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Between the Marios and the Assassin’s Creeds and the Wolfensteins, sometimes we just need a little phone game to cool off or kill time on the morning commute. That’s what I’m here for, every Sunday I’ll be recommending a (usually free) phone app, starting today with Really Bad Chess…

How Overwatch Became…

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When I was growing up, I read the Calvin and Hobbes comics by Bill Waterson. One of the running jokes in that comic was that the 6-year-old boy, Calvin, had a game called Calvinball with seemingly fluid rules, in that they would change from comic strip to comic strip.…

2017: The Best…

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I don’t want to sound hyperbolic here, but it’s safe to say 2017 has been one of the greatest years for gaming in terms of games themselves. Every major brand saw big releases, with Sony’s stellar lineup of Horizon Zero Dawn, Nioh, NieR: Automata, Persona 5, Yakuza 0, Uncharted:…

The BashCast Ep.…

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This week we go over the biggest announcements and news in the gaming industry over the past few weeks. EA shutting down Visceral Games, Lawbreakers Update, Naughty Dog Sexual Harassment Allegations, and micro-transactions in Shadow of War. Devin PrattMy friends call me Evo. No, I don’t drive one. Founder…

Contrary to the…

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It’s fairly well known at this point that the ESRB recently stated that they don’t view Loot Boxes as gambling. Of course, a quick look at the definition of “gambling” should dispel that idea quickly. Let’s say I’m playing an online MMORPG in which I can buy loot boxes. In…

Rant – Microtransactions

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What are microtransactions? Micro transactions have been around the mobile gaming industry for a while now. While the beast started there, it by no means has stopped there. Since then it has spread like wildfire in the gaming industry, from mobile to console and PC. Micro transactions are in-game…

10 Games We…

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With the recently announced Doom and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for the Switch, we thought we would put together a list of third party games we want to see make there way to the Switch. Reminder: This list is completely opinion based and includes games from last generation,…

Reasons to Love:…

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I love a bit of cosmic horror. It’s no surprise then that Darkest Dungeon is one of my favourite RPGs of all time. This KickStarter-backed beauty combines a dark and grimy aesthetic, deep strategic combat and a gripping narrative that manages to overcome many of the problems that morality…

Hey Check Out…

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Graphics exist to serve aesthetics. You will never convince me otherwise. You can have the worlds most powerful engine, and the highest resolution current hardware will allow, but without a strong aesthetic, your game will still look like deep-fried ass. So many games (especially from larger publishers) forget this…

Debut Performances (Check…

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The recent release of SloClap’s debut game, Absolver, really got me thinking (and not just because I adore it). How do you get your first ever game right? A studio’s first game is usually a deciding factor in the company’s long term success, so it being good is crucial. But outside…

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Man of Medan Multiplayer Reveal

Man of Medan Gets Multiplayer Modes

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, an upcoming game from the creators of horror game Until Dawn, has received a trailer detailing two new multiplayer modes. It seems Supermassive Games has…

July 11, 2019, 341
Esports Competition

Esports Reality TV Show For $100,000 Announced

Cable television these days is almost exclusively two things: reruns of old shows and reality TV. The gaming industry is about to tap deep into the latter. Peach Maria Productions…

July 11, 2019, 272

Amazon Developing The Lord of the Rings MMO

Amazon has been announced as the “partner developer” for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings MMO. This project was announced by Athlon Games nearly a year ago, but they did…

July 10, 2019, 234
Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition

Switch Lite Pokémon Edition Coming in November

With the announcement of the Switch Lite comes the announcement of the Pokémon Switch Lite. Pokémon Sword and Shield come out on November 15 of this year, and Nintendo has…

July 10, 2019, 483
Nintendo Switch Lite colors

Nintendo Switch Lite Arrives This Year

It’s finally time for that heavily rumored announcement: the Nintendo Switch Lite is real and it’s coming in 2019. Nintendo revealed the news today through Twitter, giving a release date of…

July 10, 2019, 371
PlayStation 4 controller

Sony’s Commitment to AAA Games Defines the Future

The Wall Street Journal’s recent report on Sony heavily relying on large, ambitious AAA games for the PlayStation 5 drew some controversy from gamers. Fears of Sony abandoning fledgling creators…

July 9, 2019, 659
Cuphead co-op

Netflix to Develop Cuphead Animated Series

Garnished with vintage 1930’s iconography and design, Cuphead took the world by storm since its initial Xbox One release in late 2017. Its high-quality animation and art style, in particular, made…

July 9, 2019, 361

Earth Defense Force 5 Launches on Steam

The latest installment of the radically silly sci-fi action-arcade series Earth Defense Force heads over to Steam this month! Earth Defense Force 5 continues the tradition of having a squadron…

July 9, 2019, 357
Landscape photo of Haven's gameplay

Haven Gameplay Trailer Revealed

French indie developer The Game Bakers’ upcoming Haven had only a cryptic teaser trailer to its name earlier this year, but has just now been accompanied by a fairly extensive…

July 9, 2019, 280

New Pokemon Trailer Introduces Gigantamaxing and New Gyms

The official Pokemon Sword and Shield site dropped a new trailer as well as a number of new articles full of information, so let’s get started: New Pokemon Alcremie, a fairy…

July 8, 2019, 401