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Throwback Review- Danganronpa…

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If you’re educated about the Danganronpa series (or Japanese visual novel games in general), it’s clear that the story wants to entertain the player every step of the way by throwing countless twists and turns. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is no exception. It doesn’t play by the rules, even…

Rabbids Go Home…

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Zach: The Wii housed many unofficial trademark franchises, but perhaps the boldest was the Rabbids series. The party animals crashed every platform you could think of for their first installment, but soon settled as the informal Nintendo party game franchise when Mario Party or Warioware or Wii Play wouldn’t…

The Sick Critic…

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It’s the holiday season in New Jersey, meaning I’m rained in and traffic’s at a perpetual halt. In times like this, I like to settle down with an ensemble of characters who have it worse than me! Raw Danger is a bizarre title even within the niche genre it…
Much of Brawl's cast stands ready to take their world back

Throwback Review- The…

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Back when The Avengers was merely a dream starting to be realized through Iron Man, Nintendo already had their biggest crossover event to date revealed: the adventure mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, aka The Subspace Emissary. Now, I’m not a fighting game guy, I can’t go in depth on Brawl‘s mechanics or compare…
A landmark, right after Blob restored it to its former glory

Throwback Review- De…

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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.…

Throwback Review —…

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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.…

Spooktober 2018 —…

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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…

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Silent Hill protagonist looks sits against a dirty wall and looks downtrodden.

Ready Your Wallets! Konami Unveils Silent Hill Slot Machine

A report published by Yahoo! Finance details the new Silent Hill slot machine being developed by Konami’s gaming division – Konami Gaming, Inc. The report dives into some technical details…

October 12, 2019, 175

High School Musical Disney+ Series to Air Pilot Episode on TV Ahead of Release

Disney+ is on the horizon and Disney wants to hype people up for it. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series  is planned to launch alongside the streaming service on November…

October 11, 2019, 112

Activision Blizzard Faces Boycott Threats Over Hong Kong Censorship

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard triggered massive backlash after their removal of Hearthstone professional player Ng Wai Chung, otherwise known as “Blitzchung”. The reasoning behind the termination of both Ng and…

October 11, 2019, 151

A Quick Guide to Playing Crypto in Apex Legends

So how do you play Crypto in Apex Legends and not completely suck? This new character brings with him unique abilities that are going to shake up the battle royale…

October 10, 2019, 300
Galarian Ponyta

Galarian Ponyta Confirmed as Pokemon Shield Exclusive

Another Pokemon has been revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield—more specifically, Galarian Ponyta has been announced as a version exclusive for Pokemon Shield. This version of one of the original…

October 9, 2019, 809
DOOM Eternal Cover Art

DOOM Eternal Release Date Delayed to March 20, 2020

DOOM Eternal’s release date has officially been pushed back from November 22, 2019, to March 20, 2020. In addition, the Nintendo Switch version won’t be out until after that. That…

October 8, 2019, 158
PlayStation Logo

PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020 & New Controller Details

The PlayStation 5 is coming. This is news we’ve all known for a while, now but the question on everyone’s mind has always been ‘when?’ Out of nowhere, Sony put…

October 8, 2019, 121
Image from Capcom's Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Depicts 3 characters fighting monsters in a snowy environment

Monster Hunter: World Reaches 14 Million Sales Worldwide

Earlier today, news site Gematsu reported that Monster Hunter: World has now sold over 14 million copies worldwide. This takes into account physical shipments and digital sales. It comes from…

October 7, 2019, 174
Gameplay still from Observation, features NPC Jim floating from one chamber in the ship to the next

Observation Review — Space Voyeur

Nothing quite erodes the ego like bearing witness to utter isolation. A world comprised of limited parts that you still can’t grasp firm control of. The promise of an endless…

October 7, 2019, 159

Throwback Review: Luigi’s Mansion

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…

October 7, 2019, 252