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Gameplay still from 30XX displaying protagonist character Ace dodging enemy fire

Developer Dialogue: 30XX…

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Time after time, indie developers have struck gold modernizing the retro archetypes that AAA studios won’t touch. It’s not just a shrewd way to maximize limited resources; it’s also a way to revitalize your influences. With 2017’s 20XX, Batterystaple Games have already had a fair amount of luck pairing…
Alien Hominid Invasion title screen

PAX Online –…

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Even confined to a virtual environment, PAX is always a conduit for hype, and for this year’s PAX Online, there was hardly a studio I was more excited to check in with than The Behemoth. Even as someone whose childhood was partially defined by trying to beat the opening…
Gameplay still from Undying, shows the protagonist idling in a supermarket parking lot while surrounded by zombies

Undying — Alpha…

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Despite their dominating popularity in respective media industries, The Walking Dead and survival games haven’t yet converged into one, all-together satisfying product. You had the Telltale adaptation that is commonly touted as the IP’s magnum opus, but it’s also a game fixated on a linear, narrative-focused path. The freedoms…
Bartlow's Dread Machine Key Art

Bartlow’s Dread Machine…

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Bartlow’s Dread Machine released on July 30, 2020 on Steam Early Access. As is the case with Early Access games, it’s far from perfect. Strange design choices and inconsistencies bog down Bartlow’s Dread Machine, tainting an experience that otherwise embraces a unique aesthetic.     Magnificent Machine   The…
Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Title Screen

5 Changes I…

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Humanity can breathe a sigh of relief; Final Fantasy VII Remake is good. Now that the dust has settled, we must look to the game’s future. Cautious optimism is tempering fan expectations for future Remake installments, but many continue to hold their breath while they wait to see how…
Mario HD Switch Collection

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It must be great being Mario. He can pull off the moustache look, he has oodles of friends to go go-karting with, and he’s the star of some of the most cherished platformers to grace mankind… and he’s only 35! It’s been rumoured that Nintendo plans to celebrate his…
Animal Crossing New Horizons Rain

Is Co-op the…

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Right now, the gaming industry as a whole values games as a service, and this often pairs perfectly with online multiplayer experiences. Players don’t get a definite end to their fun, companies get to monetize the games in a way that keeps them running, developers have a chance to…
Grounded Title Page

Grounded’s Arachnophobia Mode,…

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been terrified of spiders. Whether they’re maliciously spying on me in a corner of a room or just chilling on my windowsill, the mere sight of spiders causes my palms to sweat and my breathing to accelerate. It’s a phobia…

Top 5 Upcoming…

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On the first episode of CD Projekt Red’s Night City Wire series, it was unexpectedly announced that  Netflix and Studio Trigger would partner together  to produce Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.  This project was green-lit due to the success of Netflix’s Castlevania adaptation. The show achieved widespread critical praise for its animation…

Zack Snyder’s Justice…

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The DC Cinematic Universe has been a mixed bag since the release of Man of Steel, with one of its most controversial entries being 2017’s Justice League. The film was met with a startling amount of indifference, considering this was the first live action outing of DC’s most popular…

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Bounty Battle Review – Ultra Mash Brothaz

“I was walking on the ground, I didn’t make a sound. Then, I turned around, and I saw a clown.”   When it comes to fighting games, it’s always the…

September 28, 2020, 144
Gameplay still from 30XX displaying protagonist character Ace dodging enemy fire

Developer Dialogue: 30XX Interview @ PAX Online

Time after time, indie developers have struck gold modernizing the retro archetypes that AAA studios won’t touch. It’s not just a shrewd way to maximize limited resources; it’s also a…

September 24, 2020, 216
Gameplay still from Nier Replicant showing a suspended steampunk styled bridge

Nier Replicant Remastered Releases April 2021

With Nier: Automata raising the franchise’s profile immensely, it only makes sense that its predecessor would gain a second life. Square Enix is turning this wish into a reality with the impending…

September 24, 2020, 149

Crysis Remastered Review – Mid-Life

“Picture this, if I could make the change, I’d love to pull the wires from the wall. Did you?”   Truth be told, I’ve never owned a PC built specifically…

September 22, 2020, 215
Promotional image for Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda, shows Bethesda IPs Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, etc standing in a row

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Parent Company for $7.5 Billion

Just one day before Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders open, Microsoft have announced a game-changing acquisition. For $7.5 billion, Microsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire…

September 21, 2020, 186
Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase September

Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Tomorrow

Nintendo just announced another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, which will place on September 17, 2020, at 7 AM PST. The last Nintendo Direct Mini released in August, was only around…

September 16, 2020, 202
Twin Mirror Release Date

Twin Mirror Gets a Release Date, Gameplay Trailer

DONTNOD has put out a new gameplay video for the much-anticipated Twin Mirror along with a release date for the game. Twin Mirror will be releasing on December 1, 2020,…

September 15, 2020, 148
Alien Hominid Invasion title screen

PAX Online – Alien Hominid Invasion First Impressions

Even confined to a virtual environment, PAX is always a conduit for hype, and for this year’s PAX Online, there was hardly a studio I was more excited to check…

September 13, 2020, 505
PlayStation 5 Consoles

Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Showcase Event for September 16th

On a brisk Saturday morning, Sony dropped the megaton announcement everyone has been waiting for: another PlayStation 5 event. Coming off the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox Series S announcement earlier…

September 12, 2020, 259
Undertale 5th Anniversary Concert

Undertale Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Online Concert

It’s hard to believe it, but Undertale is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary since its initial launch on PC. The surprise indie hit gained a large following and critical…

September 11, 2020, 855