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A Healthier Alternative To Energy Drinks

Watch any pro E-Sports stream and you’ll likely see banners, patches, advertisements and out-right sponsorship by Red Bull and Monster. I have drank my fair share of energy drinks, and what nerd worth his dice didn’t spend weekends downing liters of Mountain Dew during all night Dungeons and Dragons sessions? Over the past year the […]

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No Video Game Country for Old Men

I noticed something funny yesterday. I signed into Xbox Live like I normally do, but about 2/3 of my friends list was signed in as well. Over the last 2-3 years, I can’t ever remember seeing more than three or four friends online at any given time. I went to see what everyone was doing. […]

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Growing Up Geek: The Year That Changed My Life

In this installment of Growing Up Geek, Jared takes a look back at the video games that changed his perception of the medium forever. Also, he pines over Morgan Webb. A lot.

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Critical Preview: Gotham City Impostors

We have a hands-on look at the new class-based FPS from Monolith Studios. Pipe bombs, roller skates, and half-naked Joker chicks abound!

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Critical Preview: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

In case you aren’t familiar with the upcoming title from 38 Studios and Electronic Arts, here’s what you need to know about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The game is the collaborative work of the dream team of Ken Rolston (lead designer of Morrowind and Oblivion), R.A. Salvatore (fantasy author responsible for titles such as the […]

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Let’s Learn Together // Magic: The Gathering

In our first Let’s Learn Together article, Jared walks you through a few of the key rules of deck building and getting started playing what is considered the granddaddy of all collectible card games. If you’re new to the hobby, or have been thinking about dipping your toes in the mana pool, maybe this will give you a head start on your fellow noobs.

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This Week at Work 12-09-11

Jared What I’m Playing: I’m still waiting for the Skyrim 1.3 patch to hit Xbox 360. It was released on Steam earlier this week, so it’s only a matter of time. I genuinely feel bad for PS3 owners who are waiting for their Skyrim fix, because it seems like it’s going to take a long […]

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FUS RO CRASH: Skyrim patch 1.2 breaks the game

I think those of us who are playing Skyrim here at The Critical Table are all under the same general opinion that, while a tremendously fun and amazing game, The Elder Scrolls V is a glitchy, buggy mess. The newest patch, which released earlier in the week, was supposed to address some of the more […]

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Critical Review: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game. I’m not sure how I feel about Ubisoft cranking out a new game on a yearly basis. Part of me, the part that is in love with the plot and the characters in that universe, is ecstatic every time a new game is announced. The other, more rational part […]

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Mario Land 3D: Plumbers Put in Perspective

I have been a Mario fan my whole life. I clearly remember the first time I saw him scuttle across a TV screen when I was five, have been hooked ever since. I remember when Mario Bros. 3 was revealed to American audiences through the Fred Savage film, The Wizard. I remember seeing a picture […]