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Steven Oz

Freelance Journalist

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Steven Oz

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Great Balls of Fire: Marble It Up! Review

Marbles have a history that spans back centuries. From balls of stone to modern day glass balls, children have always played with some form of marbles. These baubles have a history that spans back centuries. The new game Marble It Up! wants to recapture that playfulness of playing with marbles for a whole new generation.
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Teeny Titans 2 Tiny Review

Teeny Titans 2 might be short in stature but it packs a substantial punch for a mobile game. It's not often that a mobile game catches my attention. When I do play, I usually play simple match-3 games or time-based city building games. But then I discovered Teeny Titans 2. I knew about the first Teeny Titans from commercials airing on Cartoon Network, but I never had the chance to play it.
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Vampyr Goes For The Jugular But Only Sinks Its Teeth Half Deep

Vampires can be a pain in the neck, but DONTNOD's Vampyr its story is strong enough to overcome a few miscues in combat and characterization. Editor's Note: This is a community review for DONTNOD's Vampyr. London is entrenched in a macabre, ancient, and ghastly history. It is built upon countless battlefields, mass graves, and what seems like unending history.
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Puyo Tetris Battle... START!

The world of tetriminos and puyos are in trouble and you are the only one to stop it. Vacations in our family meant driving for hours on end to a mysterious destination. When that happened, it was time for a Tetris competition. My brother, mom, and myself would compete for the highest score. While I never won any these battles, I always enjoyed the time we spent doing this.
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The Decadence of Yakuza 0

There are places in the world that stories turn into legend -- like Silicon Valley in the 90's or Chicago in the 1930’s. In 1988, Japan was changing the world. It was the birthplace of gaming culture and height of technology. This is where we find the start of Yakuza 0. The Yakuza games are loved by passionate fans, but many other gamers have not heard of or played this great series.
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Rewind Your Cassette Tapes -- Small Radios Big Televisions Review

Video games could be seen as playable pieces of art. At times they affect your very soul. Perhaps this game talks about the triumph of the mechanical world over the natural land. Humanity taking their place as the ultimate creature. As they rise, it is followed by the eventual fall. What happens when they find the errors of their ways too late?
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Mysterious Hand-eye symbol found in several unrelated video games

Add another mystery to the world of video games. Found on a Reddit forum called r/GameDetectives, they found a mysterious symbol in at least 5 unrelated games. Along with this symbol, comes a puzzle piece that seems to link with all the other pieces to create a map. Four of these games were found on the Steam website and one was browser based.
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All Aboard the Hype Train!

Webster dictionary defines the word "Hype" as promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind. In this realm of video games we know this well. Game companies know what we want. Hype can come in many different forms. When pre-ordering for some game you can get different levels of a pre-order that will come with bonuses.
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

Let me preface this review by saying I have never played a Metal Gear Solid game. It just never caught my attention. When Konami/Kojima announced that Metal Gear Solid V would be split into 2 games and both would be set in an open world. You have my attention now. There is a lot of story in this small game.
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Is there a lack of women in gaming journalism

We have a problem. Yes, a problem that we, as video game journalists, can fix. Women in the industry. I was reading an article on why women won’t be part of voting for 2013's best video game, which discusses difficulties women in the industry faced last year and their absence in the industry. Let me give you a synopsis on what the author was talking about.
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review

Until the last brick falls. That sentence has nothing to do with my LEGO Marvel review but I liked how it sounds. Today I am reviewing next installment in the Lego series "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes". I reviewed the PS4 version. I will talk about the differences between the PS3 and the PS4 later in the post.
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About

Steven Oz

As a freelance blogger, I created blogs on many different topics. I interact with the other bloggers and community members that comment on my posts.

I am a gamer. I'm not ashamed to say it, I play video games. Mobile, console, or computer games, I do not discriminate. As someone who plays video games I am a compilation of many different heroes. I would like to think that some of these heroic qualities were passed down to me.

What makes me a gamer? Being surrounded by people who accept me for who I am. Having the knowledge that in the game world or in real life that I am a force for good. I don't just live one life, I live many lives. I matter in this world. At the end of it all, gamers play what we play, not for the game over, but for what we take away.

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  • Journalism
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Creative Writing
  • G.I.Joe Knowledge