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**SPOILER/CONTENT ALERT! Plot elements of This is the Zodiac Speaking will be discussed here for the sake of critique. It also includes a description of the death of a young girl. If either of these factors are troubling, then please tread carefully while reading.**   “Come kill me, I…

GORSD Review –…

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“I hate that clown, but not as much as Mr. Far. I think I’ll go smoke a cigar.”   When it comes to learning a new skill, being thrown into the deep end is probably not the best strategy, especially if it involves teaching kids how to swim. A…

Bounty Battle Review…

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“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 indie scene that comes through with something truly enthralling to watch unfold. The janky physics-based action of Nidhogg 2,…

Crysis Remastered Review…

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“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 for gaming. Funds always go to that part of life that allows you to continue living, but close friends…

Hellpoint Review –…

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“3 inches above the floor, man in the box wants to burn my soul.”   Y’know, Dark Souls really was this metaphorical bag of Doritos the world wanted to snack on. An irresistible formula that many love the taste of, but no one can fully emulate in the correct way. We’ve…
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Metamorphosis Review –…

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Roughly 105 years after the publication of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Ovid Works has come out with Metamorphosis, a game inspired by the inspiringly impactful novella. Unfortunately, Gregor Samsa’s psychological adventure in the game pales significantly in comparison to the novella. Kafka’s The Metamorphosis took advantage of every aspect…
The Last of Us Part II Review

The Last of…

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It’s quite the task to discuss The Last of Us Part II without spoiling anything. This review will attempt to dissect Ellie’s journey as vaguely as possible. I hope to explore the game’s narrative, themes, and characters in another article at another time.  I’m gonna be honest, I am…
Promotional image of Destroy All Humans showing the player's UFO firing its Death Ray upon a forest

Destroy All Humans!…

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Whether it be due to a growing discontent with the trend-obsessive AAA industry or the fact that we are running out of unimpeachable masterpieces to reissue, the remaster-and-reboot initiative has cast a much wider net in recent years than it did during the PS3/360 generation. Where once it was…
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Desperados III Review…

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Because of a lack of mainstream publicity, it’s hard to see Desperados III being considered as one of the best games of 2020 by the end of the year, but there’s no question in my mind that it deserves to be in the conversation. Mimimi Games did very little…
Summer in Mara Review

Summer in Mara…

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It’s tough to properly review a video game when you aren’t able to finish it due to a game-breaking bug. If I’m going to be honest, I’m relieved that Summer in Mara broke. I can tell that developer Chibig poured a lot of love into it, but the game is…

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This is The Zodiac Speaking Review – Colin Fry

**SPOILER/CONTENT ALERT! Plot elements of This is the Zodiac Speaking will be discussed here for the sake of critique. It also includes a description of the death of a young…

October 28, 2020, 290

Democracy 4 First Impressions – Early Access

A lot of political simulators find ways to take the insanity of the government and condense it down into easy-to-digest, overly simplistic casual games that don’t force the player to…

October 26, 2020, 967

GORSD Review – Garth Offered Red Slippers, Dope

“I hate that clown, but not as much as Mr. Far. I think I’ll go smoke a cigar.”   When it comes to learning a new skill, being thrown into…

October 15, 2020, 10,980
No Place for Bravery Interview

Developer Dialogue: No Place for Bravery Interview @ PAX Online

There were plenty of unique and exciting games at PAX Online this year. One that stood out to me the most was No Place for Bravery, an action RPG from…

October 4, 2020, 12,690
Promotional image for the Super Smash Bros Ultimate/Minecraft crossover, shows four Minecraft characters standing in front of prospective Smash stages

Steve and Alex From Minecraft Join Super Smash Bros Ultimate

October has hit the ground running with this morning’s announcement that the latest downloadable characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are… Steve and Alex from Minecraft! Nintendo have repeatedly smashed expectations with regards…

October 1, 2020, 12,859

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, 12,698
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, 12,814
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, 12,667

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, 12,744
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, 12,701