[Friday Five] Hopes and Fears for THQ Franchises

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Despite a stint on Humble Bundle and a bid to sell the company as a whole, THQ has finally dissolved, leaving in its wake the sale of well-beloved franchises and veteran development teams. This splintering has called into question the future of many games, but luckily there is as much hope as there is doubt for titles previously under the THQ banner.

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[Friday Five] Franchises that Need to be in Disney Infinity

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With the announcement of Disney Infinity, many longtime Disney fans are downright giddy. The opportunity to play as almost any Disney franchise on almost any home console. The initial series announced to be part of the game’s lineup – The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Pirates of the Carribean – already make up a diverse cast of favorites that all disney fans will be able to appreciate. We can only imagine what else Disney will have in store for us when the game comes, but here’s five titles that will be absolutely indispensible in making Disney Infinity the premier Disney title, regardless of age.

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[Friday Five] Things to Watch for From CES 2013

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The Consumer Electronics Show comes once a year, and while dish washers and refrigerators aren’t particularly relevant to the gaming scene, gaming companies still come out in force to show off their latest offerings as well as future projects for us to drool at and pine for. CES events in the past have announced things high profile concepts like Razer’s Project Fiona or gamer-friendly gadgets such as the GAEMS G155, and this year’s is no different.

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[Friday Five] Most Anticipated Games of E3 2012

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With only days before the doors to E3 open, gamers everywhere are anxiously awaiting the new titles, details on announced titles, and the slew of gaming news that they will be assaulted with from their favorite RSS feeds. Aside from the “will they, won’t they” questions about console reveals from Sony and Microsoft, several key games stand out from the rest. Here are five titles that stand out from the rest and have me rolling around bed at night.

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[Friday Five] Reservations About Project Fiona

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Recently unveiled at CES 2012, Razer’s Project Fiona hasbeen turning heads for the tablet’s ability to playcore PC games like Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines rather than being relegated to casual games like Angry Birds. While the idea of playing full blown PC games on a touchscreen tablet is appealing and unimaginable at the moment, I still have some reservations about the system’s viability, especially in its current prototype form.

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[Friday Five] Reasons to Get the Wi-Fi PS Vita

With the launch of the Playstation Vita only a little more than a month away, it seems like the prime time to talk about the system. After it had launched in Japan to abysmal figures that were dwarfed by the 3DS’sgrowing sales, most experts predicted an early price drop like Nintendo did for its portable or even the possibility of a cancelled North American launch. But we’re not here to talk about that. No, I personally have faith in the PSV. Just not the 3G model.

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