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Xbox One Intercooler review

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There are a number of rational reasons why console owners should be concerned with the running temperature of the hardware. Ever hear a console fan roar just as a game starts flaunting visual grandeur? Then ...

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Swords & Soldiers II review

Swords & Soldiers II (1)

Typically, the industry employs an additive approach, with developers layering new gameplay mechanics onto pre-existing genres. But with the release of Sword & Soldiers II for the Nintendo Wii, Dutch developer Ronimo Games pares down ...

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Toren review

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Modern hardware has the ability to render fantastical worlds. Yet, all too often that power is used to generate homogenous battlefields, dungeons, and cityscapes. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Toren, the inaugural effort from ...

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Yorbie- Episode 1: Payback’s a Bolt

Yorbie- Episode 1 Payback's a Bolt (1)

Across the late ‘90s and early 2000s, I was an unapologetic Insomniac devotee, purchasing every single Ratchet & Clank game on release day. Amidst this era, the annual iterations weren’t quite frequent enough to satisfy ...

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Axiom Verge review

Axiom Verge (1)

Video games have continuously plumbed the gulf between imitation and inspiration. Ever since the first Space Invader broke formation, giving birth to Galaga, developers have often built upon the ideas of their peers. As such, ...

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Omega Quintet review

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Typically, Armageddon is handled by muscular soldiers packing obscene amounts of firepower. But when developer Compile Heart envisions doomsday, it’s energetic J-pop idols who are responsible for saving our hides. Previously, the Shibuya-based studio crafted ...

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