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IP Survival: Can Games Survive Without the Main Character?
Many IP’s main characters become iconic over the franchise’s many entries. We learn to love them and we become accustomed to seeing them. Eventually, the developers
2018 Holiday Season Games: Which Will Hit and Which Will Miss?
Author's Note: This article was written in late August, prior to the launch of Forsaken and the end of the review embargo for Marvel's Spider-Man. 

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Marvel's Spider-Man PS4: All 55 Backpack Locations
Marvel's Spider-Man's version of New York City is filled with collectables and small tasks for you to complete. One of those tasks involves retrieving Peter's old backpacks
The Absolutely Barbaric ESRB Descriptors Pinball Games and Other Mundane Titles Have
Let’s face it, the majority of us live very standard lives. Gaming is an escape from the daily routine, a life that often lacks defined
Throwback Review: Mirror's Edge - Bottomless Pit
We all know that EA is... subversive, when it comes to evolution.

 

A publisher known for being seemingly suicidal when it comes to new IPs, and dedicated to

EGX Rezzed 2019…

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Auto-runners are in need of a dire switch-up. Forget running to the left or straight ahead for eternity in the hopes of attaining a meaningless score or killing time. Let that score have purpose! Let it have a rewarding challenge and structure. I’m rambling again, but nevertheless, let’s talk…

EGX Rezzed 2019…

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Oh, you know I’m gunna talk about this one.   A new adventure game, from the developers of OXENFREE? You think I’m gonna play this? Do bears shit in the woods? This was the first thing that greeted you in the ID@Xbox booth during EGX Rezzed, and Christ, was there…

EGX Rezzed 2019…

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Rapid-fire, scraped knees, cicadas chirping.   Jack provides nothing but a drawn image for the first minute of its demo: A cicada perched on a leaf. Suddenly the sound kicks in, a deafening barrage of insects as they scream through the speakers. The screen cuts to white, and a small…

EGX Rezzed 2019…

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Oh yeah, EGX Rezzed was last week, wasn’t it?   The UK’s flagship showcasing of several independent titles! So many good titles and that’s what these articles are here for! Now, I already know what you’re going to ask: “Why didn’t you talk about these games sooner?!”. Well, it’s…

Capsule of Curiosities:…

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2009 was a high watermark for the industry, packed with high profile exclusives for each system and the rise of numerous IPs that would dominate the coming decade. However, more important to this column (as well as my heart), is the glut of one-off B-list releases doomed to a…

XIII Throwback Review…

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The critique of “style over substance” carries an odd weight in reference to video games. First person shooters specifically can resign themselves to such dour aesthetics that any title that alters the playing field in its visual design can attain a cult following instantly. XIII is perhaps the most…

Bungie and Activision…

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I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about the big Bungie and Activision split. If you don’t know what happened, let me be the one to break it to you: Bungie and Activision parted ways…. and that’s literally all that happened. Activision stated that Destiny 2 had under-performed in…
Claire and Leon

Throwback Review –…

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Resident Evil has defined the survival-horror genre for over two decades, with a plethora of characters and storylines to keep fans engaged and craving more. The original has gotten the remake treatment on multiple modern consoles, and after years of waiting and begging, Resident Evil 2 finally has a…

Throwback Review: Fallout…

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This is gunna hurt me more than it hurts Bethesda.   Cut back to Christmas 2008, specifically my Christmas 2008. The Pogues “Fairytale of New York” has played for the 40th time today, and it’s not even 11AM, you’ve had your first ever mince pie and you’re wondering why…
A first-person perspective of one of the various prisoners of Void Bastards engaging in combat with several blue-tinted feral astronauts with broken visors

Indie Game Lookout…

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Hello! Time for Part 2 of the Indie Game Lookout 2019!   Just like last time, we here have gathered ten games that are ready to be– Or supposed to be– Released in the year of our Lord 2019. Once again, we have tried our hardest to make sure…

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