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Michael Cottuli

I'm a college student studying journalism, and when I'm not studying, I'm writing here at LTG. I love indies and AAA's alike - I'm just a lover of this medium in general.

Bethesda Releases New DOOM Teaser Trailer


During E3 2014, Bethesda surprised everybody with a teaser trailer for DOOM, which revealed next to nothing about the game beyond big scary aliens, big guns, and the fact that opening doors will be making the same sound they always have. It was a huge announcement for the gaming world as a whole, with the original DOOM being such a ...

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Is Hype Really So Bad?

Witcher 3

As E3 grows ever-closer, the eternal conflict between cynical games journalists and PR specialists wages on. The former warning us against the dangers of getting excited for unreleased products, and the latter trying to get us all to board the hype train for these new releases, keeping the community buzzing. While hype can, in fact, be dangerous to the consumers, it’s ...

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Splatoon Gets Another Global Testfire


Not too long ago, Nintendo’s promising new IP “Splatoon” was given a global testfire; Nintendo’s name for a beta test, or otherwise brief beta period. This is a smart decision on Nintendo’s part that lets people on the fence about Splatoon see if the game’s for them or not, and the last Global Testfire was received very well. Earlier today, ...

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Is Oculus Rift The Future of Gaming?


When the Oculus Rift broke out onto the scene on Kickstarter years ago, there were a lot of skeptics. We had flashbacks to the Virtual Boy, and the broken promises that it represented as Nintendo made that failed attempt to shepherd us into the future. As we funded the Oculus Rift, we were making a leap of faith and hoping ...

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Will Have a Female Protagonist – Don’t Celebrate Just Yet


Thanks to  Kotaku, we now know that there’s going to be a female assassin playable in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. This is, of course, a move that’s coming in response to the backlash over Assassin’s Creed: Unity last year, where Ubisoft claimed that animating women would take too many resources, or would otherwise be too difficult. While many would be quick ...

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Ubisoft Delays Tom Clancy’s The Division


Back during E3 2013, we were all wooed by the gameplay footage of Tom Clancy’s Division, which boasted an open world in a unique post-apocalypse, along with some of the most impressive visuals on the E3 stage. Since then, there has been little to no word about when in 2015 The Division will be coming out, or any solid details about its ...

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Destiny Introduces Connection Recovery Mechanic


If you’re like me, you’re a huge fan of Destiny. I’ve dumped hundreds of hours on it, and I’ve done so relatively uninterrupted. Unfortunately, there are loads of players that are plagued with connection issues on a daily basis. It’s not an uncommon occurrence for me to want to play Destiny with my friend, and have them be entirely unable ...

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Nintendo World Championships Return to E3 2015


Back in 1990, Nintendo had a competition set up to help promote its film “The Wizard,” where competitors tried to get as many points as possible in Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris within 6 minutes and 21 seconds. This triathlon of nineties Nintendo cheese happened only once, and as it happens, Nintendo saw fit to bring it back ...

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