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Throwback Review: Resident…

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It’s no secret that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is the black sheep of the classic Resident Evil trilogy. Across the board it feels like few people have played it and even fewer can describe the game beyond gushing about why The Nemesis is the greatest boss character of all…
image from box art of Silent Hill. Depicts protagonist Harry Mason close to the camera

Silent Hill Retrospective…

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There’s nothing much that can be said about Silent Hill that hasn’t already been said. Instead, Silent Hill is very much a game where I’d prefer to focus on how it made me feel. Developed by Team Silent, a subsidiary of Konami, Silent Hill came to PlayStation in 1999,…

Throwback Review: Luigi’s…

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With Luigi’s Mansion 3 lurking around the corner, I thought it would be apt to revisit the horror game that kickstarted Nintendo’s E-rated horror franchise. I dusted off my GameCube and booted up the original Luigi’s Mansion to see if it still holds up. A Ghostly Story   The…

Throwback Review: The…

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The Witcher 2 was many people’s first introduction to the series, including my own. Developed by Polish team CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 2 originally came out in 2011 for PC. About a year later, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition arrived for Xbox 360 and as a free update…
Promotional art for The Witcher. Main character Geralt looks forward menacingly

Throwback Review: The…

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The Witcher is an Action RPG developed by CD Projekt Red, released on PC in 2007. The beloved series has been played by many, but I wanted to explore CDPR’s first outing. I tend to find that the first game doesn’t get nearly as much attention as the other…
Chronicles of Riddick film

Capsule of Curiousities:…

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Inside the all-encompassing laboratory for capitalist media experimentation, no prospect holds a futuristic glint quite like the ability for a celebrity to upload their likeness in full to the digital realm, the chance for a figure to embolden a B-list IP with their ever marketable presence despite how superfluous…

Capsule of Curiosities:…

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2009 was a high watermark for the industry, packed with high profile exclusives for each system and the rise of numerous IPs that would dominate the coming decade. However, more important to this column (as well as my heart), is the glut of one-off B-list releases doomed to a…

Throwback Review: Geometry…

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Alright, let’s go back to the past real quick.   Cut back to 2005, and the Xbox 360 launches with a fat handful of titles. Most of them were sport titles, but there were games within the launch library that looked set to stun. The revolutionary graphics of Perfect Dark…

XIII Throwback Review…

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The critique of “style over substance” carries an odd weight in reference to video games. First person shooters specifically can resign themselves to such dour aesthetics that any title that alters the playing field in its visual design can attain a cult following instantly. XIII is perhaps the most…
Claire and Leon

Throwback Review –…

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Resident Evil has defined the survival-horror genre for over two decades, with a plethora of characters and storylines to keep fans engaged and craving more. The original has gotten the remake treatment on multiple modern consoles, and after years of waiting and begging, Resident Evil 2 finally has a…

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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, 208

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, 933

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, 10,949
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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, 12,655
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, 12,820

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, 12,665
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, 12,777
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, 12,631

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, 12,715
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, 12,667