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iLL Independence Day Special: Freedom and Video Games

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It’s August 15 and that means it’s the Independence Day of India. This year, its our 67th I-Day, the day India drove the British Raj out peacefully, spearheaded by the Mahatma Gandhi movement. Let us take this opportunity to talk about freedom and independence in video games, be it playing them or making them. Our Editors Sahil, Tathagata and Chirantan ... Read More »

The Future of Souls – Lords of the Fallen vs Bloodborne

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You may have faced the worst of Boletaria, you may have become one with the lores of Lordran, you must have travelled north on one rainy night and took down the whole of Drangleic, but it isn’t over yet for the Souls miasma. In fact, the two most anticipated games that fall right into my review wish list are Deck13/CI ... Read More »

Universal Apps – A step in the right direction

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It’s been a fairly long time since Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 made their debut, but they have yet to capture a decent marketshare. This is not because of the Operating System (OS) being bad or lack of devices, rather the slow adoption rate is caused by the ‘app gap’. This tag has plagued the mobile and tablet Windows ... Read More »

Destiny BETA on PS3: First Impressions

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After hours of download, I finally got to preview the upcoming Bungie game-changer Destiny for 16 non-stop rigorous hours on my old gen console (PS3), and by all standards I have a mixed bag feeling about this title. It is clearly the golden age of co-op play and the game does its bit in order to excite the BETA players ... Read More »

Dark Souls: Prepare to Live Your Life Edition

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There are numerous ways in which you can fail in life, try yelling back at your landlord, try fisting the wall in anger, try falling in love, or try playing Dark Souls. Each of these experiences leave a certain sensation certainly in your mind, an experience that polishes the way you are and makes way for the person you are ... Read More »

Why You Should Watch The Dota 2 International Grand Finals

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Dota 2 has pretty much changed the landscape of competitive gaming, taking it to a scope that was never ever envisioned, all thanks to Valve’s Dota 2 tournament, The International. Now in its 4th edition, The International has grown to sky-high heights, and this year, it offers a prize pool never ever seen in a video gaming competition, totalling up ... Read More »

First Person Shooters to look forward to in 2014

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A few months back, our editor Anikait wrote an article investigating the future of the FPS genre. At that time, he didn’t have as many details as we do now, since E3 is well over. E3 revealed a bunch of new FPS games, and as touted before, the genre is clearly far from being over. We look at some of the upcoming ... Read More »

Why Brazil must win this clash against Germany

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There’s no denial that after the Belgians were thrashed out of the World Cup due to a hardworking Argentine defence, which capitalised on that one single mistake that was punished by Gonzalo Higuain, my hopes for an All Latin American Derby Final just went a pitch higher. And why not? The whole world deprived of a Semi Finals spot is ... Read More »

Dark Souls Diaries: Glory to Anor Londo

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Here’s one more of those conversations exchanged between Tathagata (T) and Sahil (S), the ones that define the depths of fanboyism within the iLLGaming Panel, ranging from Far Cry to the obvious pick – Dark Souls. Skipping back a few months: T: So I finally beat the Witch Nashandra and took over the throne of Vendrick as the next undead ... Read More »

Why The Evil Within will become my first PS4 title?

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“Well, where a bad thing happened. That was in Room 217, and I want you to promise me you won’t go in there, Danny. Not all winter. Steer right clear.” ― Stephen King, The Shining I like the idea of being trapped, I love lurking shadows spectating my moves even more. I like the idea of being haunted, even in video games. When ... Read More »

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