Player Profile: Maranda Carvell

Today we welcome fellow community gamer and a long-time supporter of Lasting First Impressions, Maranda Carvell to our Player Profile questionnaire.  Maranda is a mother of 4 wonderful children, and a woman of many talents.  ...
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All the World’s a Stage

Lasting First Impressions of Black Knight Sword Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture  |  Published by D3Publisher » Black Knight Sword, from the crazy minds of Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, is an exercise in the absol...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 9

The One with the Extended Cut » This is it. The last of the single digit episodes. Welcome to the OMG! Hour in which we talk about the new Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC. Is it worth going back to? Is Sony preparing for a fut...
by TheOMGHour
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Looking Ahead at 2013

A new year is upon us and it is this time that everyone looks ahead to what gaming will bring us next.  Last year’s games are behind us, they’ve received their Game of the Year nominations and wins, but that’s all histor...
by Sean
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Reliving the Nightmare

Lasting First Impressions of The War of the Worlds from Paramount Digital Entertainment Last week saw the release of Paramount Digital Entertainment’s The War of the Worlds, a side-scrolling run-for-your-life action game ...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 34

The One with the Anticipation Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of 2013! Maranda joins Jeff and Sean once again to discuss all the games we’re looking forward to in 2013.  We also take some time to talk abo...
by Sean
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Solid Summer Fun

Lasting First Impressions of Dungeon Siege III from Obsidian. Dungeon Siege III is the franchise’s first time on consoles, and they did a good job bringing the Diablo-style gameplay to a controller.  It’s an Ac...
by Maranda
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Return of the King

Lasting First Impressions of RAGE from id Software id Software has been out of the spotlight for some years now with their last developed title, Doom 3, having been released in 2004. While John Carmack, the father of Doom and Q...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 33

The One with the GOTY Countdown, Part III » It’s the Finale of our 3-part series counting down to the OMG! Hour 2012 Game of the Year.  In this episode Sean and Jeff are joined by Maranda to discuss their picks for the ...
by Sean
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Go West, Young Man

Lasting First Impressions of Wild West Town from Clipwire Games Facebook was, once upon a time, just a place to reconnect with friends, old and new.  Over the years, however, it has become much more than just a place to ke...
by Sean
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Healthy Gaming Diary: Week 4

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Dear Diary, Today began another new Kinect fitness program developed in association with The Biggest Loser trainer, Jillian Michaels.  With such success behind her name, you’d think that Jillian Mic...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 35

The One with the New Guy » There’s lots of news to discuss this week as CES in Las Vegas is over with. Steam Boxes, and Microsoft’s new “Holodeck” tech demo make the rounds as well as updates on the THQ...
by Sean
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The Long Road Ahead

Lasting First Impressions of Lego Lord of the Rings Developed by TT Games  |  Published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment » I love Lego. If you were to visit my home you would see my epic 5200 piece Millennium Fal...
by Sean
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Soundproof

Lasting First Impressions of The Truth from Brian Melo Those of you who know me understand that I love music. My Dad is a wonderful vocalist, I am a singer (I...
by Sean
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Treading Water

Lasting First Impressions of “Hydrophobia” from Dark Energy Digital I was first introduced to Hydrophobia at PAX East in March, 2010. Although I did not play the game, I was intrigued by what I saw and it quickly ma...
by Sean
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Doing Things Differently

Personal Reflections of Guild Wars 2 » The gaming industry is ripe full of MMORPG games and it seems that everywhere you turn, another studio is working on yet another MMO.  Both Free-to-Play and Pay-to-Play models exist and ...
by Sean
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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

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Our Final Take 4 / 5 - Very Good
by John
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 26

The One with the Can’t Hear You Song » Besides talking about what we’ve been playing this week: HAWKEN, Guild Wars 2 (Jeff hit level 80. Ding!), NFS: Most Wanted, and Assassin’s Creed III, we also discuss these q...
by TheOMGHour
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God of War: Ascension

Developed by Santa Monica Studio » Lasting First Impressions he God of War series is a bit of a Game of Shame for me; I have all the games, but I’ve never played them through.  I briefly played the original game but ne...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: episode 23

The One with the Space Cadet » Just when we thought we had our timing correct, we still went over an hour.  Having a couple of great interviews will do that.  More Project Play interviews come your way this week, including P...
by TheOMGHour
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Reef Shot

Developed by Nano Games Lasting First Impressions » It’s not very often one finds a fully-realized, 3D environment game that has no weapons, no combat, and no enemies whatsoever.  A game that one can sit down and actua...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 21

The One with the Missing Host » Something is missing here.  A host is missing, to be more specific.  As much as we all love our great hobby of gaming, sometimes Real Life needs to take precedence and that’s what happen...
by TheOMGHour
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An All-Star Brawl

Lasting First Impressions of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Developed by SuperBot Entertainment  |  Published by Sony Computer Entertainment » Personally I think PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a game that’s lo...
by Diana
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The End of an Era

Lasting First Impressions of Gears of War 3 from Epic Games Back in 2006, a little known title hit the shores of an unsuspecting XBOX360 audience.  It was a new IP and a new contender in an already saturated market of shooter ...
by Sean
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Heavy Metal

Lasting First Impressions of Hawken Developed by Adhesive Games » War. War never changes. With an over saturation of FPS games pouring in every year since the COD revolution, it is very difficult finding titles in this genre t...
by Omar
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 22

The One with the Revolution » Jeff returns as co-host again this week and we discuss the orginal and upcoming XCOM game as well as some Holiday titles that Sean saw at Sony’s Holiday Event this week including Injustice: ...
by TheOMGHour
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Return to Ground Zero

Lasting First Impressions of [PROTOTYPE 2] from Activision Released in 2009, Radical Entertainment’s original Prototype went on to become the top selling game on the Xbox 360 in June of that year and has sold over 2.1 million...
by Sean
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Healthy Gaming Diary: Week 2

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Dear Diary, It’s the beginning of week 2.  I guess I’m really doing this, aren’t I?  While it’s only been a week, I actually felt that I ‘needed’ to do a workout tonight.  Since last we...
by Sean
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Stay Out of the Light

Lasting First Impressions of The Darkness II from Digital Extremes Taking over from where Starbreeze Studios left off 5 years ago with the original The Darkness, Digital Extremes brings us the next evolution of first person sho...
by Sean
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

Lasting First Impressions When one speaks of the Assassin’s Creed series of games, one usually thinks of cutting edge 3D game engines and photo realistic graphics paired with a huge open world sandbox of a game.  Well, throw...
by Sean
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