Your Move

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12:30 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Your Move: Fluxx

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Some card games have entire books and online forums devoted to debating their rules. The game Fluxx, on the other hand, has exactly two rules: draw one card, and play one card. That is, until you actually start playing cards.

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12:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Your Move: Xbox One

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A few months ago, I spoke about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console. I think there is a law about giving equal time to all sides, so this week I’m going to talk about the Xbox One, Microsoft's new console. It was unveiled Tuesday.

While the PlayStation 4’s focus is on games and the way we play them with our friends, Microsoft’s new console is firmly rooted in the living room and bills itself as the hub for all of your living room entertainment.

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12:30 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Your Move: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time game cards
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Fairy tales are a part of our shared cultural knowledge – if you refer to Jack and the Beanstalk, the Three Little Pigs, or Goldilocks, almost everyone knows what you are talking about.

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12:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Your Move: Star Trek

With very few exceptions, video games based on movies tend to be pretty horrible.

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12:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Your Move: Indie Games

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Most games you’ve probably heard of were created by big, multi-million dollar studios like Nintendo, EA, or Activision. However, some of the most worthwhile games are made by small, independent studios.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Your Move: Will Pinball Make A Grand Resurgence?

Samuel McConnell KMUW

Pinball is a very old game. The first games that can be recognized as pinball date back to the late 1700s, and the first coin-operated games with flippers arrived around 1947.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Your Move: Downloadable Content

Game maker Bethesda pokes fun at its own Downloadable Content.
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Before the current generation of consoles, when you bought a video game, the game you bought was the game you had, forever and ever. Today, though, the game you buy is just a shell of what it can become down the line.

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12:30 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Your Move: PlayStation 4

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Sony introduced their first video game console, the PlayStation, in 1995. They followed this up in 2000 with the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3 in 2006. The PlayStation 4, which will be released near the end of this year, was announced in New York last week.

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12:30 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Your Move: Wii U

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Like tens of millions of other people, I bought the Nintendo Wii back in 2006.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Your Move: Budget Gaming

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Video games are expensive. Brand new console games routinely cost $60, which can add up very quickly. This problem isn’t without a solution, though, and I’ve come up with a few ways to save without ever running out of games to play.

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