Ben Runnings

When not criticizing some obscure aspect of a game, Ben enjoys relaxing by playing in the infinite pool of Super Mario Maker. He was a Genesis kid growing up but Ocarina of Time made him realize how awesome gaming truly is. Hobbies include: continuing to learn Japanese, videogames (duh), reading (in Japanese and English), writing (also duh), and rock climbing. He is also a secret member of the PC gaming master race.

Fanatical Five | 5 Reasons Why a Nintendo Wii U Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift

Why should you pick up a Wii U this holiday season? It’s all about the games.

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Best Buy Black Friday Deals Revealed; They’re Deal-icious

The Best Buy Black Friday deals are now up for viewing. Can your wallet withstand them?

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Bayonetta 2 Review | Style and Substance

It’s not perfect and the nostalgia goggles are likely affecting my memories of the first game but Bayonetta 2 is still a great time and better than pretty much any other action game out there.

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Natural Doctrine Review | Understanding the Confusion

Natural Doctrine is a punishingly difficult strategy game but if you stick with it, you may just find it to be extremely rewarding.

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Gamescom 2014 | Tomb Raider, Exclusivity, and Why You Need to Get Over Yourself

Rise of the Tomb Raider is going to be an Xbox One exclusive and the internet imploded. But that’s not really the main issue…

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E3 2014 | Hands on With Super Smash Bros. for the Wii-U Left Us Hungry For More

One of the best games I played at E3 was Super Smash Bros. , without question. As a longtime fan that has put hundreds of hours into the …

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E3 2014 | Hands on With Bayonetta 2 And the Nintendo-Exclusive Features

Bayonetta was one of the best third person fighting games of our time. Bayonetta 2 looks to take this fast paced over the top action game …

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E3 2014 | Sega Missed the Mark With Sonic Boom, and That's a Shame

I grew up playing the Sonic games on Genesis so I look forward to every new entry in the series. This time around, I won’t …

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E3 2014 | Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King DLC is on the Right Track

Dark Souls 2 is getting a good amount of DLC and I got to experience the first bit of it firsthand.

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E3 2014 | Lords of the Fallen is Dark Souls But Grittier

Lords of the Fallen promises to take the essence of Dark Souls and make it into something more. I’m not sure if it has accomplished that …

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E3 2014 | Dying Light Delivers a Solid Zombie Survival RPG

Dying Light is not a Dead Island clone. It is what Dead Island should have been.

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E3 2014 | Nintendo's Long List of Playable Games on the Show Floor

Nintendo had a lot of games as this year’s E3 so here’s our recap of (almost) everything Nintendo had to play on the E3 show …

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E3 2014 | PlayStation’s Indie Highlights

These aren’t all the indie games Sony had on display at E3 2014 but they are some of the most notable or some that we …

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