Sam Vary

PROFILE:

Sam is an aspiring novelist who spends his days handling tech support for a Manhattan-based website called streeteasy.com. Despite living in Brooklyn and being a white twenty-something who likes to think he's got some sort of creative talent, he hopes to avoid being pigeon-holed, because we are all beautiful snowflakes. He has come to Gaming Trend with the intent of improving his writing by way of a deep and abiding love for PC gaming, but hopes to let consoles into his life just as soon as his pockets become a bit deeper. He and his wife can often be found wandering around Central Park, where they enjoy making fun of people who resemble their own dogs.

Posts by Sam Vary:

“For thy three thousand ducats here is six!” – A sneak peek at Rise of Venice

by 8 months ago

Getting to talk at length with the developer of a game is a wonderful thing. Rise of Venice, an impressive new offering from Kalypso Media, lends itself extremely well to …

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Welcome to the light-pellet shooting gallery! – Bit.Trip Fate Review

by 8 months ago

Bit.Trip Fate is a rather interesting game, in the sense that it’s a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, you've got a rail-based side-scrolling shooter that reminded me …

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I love the smell of great games in the morning… Air Conflicts: Vietnam Preview

by 8 months ago

San Francisco. 07/30/13. 2:00 pm. After a long flight from New York, which I mostly spent reading Stephen King’s “It” and watching downloaded episodes of HBO’s “24/7 Road to the Winter …

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Oculus Rift Beta version of Strike Suit Zero now available for testing

by 9 months ago

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the title above proclaims the truth. Now, before you get all excited about Oculus Rift games coming out for the masses, you still won't be able …

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5 cool games to help you beat the heat this summer (by staying inside to play them with the A/C on)

by 9 months ago

    This week in New York it has been crazy hot. Now, I know our fearless leader Ron lives in Phoenix where there’s no shortage of air that feels like a …

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    Super-secret Battlefield 3 easter egg surfaces after nearly two years in hiding

    by 9 months ago

    It's been nearly two years since Battlefield 3 first hit the shelves in October 2011, but gamers thought they had found nearly every easter egg Dice had to offer - …

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    An adventurous city-builder for the ages – Anno Online Review

    by 9 months ago

    There’s little that can adequately match the feeling of watching your very own city grow. Out of nothingness blooms a territory-gobbling empire that can stretch on for miles. Such is …

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    Ellie from The Last of Us looks too much like Ellen Page for Ellen Page’s comfort

    by 10 months ago

    Canada's favorite oddball cutie, Ellen Page, a.k.a. Juno, a.k.a. #wrongforInception, a.k.a. [spoiler alert] the girl who castrated Patrick Wilson in Hard Candy, recently addressed hype surrounding the fact that she (until recently) …

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    A Glorious Victory–Company of Heroes 2 Review

    by and 10 months ago

    Americans love World War II--our version of it, anyways. We delight in watching movies and television shows depicting honest farmboys picking up their rifles and storming across the Atlantic to …

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    My own private Shawshank, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Green Mile — Prison Architect Preview

    by 10 months ago

    This might not surprise you, but there are some very dark minds behind Prison Architect, a top-down management sim that's also the latest game from England's Introversion Software. You may …

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    Oh, the possibilities: Oculus busts out 1080p version of the Rift headset for E3

    by 10 months ago

      Today is the first official day for E3 in Los Angeles, and for those following the proceedings, the bevy of exciting announcements has not disappointed thus far. We've already seen …

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      One for the highlight reel: Twitch unveils new tools to enhance gameplay broadcasts, stats, and more

      by 10 months ago

      In one of the early announcements from this week's big event down in Tinseltown, Twitch revealed its plans for a program that looks to bolster the ability to capture highlights …

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