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American Animals: A Chat on Editing

American Animals, the newest love project of film-maker and documentarian Bart Layton (who’s 2012 film The Imposter fundamentally reshaped the way that I consume documentaries), is the most finely edited production I have seen all year, and possibly the best film of the year. While the film has a fine cast, with the likes of Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan […]

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Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night

The 2008 Cult Horror film The Strangers was flawed. The titular “characters” (if I dare use such a word) were unstoppable forces of chaos and destruction. They were menacing, and haunting, and, most importantly, scary. Yes, they teleported. They were precogs with an uncanny ability for hunting down Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. The Strangers were on the level of […]

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The Walking Dead: The Ties That Bind Review

Beginning with Season 1 of the Walking Dead back in 2012, developer TellTale proved themselves to be expertly capable of creating rich, carefully crafted stories using well established IPs. Since then TellTale has tackled everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones and has quite obviously left their mark on the modern day adventure game, a veritable roller coaster with the […]

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Orwell Review

Modern society is a tricky little beast isn’t it? Security, liberty, and freedom, three pillars of governance that seem to be in a constant state of tumultuous war with one another. But this raises an interesting question: which do we value more? I’d argue that that depends on the time of day that you ask us. Enter Orwell, the first […]

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Shadow Warrior 2 Review

The first-person shooter renaissance that we have been living through for the past year has provided the industry with some of the best FPS games in recent memory. As someone who not only loves the FPS genre, but FPS games from the nineties, I believe that it’s fair to say that we live in some truly beautiful times. The release […]

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Event[0] Review

The walking simulator (as it has been so humorously deemed) has achieved an unprecedented level of success over the last few years. A large chunk of the genre’s prominence and significance has been helped, in large part, by games such as Gone Home, Dear Esther, and The Stanley Parable. Yet, while these games are wildly successful and revered, they have […]

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My World of Warcraft Impressions

  As I sit here writing this piece, I have World of Warcraft Alt+Tabbed behind me. The echoes of the beautiful score rippling into my headphones is filling me with a sense of nostalgia for a game that I actively disliked. This nostalgia is deceptive and I’m recognizing that, but I can’t help but feeling this enjoyment for a bygone […]

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Why I love Dragon’s Dogma

After my long hiatus, I’m finally back and ready to talk about games. I thought I’d talk today about one of my favorite games: Dragon’s Dogma! Hope you enjoy! I’ve discussed many times the importance of a strong narrative in Video Games. When I say this I don’t mean that every game needs to have an epics worth of dialogue […]

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Brut@l Review

I recently realized that I’ve devoted quite a few articles towards the roguelite genre. It’s a testament towards my love for the particular sub-genre. Roguelites and Roguelikes are interesting since they’re so abundant in the marketplace that Steam is absolutely over saturated with twenty roguelike games a day. That’s why when a truly impressive roguelike game is released, it deserves […]

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5 hours with: Titanfall 2

The Titanfall 2 tech test was released earlier this week and like many of you, I eagerly downloaded my copy and prepared for a revolutionary step forward for first-person shooters. Alright, I’m exaggerating the last part a bit but either way, I can’t deny that I had some pretty damn high expectations for Titanfall 2 going into this tech demo. Now, the […]

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Headlander Review

Metroidvania’s are a subgenre of gaming that spawned after the wildly massive success of both the Metroid series and the Castlevania series. This particular genre has spawned hundreds of games and has gone on to influence many others. It’s safe to say that the gaming landscape, and more specifically, what we began to expect from games was forever changed with these […]

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5 hours with: No Man’s Sky

Disclaimer: I spent more than 5 hours with No Man’s Sky. I’ve probably spent closer to 20 hours with the game but looking as 5 hours with is the name of the series now and not just my actual playtime I’d want to clarify.  Every few years a game is released that absolutely captivates its audience with the promise of […]

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Batman [TellTale] Episode 1: Realm of Shadows Review

The modern era of TellTales point-and-click adventures, that began with The Walking Dead Season 1, have provided some of the most gripping narratives to have ever come to Video Games. They are expertly crafted, mature stories loaded with subtlety and nuisance. Whether they’re writing gritty dramas (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Us) or hilarious comedies (Borderlands, Minecraft) […]

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Suicide Squad Review

DC has consistently proven themselves to be some of the most inconsistent filmmakers next to the mighty Fox. It’s actually surprising how poorly understand their characters, and when they do understand them, they can not create a competent film around them. Sadly, this is the case for DC’s recent venture into the comic turned film fray. Suicide Squad had a lot […]

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Furi Review

Furi is an ultra intense bullet hell/third-person brawler mix from developer The Game Bakers. It’s a traditional boss rush game with unconventional mechanics and superbly responsive controls that, when working in unison, forms a beautiful bond. The game took a bit of time for me to get into it but once it hit me, it really hit me. While the story […]

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5 hours with: Neverwinter (PS4)

Neverwinter by Cryptic Studios has finally been released on the PlayStation 4 after a three year wait. I was a really big fan of Neverwinter when it was originally released. The biggest draw was its fast paced combat system that rewarded stylistic attacks and real skill. In truth, MMOs have never really been my speed. I struggle with the constant grinding for XP and loot […]