16 Oct 2019
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Review: Stela

There is something to be said about a game without dialogue, narration, or text of any kind. It’s a tall task, one that not many games have been able to master. But Stela from SkyBox Labs is the perfect example of a game that can tell a story and pull you into its world, all
9 Oct 2019
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Review: Indivisible

Kickstarter has become a mainstay in recent years to launch development of new games, but many often forget just how long that development can take. Most of the time a project goes up on Kickstarter, work on the game is just beginning. It will likely take years before the fruits of one’s donation to the
8 Oct 2019
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Review: GRID

Developers of racing games have a tough gig: create a product that has enough content to keep the player interested beyond their initial introduction to the game, vary that content so as to avoid early-onset tedium, and allow the player to feel as if they’re actually the one in the driver’s seat. Codemasters, having previously
8 Oct 2019
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Review: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

In the tradition of puzzle-platformers, the Trine series feels at once like it has a potent legacy and as if it’s something almost no one has ever heard of. The series already has three games under its belt, with the first one being one of those little indie gems that people who played loved, the
26 Sep 2019
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Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Everyone strives to find their niche, the one thing that they can do incredibly well. Maybe you're really good at building furniture, or the go-to person to cook up a perfect steak. Sure, there's a lot of other things you may enjoy doing, but there's the one particular thing that makes you stand out.
24 Sep 2019
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Review: Contra: Rogue Corps

I can still remember a Christmas Day back when I was in elementary school, unwrapping my very first video game console: a Nintendo Entertainment System. Until that day video games had been forbidden in our house (they aren't educational!), so my siblings and myself were a bit confused at the gift in front of our eyes.
12 Sep 2019
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PAX West 2019 Hands-on: BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre

Fast food corporations have taken over Hell, and Satan's son is going on a booze-fueled rampage to stop them. That's the quickest way I can sum up one of the last games I got my hands on at PAX West this year, BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre.
12 Sep 2019
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Review: Gears 5

Available now for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, Gears 5 continues the series where Gears of War 4 left off back in 2016. Developed by Xbox Game Studios’ The Coalition, this newest installment delivers what fans have come to expect, while also sprinkling in some firsts for the series. This review is focused on
9 Sep 2019
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Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC Trailer

Ahead of Tokyo Game Show which begins later this week, Square Enix today revealed a brand new trailer for upcoming Kingdom Hearts III DLC. In addition to helping expand the story of Kingdom Hearts, this new Re Mind DLC will also give players the chance to battle against new bosses with Sora’s new battle form.
4 Sep 2019
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PAX West 2019 Hands-on: Indivisible

When I was a kid, I was really in to video games, and I used to spend a lot of time doodling out ideas for what I thought would be cool games (I was a nerd, don't judge me). One idea I remember clearly having was a cross between a JRPG and a side-scroller. The closest I've found in recent memory was the game Exist Archive, but my idea was one that had full platformer elements as well.
29 Aug 2019
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Review: Whipseey and the Lost Atlas

These days, modern day and retro-styled platformers have seen quite a bit of a comeback. In between modern remakes and reimaginings of established franchises, indie titles that have made a serious impression on me (looking at you Cuphead), and new titles that feel comfortable in their own skin, I was feeling pretty good about the direction this genre is going.
6 Aug 2019
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Review: Metal Wolf Chaos XD

From the Archives What is there to say about Metal Wolf Chaos XD? It has achieved a level of cult status rarely seen in video games. Even I had heard of it, and I’m not a huge fan of either Japanese games or mech combat. As I started downloading the game I began to wonder
29 Jul 2019
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Review: The Blackout Club

Boxcar Goonies We are experiencing a renaissance in modern pop culture of our favorite movies of the 1980s. The success of shows like Stranger Things and the film adaptation of Ready Player One have shown nostalgia is a strong emotion that is somehow affecting a generation who weren’t even alive to see it. The Blackout
9 Jul 2019
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Review: SolSeraph

I grew up back during the times of the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and it's an era that I have much nostalgia for...despite never owning either system. Before I turned 13 or so, my parents did not allow any video games in our home ("They aren't educational."), so I got most of my gaming memories from time spent at friend's houses.
25 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Quick-Look: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

After five previous entries in the LEGO Star Wars video game series over the past fourteen years, one might wonder why a new entry is needed or what the developers hope to accomplish. Well, after a live demo, we are certainly excited about what’s to come. The demo began by showing the world selection screen
24 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Quick-Look: Cyberpunk 2077

While out at E3 this month, I had a chance to sit on the floor of an over-filled theater space to see about an hour or so of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 in action.
24 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Hands-on: The Riftbreaker

If there's one thing that attending multiple E3 and PAX West expos has taught me, it's that the Polish indie games scene is thriving. Over the past few years, both expos have had a booth dedicated to titles coming from a country that isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about gaming (aside from CD Projekt Red, probably).
20 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Hands-on: Dragonball Z: Kakarot

At E3 this year, Bandai Namco finally gave a name to it’s Dragon Ball Game Project Z Action RPG: Dragonball Z: Kakarot. I had a chance to sit down with the game this week and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The game is being touted as a Dragonball Z RPG and though while
14 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Hands-on: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

In the chaotic and noisy environment of a gaming expo, it's not too often that you see a demo for a darker, narrative-heavy game. Titles that want to immerse the player are going to struggle to present themselves against a backdrop of flashy lights and loud music...although that's not to say that it is an impossible feat.
13 Jun 2019
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E3 2019 Hands-on: Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is an upcoming release that has my attention, despite some of the drama coming out of developer Gearbox. We were offered the chance to go hands-on with the latest demo build at this year's E3, alongside a run-down of some new information for the game.