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7th Sector Review

7th Sector Review…

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“This city is an empty glass. Words do nothing. No one sleeps.”   Y’know what puzzle games need? Visible spectacle! Forget fancy gimmicks and sharp writing, shove it all in an environment that would be more suited to a 90s anime. Yeah, that sounds like a surefire winner, and…
Image of Skellboy Title Menu. Has the text "Skellboy" over a grassy backdrop

Skellboy Review –…

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Skellboy is an action-adventure game that sees you taking control of a freshly risen-from-the-grave skeleton who, of course, is tasked with saving a world in peril. Developed by small studio Umaiki Games, Skellboy’s most recognizable feature is its curious visual style. Skellboy combines 2D characters with a 3D world,…
An in-game screenshot of Monster Energy Supercross 3, showcasing a rider ahead of the rest in order to win a Holeshot.

Monster Energy Supercross…

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“Metal heavy, soft at the core.”   Ahh, this feels like a late Christmas gift. Last year, Milestone’s Monster Energy Supercross 2 was a pleasant surprise to play, as it got me into an entirely new genre of motor-sports effortlessly. It had a lot going for it: fantastic controls and feedback,…
Gameplay still from The Pedestrian showing a platforming sequence taking place along the railway

The Pedestrian Review…

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There’s something unanimously humbling about exiting the New York City underground subways, where subterranean confines with claustrophobic depths give way to another world entirely. Skies with no end reign above you and skyscrapers tower. Activity courses through the city across multiple planes, running concurrently in a manner too engulfing…

HyperDot Review –…

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“I’m so slick that they need to call me grease, ’cause I slips and I slides when I rides on the beast.”   You see it coming, you get out of the way; basic survival instincts, unless you’re me, who possesses the reaction times of a drunk narcoleptic. Dodging…

Lake Ridden Review…

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“Left alone, I’m with the one I most fear.”   Yeah, 2020 baby! Time to kick off the shackles of a trash decade, and altogether, we jump headfirst into the garbage fire that already is 2020. Ah well, the outside world may be terrible at the moment, but what…
Mutazione Deer

Mutazione Review –…

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There are two ways to develop a game narrative: branching paths based on player choice or a linear path for the player to sit back and experience. Die Gute Fabrik’s Mutazione (pronounced moo-tat-seona) tries for a middle-of-the-road approach, but ultimately, it’s a perfect example of the latter. A game…

Lightmatter Review —…

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To the same degree that light spreads out from the aperture it shines through, the creative energy seething from Valve’s The Orange Box permeated all levels of game development. The concept of the “hero shooter”, formalized by Team Fortress 2’s gradual and persistent popularity, went on to skyrocket through…

Demon’s Tilt Review…

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“I feel the demons rage, I must clean them all away.”   Y’know what Pinball reminds me of? Blackpool piers, with that bloody Who song playing in the background. The way the chiming guitars clash with the florescent lights the town is known for. The smell of last week’s…
Sam Bridges looking out

Death Stranding Review…

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“Humans aren’t made for living alone. They’re supposed to come together, to help one another.”    This is the sentiment that echoes throughout Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first independent game following his turbulent departure from the game studio that made him a household name. It’s an undeniably pretty concept,…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Rain

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lets You Customize ALL THE THINGS

Seeing as there’s only a month left until launch, there’s been a curious information drought for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thankfully, today’s Nintendo Direct landed just in time to answer…

February 20, 2020, 39
Image Taken from Yacht Club Games website. depicts date and time for their new presentation in white text over an orange background

Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games to Host Live Presentation

The developer of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, will be holding a presentation to show off its upcoming projects. This will mark the second time the developer has made announcements…

February 19, 2020, 88
7th Sector Review

7th Sector Review – The Seventh Circle

“This city is an empty glass. Words do nothing. No one sleeps.”   Y’know what puzzle games need? Visible spectacle! Forget fancy gimmicks and sharp writing, shove it all in…

February 19, 2020, 95
Kingdom Hearts on Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts HD Collections Now Available on Xbox One

Xbox One fans have been deprived of the pre-Kingdom Hearts III games for long enough. Kingdom Hearts is finally arriving on Xbox One in full force, with Kingdom Hearts HD…

February 18, 2020, 104
PlayStation Logo

Sony Reportedly Wrestling With Expensive PlayStation 5 Parts, Uncertain Retail Price

Sony’s silence on their next-generation system has tested the patience of gamers hungry for more information, and this new report from Bloomberg may contextualize the absence of PS5 updates. Due…

February 16, 2020, 195
Pokimane

Pokimane Donates $50,000 to UC Irvine for Esports Scholarship

Pokimane (Imane Anys), a well-known Twitch streamer and YouTube personality, donated $50,000 to University of California Irvine according to an announcement by the university this past Thursday, February 13, to…

February 15, 2020, 275
FF7 Remake Opening Cinematic

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Opening Movie Will Give You Goosebumps

Despite a lengthy development time and a handful of delays, Final Fantasy VII Remake will finally land in the hands of eager gamers on April 10. With only two months…

February 14, 2020, 123
Stardew Valley 2

Two New Games in the Works from Stardew Valley Creator

Just last month, farming simulation sensation Stardew Valley hit a 10 million units sold milestone, today the game’s creator Eric Barone (Concerned Ape) shared a little tidbit about his future ambitions.…

February 12, 2020, 130
Image of Skellboy Title Menu. Has the text "Skellboy" over a grassy backdrop

Skellboy Review – Malnourished

Skellboy is an action-adventure game that sees you taking control of a freshly risen-from-the-grave skeleton who, of course, is tasked with saving a world in peril. Developed by small studio…

February 10, 2020, 210
The Last of Us: Joel teaching Ellie to shoot

Top 10 Games of the 2010s

Welcome, finally, to the top ten games of the 2010s. It has been a long decade with tons of beloved games making everlasting changes to our hearts, minds, and memories.…

February 9, 2020, 195