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Defending Lara

In the past, Lara Croft may have provided a male audience a figure to admire or even leer longingly at, but she didn't serve the normative video game role of that “princess in another castle".

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No Glory for Gears

In Gears 3, the series’s iconic gritty brown-grey aesthetic finally couples with narrative and gameplay to actually tell a truly melancholy and sobering war story.

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Building a Better Murderer

Darksiders offers nothing especially new in terms of teaching the player to kill, but what it it does do better than many games is teach the player to be a more efficient and effective murderer by changing up some existing mechanisms of training the player in the deadly arts. Largely, this boils down to creating some rules for murder.

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