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Preview: Barbara-ian

What happens when you distill your typical dungeon crawler down to its most basic of elements, and then crank the action up to 11? Matthew brings his new friend Barbara-ian along to find out.

An Obsessive’s Guide To Terraria

Given the chance, I would erase everything to relive the magic of Terraria again – especially with how different the game is today from when I played the vanilla version at release

What is Microsoft’s Hedge Bet?

Microsoft dropped an impressive amount of balls at E3 earlier this month, with the coupe de grâce coming in the form of Sony systematically opposing all the right bullet points, whether intentionally or not, to a powerful effect. But, one has to wonder… What the hell is Microsoft thinking?

[Rumor] Microsoft’s Possible Strike Against Used Games and Piracy

It must be the year of new consoles, because everywhere you look a new rumor more preposterous than the last is cropping up.

Review: Sound Shapes

Sound Shapes for the PS Vita and Playstation 3 may be simple, but it feels like they spent a lot of time making the game feel right before filling it with the rest of its mechanics.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard Review

Dawnguard is the first of hopefully many “mini” expansions for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that adds a plethora of new things for your personal Dovahkiin to do.

Why so Cynical?

We live in a downright amazing world with technology pushing at the limits of our imagination. In my lifetime, we’ve gone from controlling tiny sprites on a screen to exploring fully realized worlds.

Big Red Blueprint: Diablo 3 Starter Guide

This particular Diablo 3 guide is meant to help those starting out from the very beginning, and it will help prepare them to face the final boss on Nightmare. Don’t worry, though, this guide is completely spoiler-free.

What Is the Big Red Blueprint?

I’d like to introduce you to the Big Red Blueprint. A blueprint is used to guide and instruct architects on how to construct their buildings, and the ones here at Big Red Barrel will guide and instruct you to get the most out of your games.

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