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Why I love Gears of War

Gears of War. The name itself holds a nostalgic tinge to it. It’s a game that, even if you didn’t play it during its hay day, is understood to have fundamentally manipulated the identity and understanding of Video Games. I remember a few months after the Xbox One was released people continually asked themselves “What’s going to be this consoles […]

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5 hours with: Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is one of the most fascinating games I’ve played all year, not just because of its excellent combat system or its gorgeous art style. What initially began as a frustrating foray to mimic the combat systems of other recognizable strategy titles like XCOM, expands and adds intricate levels of depth and complexity all while looking—and playing […]

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A Narrative Analysis of Event[0]

The human experience is one that is marked by either goodness and beauty or pain and suffering. In a reasonable world, our lives would be balanced equally with the good and bad. Sadly, for far too many people, the balance tips just ever so slightly in favor of the latter. Loneliness and isolation slowly compresses all emotions and feelings until all […]

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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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Pigsodus Preview

Pigs are incredible animals aren’t they? They give me bacon, sausages, ribs, and, according to the people over at Psilocybe Games, protection from menacing frog demons promising the absolute destruction of the world. I’d have to argue that the sausage and bacon are of a greater importance than the latter but to each their own. I recently sat down with the demo […]

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Roguelands (Quickie)

Roguelikes are an interesting subgenre of gaming that have seen a recent surge in popularity. I have grown a significant fondness for roguelikes due to their inherent unfairness. The urge to constantly one up yourself is incredibly satisfying. Finding a new item on one run, killing a new boss in another. Each subsequent run holds a myriad of new items […]

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Beat Cop Preview

Video Games that focus on the daily grind of a police officers job, or any job for that matter, are few and far between. Instead, we foucs on the bombastic, guns blazing aspect of their job that doesn’t exist. The issue is that the day to day life of a cop is boring and mundane like the day to day of […]

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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: We Happy Few

We Happy Few by Compulsion Games made quite the impression on me at E3 2016. I hadn’t even thought about it going in to the convention but it quickly worked it’s into one of my games of the show. It exuded a fascinating style, particularly reminiscent of the works of George Orwell. After seeing the game at E3 I hadn’t […]