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Social Issues in Gaming: Why we Nintendon’t Care

It’s pretty easy to see that the world is becoming a very different place, in a very short span of time.  Society’s honeymoon period with the Internet is well and truly over, and the era of anonymous message boards, cock jokes and zippocat are almost completely at an end.  At some point, probably while everyone…

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Yu-Gi-Oh Corner: Beating the XYZ monsters

We here at WASDUK are really not used to playing any card game that doesn’t end in nakedness, so it’s up to faithful WASDuk contributor and all-around awesome bloke John Brizuela to offer some handy hints on tackling Yu-Gi-Oh’s nastier cards, the XYZ monsters, with a gallery of all the cards used: Have you ever…

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The Women of the Three Kingdoms

March is National Women’s History Month, the theme of this month is ‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment’ which I’ve been writing about over on my other, more history orientated blog. While many video games take place in historical settings there aren’t a massive amount of games that specifically draw on historical events. Enter;…

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Toying with Gamers: Part Three

In times long distant, when weary travelers sat around the flickering embers of a dying fire, they would talk of a time in the imagined future when the gaming world shall end. The great beast of pre-orders, grown fat on the profit of fools, will lower its head. The boundless typhoon of early-access that whirls half-finished games in…

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The Flappy Bird Saga and What We Learned

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, let’s say a particularly dense rock that is impenetrable by mainstream media and news outlets, you will have heard the words Flappy Bird, probably repeatedly. Flappy Bird is now met with one of three reactions; a) “OMIGOD I WANT IT SO MUCH!!111oneone” b) “Yeah bitches I…

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Toying with Gamers: Part Two

When last we met, gentle readers, we waxed most lyrically over the pre-order system and began our investigation into the myriad ways that the gaming industry attempts to coax the coin from the pockets of the hapless consumer. This time, we take on a far more insidious foe, one that cloaks itself in the guise of…

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Toying with Gamers: Part One

As someone who is old enough to remember a time when Pokemon didn’t exist, when video games could be found next to the cigarette counter of any decent newsagents and gaming’s greatest mascot was an egg with a face, I come with just under 30 years of video gaming baggage. Not only do I remember…

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Infinite Crisis Reveals Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is a classic example of how great the DCAU was and continues to be, especially Batman: The Animated Series, because it not only show-cases classic story arcs, but it also redefined some one-note villains into fan favorites. And, Poison Ivy was one of the luckiest villains. She went nuts and grew her own…

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Character Assassination: Thor

Character Assassination is a WASDuk weekly analysis, where we take apart and expose famous video game characters.  This week: Thor, otherwise known as The Thunderer! Good morning, WASDuk summoning Pink Floyd to make fun of Republicans, Your Honor. The character assassination will plainly show the prisoner, who now stands before you, was caught red-handed showing feelings.…

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Happy Christmas to all our followers!

When we 3 got together and decided that the only way to combat our daily boredom would be a UK blogging site devoted to games and geekery, just before November this year, we could not have imagined the success we would enjoy. And it’s all thanks to you guys! So we got our resident artist…

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20th Anniversary “Tales Of” Title Coming Soon

Click here to visit the site that will announce a new Tales Of title tomorrow. In addition, eager fanatics have the option to track a clock that gives a countdown to the release here. Finally, the official announcement will be streamed live on Nico Nico. Click here if you are really fluent in Japanese.

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