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Funk of Titans review

Funk of Titans (1)

Plugged during a succession of press conferences, Microsoft’s ID@Xbox initiative functioned as a Pied Piper for indie studios, enticing Xbox One coders with the lure of two free development kits and access to technical documentation. In the seventeen months since ...

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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse review

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse  (1)

WayForward Technologies has often been the redeemer of the licensed game, offering impressive interpretations of film and television tie-ins, as demonstrated by Thor: God of Thunder, Aliens Infestation, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame. But the ...

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Switch Galaxy Ultra review

Switch Galaxy Ultra (1)

Longtime gamers may remember Liverpool-based Psygnosis, a prolific publisher/developer subsequently absorbed (and renamed) by Sony Computer Entertainment, and disbanded in 2012. Best known for acclaimed franchises such as Colony Wars, Destruction Derby, and Wipeout, the company’s output had two trademark ...

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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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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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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed review

Akiba's Trip Undead & Undressed (1)

One of the peculiarities of next-generation libraries is how the current selection of software often feels like a subset of titles from the previous era of consoles. Beyond a strong emphasis on sequels to popular properties, the PlayStation 4 has ...

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Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender DX review

Aqua Kitty- Milk Mine Defender (1)

In the grand pantheon of arcade shooters, few are more prestigious than 1981’s Defender. While the William Electronics-developed coin-op wasn’t an immediate success (creator Eugene Jarvis has blamed the groundbreaking five-button control method), the game proved to be immensely popular ...

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions (1)

In an era when the industry generates grandiose narratives filled with motion capture from Academy Award-winning actors, it’s easy to lose track of where games got their start. Across arcades, bowling alleys, and pool halls, upright cabinets once reigned- each ...

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Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 4/Xbox One) review

Grand Theft Auto V next-gen (1)

Years from now, when pundits are discussing the consummate titles which defined the seventh generation of console gaming, Grand Theft Auto V will undoubtedly rank at the top of the list. Narratively, the game conspicuously outstripped its peers, utilizing a ...

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Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd review

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd (1)

In Japan, Hatsune Miku is an unqualified sensation, with the anthropomorphized singing synthesizer dominating music sales charts, video sharing service Nico Nico Douga, as well as serving as an ambassador for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Google, Domino’s and Toyota. ...

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