Esmeralda Portillo

Category Archive: Video Games

  • 16th, March
    Are the Brutal Tomb Raider Death Scenes Sexist?

    The new Tomb Raider is a reboot to a well-known and beloved series, enlightening us with the backstory to how Lara Croft came to be so skilled at what she does. From the minute Tomb Raider appeared on your television screen, she was shooting wolves in the face and managing to scale rocks and walls unclimbable to…

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  • 20th, October
    Extra Life Spotlight

      What is Extra Life? Extra Life is an annual 24-hour gaming marathon that helps raise money for children hospitals all over the world (through the Children’s Miracle Network). It started as a small drive on Sarcastic Gamer to help a young girl named Victoria (Tori) get through her hospital days as she battled acute…

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  • Ouya Console
    20th, August
    OUYA, an Interesting Time in Gaming History

    We’re truly experiencing a unique change in gaming history. No, I’m not referring to graphical leaps or better hardware. I’m speaking of the new prospects developers now have where they can easily receive help from the community to make their ideas come to fruition. A time in history where the lines between developer, publisher and…

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  • Walking Dead Lee Fighting Off Zombie
    19th, July
    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Review

    The Walking Dead series has proven to be a monumental hit, evolving well beyond its initial run as a monthly comic book. Having its own board game and expanding into a T.V. series now running into its third season, it was only natural that it take the next step in entertainment by becoming a video…

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  • Kickstarter Matrix
    12th, July
    Kickstarter: Esme’s Gaming Rig

    Hey guys! Like I mentioned on Twitter, I want a gaming rig and I decided to start a Kickstarter to raise the money for it. Click below for more details and the link to the Kickstarter!

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  • Mass Effect The End
    26th, June
    Mass Effect 3 Closure

    I woke up this morning knowing there was something I had to do before heading into work today. Something very important. Staring at my PS3 for a minute made me remember that today was the day we’d get answers from Bioware in the form of additional cutscenes. I immediately jumped up and ran to my…

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  • ZombiU Zombie Growl
    11th, June
    Get Ready for ZombiU

    I’m sure there was a collective sigh when a zombie appeared on the screen at the Ubisoft press conference. We’ve been bombarded with zombies these past couple of years, and although there is some great material out there like The Walking Dead, there’s still a saturation. However, the ZombiU trailer took us all by surprise…

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  • Assassins Creed 3 Field
    09th, June
    Fun Stabbing with Assassin’s Creed 3

      The Assassin’s Creed franchise had quite the appearance at E3 this year; what with the trailers for the third title blowing everyone away at the press conferences and the reveal of Assassin’s Creed: Liberation giving us something to look forward to on the Vita. Yep, this show Ubisoft had their golden geese front and…

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