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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review-…

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Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM are often considered the granddaddies of the first person shooter genre, and they both spawned consistently successful franchises, both of which are being produced to this day. They have their similarities, but the franchises are separated by differences in aesthetic, gunplay, etc. For me, though, the…

RICO Review –…

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Slow motion in video games is no longer the raging force it used to be.   This saddens advocates of the mechanic like myself. It seems like only yesterday that games like F.E.A.R., Max Payne, TimeShift, and Stranglehold had… well, a stranglehold on the market, but alas, it’s another…
Kill la Kill review

Kill la Kill:…

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Kill la Kill fans have been drooling for a game ever since Studio TRIGGER’s anime blew everyone’s clothes off in 2013. For some reason, it’s taken developers until now to get a game out. What we’ve finally ended up with is Kill la Kill the Game: IF, which is,…

Where The Bees…

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Hey look, a Kickstarter game! Let me flip the coin where there’s butter on “bad”.   Truth be told, I understand why a lot of these projects backed on Kickstarter turn out to be a lot of false promises. Think about it, you ask for a possibly inaccurate amount…
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Fantasy Strike Review

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Fighting games have been a part of the gaming community for the last 30 years, although the community is niche and some would say small compared to other genres. Different types of fighting games, from street fighters, side-scrollers, to Tekken’s 3D-style arena, even some honorable mentions like Power Stone’s open…
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Sagebrush Review –…

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Now, this was a gamble, I can assure you. It’s nothing to do with the developer, it’s due to the publisher pulling strings behind it. On Xbox One, Ratalaika Games’s name is synonymous with “cheap tat you can 1000g in an hour or two,” which honestly ruins the experience…
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Anodyne 2: Return…

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Anodyne 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Retro Flair Despite being the homespun passion project of a mere two developers, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust carries the air of an epic. This can be chalked up to the cult following behind the original Anodyne, the general tendency of action RPGs…

Forged of Blood…

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Making waves in the rich, turn-based tactical RPG scene is a road not taken by many developers. The risk of making or breaking in this saturated market scares even the most well-known studios. In a genre consisting of loyal and devoted but ravenous fans, it takes a revolutionizing concept…

Quest Hunter Review

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Are you trying to scratch that dungeon-crawling, RPG itch? Already played through Diablo, Titan Quest, Torchlight, and the Sacred series? Then Quest Hunter is the game you’re looking for! Quest Hunter is an action-adventure, loot-based questing RPG made by Two Zombie Games. When the player starts their journey in Quest…

Double Cross Review…

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Ah, the Summer Games drought.   If you’re lazy, you’d look at this decrease in important releases and quiver, but not I! It just means you have to look harder for the gold nuggets, and doing so will reward with much more gratifying gifts than usual. Gifts like Double Cross,…

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Gamescom: Opening Night Live Round-Up

Gamescom: Opening Night Live just aired and there’s quite a bit to talk about. Hosted by the creator of the Game Awards Geoff Keighley, the stream featured a number of…

August 19, 2019, 62

Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Insomniac Games

[UPDATE] Further information has emerged concerning Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac Games. All of Insomniac’s owned non-Sony exclusive IP, which include Sunset Overdrive, Fuse, Song of the Deep, Edge of Nowhere, and…

August 19, 2019, 56
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Gamescom: Inside Xbox Round-Up 08/19

Xbox kicks off its Gamescom 2019 with an Inside Xbox live conference, showing off some new footage for upcoming titles. Over the 40 minutes the stream ran for, a ton…

August 19, 2019, 53
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Nintendo’s Indie World Round Up 8/19

Nintendo kicked off the Gamescom announcements this year with ‘Indie World’, a bite-sized Nintendo Direct style video to show off some of the best indie games heading to Switch later…

August 19, 2019, 84
Rainbow Road as seen in Mario Kart 8

Nine Tracks I’d like in Mario Kart 9

I’m a big fan of Mario Kart 8, and with Crash Bandicoot and Sonic getting racing games this summer, I can’t help but hope for a Mario Kart 9 on the horizon. In no…

August 16, 2019, 190
Gary Whitta

Halo 5 Writer Gary Whitta Announced as PAX West Keynote Speaker

Gary Whitta, writer for games like Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Halo 5: Guardians, and Prey and movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli, and After…

August 15, 2019, 108
Dead Island 2 Saints Row 5

Dead Island 2 Changes Developers, Saint’s Row V Coming Says THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic will be busy with some old series likely over the next couple of years. In a press release to investors, the company announced not only that development of…

August 14, 2019, 129
Title screen for Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville

Plants Vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville Trailer Leak + Switch Version Rumored

Man, what is it with Plants vs Zombies and leaks? Last week, screenshots of a new PvZ game were leaked, then a few days later the official title of the…

August 13, 2019, 243
Image taken taken from the PDF guide for the trial version of Shenmue III. It depicts main character Ryo Hazuki talkking to a woman whilst there are button prompts on-screen

Shenmue III Trial Version Coming in September

Shenmue III is soon to get a trial version, as announced by the official website. This trial is coming to PC via the Epic Games Store in the second half of…

August 13, 2019, 135
Detroit Become Human Roof Scene

Blaming Violence on Video Games Promotes Ignorance

El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio in the U.S. have been the subjects of a lot of conversation after the August 3 and August 4 shootings, respectively. These shootings left a…

August 12, 2019, 153