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The Xbox One…

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Recently, Microsoft launched The Creator’s Collection for Xbox One.   Remember the Xbox 360 Indie Store? Yeah, it’s back baby, but with a new set of teeth. The 360’s Indie Store was a legendary gold mine for terribly hilarious and hilariously terrible games, with the negatives outweighing the positives…

The Unsung But…

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I hate whenever somebody says a genre is dead.   When 2012 was alive and kicking, and the thought of the Mayans predictions was in the back of the peoples minds, the Horror and First Person Shooter genre were churning out clones amongst clones. Horror was practically bombarded with…

Exclusive Law Breakers…

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Boss Key Productions have had a lot on their plates lately, hosting a closed Beta and taking the information they gathered to complete their game, Law Breakers. We managed to steal away their lead designer, Dan Nanni, from his busy work schedule to ask him a few questions about the…

Early Access, Kickstarter,…

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Originally a Kickstarter project, Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios has gone on to take the ever popular rogue-like format by storm. The basic gameplay revolves around fairly traditional dungeon crawling and turn-based combat, but the systems, themes, and aesthetics layered on top elevate the game to a higher level. However,…

The Decisions: Metal…

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Continuation to: “The Decisions:Metal Gear Solid 2!”, a four part series analyzing the design behind Metal Gear Solid 2:Sons of Liberty, you can read the first three parts here:The Decisions Part 1: Philosophy, The Decisions Part 2: Systems and Mechanics, The Decisions Part 3: Narrative.   Over the course of my play-through…

Laws Made to…

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Guns…check. Special abilities…check. Awesome Characters…check. Zero Gravity Pockets…what?! That’s right! Freaking Zero Gravity! Law Breakers takes what you thought you knew about FPS and flips it on its head. It has everything you would want from an FPS: awesome gun-play, amazing characters who, for a game that is entirely…

Reasons To Love…

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How far can a game rely on its writing and worldbuilding in order to succeed? A lot of games have failed in these areas, however, Sunless Sea is an exception and then some. Strip away this game’s narrative and setting and all that’s left is a slightly sub-par husk. It relies on its…

Hiding Behind The…

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It’s no secret that executives in most industries are highly risk-averse, and the ones in the game industry are perhaps some of the most risk-averse of all. On one level, it’s difficult to really be angry at them for this, what people know sells, and it sells big. By…

Does “Friday The…

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Being a faithful fan of the movie franchise, I feel that “Friday the 13th: The Game” stays true to the source material and captures the essence of the highly successful film series perfectly. Having spent most of my free time playing this wonderful game, I thought I would share…

The Distressing Disappearance,…

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Demo disks are entirely a thing of a past. Gamers older than myself may reminisce about playing short and sweet levels of a game they wanted, letting the hype build up until they were finally able to buy the full game. In case the name didn’t give it away, a…

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The Wolf Among Us

Telltale Games Catalog Leaving GOG Next Week

The abrupt shuttering of Telltale Games has left their sweeping catalog of graphic adventure games in limbo, now affecting the digital storefront GOG.com. All twelve Telltale games, ranging from entries…

May 24, 2019, 266

Hiveswap Act 2 is in “Active Development”

Those of us familiar with Hiveswap‘s source material will be familiar with long pauses between content, and in the grand tradition of the series, we’re rapidly approaching the two-year anniversary of Hiveswap…

May 23, 2019, 1,086
Soldiers from COD WWII

Treyarch Now Making Black Ops 5 for 2020

Treyarch is taking the reigns on Call of Duty once more. Published by Activision, the series has become an annual franchise, not unlike Madden over the years. 2020’s installment, originally…

May 18, 2019, 291
Oxygen Not Included Cover Art

Games Removed From Epic Games Store During Mega Sale

Epic Games is smack in the middle of a brand-new sale that they have deemed a “mega sale” and it looks like some developers aren’t having it. Almost all the…

May 17, 2019, 330

The Last of Us Part II Close to Completion, According to Co-Director

In an effort to hire new talent, The Last of Us Part II co-director Anthony Newman stated on Twitter that the remaining job opening for Naughty Dog would help “close out” development…

May 16, 2019, 300

My Lovely Daughter Receives Switch Port

A little over a year ago, My Lovely Daughter was released for PC. It tells the tale of an alchemist who lost his only daughter, and goes to extreme lengths to…

May 16, 2019, 265
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Netflix to Announce New Games at E3 2019

In an unprecedented move, Netflix announced that it will step foot into the gaming industry by announcing new games at their E3 Coliseum panel, hosted by Geoff Keighley. While Netflix…

May 15, 2019, 305

Descenders Review – Skylined

The rogue-likes and rogue-lites are finally dying down.   You’d think after something like NeuroVoider, or Dead Cells, that’d be it, but no, you still get the occasional curveball of top-down tedium…

May 13, 2019, 403

Asagao Academy

Yeah, I’ll say it. I unironically adored Asagao Academy when it first came out. I played it on warm summer mornings, not long after I finished my junior year of high school.…

May 9, 2019, 564

PlayStation State of Play 5.9.2019 Review

Sony’s State of Play presentations have returned with some interesting announcements, including a few surprises. It was a much shorter presentation this time around so it shouldn’t be long to…

May 9, 2019, 563