Rock Boshers DX Director’s Cut review

Rock Boshers DX (1)

As Grand Theft Auto demonstrated, advancements in hardware technology haven’t always changed the way we interact with game worlds. With the last several iterations of the franchise have been set in an intricately detailed, three-dimension cities, the bit-mapped municipalities of ...

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New Game Releases: December 18th-24th, 2014

Switch Galaxy Ultra

With the holiday season reaching fruition, the number of retail games hitting store shelves are thinning, leaving the bulk of this week’s titles as digital releases. While the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita receive a couple of new games with ...

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Worlds of Magic preview

Worlds of Magic (1)

Three axioms summarize my standpoint on game design: graphics can never be too attractive, control schemes can never be too intuitive, and simulations can never be too intricate. While the first two assertions leave little room for debate, some might ...

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Destiny Expansion: The Dark Below review

The Dark Below Expansion (1)

Destiny’s most exigent enemy isn’t a Skiff, Minotaur, or even a Wizard, it’s the menace of monotony faced by shooting and looting across a limited set of environments. Sure, the game exhibited a prodigious grasp of precepts, flaunting the type ...

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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 2 review

Nyaruko Crawling with Love! Season 2 (1)

Popularized during the 1960’s, the high concept situation comedy juxtaposed the ordinary with the extraordinary. In theory, the technique was seemingly simple, taking one of more fantastical characters- such as the eponymous djinn of I Dream of Jeannie or Bewitched’s ...

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New Game Releases: December 11th-17th, 2014

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

From a pair of premium priced child and horse-raising sims, sing-along software, a translator app, and a slew of older cartridge-based titles that have made their way onto the eShop, it’s that time of your for digital shovelware. But despite ...

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Blackguards 2 preview

Blackguuards 2 (1)

It’s no secret the massive popularity of Dungeons & Dragons has long influenced both tabletop RPGs and video games for decades. As with any successful commercial endeavor, competition will soon follow, one of which being the German-created The Dark Eye ...

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Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy review

Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy (1)

What is the concept? The uprising of the downtrodden is a ubiquitous theme in gaming. For the recent release of Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, the premise is applied to a quartet of heroes forced to take refuge when a tribe ...

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker  (1)

Customarily, game design employs an additive approach, progressively inserting new mechanics into each new sequel. It’s a method that’s helped Nintendo build an empire, with each new iteration of Mario Kart, Kirby, or The Legend of Zelda adopting the basic ...

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire review

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire review (1)

While the oral tradition of storytelling has long since lapsed, many of the fundamentals of folklore still linger in the interactive medium. One of the best examples of this phenomenon can be found in the Pokémon franchise- which in place ...

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