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Weekend Short-Takes: 12/20/14
By: swu - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:37am
We put the "short" back in the Short-Takes this week with a complete redesign! This week, the team tackles 343's generous apology for the Master Chief Collection's problems, Telltale's take on Minecraft, GTA finally getting online heists, and Nintendo's next console in the works. 
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 1:54pm
Guide on how to unlock the new weekly Nightfall & Heroic strikes, The Will of Crota, included in the Dark Below DLC for DESTINY. 
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 1:53pm
How to find the Hand, Eyes and Heart of Crota in the new DESTINY DLC, The Dark Below!
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 1:51pm
Did Bungie make the right decision for DESTINY by making the Nightfall and Heroic weekly strikes exclusive to people who buy the $20 Dark Below DLC expansion?
Com-cast Ep. 36: Boardgame Empire
By: swu - Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:42pm
After a long hiatus, the Com-cast returns as Simon and Jackson discuss what has happened in gaming since the last podcast, as well as the bright and interesting future for digital board games.
Mindshare: 24-Hour Party People: A Peek Inside an Extra Life Stream
By: swu - Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:25pm
As we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving this year, Jonathan Tung takes a look behind the scenes of a Extra Life stream for gamers working to help those less fortunate.
Weekend Short-Takes: 11/8/14
By: swu - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:23pm
This week, as the Short-Takes returns from its brief break, Simon, Alex, Jonathan, and Max all assess the resurrection of the Tony Hawk franchise, the shocking announcement of Blizzard's new IP Overwatch, BioWare's reveal of new Mass Effect staff, and Call of Duty defying death with Advanced Warfare.
Weekend Short-Takes: 10/18/14
By: swu - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:08pm
Simon and Alex disagree on this week's Short-Takes about the value of shorter games and the absolute need for 1080p/60fps in all games, but agree in the wake of the Master Chief Collection's 20 GB Day One patch that the Xbox One's hard drive is too small, and that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings very little to the table.
Is the difference between 900p and 1080p noticeable?
By: Reid Wildenhaus - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:17pm
As the console wars rage on, gamers want to know: is the difference between 900p and 1080p noticeable?
Mindshare: Mind Over Play—The Psychological Benefits of Playing Video Games
By: Whiplash - Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:02am
In this Mindshare, Max looks into the benefits of video games on the human psyche, as well as games that elicit a psychological response from the audience, ranging from depression and anxiety, to fear and anger.