Trap Team

Lasting First Impressions Get your wallets ready because the fourth title from the wonderfully innovative franchise, Skylanders, has arrived in stores.  Taking their turn with the Skylanders franchise, developer Beenox returns with Skylanders Trap Team and, along with them, a whole new way to play the game.  This year, we have a brand new portal, […]

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

It is becoming more apparent lately, that we see new games surface that don’t hold our hands with a tutorial; Rust or DayZ to name just a couple.  The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is no exception to this reemerging way of immersing the player.  The game even begins with the warning, “This game is a narrative experience that […]


 
 
 

 
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Diesel Punk Justice

Lasting First Impressions of Sine Mora from Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality In this day and age of the ever popular First Person Shooter, where every new games seems to feel it needs to be next best FPS, Grasshopper...
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The Real Deal

Lasting First Impressions of Rocksmith from Ubisoft It was quite a while ago that I learned of Ubisoft’s plan to introduce their own entry into the music game genre.  It was right around the time that Activistion put the...
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The Call of the Dragonborn

Lasting First Impressions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks I think it goes without saying that any open world RPG from Bethesda is going to be revered and will be popular with many, many people.  With the...
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Summer of Arcade: Week Five

Lasting First Impressions of Toy Soldiers: Cold War from Signal Studios In 2010, Signal Studios released their first XBLA game, Toy Soldiers, to much fan response.  Personally, I couldn’t get into the game and I was ...
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You’ve Got an Hour to Impress Me

Welcome. Thanks for dropping by. I hope I have your undivided attention. Well, at least for the next little while. Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a sci-fi fan, a tech geek, and a gamer and I have been most...
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Discover Your Legacy

Lasting First Impressions of Assassin’s Creed Revelations from Ubisoft The original Assassin’s Creed, first released in 2007, was a title most agreed was very repetitive and, at the time, most would have said that i...
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The Bionic Man

Lasting First Impressions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from SquareEnix August 23rd, 2011 was a great day for gamers.  It was a highly anticipated day long in the waiting.  It was the release date for the SquareEnix published ...
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A Return to Roots

Lasting First Impressions of Ash from SRRN Games Classic games such as Final Fantasy, Ultima, Phantasy Star, and Dragon Quest forged the ever popular RPG genre laying the groundwork that would eventually bring us such modern hi...
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The Most Impressive AWARDS 2011 – Retail

A Look at the retail games that impressed us most in 2011 Well, this is it.  The end of 2011 and the completion of Lasting First Impressions’ first full year online.  It’s been a great year for both new IPs and se...
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Continuing the Tradition

Lasting First Impressions of "Fallout: New Vegas" from Bethesda Softworks In 2008, Bethesda presented the world with their vision of an alternative future in which a nuclear war devastated the Americas in the 1950s fo...
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Monkey Business

Lasting First Impressions of “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” from Namco Bandai It was just shortly before this game hit the market that I had even heard about it. It just sort of came out of no where and I had no id...
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You Talkin’ to Me?

Lasting First Impressions of “Mafia II” from 2K Games Having been advertised and hyped for months before its release, Mafia II just seemed to be yet another open world GTA style game. I bought GTA IV on launch day a...
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Summer of Arcade: Week Two

Lasting First Impressions of From Dust from Ubisoft Xbox Live Arcade’s second week of Summer of Arcade continues with another unique entry from the mind of legendary creator, Eric Chahi (Out of this World/Another World) c...
by Sean
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The OMG Hour Feature

The OMG! Hour: Episode 30

The One with Nintendo Killing Santa » Wow. Can you believe we’re at Episode 30 already? We can’t but we’re very thrilled that The OMG! Hour has come such a long way since we started this back in April.  We&#...
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Hero Worship

Lasting First Impressions of “Comic Jumper” from Twisted Pixel It started with The Maw.  Then came ‘Splosion Man.  Now, the crazy minds at Twisted Pixel bring us their latest platformer for XBLA, Comic Jumpe...
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