Category Archive: Features

Apr 03

An Open Letter to Nintendo – A Time for Innovation

For the first time in my history with video games, I think I can honestly say I am disappointed in Nintendo. While the company has always been known for making fun and enjoyable titles that cater to their fans, their recent games are barely reaching the minimum requirements for innovation. As an example, Donkey Kong’s …

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Feb 28

4 Mobile Games That Need a Console Counterpart

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a third person shooter fitted with the style of Popcap’s popular tower defense series, was a surprise entry on my most anticipated games list for 2014. I had played the original PvZ on my iPhone a little while ago, and while I did enjoy that game, I was initially highly …

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Feb 13

7 Other Square Games that should be ‘Returning’

  If Lightning gets the chance to return to bore me once again with Final Fantasy XIII, then I would demand a whole new slew of Square games to come back for a remake or a sequel. I say this not only because I think it’s a good time for new and engaging RPGs to …

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Feb 12

The “What If?” Machine: Telltale and TT Games

Telltale Games and TT Games are two studios who know what they do, and do it well. After developing video games based on Disney movies with the occasional Sonic title thrown in, TT Games found their niche in 2005 with the release of the first Lego Star Wars, the first Lego game for consoles since …

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Feb 06

7 Titles That Could be Improved by Putting a ‘Z’ In Their Name

This article in a nutshell, and a badass image.

Whenever I think of using a Z in the title of any video game, I can only think of two things: Powering up over the course of several episodes and zombies. Because I can’t personally see a martial artist alien monkey-man get turned undead, I think it’s better to separate these two and not let …

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Jan 23

Scott’s Most Anticipated Games of 2014

I was really pleased to see that Matthew and I did not have a single game on both of our most anticipated of 2014 lists. As the feature writers for this site, it’s important for us to have a collective wide range of interests when it comes to games, and having completely different lists means …

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Jan 21

Matthew’s Most Anticipated Games of 2014.

Another year of gaming is upon us, and it’s time for this guy to return and tell you all about it. While I will always have a soft spot for the console market deep down in my soul, I realize its time has come. Personal computing has taken over the gaming world, both in game …

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Jan 20

Do we Really Need a Steam Machine?

Our News Editor D’Arcy gives you his opinion on the upcoming Steam Machines and whether they’re actually something you need in your living room.

Dec 23

Matthew’s Top Ten Games of 2013

[Ed's Note: Well it's Game of the Year time here at HalfBeard's HUD and we've decided to be at least semi-professional about it this time. To help give some context to our final choices though, we're starting off with the personal top ten lists for each writer on the site who was part of our …

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Dec 02

A Gamer’s Wishlist for 2013: REVISITED

At the start of the year we made a list of the things we would like to see in gaming during 2013. What can we say, pretty much everything on our list came true! Nintendo is starting to show signs of getting itself together, Sony is now most definitely showing the Vita some love, indie games …

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