Game Research

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Identifying Polearms

Published on October 21st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

The most difficult weapons to identify are polearms. Very few of them have straightforward names, and many polearms consist of not one but two obscure names hyphenated together. To make this easier, you need to break [&hellip... Read More


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Wasted Time

Published on October 21st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

“We’ve already wasted enough time on this project.” –My boss My boss is a prophet…a SAGE I tell you. If only he knew how right he was. We have been running this research study for just [&hellip... Read More


Game Design

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Damage Ranges

Published on October 17th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

It is often the case that proper implementation of design theory merely maintains the quality of a game, but poor implementation can completely destroy it. Never has this been more true than with damage ranges. For [&hellip... Read More


Guide

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Eternal Poison Walkthrough

Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Eternal Poison Walkthrough Read the Review Table of contents: General Notes Abusing the Experience System Abusing the Heirloom System Mercenaries Status Effects Which Tale First? Thage’s Tale Olifen’s Tale Ashley’s Tale Rondemion’s Tale Duphaston’s Tale Final [&hellip... Read More


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Eternal Poison

Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Flight-Plan ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Strategy Role Playing Game Platform: PS2 Publisher: Atlus Release Date: 11/11/2008 Eternal Poison Walkthrough What is Eternal Poison? Eternal Poison is a strategy RPG which is played in “tales”. Each [&hellip... Read More


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The Corporate Lynchpin

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

The Corporate Lynchpin My boss is the Director of Information Technology at my company. Everything that happens at the company passes through his sphere of influence in some form or another, making him a corporate lynchpin [&hellip... Read More


Game Review

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World of Warcraft

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Blizzard ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online RPG Platform: PC Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Release Date: 11/23/2004 What is World of Warcraft? World of Warcraft is the massively multiplayer online game. Its success has far [&hellip... Read More


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Gears of War 2

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Epic Games ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: Third Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Release Date: 11/7/2008 What is Gears of War 2? Gears of War 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to [&hellip... Read More


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Halo 3

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Bungie ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Release Date: 9/25/2007 What is Halo 3? Halo 3 is the stunning conclusion to the Halo trilogy, a series of [&hellip... Read More


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Left 4 Dead

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Valve ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC, Xbox 360 Publisher: Valve Release Date: 11/18/2008 What is Left 4 Dead? Left 4 Dead is a four player cooperative first person shooter in which [&hellip... Read More


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Borderlands

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Gearbox Software ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 Publisher: 2K Games Release Date: 10/20/2009 What is Borderlands? Borderlands is the most recent attempt to combine two highly successfully game [&hellip... Read More


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Left 4 Dead 2

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Valve ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC, Xbox 360 Publisher: Valve Release Date: 11/17/2009 What is Left 4 Dead 2? Left 4 Dead is a four player cooperative first person shooter in [&hellip... Read More


Game Review

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Dead Space 2

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Visceral Games ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: Survival Horror Third Person Shooter Platform: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: 1/25/2011 Read the Dead Space 2 Hardcore Guide What is Dead Space 2? [&hellip... Read More


Guide

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Dead Space 2 Hardcore Guide

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Dead Space 2 Hardcore Guide Read the Dead Space 2 review. Hardcore mode is unlocked after defeating Dead Space 2 once on any difficulty. You cannot carry over anything from a previous playthrough, but you can [&hellip... Read More


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Dark Souls Master Key Looting Guide

Published on September 18th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Related articles: Dark Souls Missable Guide Dark Souls Review This guide aims to illuminate equipment that can be obtained with a very low level character through use of the Master Key. I have personally completed everything [&hellip... Read More


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Dark Souls

Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: From Software ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: Role Playing Game Platform: PS3, Xbox 360 Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Release Date: 10/4/2011 Related articles: Dark Souls Missable Guide Dark Souls Master Key Looting Guide What is Dark [&hellip... Read More


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Dark Souls Missable Guide

Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Related articles: Dark Souls Master Key Looting Guide Dark Souls Review This guide aims to illuminate equipment and story events that can be missed on a playthrough of Dark Souls. This guide is not a walkthrough, [&hellip... Read More


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New Site!

Published on July 12th, 2013 | by admin

As you might have noticed, the Od Studios site is undergoing some major renovations. Since the original design was created in the early ’00s, it was looking rather outdated. So, we are in the process of [&hellip... Read More


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Bard’s Tale

Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer – Interplay Genre – RPG Platform – PC (DOS) Publisher – Electronic Arts Release Date – 1985 What is Bard’s Tale? Bard’s Tale is one of the very first RPGs to be played in the [&hellip... Read More


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Counter-Strike

Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: The Counter-Strike Team ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC (soon to be released on the Xbox) Publisher: Sierra Studios Release Date: 11/09/2000 What is Counter-Strike? Counter-Strike is a tactical first person shooter. [&hellip... Read More


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Grand Theft Auto 3

Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Rockstar North ESRB Rating: Mature Genre: Action Platform: PC, Playstation 2, Xbox Publisher: Rockstar Games Release Date: 05/21/2002 What is Grand Theft Auto 3? Grand Theft Auto III is kind of a mixture between a [&hellip... Read More


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