The Floor is Jelly Review

The Floor is Jelly

Developer: Ian Synder
Publisher: Same Dude
Released on May 30, 2014

Imagine a world where everything is made of jello, a delectable dessert that never stops jiggling. It sounds like a pipe dream, but not in this game! The Floor is Jelly features hours of amusement in a series of environments purely crafted from jello: the walls are thick and bouncy, the water appears solid but flowing, and the platforms exhibit a fluid motion which defies Newtonian physics.

Genre: Indie 2-D Platformer

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Half-Minute Hero Review

Half-Minute Hero

Developer: Opus
Publisher: Marvelous
Released on Sep 17, 2012

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy is the fastest RPG on the planet in which the hero must save the world in 30 seconds. Noire the dark magician is up to his old tricks again, traveling across the land to teach the Spell of Destruction to others, converting them into Evil Lords in the process. As the one true hero, the fate of the world rests in your hands.

Genre: Action RPG

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BioShock Infinite Review

BioShock Infinite

Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: 2K
Released on Mar 25, 2013

Bioshock Infinite is a game featuring a custom combat system, and a plot told from the POV of disgraced anti-hero, Booker DeWitt, a man who has resigned to put the past behind him after rejecting a baptism for his war crimes. He is instructed by the Luteces to go rescue Elizabeth, a strange girl trapped inside a flying city, in exchange for wiping away his mounting debts.

Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Review

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games
Publisher: Same Guys
Released on May 13, 2014

Dynasty Warriors is an ongoing series of hack and slash games derived from historical text dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The story is based on Records of the Three Kingdoms, with many volumes describing the war efforts of the lords, military generals, and nobles of that era. Dynasty Warriors 8 returns, expanding upon story mode by adding new characters and hypothetical scenarios to the game.

Genre: Action/Hack & Slash

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Video Game Terminology

I’ve made this list to show my readers the real meaning behind terms and abbreviations commonly used in Video Game Speak of which I’ve come across from lurking in the gaming forums. Some of these overlap with internet slang, funny memes, and chatspeak.

So the next time you join a multiplayer game, you’ll know what your teammates or other players are saying. It saves you the trouble of looking up unfamiliar jargon whenever you watch a Let’s Play, consult a player’s guide, or read an article by gaming journalists.

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