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Mad Max is a ride full of tedious and repetitive activities such as looting and taking out enemy camps but man, does it do a good job at it! I couldn’t put it down because I just had to do that “one last thing,” and before I knew it, I found myself spending 4-5 hours some nights just looking for scraps, completing challenges, and trophy hunting. There are a TON of activities to do in Mad Max and if you are even the slightest bit of a completitionist, chances are you are not going to put it down either.

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    New details about Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series have surfaced this week! According to the Telltale Community Blog, “Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.”

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      I’ve always been the type of gamer to play one game very heavily and neglect other games until I’m sick of it. So when Destiny was set to release in September, I thought I’d be on it for a few months and I wouldn’t need any other games for a while. Of course, I ended up being in the crowd that was left feeling disappointed with Destiny since it did not live up to the hype. Then again, how could it? The hype surrounding games like Destiny sometimes sets it up for underwhelming results and the reality is nothing can live up to that kind of hype.

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      So what happens when games aren’t talked about much and are somewhere under the radar? What happens when expectations remain low? Beautiful marvelous things. The truth is that even though I’m a huge Lord of The Rings fan, I was skeptical about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. From the footage I had seen, it looked like an Assassins Creed and Batman Arkham series hybrid with a Lord of The Rings paint job.  It looked like repetitive combat with a lack of story. Oh wait, that’s Destiny! I’m happy to report that I was wrong about Shadow of Mordor. After all the great reviews and word of mouth from my social networks, I decided to finally buy the game and I am so glad I did.

      Being a big fan of Family Guy, I thought I’d try out The Quest for Stuff, a free to play game that launched April 10th for iOS and Android. I did not know what to expect going into this game and I was pleasantly surprised. With the exception of my short obsession with Bejeweled, I rarely play games on my phone yet this is a game I could see myself playing to pass the time while I’m on lunch or waiting at a doctor’s appointment.

      During this generation of gaming, we have seen independent, or “indie” games rise in relevancy and popularity. Small development teams have made big noise with games such as MinecraftFezJourney, and Braid.  Indie games have become so relevant that indie developer support for next-gen systems is favored upon and has even become a factor in which next-gen console people are choosing.

      Clearly, Indie games are a big part of the video game industry’s future but what does it take to get them there? How do indie developers come up with their ideas for their games and what are some challenges they may face? These are some questions I have wondered about the indie game industry, so when fellow Sheattacker Alexis proposed her idea about SheAttack featuring Candlelight, an indie game in development, I couldn’t pass the opportunity up.