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Cosplay, Features
Cosplay Spotlight: Tribute to Zangief (Street Fighter)

Every year, I take a moment out of my day to think about how far cosplay has come and just how inspirational all these more…

Cosplay, Features
Cosplay Spotlight: Crimson Akali (League of Legends)

As someone who was bitten by the League of Legends bug months ago, I should have known that my sudden fascination with the more…

Events, Features, News
RipTen Does Wondercon 2012

Aw, did you miss out on this year’s Wondercon? That’s ok, you’re not alone. On March 16, Comic Con’s kid brother left San more…

Action, PC, PlayStation 3, Reviews, Role Playing Game, Xbox 360
RipTen Review: Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)

Imagine you create a galaxy, one you can hold in the palm of your hand, and it’s yours to shape, and define. You create life, more…

Features, Music
The Top Ten Epic Tracks in Game Music

Let me preface first by ensuring you that I do not intend to treat “epic” as a synonym for “best.” These are simply the ten more…

Editorials, Features
Attack of the Internet: Saving BioWare’s Jennifer Hepler

It began with a seemingly harmless admission: Jennifer Hepler said she didn’t particularly care for the game portion of video more…

Features, Hardware, MMO, PC, Reviews
RipTen Hardware Review: Razer SWTOR Gaming Mouse & Mouse Mat

If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, then The Old Republic was probably a no-brainer for you. Midnight launch pick up, right? more…

Hardware, Reviews
RipTen Revisits: Razer BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate Edition

Last December, I reviewed one of Razer’s BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate Edition keyboards. I experienced numerous technical more…

Cosplay, Features
Cosplay Spotlight: Lightning Farron (Final Fantasy XIII-2)

I hate it when my personal bias prevents me from appreciating incredible cosplay. As part of my penance, I felt I simply had more…

PC, PlayStation 3, Reviews, Role Playing Game, Xbox 360
RipTen Review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)

I was told that behind the name R. A. Salvatore lay a fierce following. When I read Reckoning’s synopsis, the only elements more…

Editorials, Features, Role Playing Game
How to Fix Final Fantasy

Accept my presumption that the general gaming population has not grown sick of this discussion. Next, put aside whatever more…

Features, News, Role Playing Game, Video
A Bard’s Ode to Skyrim: Malukah Returns with “Age of Aggression”

In case you missed her debut into the wonderful world of Skyrim, Malukah is an incredibly gifted singer who occasionally more…

Features, Role Playing Game, Video
Stuff That Never Gets Old: Cloud’s Crazy Dreams, All of Them

Final Fantasy VII is something of a phenomenon. It’s one of the most popular video games of all time and, for many, was the more…

Features, Kinect, Microsoft, Mods, PC, Xbox 360
Geeked Out: Skyrim Kinect! Your Dreams are Now Reality

Somebody give KinectFAAST a trophy, because he just made all my Skyrim dreams come true. Except for the whole Kinect part, more…

MMO, Role Playing Game, Video
Stuff That Never Gets Old: LEEEROOOOOY JENKINNNNSSSSS!!

You knew this would happen. It was only a matter of time before the likes of Leeroy Jenkins returned to the front page of more…