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One Finger Death…

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“Man, I keep that heat up off for who got beef with me.”   This is an odd redemption story, to say the least. Cut to a decade back, and Silver Dollar Games was synonymous with some of the worst meme titles in the now-defunct Xbox Live Indie Games…
Screenshot taken from RE3. Depicts Nemesis walking towards Jill while on fire.

Resident Evil 3…

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Throughout my first run of Resident Evil 3 (2020), I was conflicted as to my feelings about the game. Having recently played Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, it was impossible for me not to compare every inch of this “remake” to its largely beloved predecessor. Doing so is going to…

Animal Crossing: New…

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Though they’ve been around for almost two decades, the Animal Crossing games are admittedly a bit of a hard sell. For the uninitiated, Animal Crossing is a life-sim game that invites you to trade in your humdrum existence to live in the woods among adorable, talking animal critters. It…
Vitamin Connection Title Screen

Vitamin Connection Review…

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WayForward has an impressive portfolio of games, including the likes of Shantae and Mighty Switch Force. I was pretty excited to try out another one of their games when I heard about Vitamin Connection. Now, there are different philosophies about what makes a game good or even great. Nintendo’s…
Through the Darkest of Times Cinematic

Through the Darkest…

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When you tell a story taking place any time during the first half of the 20th century, you have every advantage. Industry, prosperity, war, famine, reconstruction, love, loss, politics, genocide, and violence all begin to scratch the surface of how impactful and rich that portion of history was for…
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…

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UCI esports program

New Esports Fellowship Provides Resources for Esports Programs at Schools

We’ve seen colleges and high schools across the country begin to embrace esports as a major competitive sport along with their traditional programs. Students have received full-ride scholarships, influencers have…

August 20, 2020, 384
Metamorphosis Key Art

Metamorphosis Review – A Buggy Mess

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…

August 19, 2020, 376
Apex Legends Season 6 Boosted

Apex Legends Season 6 Shows Off Boosted Gameplay

Apex Legends is almost done wrapping up Season 5, which means it’s time for Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted. There’s a bunch of new content for Season 6 of this…

August 16, 2020, 375
Bartlow's Dread Machine Key Art

Bartlow’s Dread Machine First Impressions

Bartlow’s Dread Machine released on July 30, 2020 on Steam Early Access. As is the case with Early Access games, it’s far from perfect. Strange design choices and inconsistencies bog…

August 14, 2020, 358
Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Title Screen

5 Changes I Want in Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2

Humanity can breathe a sigh of relief; Final Fantasy VII Remake is good. Now that the dust has settled, we must look to the game’s future. Cautious optimism is tempering…

August 13, 2020, 1,512
Control Screenshot

Control Ultimate Edition Coming to Steam August 27

Control Ultimate Edition was announced by 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment on Wednesday, hot off the heels of the trailer for “AWE,” the upcoming expansion for the game. This new…

August 12, 2020, 329

PlayStation’s State of Play 08.06.20 Round-Up

Sony recently presented yet another State of Play presentation, which was the longest episode yet at over 40 minutes. The presentation focused mainly on third-party and indie PS4 games, with…

August 7, 2020, 456
The Darkside Detective 2 Cover Art

The Darkside Detective 2 Now Published By Akupara Games

Akupara Games is adding The Darkside Detective 2 and its predecessor to their library of games according to a press release on Tuesday. Akupara Games is already known for publishing…

August 4, 2020, 378
Games and Online Harassment Hotline

New Games and Online Harassment Hotline Provides Emotional Support to the Gaming Industry

The gaming community now has a free, dedicated place to get emotional support thanks to the Games and Online Harassment Hotline. The hotline is a text message-based service that allows…

August 3, 2020, 462
The Last of Us Part II Review

The Last of Us Part II Review – Back With a Vengeance

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…

August 3, 2020, 493