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Condemned: Criminal Origins Review

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Condemned Criminal Origins premiers as a console exclusive on the Xbox 360 – it later came to PC – in late 2005 (launch window), but represents a striking change for video games.  Sure, titles like Grand Theft Auto III and Manhunt were garnering attention for brutality, but those were still third person perspective titles that lacked true realism for the average player.  On the other hand Condemned is first person, the weapons are almost solely melee, the audio is in surround sound, and the vibration in the controller combined by the jarring view on screen when you get hit makes the whole experience realistic.  While violence-hating senators and parental groups hardly took notice, looking back it’s a visceral simulation of the brutality of those darker recesses of society we pretend doesn’t exist.

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Written by jamalais

November 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Extra Credit: Condemned Criminal Origins Game Club

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What was originally supposed to be this week’s episode because Fred wasn’t going to make the live show, is now faithfully back to a game club.  That’s why this show seems to start suddenly, because there was a pre-show explaining the circumstance that no longer exists.  Either way, Fred and Jam tackle Sega and Monolith’s launch window 360 title about fighting bums, investigating crimes, and going insane.

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Written by Fred Rojas

November 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ongoing Series: Condemned Criminal Origins

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For the October game club we are playing through Condemned: Criminal Origins.  A first person melee horror game from 2005, this was a surprisingly good Xbox 360 launch window title.  For those that can’t seem to get through horror games, we are providing the entire campaign in parts here with no commentary (up to 1080p as well).  This is an ongoing series and this post will update as each video goes live.

Written by Fred Rojas

October 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm