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Anomaly 2 Review

Anomaly 2 (1)

2011’s Anomaly: Warzone Earth turned the tower defense genre on its head, tasking players with snaking their way around a procession of alien turrets. Unsurprisingly, the mechanic struck a chord with both critics and consumers, driving 11 bit studios to ...

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DG2: Defense Grid 2 Review

DG2 Defense Grid 2 (1)

Robert’s Take: I put a chicken pot pie in the oven, and boot up DG2: Defense Grid 2 to help pass the hour-long cooking time. Within seconds of navigating through the slick, StarCraft II-esque menu system, I’m plunged back into ...

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KickBeat: Special Edition Review

KickBeat Special Edition (1)

What is the concept? Following a particularly prolific period, franchises like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are taking brief hiatuses, granting an opportunity for smaller developers to enter the rhythm game genre. Budapest-based Zen Studios, best known for their meticulously ...

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (1)

One of the most prudent purchasing policies during the ‘90s and early 2000’s was to deliberate before purchasing a game based on an anime. In retrospect, the era was filled with lackluster licensed cash-ins, which habitually transformed rousing properties into ...

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Fairy Fencer F Review

Fairy Fencer F Review (1)

Synergy doesn’t always materialize when prodigious talent comes together. From Chickfoot’s underwhelming union of Sammy Haggar, Joe Satriani, with Red Hot Chili Pepper and Van Halen alumni to Ocean Twelve’s disastrous attempt to recreate the energy of Steven Soderbergh’s first ...

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Destiny Review

Destiny (1)

Bungie design lead Jaime Griesemer once famously remarked that the secret to Halo’s success was rooted in its half-minute combat loop. At its foundation, each encounter flung players into a fastidiously crafted thirty-second fracas, where artificial intelligence rather than rigid ...

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Elgato Game Capture HD 60 Review

Elgato Game Capture HD 60 (1)

From Amazon’s $970 million buyout of Twitch, the monumental rise of Let’s Play videos, as well as YouTube’s push toward sixty frame-per-second output, it’s clear that the ability to acquire high-definition video is becoming an essential element for those in ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

Much like the franchise’s unremitting cavalcade of enemies, Omega Force’s Warrior series has grown increasingly prolific, showing no signposts of surrender. Following Dynasty Warriors 2’s release in 2000, the franchise has forked into a variety of settings, covering not only ...

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (1)

From Lord of the Flies, The Beach, Lost, and even the reality-TV staple Survivor, the desolate, uninhabited island has often served as a microcosm for examining humankind’s true nature. While the setting is typically introduced as a tranquil, flora-filled playground, ...

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Pinball FX 2 (Xbox One) Review

Pinball FX2

Since Pinball FX 2 first launched in 2010, the franchise has earned a fervent legion of fans thanks to its technical prowess. While eschewing a recreation of real-world machines, the series offered a mounting roster of fantastical tables that offered ...

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