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Growing up with her big brother being a hardcore gamer, Emerald has been playing games as long as she could remember. She enjoys RPG’s and discovered the love for them after playing Chrono Trigger on the SNES. During her high school years, she looked forward to gaming on her PlayStation after finishing homework rather than hanging out with friends. Hence, this is when she discovered her true love for gaming and the gaming community. She’s a comical gamer, with a touch of randomness, who has a passion for media and writing. Overall, she enjoys the thrill of playing a game that captivates her attention and drives her to keep playing it until the end. Give her a game with an amazing story and awesome soundtrack, she’s content.

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Squids Odyssey Wii U

SQUIDS Odyssey is the new buzz, a tactical RPG for mobile gamers. The game requires strategy and concentration, even in its simplicity. The objective of the game is to defeat aquatic enemies with a party of three to five ally squids.

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Sniper Elite 3 has taken the gaming sniping experience to the next level, but there is apparently more in store. Let me give you a hint, you no longer have to worry about missing the pre-order content in the game. A recent press release reports new downloadable content available for Sniper Elite III DLC. The content has been made available worldwide as of today. 505 Games and Rebellion announced the availability of the content including the Hunter Weapons Pack, Camouflage Weapons Pack, Allied Outfits Pack, and Hunt the Grey Wolf campaign mission.

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In honor of villain’s month, I will be discussing my top 3 favorite villains of all time. Since I do have quite a history with video games, my favorite villains all come from my past. Ironically they are all males, but they are probably the prettiest villains that have been introduced in video game history – or I could be exaggerating. Aside from level of attractiveness, they have rightfully earned their bad-boy reputations.

1)Sephiroth

First up is one of the most well-known “bad guys” in Final Fantasy history: Sephiroth. Not only is he gorgeous, but his sword skills and abilities have evoked terror in the boldest of them in Final Fantasy 7. Give an example, you ask? Remember our very own hero, Cloud, who was very skilled yet questioned himself when it came to Sephiroth? Sephiroth has earned his title because of  his ability to maintain a calm demeanor in the most chaotic of situations. As terrorizing as he is, his greatest ally is his nonchalant attitude and disregard for human life. His super soldier strength gives players an adrenaline rush when forced to battle him. Call me crazy but the real reason I love this villain is because he shows no sign of weakness, even in death. As crazy as he is, his unique frosted hair seems to always look perfect in addition to his unique appearance.

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2) Kefka Palazzo

Next Up, we have Final Fantasy’s version of The Joker, Kefka Palazzo. The most flamboyant, insane, witty, and comedic villain in the history of Final Fantasy. Although he made a debut earlier in the series, his behavior makes him timeless. As cheesy as it sounds, I would classify him the villain of unhappiness because he hates happiness, life, and anything that speaks hope. Being the psycho clown in Final Fantasy VI, players get to witness just how insane he is. Also known for his dark humor, Kefka’s trademark is his laugh. As a kid, I always remembered him because of his distinctive laugh and his ability to change forms during the final battle. While his appearance may fool you, he is as insane as he looks. In his moment, he lives beyond the name of villain because he lives to terrorize anything living, lacking empathy and remorse for the most heinous crimes. His main purpose is to cause absolute destruction and laugh in the process.

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3) Pyramid Head

As we enter into the dark side of gaming, I would label this character one of the greatest villains of all time in horror game history. The Silent Hill series would not be the same in his absence; nothing can replace Pyramid Head. I question the reason behind the terror I feel when I see him in the game, but something about this villain creeps me out. Perhaps it’s his ability to inflict psychological damage on anyone without uttering one word that has deemed him one of my favorite antagonist of all time in gaming history. In addition to his dark appearance, extremely dangerous sword, and consistency in remaining silent, he is the alpha enemy in Silent Hill. Who else can quietly lurk in dark hallways and cause the greatest of fear in other enemy characters, while carrying a huge pyramid on their head?

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Conclusion

As my top three list of favorite villains, I can gather one theme among them all: they are calmly insane and destructive characters, with Kefka being the craziest of them all, Pyramid Head being the creepiest, and Sephiroth being the strongest.

Who are your favorite villains of all time? Share in the comments below.

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A listing on the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulatory Body suggests that Final Fantasy III could possibly come to PC. Polygon reportsFinal Fantasy 3 was registered with the country’s ratings board on April 2 by publisher Square Enix.” Next to the rating on the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulatory, was the option of the game listed under PC.  Unfortunately, the PC listing has yet to make an appearance on the North America ESRB.”

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Just recently, I have developed a love for indie horror games. I’ve come across a game or two that has caused me to sleep with the TV and lights on, trying to silence my creative imagination. Although these horror games often scare the daylights out of me and befriend my ever so creative imagination, I find myself coming back for more.

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Sometimes people question me about why I still game after reaching a certain age. Sometimes people automatically label me as “cool” when they find out I’m a “girl gamer”. I have also encountered competition with the guys instead of being courted by them.

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Do you recall a time when you played so many games at a time and still consistently kept up with new games coming out? A time when games were such a vital part of your life that they came to surface in most of your conversations? I remember those days too. Somewhere along the way, I was greeted with a phase that most older gamers loathe about – the gamer’s life crisis, or a gaming drought. It’s similar to a mid-life crisis just with video games being the focal point.

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Titanfall has been receiving attention this week and something else related is on the horizon. Within the week, Amazon has been stirring up attention in the gaming community due to allegedly erasing negative Titanfall reviews. Some forums accuse Amazon of this act for the purpose of boosting the games reviews and not allowing the bad ones to affect sales. On the other hand, some sources state that Titanfall has been receiving a lot of hate due to it being predominantly played on Xbox consoles. Whatever the case may be, Titanfall and Amazon seem to be the objects of interest this go round.

SPOILER ALERT: I’d find it hard to believe that anyone hasn’t played this, however that being said, you have been warned.

Since it is retro month here at SheAttack, I’ve decided to go down memory lane by revisiting one of my favorite games, Chrono Cross, created by SquareSoft. The game was originally released in 2000, sequel to one of arguably the best RPGs of all time, Chrono Trigger.