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Spooktober 2018 Entry #3 // Previous Entry: Rise of Insanity // Next Entry: Indie Investigation Vol. 666   Alright, I don’t recommend films much, but here’s one: The Signal.    It’s a 2007 anthology film, with three different parts directed by three different people. A signal infects the entirety of…

Spooktober 2018 –…

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Spooktober 2018 Entry #2 // Previous Entry: Darkest Dungeon // Next Entry: The Long Reach   I mentioned yesterday how Darkest Dungeon was pushing a new form of horror.   I do mean it, as indie developers have a better understanding of what people are spooked by, generally due…

Spooktober 2018 –…

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Spooktober 2018 Entry #1 – Next Entry: Rise of Insanity   It’s back, baby. Grab your skeletons – October is upon us.   Yes, it’s the season we all know and love, unless you’re 40 years old and can’t stand kids. The pre-Christmas rush can be seen on the…

Forza Horizon 4:…

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It’s the start of Horizon Festival on a brisk fall day. Everyone has brought their hottest rides for the race through the Edinburgh city streets. You’re sitting in your brand-new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the front of the line, heart racing as adrenaline is rushing through your…

Bad North Review…

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Vikings are pretty badass.   In the brief moment of time they were around, they were– and still are– a symbol of raw human strength, with their male and female counterparts being these foolhardy machines of death and fun. Fortunately, you get to see their human sides as well,…

Anodyne Review –…

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Y’know what, we need more meta games.   I’m not talking about games where the writers will act like smug jackasses by breaking the fourth wall once every two or three lines, but ones that address the player in a more confronting tone. Stuff like Spec Ops: The Line, Desert…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Live and don’t learn, that’s me, because after having an absolutely miserable time with Sonic Adventure, I came right back for more with Sonic Adventure 2. While I’m sure both games were plenty entertaining in their own time (despite looking and playing worse than SM64, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, and dozens…

Transference Review –…

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This was supposed to take a week. Instead, it took half a night.   I’ll put a disclaimer right here: I’m not going to be reviewing the VR properties of Transference for two reasons. One reason is that I’m on the Xbox One, the console with less reasons to purchase it…
SNK Heroines

SNK Heroines: Tag…

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If you’ve stumbled upon this review, then I would like to offer my deepest condolences. Not for what I’m going to say, but for your apparent interest in this… “game.” Now that I’ve insulted your taste, you’ve obviously going to be in the right mood to listen to what…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review…

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So… The screenshot underneath this? That’s the power of the Xbox One.     I’m not going to act like after a year and a half of miserable waiting, Brendan Greene’s ugly child of unbelievable magnitude (when it comes to player density) deserves a fanfare. PUBG deserves nothing but…

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Apex Legends: Rusted Iron Crown Event

The Big Mistake About a week ago, Respawn decided to drop a fun little event called the Iron Crown, which would allow players the ability to unlock some of the…

August 22, 2019, 401
Yakuza protagonist glaring at the camera in a crowded street

Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Remasters Announced for PlayStation 4

Sega just shadow-dropped Yakuza 3 on PlayStation 4 today, with 4 and 5 remasters releasing months afterwards. By February 2020, all mainline Yakuza games will be readily available on PSN. On October…

August 20, 2019, 232
Promo image for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Classic 2D Events Coming to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

After a three year breather (which now seems to be the common pace for the Olympic Games series), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will unite polarized…

August 20, 2019, 245
Logo for Gamescom Opening Night Live on a purple background

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, 277

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, 472
Promotional image showing off new games coming to xbox game pass

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, 728
Nintendo's Indi World Presentation Title Screen

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, 292
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, 585
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, 291
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, 397