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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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Rumor: DOOM Slayer Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter

UPDATE: While the leaks mentioned in this article have not been 100% disproven, the predicted Mii Fighter costumes and the supposed new “Online mode” were not mentioned with the release of…

November 5, 2019, 607
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Terry Bogard Is Getting a Mighty 45 Minute Livestream for Smash Bros.

Back in September, we learned that Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard would be the next DLC fighter to join the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The wait to see him…

November 5, 2019, 302

The Textorcist Available on Mac App Store

Back at this year’s PAX East, I got to play The Textorcist, Morbidware’s gothic fusion of bullet hell and typing game. You can read more in the linked article, but to…

November 4, 2019, 203

Personal Top 10 Hoenn Pokemon

Generation three introduced some of the cooler pokemon in my opinion, so I had a very fun time putting this together. Like my Kanto and Johto lists, these are completely…

November 3, 2019, 1,419
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Demo Announced

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is getting a playable demo, producer for the game Masayoshi Yokoyama announced in an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu. The interview was translated by Gematsu and…

November 3, 2019, 1,065

The Streaming Wars Are Upon Us

We all love Netflix, don’t we? It’s not perfect, but it kickstarted a wonderful avenue of consuming entertainment. Over the past few years, Netflix became a mass media empire to…

November 2, 2019, 395
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Netflix’s The Witcher Comes In December – Here’s The New Trailer

A new trailer has just dropped for Netflix’s The Witcher series, along with the information that the show is coming out on December 20th. A couple of months back we…

October 31, 2019, 285

The Scariest Games We’ve Ever Played

The end of Spooktober brings with it the dawn of Halloween – the creepiest night of the year and the perfect excuse to play some horror games. But what to…

October 31, 2019, 700

PlayStation 4 Officially The Second-Best Selling Game Console Ever Made

A hefty amount of information came out from Sony’s investor meeting today, and there’s plenty of good news for PlayStation. In the last quarter, Sony announced that the PS4 shipped…

October 30, 2019, 212
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Top 10 Games of 2010 – The Year of the Sequel

With 2019 coming to an end, the 2010s will soon be done and over with as well. In the spirit of the end of the decade, we will be catching…

October 29, 2019, 421