Atlas Burke

PROFILE:

Named after a Greek titan, a book of maps, or his Great-Grandfather, Atlas grew up near Detroit. After studying Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and spending a year looking into microscopes, Atlas decided to volunteer--playing video games. hobbies run from gaming to music (voice, bass, guitar) to rugby. Atlas is a strong supporter of indie and low-cost gaming, an area he thinks is underserved by the media.

Posts by Atlas Burke:

Free-to-play with a price

by 11 months ago

Somewhere in the course of history, we all decided that games needed to be shorter. Modern games tend to slot somewhere between eight and ten hours to complete, but only …

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Those Endearing Old Charms – Teslagrad

by 11 months ago

If there is one emotion that games can capture better than any other medium, it is wonder. What does that button do? Where do I go now? What happens if …

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This Teslagrad video is the most beautiful trailer you will see today

by 11 months ago

Out of nowhere, Norwegian developer Rain Games has released one of the most beautiful trailers I've seen in a while.  Released to celebrate the launch of their puzzle/platformer Teslagrad, the …

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Good Old Games is giving away Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics

by 12 months ago

Good Old Games is currently offering three fantastic games for free. For the next day and a half, gamers can download Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics at zero …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 12//11//2013 — Everything is terrible

by 12 months ago

This week was a rough one for the Gaming Trend Podcast. Join David and Atlas as they rant and rave about...well...pretty much everything. Backlash to Mighty No. 9 hiring a …

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Some Things are Better Left Behind — Blacksoul

by 12 months ago

In 2005, three games irrevocably altered the survival horror genre. Through the 90s and early 2000s, survival horror had essentially followed the template laid down by 1996’s Resident Evil--relying on …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 12//4//2013 — We’ve made a huge mistake

by 12 months ago

Atlas and David are back after a fruitful Thanksgiving break to make a huge mistake and talk video games -- from "indie darlings" like Crytek to the glory that is …

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Broken Sword 5 out on Steam and Good Old Games

by 12 months ago

    The latest notch in the Broken Sword series lands on your digital retailer of choice today.  The latest entry, "The Serpent's Curse" brings together key figures from the franchise's history …

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    Newest update to robo-shooter Hawken adds new map, new gear, yuletide cheer

    by 12 months ago

    Do you like gigantic walking tanks?  Of course you do. In fact, I'd bet only thing you like more than huge stompy mechs are huge stompy mechs dressed up in …

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    Not much longer until Walking Dead’s second season!

    by 12 months ago

    I think it's fairly safe to say that pretty much everybody and their dog loved The Walking Dead--and it's easy to see why.  Telltale's magnum opus presented gamers with one of the …

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    Terraria-like Starbound coming Dec. 4th (we hope)

    by 12 months ago

    Anybody who follows Gaming Trend knows that some of us really like Terraria's mix of worldbuilding, crafting, and exploration...but we always thought that something was missing.  It wasn't until we …

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    Games for the Masses–Weekend Deals 11//22//2013

    by 1 year ago

    Welcome back to Games for the Masses, where we help you pay less to play more!  This week we're going all the way back to the dark days of 2012. …

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