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Throwback Review: Mirror's Edge - Bottomless Pit
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
Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 Challenges Guide
Fortnite’s Season 5, Week 9 challenges have finally gone live. This week's challenges are finicky and annoying to complete. There are 3 free Battle Pass challenges and 4 premium
Shape of The World Review - Epiphany Fields
Hello. How are you? Your err... hands smell nice?

 

Excuse the formalities, but I feel like maybe I've been a bit too much of a Negative Nancy lately. Here I am,
Don't Sink Review - Sea of Poop Thieves
Ahoy there, mati-- Ahh, what's the bloody point?

 

I'm not going to lie, Sea of Thieves drained my enthusiasm for pirates. If Rare's maligned baby was actually what pirates
Planet Alpha Review - We Drift Like Worried Fire
**SPOILER ALERT: Certain storytelling elements and moments are used for interpretation and critique here. If you are interested in Planet Alpha, be wary.**
 

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Xbox Game Pass: September's New Games Revealed
Xbox Game Pass is about to add a heap of new games to the service. The September additions to the Netflix-style service have been unveiled; there are some big triple-A releases
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Gamescom: Opening Night…

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Gamescom: Opening Night Live just aired and there’s quite a bit to talk about. Hosted by the creator of the Game Awards Geoff Keighley, the stream featured a number of never-before-seen trailers and a slew of game developers discuss them. Here’s a summary of what we saw. After strutting…
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Gamescom: Inside Xbox…

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Xbox kicks off its Gamescom 2019 with an Inside Xbox live conference, showing off some new footage for upcoming titles. Over the 40 minutes the stream ran for, a ton of new games were announced for Xbox Game Pass, and we also got a closer look at a few…
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Plants Vs. Zombies…

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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 game was as well. Instead of the suspected ‘Garden Warfare 3’, this new game is called Plants Vs. Zombies…
Xbox All Access allows you to lease an Xbox One S or X.

Microsoft Allows Future…

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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 fear that their future releases would be exclusive to the Xbox consoles and PC. Surprisingly, Xbox Games Studios (XGS)…

Truck Driver to…

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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. For those of you not in the know, Truck Driver is a game in which you drive a truck, releasing…

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review-…

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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. They have their similarities, but the franchises are separated by differences in aesthetic, gunplay, etc. For me, though, the…

RICO Review –…

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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 games like F.E.A.R., Max Payne, TimeShift, and Stranglehold had… well, a stranglehold on the market, but alas, it’s another…

Where The Bees…

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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 turn out to be a lot of false promises. Think about it, you ask for a possibly inaccurate amount…
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You can turn those frowns upside down as Sega has just released a video giving us a first-hand look of Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD and its controls. This game was rumored to be remastered and officially announced last month. Check out our article here. Dropped on August…
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Sagebrush Review –…

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Now, this was a gamble, I can assure you. It’s nothing to do with the developer, it’s due to the publisher pulling strings behind it. On Xbox One, Ratalaika Games’s name is synonymous with “cheap tat you can 1000g in an hour or two,” which honestly ruins the experience…

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Gamescom: Opening Night Live Round-Up

Gamescom: Opening Night Live just aired and there’s quite a bit to talk about. Hosted by the creator of the Game Awards Geoff Keighley, the stream featured a number of…

August 19, 2019, 63

Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Insomniac Games

[UPDATE] Further information has emerged concerning Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac Games. All of Insomniac’s owned non-Sony exclusive IP, which include Sunset Overdrive, Fuse, Song of the Deep, Edge of Nowhere, and…

August 19, 2019, 56
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Gamescom: Inside Xbox Round-Up 08/19

Xbox kicks off its Gamescom 2019 with an Inside Xbox live conference, showing off some new footage for upcoming titles. Over the 40 minutes the stream ran for, a ton…

August 19, 2019, 53
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Nintendo’s Indie World Round Up 8/19

Nintendo kicked off the Gamescom announcements this year with ‘Indie World’, a bite-sized Nintendo Direct style video to show off some of the best indie games heading to Switch later…

August 19, 2019, 84
Rainbow Road as seen in Mario Kart 8

Nine Tracks I’d like in Mario Kart 9

I’m a big fan of Mario Kart 8, and with Crash Bandicoot and Sonic getting racing games this summer, I can’t help but hope for a Mario Kart 9 on the horizon. In no…

August 16, 2019, 190
Gary Whitta

Halo 5 Writer Gary Whitta Announced as PAX West Keynote Speaker

Gary Whitta, writer for games like Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Halo 5: Guardians, and Prey and movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli, and After…

August 15, 2019, 108
Dead Island 2 Saints Row 5

Dead Island 2 Changes Developers, Saint’s Row V Coming Says THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic will be busy with some old series likely over the next couple of years. In a press release to investors, the company announced not only that development of…

August 14, 2019, 129
Title screen for Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville

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, 243
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, 135
Detroit Become Human Roof Scene

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, 153