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Xbox Year-In Review…

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Samuel Taylor contributed to this piece. Thanks, Sam! This is going to be an interesting venture for multiple reasons. Number one: I have never owned an Xbox platform. Number two: I always owned PlayStation or Nintendo platforms and consider myself a fan of both, but not Xbox. Number three:…

The Jerk Awards…

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Originally, I was going to focus on the upcoming year, be ready for it, and that was that. However…   There’s no denying that 2017 was one of the best years for gaming since 2007, without a doubt. You had everybody chipping in to make this year special, and…

Indie Game Lookout…

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Here we are, on the fourth section of the End of Year Round-Up, and we’re looking towards the brightest parts of the future.   With every years, names are made, and those names are focused on until their next project, all the while you’ll be standing there and waiting…

Nintendo 2017 Year-In…

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Let’s-a-go! It’s that time of the year where we look at how the three biggest console brands did this year! If you read my year-in review for PlayStation, you should know how I do these. If not, no worries! I am as much of a Nintendo fan as I…

Mobile Game of…

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Smash Hit (by Mediocre) advertises itself as “a transcendental, ambient journey through time and space”. Personally, I’m not too sure about that, but it’s certainly a decent way to burn an hour or two. You progress through a randomly generated path “take a surreal journey through an otherworldy dimension” filled…

Loot Boxes, Neutrality…

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Now that the indie awards have been brushed aside, let’s look at the bigger picture; specifically, the moments where gamers collectively set aside their differences and had a good ol’ stare at the wrongdoings and failures of the gaming industry, staring as they fumbled for excuses or withered away…

The Snob Awards…

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The second part of this Indie Spotlight of 2017 is in effect! Cue the horns!   Welcome to Part 2 of this end-of-year retrospective. If you missed Part 1, check it out and play the games I mentioned before continuing. We’re here to showcase 5 more indie titles that…

PlayStation 2017 Year-In…

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Disclaimer: I originally wrote this year-in-review prior to the news of the PS4 selling 70.6 million units and announcements made at PSX last night, specifically the MediEvil remake announcement. The MediEvil remake does further my point of Sony capitalizing on nostalgia. As a longtime fan of PlayStation, it makes…

Mobile Game of…

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Back in high school, I wasted my fair share of study halls (as well as actual classes) playing Little Alchemy in-browser. When the beginning of the week started and I was looking for a new game to feature, I was pretty excited to see “Little Alchemy 2” by the…

The Snob Awards:-…

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I’ve reviewed a lot of games in the past 6 months.   Since my inclusion on to the Sick Critic team in late June, the team at SC and I have reviewed a variety of smush from all resides. We’ve played perfection, we’ve played… not-perfection, but those are the…

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Mutazione Screenshot

Developer Dialogue: Mutazione Interview @ PAX West 2019

At PAX West, I had the opportunity to interview Nils Deneken. He is responsible for Die Gute Fabrik, the German game developer responsible for the upcoming indie title Mutazione (pronounced mootatseona). The…

September 1, 2019, 463
Image from Yakuza 7 depicting new turn based combat system. Shows protagonist facing off against enemies by a waterfront

Yakuza 7 Mixes Turn-Based Combat With Drama

Today during a press conference in Tokyo, SEGA announced Yakuza 7, officially titled Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Most shocking is the massive change being made to the Japanese crime drama/beat-em-up:…

August 29, 2019, 386
Shovel Knight: King of Cards Title

Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Showdown Release Dates Revealed

Yacht Club Games, the fine folks responsible for the charming indie game Shovel Knight, recently hosted their own Nintendo Direct-style presentation to showcase Shovel Knight’s final content update. We got…

August 28, 2019, 594
Gameplay image of Wreckfest, portraying multiple cars crashing into each other with scraps flying

Wreckfest Receives Huge Free Update for PC

Accompanying the release of Wreckfest‘s feverishly anticipated PS4 and Xbox One ports, a major free update for the PC version has been unveiled, with new tracks and vehicles that will…

August 28, 2019, 476
Promotional image for The Surge 2. Depicts player character facing off against a large robot dog in a jungle environment.

The Surge 2 Gets a Fast-Paced Combat Trailer

We’ve seen plenty of The Surge 2 over the past few months, but with Deck13’s sci-fi souls-like fast approaching, here’s another look at its fast-moving gameplay. The new footage treats…

August 28, 2019, 381

Xbox Exec Thinks First-Party Expansion Is Enough for Now

In an interview with Twinfinite, Xbox Games Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg had some notable comments concerning Microsoft’s recent expansion of their first-party game output. Following the purchases of Double Fine…

August 28, 2019, 382

Jet Kave Adventure Launching on Switch September 17

Jet Kave Adventure, developed by Polish studio 7Levels, is a 2.5D action-platformer focusing on the adventures of a stone-age man named Kave. After being banished from his tribe, Kave discovers…

August 26, 2019, 526
Control Jesse Faden

Control Review – Darling, I’m In AWE of You

Control, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 games, is a war between left brain and right brain. At times, it seemed the biggest conflict in the game was…

August 26, 2019, 1,052

Why Sony’s Silence Tests the Patience of Gamers

It’s no secret that the next-generation is causing both Microsoft and Sony to tightly hold their cards, ensuring that whichever event they choose to reveal their next consoles at are…

August 24, 2019, 580
Promotional art for The Witcher. Main character Geralt looks forward menacingly

Throwback Review: The Witcher

The Witcher is an Action RPG developed by CD Projekt Red, released on PC in 2007. The beloved series has been played by many, but I wanted to explore CDPR’s…

August 24, 2019, 1,429