Danl is a home-grown Minnesotan gamer, artist, and programmer. He loves rhythm games, RTS, and platformers. He loves building computers, too. His favorite games include Phoenix Wright, Dance Dance Revolution, and Katamari Damacy.
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E3 2011: Eyes-On with Metro: Last Light

Last year's Metro 2033 is generally regarded, I think, as a missed opportunity. It had a great world with an interesting back story and all the makings of a memorable game, but like many games designed in ...Read More

on June 19, 2011 6:22 PM
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E3 2011: Eyes-On with Skyrim

My very first E3 ended with a bang: Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the last game I saw this year. It was easily one of my most anticipated games of the show, so despite the ...Read More

on June 16, 2011 7:30 PM
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E3 2011: Hands-On with Kirby Wii

The Kirby series is easily among my favorite Nintendo franchises. I've been a die-hard fan ever since the very first Kirby's Dream Land on the GameBoy, and usually make an effort to check out everything with a ...Read More

on June 14, 2011 5:00 PM
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E3 2011: Hands-on with RAGE

Prior to E3, I hadn't really been keeping up with RAGE. I knew it was coming and had seen the trailers, but just knowing it was the next new IP from industry icons id Software and John ...Read More

on June 14, 2011 10:00 AM
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E3 2011: Hands-on with Driver: San Francisco

The fine folks at Ubisoft were gracious enough to give me ample hands-on time with one the central multiplayer modes in their upcoming Driver: San Francisco. It's basically a Tag mode; one player is "it" and is ...Read More

on June 13, 2011 8:30 PM
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E3 2011: Star Trek Demo Eyes-On

One of the few truly surprising announcements at this year's E3 was definitely Paramount's upcoming Star Trek, from developer Digital Extremes. Well, it isn't so much surprising that one of the biggest movies of 2012 is getting ...Read More

on June 10, 2011 9:05 AM
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E3 2011: Zelda: Skyward Sword Hands-On

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was easily one of my most anticipated titles going into E3 this year. They've got a brand new build and new content to show on the floor, so I dug in ...Read More

on June 9, 2011 10:00 PM
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Video Games Live E3 Show Sounds Amazeballs

There is so much cool stuff going down in LA next week, I'm beginning to think I'll need to clone myself just to I can experience it all. Adding to the already incredible lineup is a concert ...Read More

on May 28, 2011 3:00 PM
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Free Duke Nukem Soundboard App Gives Your Phone Balls of Steel

Well, Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever has officially hit THAT stage of its marketing campaign. But to its credit, this is definitely one of the cooler extremely transparent marketing ploys I've seen. It's a simple little soundboard app ...Read More

on May 28, 2011 1:00 PM
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Sega Announces House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut on PS3

There is a very long list of great games that didn't find the commercial success they deserved on the Wii, and House of the Dead: Overkill is one of them. It was praised by critics for being  ...Read More

on May 28, 2011 11:00 AM
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Sony, Rockstar Stumped by Overheating Issues

If you haven't been following this little exchange, let me bring you up to speed: Recently, many players of Rockstar's latest L.A. Noire have been complaining that their PlayStation 3 appears to be working overtime keeping ...Read More

on May 21, 2011 2:00 PM
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My Wizard Looks Like Goku: Magicka Nippon DLC, Cities in Motion: Tokyo Accounced

Paradox Interactive is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers. They put out some pretty bizarre games from time to time, but their willingness to take chances with their products is really refreshing these days. And not ...Read More

on May 21, 2011 1:00 PM
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iPad Gaming, Now with 400% More Suction Cups

Have you ever played a game on your iPad using its slick multitouch screen and thought, hey, this would be way better if there was less touch screen? Well, after questioning your choice of gaming platform, I ...Read More

on May 21, 2011 12:00 PM
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Now is Your Chance to Help Design Mega Man

Capcom is doing some seriously inventive things with the Mega Man Legends 3 development. Whether or not all those things are good is certainly up for debate, but you can't deny that they're inventive. Throughout development, they've ...Read More

on May 21, 2011 11:00 AM
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Seeing Health Bars IRL? Don’t Worry, it’s Just Game Transfer Phenomena

We're all hardcore gamers here, so I'm sure you know what it is, even if you've never heard the term Game Transfer Phenomena. It's what happens when you play a game for so long that you start ...Read More

on May 16, 2011 12:00 PM
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What I’m Not Playing This Week: Artgames Edition

Okay, so here's a little back story: I'm currently about two weeks away from graduating from college with a double major in Art and Computer Science. The past week or so has revolved entirely around the finishing ...Read More

on May 15, 2011 6:30 PM
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Head Scratcher: Hyperkin Making a Wii HDMI Cable

In a move that probably takes this week's "Why Would You Do That" award, hardware manufacturer Hyperkin has announced that it will be producing an HDMI cable for the Wii. It's being marketed as an alternative to ...Read More

on May 15, 2011 3:00 PM
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LEGO and Pirates are a Match Made in the Caribbean

True story: I didn't actually know there was another movie in this series coming out until this trailer pointed it out. Shows you how current I like to stay with the film industry. Man, though, what's the ...Read More

on May 14, 2011 6:00 PM
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Terraria: Say Hello to Your Next Addiction

What if I told you a tiny indie team was going to be releasing a game that can be accurately described as a combination of Minecraft, Castlevania, and Zelda? Yeah, I'd be pretty incredulous, too, but that's ...Read More

on May 14, 2011 4:00 PM
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Child of Eden, Kongregate Create Project Eden: Experience the Music Contest

You know Kongregate, that site that you never want to have an open tab open for when your boss walks by? The one with all the surprisingly addictive free games on it? Well, they've partnered with Ubisoft ...Read More

on May 14, 2011 1:00 PM
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What’s Atari Showing at This Year’s E3? This Stuff

E3 is right around the corner folks, so it's time for the pubs to start telling you what you can look forward to seeing there. Atari sent along their lineup today, and it's looking pretty strong. First ...Read More

on May 14, 2011 11:00 AM
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From Dust Wants to Show You its Art

As both a fan of Art and a fan of quirky downloadable titles, this From Dust dev diary is extremely interesting to me. It's all about the artistic influences in the game, and shows off a lot ...Read More

on May 7, 2011 5:00 PM
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First Person Running and Jumping in Brink, IRL Compared in This Video

I didn't really even know that advanced free running capabilities were a major element of the upcoming Brink, but evidently you can do some pretty unnecessarily cool stuff in that game. And to prove it, they've teamed ...Read More

on May 7, 2011 4:00 PM
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What I’m Not Playing This Week: Thermal Grease Edition

Many of you know that I am an avid PC gamer. One of the reasons that I love the PC is as a platform is that it's completely under my control; when things don't work, I'm not ...Read More

on May 1, 2011 1:30 PM
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Red Faction: Armageddon Gets New Pre-Order Bonuses, Demo Soon

I'm still not sure how I feel about the now-rampant trend of awarding in-game items as retailer-exclusive pre-order items, but it appears as though it's here to stay. They don't actually factor into my purchasing decision in ...Read More

on April 30, 2011 6:30 PM
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Cave Story 3D Has Release Date, Screens, Box

I know we told you a little while ago that Cave Story 3D, NIS's upcoming 3DS port of the indie classic, had a logo. Reportedly, it was, in fact, a logo. Well, if you were worried that ...Read More

on April 30, 2011 12:30 PM
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This Driver: San Francisco Trailer Has More Story Than All of Fast Five

Hey weekend gang, we've got a pretty smangin' new trailer here to start off your Saturday. It's for Ubi's upcoming Driver: San Francisco, which evidently has some kind of weird 70's buddy-cop vibe running through it. That ...Read More

on April 30, 2011 11:30 AM
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No More DS Lites at GameStop

I've complained before that the number of samey-looking Nintendo handhelds being crammed into the same display case at retail was becoming something of a problem. Well, it looks like GameStop is taking the first step towards mitigating ...Read More

on April 23, 2011 1:30 PM
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Guild Wars 2’s Charr Overcome the Odds in This Featurette

The folks over at NCSoft have spent this week profiling one of the playable races in the upcoming Guild Wars 2: the fearsome Charr. They're a pretty foreboding group. As you'll see from the trailer after the ...Read More

on April 23, 2011 12:30 PM
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Five Things the Wii 2 Needs to Do to Succeed

We told you earlier this week about the rumored "Project Cafe", a mysterious new initiative from Nintendo. Assuming it's not a coffee maker, it looks as though the next home console and Wii follow-up is on its ...Read More

on April 23, 2011 11:30 AM