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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…

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…

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The author of this throwback review had originally planned to review Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness before it broke on him about six hours in. The game was an unkempt mess, answering the question of what a platformer would feel like if it controlled like Resident Evil 2. It…

Throwback Review: Mirror’s…

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We all know that EA is… subversive, when it comes to evolution.   A publisher known for being seemingly suicidal when it comes to new IPs, and dedicated to pushing every single innovative idea down into the ground until it reaches the Earth’s core, or acting confused about it. Dead…

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The notion of “so bad it’s good” entertainment is often faced with a challenge when brought to video games. Being a much less passive experience than movies or music, experiencing a video game requires constant physical interaction that becomes torturous the moment a faulty mechanic enters the fray. Games…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Sonic Adventure is one of the most beloved games in the series, and has fans that rave about it at any opportunity and endless waves of Sonic fans insisting that the best thing for the franchise is a return to the Adventure formula. Having recently played through it for the…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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While I can’t say for certain that Sonic Colors was inspired by the Super Mario Galaxy games, there’s times when it certainly feels like it. A bad guy kidnaps a bunch of cute creatures (Wisps, Lumas) and tries to create a powerful weapon (mind control ray, galaxy generator), so the protagonist…

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Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, overlooking ruins

Kamala Khan, AKA Ms. Marvel, to be Playable in Marvel’s Avengers

Today’s the last day of New York Comic Con, a day where nerds from all over assemble to cosplay, attend panels, buy merchandise, and celebrate nerd culture in all its…

October 6, 2019, 163
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Review

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Review – Impossibly Charming

Playtonic Games is back with another entry in the Yooka-Laylee series, because it is a series now. However, this time, instead of giving us another 3D platformer, they decided to…

October 5, 2019, 593
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Personal Top 10 Kanto Pokemon

Feature image from teefury. Holy crap, everyone needs to cool their jets. Pokemon communities have been divided by the controversy-rife Sword and Shield, and I think it’d do a lot of…

October 5, 2019, 347

World War Z Review – Starved Lives

You remember this film, right? Yeah, it’s somehow Brad Pitt’s highest-grossing film, yet nobody really knows why. I’ve never met a single person who goes beyond mild acceptance of its…

October 5, 2019, 267

Iron Man VR Launching on February 28th, 2020

New York Comic Con is providing geeks and nerds everywhere with a healthy dosage of news, and Sony Interactive Entertainment has something to share as well. Camouflaj’s Iron Man VR has…

October 4, 2019, 128

Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC on November 5

Rockstar Games is pretty notorious for ignoring the PC market. The publisher recently got in the habit of porting their current marquee titles to the platform at least a year…

October 4, 2019, 126
Untitled Goose Game Title Screen

Untitled Goose Game Tops Sales Charts, Xbox and PS4 Versions Confirmed

Untitled Goose Game is a brief indie outing that lets you pester townsfolk as a horrible goose. Such a simple premise, yet this delightful game (and its titular goose) has…

October 3, 2019, 181
Image taken from Return of the Obra Dinn developed by Lucas Pope. Depicts a monochromatic artstyle with a man being shot in the head

Return of the Obra Dinn is Coming to Consoles Very Soon

Solo developer Lucas Pope recently announced via twitter, that his hit title Return of the Obra Dinn is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on October 18th.…

October 3, 2019, 136

PS4 Cross-Play Out of Beta, Available for All Developers

For quite some time, Sony has remained solid on their position of refusing cross-play support for third-party PS4 games, resulting in public backlash. However, it appears Sony updated that policy just…

October 2, 2019, 141

Mario & Luigi RPG Developer AlphaDream Filed for Bankruptcy

The development studio behind the beloved handheld-RPG series Mario & Luigi has filed for bankruptcy and thus will permanently cease operations. The studio was founded in 2000 and initially comprised of…

October 2, 2019, 199