Perhaps the quintessential example of a silent protagonist, Link has been the hero of the Legend of Zelda series for decades and at least within the real games has never said a word through the many glorious years.  Perhaps his most famous adventure, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, reminds people of the many great days spent in front of a Nintendo 64 in the revolutionary move from 2d to

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The sort of industry older brother of the System Shock series was the critically acclaimed title Doom.  When people think back to the origins of the First Person Shooter, this is usually one of the first titles that come to mind.  Simply put, a space marine (known by fans as the Doom Guy), is sent to Mars where it just so happens the gates of hell exist.  The gates open

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WARNING:  MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SYSTEM SHOCK 2 Perhaps one of the most highly acclaimed shooters today, Bioshock, had its roots in a game largely forgotten when first released.  The spiritual predecessor to Bioshock, System Shock, is a series worthy of recognition despite selling less than 60 thousand copies in the first year of its release.   It flew in the faces of conventional shooters of the time.  System Shock was a

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Ridley Scott’s classic movie Alien was advertised with the tagline “In space, no one can hear you scream.”  It followed a trailer that showed scenes from the film in quick succession where nothing that the characters did or said was heard over the white noise and “eagle calls” that have become famous from this trailer.  It was simple, it was eerie, and it was intriguing.  These are three qualities that

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