Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines

Feature Share it: Tweet Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines Bummed by how uneven Gearbox’s new shooter turned out to be? Soothe your pain with its best predecessors. By: Jeremy Parish February 13, 2013 Despite a few misgivings about Aliens: Colonial Marines, we had high hopes that it would finally give us the faithful first-person shooter adaptation of the films we’ve been pining after for so many years.

The Odyssey of Skulls of the Shogun

Feature Share it: Tweet The Odyssey of Skulls of the Shogun Developer 17-bit gives us a look behind the scenes at their darling turn-based strategy game. By: Jose Otero January 31, 2012 It’s a sunny and brisk winter morning in Seattle on January 14, 2013 as Jake Kazdal arrives at his independent game studio, 17-bit. I find a few of his employees huddled around a small TV as they start their workday with an impromptu session of Steel Battalion for the original Xbox.

Castlevania: The Social Retrospective

Feature Share it: Tweet Castlevania: The Social Retrospective Celebrate All Hallows Eve with an off-the-cuff look back at the ultimate vampire-hunting franchise. By: Jeremy Parish October 31, 2012 Like ’60s intellectuals with LSD and college students with anonymous bi-curious sexual encounters, we at 1UP have been experimenting with social media of late. We all know dot-com websites like this one are sluggish dinosaurs struggling to remain alive in an ice age precipitated by smartphones and Facebook, so like everyone else with a shred of common sense, we’re all dickering around with Twitter and wondering if having a high Klout score actually means anything.

Catching Up With Castlevania’s Composer, Pt. 2

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From Japan: Will Dragon Quest X Fly or Flop?

Feature Share it: Tweet From Japan: Will Dragon Quest X Fly or Flop? Overseas: Making sense of die-hard fans' reaction to the online shift for Japan's most consistently popular RPG. Fame, accolades, respect — having a legacy is all gravy until you fail to live up to it in the public’s eyes, and no series in Japan has a bigger throne to fill than Dragon Quest.

How Re-Releases Fail to Preserve Some of Metal Gear’s Distinct

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 How Re-Releases Fail to Preserve Some of Metal Gear’s Distinct Charms Cover Story: Playing the older games on modern platforms can mean sacrificing certain moments.

Patriot Games: America Through the Lens of Metal Gear

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 Patriot Games: America Through the Lens of Metal Gear Cover Story: How Metal Gear’s treatment of the U.S.A.

Cover Story: Metal Gear Turns 25

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 Cover Story: Metal Gear Turns 25 1UP commemorates a quarter-century of tactical stealth action. With so much history behind it, it’s hard to talk about Metal Gear without getting a little caught up in nostalgia and awe.

The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear Cover Story: Deja vu? Exploring the meta in Metal Gear.

Video Game Rumors from Another World

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF MAY 21 | WHAT IF? Video Game Rumors from Another Reality Cover Story: Not only are these game rumors not true, they’re not even real rumors..

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