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+ - The Evolution of "The Nerd"->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Scott from The Gamers Lounge writes "Growing up, if I was called a nerd, it was an insult that had to be refuted. I always needed a quick retort to save face, which still helped me to appear cool with the ladies. The truth was different. I spent my evenings at a friend’s house drawing maps of Zelda dungeons, searching the couch for quarters that I could spend at the arcade, and trying to beat Mike Tyson into submission. I never knew at the time that as a nerd I would get the last laugh, and that I would get revenge in a way I could never imagine"
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+ - Grim Fandango Remastered Review - The Gamers Lounge->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Grim Fandango is a noir story driven adventure game from the mind of Tim Schafer and was originally released by Lucasarts in 1998 for the PC. It was commercially considered a failure but critically considered one of the greatest PC games of all time. Now thanks to Tim and with help from Sony's Playstation Third Party Relations this cult classic returns, remastered for the PS4, Vita and PC."
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+ - Sneaky Sneaky Slips onto iOS Platforms->

Submitted by RyanDJ
RyanDJ (1897546) writes "Ryan Johnson-The Gamer's Lounge

Sneaky Sneaky is currently available for $2.99 on the iOS App Store. A neat mix of Final Fantasy RPGness, Metal Gear Soliton Radar scoping, and Zelda-esque graphics, it looks to steal your heart as it fills it's wallet. With the new release on mobile devices, does it make it more approachable, or do the mobile adaptations shove all the ugly bits out into the limelight? Ryan Johnson puts his two cents in (so long as they don't get stolen before you read them)."

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+ - Game of the Year 2014: The Gamer's Lounge Picks->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "The crew of The Gamer’s Lounge has gotten together and discussed our game of the year picks. To some of us, our GOTY candidates were epic 60 hour RPGs, for others it was new IPs destined to change the face of gaming, and for some of us our choices were games that flew under the radar. 2014 was truly a great year for gaming for every platform."
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+ - WALMART'S IMPACT ON THE USED GAME MARKET->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Walmart is taking the plunge and getting into the use games market. This has been all over the internet for the last week or so. To make sure gamers know they have been offering some decent trade in bonuses and have an online TIV checker. This brings the speculative questions up, should gamers be trading to Walmart? What will this mean for Gamestop and other outfits? Are there better options out there?"
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+ - Can the Wii U reach the popularity level of the Wii?->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "The release of Mario Kart 8 has boosted Wii U console sales. Is there anyway Nintendo could continue this trend? What is holding people back from buying the Wii U at this point? Does Nintendo have a long term plan to boost sales of the system? The Gamers Lounge speculates on what the sales numbers mean and asks the question can the Wii U succeed the same way the Wii could?"
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+ - IPHONE 6 PLUS REVIEW->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Apple's new flagship phone is here, but this marks the first time they have entered the "Phablet" market. Everyone is wondering just how well Apple will fare against the tough competition of Samsung, Motorola, LG, and the like. Well, let's see how things went after my first 24 hours with the device."
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+ - How to Get Destiny From Target for Under $10->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Destiny is going to be a big fall release and by now anyone who is interested in the game probably has it pre-ordered somewhere. Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy have all had pre-order offers which include DLC or $10 back in reward certificates. But it's Target that has the best deal for getting Destiny and it's only available for a limited time."
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+ - Watch Dogs Review: Was the hype worth it? (The Gamer's Lounge)->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Watch Dogs is a good game and it has some interesting features. Watch Dogs has gotten a lot of great press and a lot of praise from reviewers and the game industry. Does this mean everyone should run out and buy the game? Does Watch Dogs change open world games forever? Is the hype behind the game too much or does it live up to the lofty expectations?"
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+ - How to deal with a Backlog?->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Backlogs are symbols of good and bad in the gaming world. They bring out the best and worst in gamers. There are plenty of games to play but never enough time. How should gamers handle their massive shelf of games? Eventually something has to be done, and the Gamer’s Lounge has some ideas on how some gamers should deal with this endless cycle"
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+ - Retroscribe and RetroN 5: The perfect match->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Retroscribe is a game rental service which caters to Retro Gamers. The RetroN 5 is Hyperkin's new multi-function game console that fans of retro gaming have eagerly purchased. These two could go together like Mario and Luigi and for anyone looking for a way to play more retro games, RetroScribe is the answer."
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+ - Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (The Gamer's Lounge)->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Wolfenstein: The New Order was a pleasant surprise to most gamers. Wolfenstein has a long history tied into the past and present of what defines modern gaming. But there is something about this series, it is like an old friend that comes over once and awhile out. What is it about this FPS that is so compelling? The Gamers Lounge is happy to report Wolfenstein: The New Order is a good game and offers something a little different than the standard FPS's on the market."
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+ - Dark Souls 2: Where's the fun?->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "Dark Souls 2 is a unique game and it has a lot to offer. The big question is will most gamers like it? What is the appeal in a game so difficult? Should there be more games like it? One writer from The Gamer’s Lounge takes on Dark Souls 2 and is left pondering one question, where’s the fun?"
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