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Looking out my window right now, I pretty much just see gray. The sky’s clouded, the house across the street is beige, the leaves are all but gone from the trees, and even most of the cars that pass by are white, with the occasional splash of diluted red.…

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… Bionic Commando?   Rarely has a franchise left audiences so persistently unconvinced. You probably reacted to this review as incredulously as players did when Capcom initially unearthed the property as a would-be seventh generation franchise. Counter to the prior success stories of Dead Rising and Lost Planet, Bionic…

Throwback Review: Touhou…

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It’s springtime, and while life should be reclaiming its place after the deathly winter and cherry blossoms should be in full bloom, instead snow continues to fall and the world remains ever encased in ice. Who better to solve this problem than a flying maid, an “ordinary magician”, and…

Throwback Review: Danganronpa:…

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Cult classics are thankfully making a comeback in the industry, and one of the series that skyrocketed into post-launch success and notoriety is the Danganronpa series. Created and developed by Spike Chunsoft, Danganronpa strikes a familiar chord of Japanese oddities in the gaming market with franchises such as Katamari…

Castlevania: Rondo of…

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When it comes to the classic-style Castlevania games, often referred to as Classicvanias, there are two games that many fans consider to be the best: Super Castlevania IV on SNES and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the PC-Engine. Rondo of Blood was originally not released outside of Japan, however.…

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For the past throwback reviews this Spooktober, we discussed titles that dabbled in horror as a mere component of their multifaceted tones. Shadows of the Damned was laced with gonzo humor and sophomoric erotica to offset the Resident Evil 4 informed action-horror at the center of it. Alice Madness…

Spooktober 2018- Throwback…

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Puppeteer is a fascinating game for many reasons. It launched in September 10th, 2013 in the States, one week before Grand Theft Auto V, which went on to become the most profitable entertainment product of all time. As you can imagine, Puppeteer didn’t sell that great. In fact, even…

Spooktober 2018 –Alice:…

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2011 was a wild, weird, positively mad year for EA. You had your pre-requisite disappointing entry in the Need for Speed franchise; you had an entry in the Harry Potter video game franchise that failed to meet your basement-dwelling expectations; you had numerous FIFA games for the same console.…

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Spooktober 2018 Entry #6 Erotic Grotesque Nonsense is an artistic movement stemming from Japan that focuses on… exactly what the title implies. The absurdity of eroticism and the grotesque are realized to the extreme, compared, and subverted; decadence and deviancy are embraced and questioned at once. The ethos of…

Throwback Review: Mother/EarthBound…

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Eighty years ago, George and Maria disappeared without a trace. George returned two years later, but died alone, his wife Maria never found. You play as his great-grandson Ninten, a seemingly ordinary all-American boy living a seemingly standard life until one morning, two lamps and a doll in his…

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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, 293
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, 146
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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, 172
Xbox All Access allows you to lease an Xbox One S or X.

Microsoft Allows Future Xbox First-Party Games to be Multi-Platform

Microsoft’s recent studio acquisitions have caused quite a stir within the gaming community. With Obsidian Entertainment and Double Fine Productions among the ever-expanding list of first-party game development studios, gamers…

August 12, 2019, 544

Truck Driver to Receive Steering Wheel Support

Plenty of exciting games have released or will release this year: Kingdom Hearts 3, Crash Team Racing, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Anodyne 2, Metro Exodus, Catherine, Borderlands 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Death Stranding, and of course, Truck Driver.…

August 12, 2019, 179

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review- Passing the Torch

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.…

August 12, 2019, 153

RICO Review – Real Raw

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…

August 11, 2019, 212
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Kill la Kill: The Game IF Review – A Tad Underdressed

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…

August 10, 2019, 309

Where The Bees Make Honey Review – Reality Bytes

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…

August 10, 2019, 242
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Fantasy Strike Review

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…

August 9, 2019, 211