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The above image is from the 1982 title Microsurgeon, one of the many that are getting nods from an unsuspected group of people — museum curators. Reaching beyond the  much exhausted ‘Video Games As Art And Culture’ argument, this fine group of people essentially says “yes, video games are and they deserve to be appreciated as such.”

More than just talk, they back it up by opening up museum exhibitions like those found in Germany and Rochester, N.Y. Now, gamers can add two more to their list of places to visit — the mecca of the gaming world San Francisco, Calif., and Washington D.C. Unlike the fun-to-say-three-times Computerspiele (Berlin) and hard to find ICHEG (Rochester), the two new exhibits are treating games like they are supposed to be treated — for the gamers.

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The HD-ification of the Past
By: | February 12th, 2011

While Sony might be planning on 3D becoming the next big thing, right now the gaming world is focused on HD, and more specifically HD remakes. The fad caught my eye when the God of War Collection first came out in 2009. Then there were others. It feels like more and more HD remakes are coming out of the woodwork almost every day. Is this a good thing? Or is this HD-ification of the past just a shameless cash grab? Read more… »

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2011: The Year of Sequels
By: | January 23rd, 2011

As a new addition to the Gamer Limit team I was planning on writing an article that covered my favourite game of last year, as many of the writers here have already done. However I decided against telling you about how much I enjoyed the brilliant Mass Effect 2, because I would only be repeating articles that you have read already on plenty of different gaming websites, including Gamer Limit. Although it was rather brilliant, wasn’t it?

Instead, I thought, as a new contributor to the website, maybe it would be more appropriate for me to talk about the future of 2011 and the games that we can all look forward to. Last year was pretty good for gamers with a variety of great titles for us to choose from and 2011 doesn’t look like it will disappoint. Hopefully you all have a couple games in mind (I definitely have more than a couple), whether it be revisiting the land of Tamriel or searching for yet another lost city with Nathan Drake. Read more… »

I’m going to share something with you. Up until very recently, let’s say January 2011, I hadn’t played either of the games in the Mass Effect series despite being both a RPG and science fiction fan. I knew of the supposed quality of the series and Mass Effect 2 in particular, especially considering how many Game of the Year nominations it picked up.

I just finished playing both games. I put well over twenty hours into Mass Effect, and continuing with my female Renegade Shepard, I put over thirty-five hours into Mass Effect 2. Both games were incredible, and the series does so many things right. However there is one area where I feel BioWare missed the mark. Hit the jump to find out.

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[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamer Limit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010.]

After waiting for twelve long years gamers finally got what they’ve been begging for: StarCraft 2. I mean, is it really any surprise that SC2 is my pick for Game of the Year? Let’s run the numbers: it’s a PC exclusive that has a rapidly growing competitive scene complete with celebrity professionals (Idra, Huk, TLO, etc.), its own culture, icons, inside jokes (Day9, the Graken), and most importantly, a fantastic community that’s dedicated to evolving the game. When you really think about it, SC2 is a complete entertainment package for gamers of all levels of commitment.

That said, StarCraft 2 is not a perfect game. The writing in the single-player portion wasn’t exactly what I would call great, and the story really doesn’t reflect twelve years of work. However, the actual gameplay easily makes up for these faults. With multiple, persistent tech paths, as well as secret levels and branching story lines, there is more than enough content to warrant multiple playthroughs. Read more… »

[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamerlimit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010]

I played a lot of great games in 2010. I also played a lot of not-so great games in 2010. However, there’s one game that really resonated with me, even though I played it at the beginning of January. Hit the jump for my thoughts on the brand new IP and my GOTY pick: Darksiders.

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The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with the best game 2010 had to offer.

All of our Editors and Writers voted with their choices, and the majority vote won: so keep that in mind if you don’t see your favorite game below. Without further ado – hit the jump for our choice!

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The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Sony Games of the Year include: Heavy Rain, Dante’s Inferno, God of War III, Red Dead Redemption, Valkyria Chronicles II, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out.

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The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the Wii and DS systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Nintendo Games of the Year include: Infinite Space, Dragon Quest IX, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: The Ultimate All Stars, and Epic Mickey. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out. Read more… »

The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the PC and Xbox 360 systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Microsoft Games of the Year include: Super Meat Boy, Mass Effect 2, NHL 11, Civ 5, VVVVVV, and Starcraft II. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out. Read more… »

[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamerlimit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010]

When he accepted the Golden Globe for his work on Broken Trail, Robert Duvall asserted that the wild west was a history unique to the United States. As someone born and raised in the states, this idea resonates with me to this day. Like the cougar on John Martston’s back, the wild west is something both majestic and terrifying ever close behind me, defining my existence whether I like it or not.

So not to beleaguer the fact that Red Dead Redemption is a unique game for as many reasons as the wild west is a unique point in time within U.S. history, I’ll let you know how the game defines me as a gamer. Like many of you who played it, I’m a tool of dirty politics, a killer and a legend wrapped into one. Then …

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[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamerlimit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010]

The past twelve months have been a great year for gaming. I played plenty of awesome games this year…Valkyria Chronicles II, VVVVVV, Dante’s Inferno, Bit.Trip RUNNER, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Donkey Kong Country Returns, the list goes on and on. Hit the jump for my thoughts on one of the most spectacular titles of 2010: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.

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