Games today have a problem. They will coddle you. The interface will tell you what to do, where to go, and how to get there. A map is given to players to show them exactly where they are and what they are doing at all times.  At times, it feels like us gamer's are watching events unfold, instead of unfolding them ourselves. It's with this that I am happy to report that Spelunky is a true homage to what gaming used to be.  A standout title in this man-baby ridden tutorial snooze fest.  Spelunky is a dirty, mischievous, and painstakingly difficult

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Fans of Magic: The Gathering will be pleased to know that Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast have teamed up once again to bring their latest offering of their continuing series, Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, available now on Xbox 360, PS3, Steam, and for the first time iOS. Previous games in the series have allowed players to get a feel for Magic in a set format, with themed decks and this is no exception. The new Magic game brings 10 new decks each with 30 cards to be unlocked. Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) 2013 is

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As per the California State Assembly and the Surfrider Foundation, today Wednesday, June 20 is International Surfing Day. Stating in a press release, Assmebly member Das Williams said, “I’d wake up, go surfing to start the day, take my shower at the beach showers and then step into society. At that time in my life is when I began to see the beach and our beautiful coastline as the great equalizer in the community – we can all enjoy it. That helped sure up my passion to fight to protect that equalizer.” Kelly Slater and Steph

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  Another year, another E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)has again left gamers wanting more. E3 has always been about showing what game publishers and developers have for the industry for the forthcoming year. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Electronic Arts may hold the press conferences for the whole world to see, but for some reason this year some of the best games of E3 were hidden on the show floor. Sony's focus on Wonderbook could have easily been spent showing off some of their great smaller titles such as Papo & Yo, or King's Quest, showing what the PSN has to offer. Microsoft

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  Lollipop Chainsaw is the newest game from the twisted minds of Suda 51 (No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned), and Hollywood director James Gunn (Dawn of the dead remake). You play as Juliet, a cute, ditsy, and anatomically correct high school cheerleader. Juliet is no ordinary cheerleader though, she comes from a family of zombie hunters, and knows how to kick some serious butt. On her 18th birthday, a serious zombie outbreak takes over, causing many casualties, including Juliet's boyfriend, Nick. Being the wacky world it is, Juliet decapitates her boyfriend before the infection takes over, performs some wacky ritual, and voila,

X Games Teaser Released for Team Hot Wheels Double Loop Attempt

X Games 18 is just about a week away and a trailer has been released teasing Team Hot Wheels attempt at the double loop. The event will feature renowned RallyCross competitor Tanner Foust and Hollywood stunt driver Greg Tracy, as they attempt to break a World Record for racing two vehicles through a six-story double vertical loop. The record-breaking stunt will be attempted on June 30th during X Games 2012 in Los Angeles. Check out the video! 1230

X-Games Returns to Los Angeles

Tickets are now on sale for the 18th annual edition of X Games. The highly competitive competition will again take place in downtown Los Angeles at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE for the Skateboard, BMX, Moto X and Rally Car events featuring more than 200 athletes competing for medals and prize money, June 28 – July 1. Two of the youngest atheletes to ever be invited, 11-year-olds phenom skateboarder, Jagger Eaton and Trey Wood have been invited to compete in this year's competition to participate in the monolithic MegaRamp during the Skateboard Big Air contest.