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Timeless Advice for Surviving Power Outages

This is the Midwest. Storms happen. Every home should be stocked with an emergency kit, according to FEMA. Three gallons of water per person per day, shelf stable food, batteries, flashlights, etc. But once the power is out and won’t be back for hours, or even worse, DAYS, what is a gamer to do? As…

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80’s Arcades’ Resurgence In Chicago

Ms. Pac-Man suffers an untimely death at the hands of a blue-clad ghost, but A.J. Matthews doesn’t seem too upset by his failure to navigate the pellet-filled maze without smacking into a homicidal spectre. Instead, Matthews turns around and admires the glowing lights and bleeps and bloops that emanate from a couple dozen arcade machines…

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Mass Effect 3 Endings Changed

There really is power in numbers and BioWare’s decision to release new ending variations for Mass Effect 3 in response to a fan backlash is proof of it. Shortly after the game’s March release, the production company got slapped with a false advertising complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission when one disgruntled fan claimed the game’s…

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Hope for Underdog Game Makers–Temple Run

In the mobile game “Temple Run,” players make Indiana Jones-like characters run for as long as they can in a junglelike maze while scooping up golden coins as they’re being chased by a band of evil, screaming apes. Miss a turn or run into a tree and, poof, you’re dead. “Hard to run without a…

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32 Candles for Pac-Man

Pac-man—the iconic game and character that elevated video games from seedy arcades to national past time—is 32 years old. The Namco-developed creation, like many games of its era, features incredibly simple gameplay; you navigate Pac-Man through a maze with the goal of clearing the board of dots while simultaneously avoiding ghosts. It’s the type of…

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Trouble with Diablo III? “Not Me” Says Him

Many gamers have complained about Diablo III’s always-online design, and there have been tons of reports of gamers not able to log into Battle.net to play the game. Blizzard has even apologized for the issues. But with one exception, I haven’t had that problem. I’ve (Will Greenwald) been playing Diablo III for the last few days, and…

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See Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Trailer Here

The first trailer featuring actual gameplay for “Assassin’s Creed III” is here! It’s titled “Outsider” and it gives us some hint of the lead character’s motivations. There’s also lots of gory attacks on the redcoats and some slick-looking acrobatics. October cannot come soon enough. SEE IT HERE http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/games/bal-game-cache-friday-buffet-0511,0,3182770.story

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‘Diablo III,’ ‘Max Payne 3’ Out NOW

Fans across the country lined up at video game retailers late Thursday night to purchase copies of “Diablo III” for the PC and “Max Payne 3” for consoles in what has been a whirlwind 24 hours for gaming. With a combined 21-year absence since the “II/2” versions of “Diablo” and “Max Payne,” fans were eager…

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Female Pro Gamers

What is a pro gamer? Well, a pro gamer plays video games in competitions  FOR MONEY. A pro gamer relies on his or her gaming winnings as their main financial support. Anna Prosser is one of a growing number of women rising to the top of the pro gaming world. Prosser gained national attention last…

Q101 @ C2E2, Day One

Certainly one of Q101’s most arduous adventures into the wild, is the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). It’s quite a task to work one of these conventions, but Q101 balanced it all with a steady hand! Q101 found itself in Artist Alley, but look! We had a corner, which means more space. We did…

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