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The Tech Deck archive for Jan. 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2014


MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2014


TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2014


How has 'Destiny' aged?

Slaughtering hordes of Hive this weekend in the Destiny expansion "The Dark Below, " I was confronted with a question that I could not easily answer. If I could go back to September and advise my former self, "Bill and Ted" style, whether to pick...

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MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2014


TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014

Rapid Strike new in box! (Andrew Smith)

How about Nerf guns?

In my semi-professional opinion: More offices need Nerf guns as a part of their operation procedures. It’s a fun community/team building past time! That is as long as people don’t get out of control.

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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014


Playing 'The Dark Below' in Bungie's 'Destiny'

The first expansion for Bungie's monster hit 'Destiny' has arrived for Playstation and Xbox gamers this week. While I've had precious little time to delve into the new missions, I'll be sharing my experience with gamers as I work to ultimately unlock the expansion's meatiest...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014



Dynamic Game of Zombies with Fred

How about Zombies?

The world falls dark as the power plant is overrun. You hear a helicopter in the distance. Get to it first and get out of here! The only thing stopping you is a horde of zombies and your crazed, probably bitten friends. Can you survive?

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MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

'GTAV' worth double-dipping?

Title: Grand Theft Auto V Genre: Open-world crime simulator Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 (also on Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, $59.99) Publisher: Rockstar Games Developer: Rockstar North Release Date: Nov. 18, 2014 (current-gen edition) Warning: This review discusses a game that is...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014

Next 'Street Fighter' a PS4/PC exclusive?

The Internet is abuzz this morning after Japanese developer Capcom posted a teaser trailer for Street Fighter V (apparently prematurely, since it has now been set to private on YouTube) that indicated the next installment in the massive franchise would be a Playstation 4 console...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014


My shelf of games (Andrew Smith)

What to play tonight?

Board games and tabletop games are fun boiled down to their basic components. In this blog we are here to figure out which games are packed full of good solid fun. Hope you enjoy my reviews and I look forward to hearing your responses.

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'Kings' of the old-school 

Title: Mercenary Kings Genre: Platform action/shoot ‘em up Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 ($8.99, also available on PC, Mac) Developer: Tribute Games Publisher: Tribute Games Release Date: March 25, 2014 I never poured quarters in a Neo/Geo machine for Metal Slug action in the 1990s....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

We're going to mars!

I don't know if you were paying attention to the Twitters this morning, but NASA started off the morning with an awesome announcement: We're sending humans to Mars! Watch our #JourneytoMars briefing live today at 12pm ET: http://t.co/6XtjOi1yJo #Orion pic.twitter.com/wrf89sn35A — NASA (@NASA) December 2,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

Tackling the Vault of Glass in 'Destiny'

Title: Destiny Genre: First-person “persistent online shooter” Platform Reviewed On: Playstation 4 Developer: Bungie Publisher: Activision Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014 I entered the Vault of Glass this weekend. And I did not survive. Playing the only Raid currently available for Destiny is a lot...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014

'Strider': Classic platforming made new

Title: Strider Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 (Digital-only, $14.99, also available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Developer: Double Helix Games Publisher: Capcom Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014 The last several years have seen a renaissance in the 2-D, action platformer genre. Updates to once-proud...

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