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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth review

Rogue-likes typically task us with delving into dangerous dungeons filled with enraged foes and just enough assistive loot to sustain the whole expedition. Undoubtedly, 2011’s The Binding of Isaac challenged the blueprint. Although the action-based ...

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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered review

Remasters are marketed as definitive editions that harness the power of newer hardware. But all too often, they’re disappointingly slapdash ports intended to do little more than pad a publisher’s coffers. From the Jak and ...

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New Game Releases: May 12th-18th, 2016

Remasters, re-makes, and returns of beloved properties continue to dominate this week’s schedule of new game releases. With familiar titles like Doom, Homefront: The Revolution, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Wild Arms 3, and The Legend of ...

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies review

2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia offered an allegorical battle between four anthropomorphized consoles, who fought to become the reigning goddess of a realm called Gamindustri. The franchise mushroomed in popularity, spurring a secession of sequels, remakes, and ...

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Aliens vs. Pinball review

Few cinematic monsters are as fearsome as H. R. Giger’s Alien. Originally conceived for Ridley Scott’s eponymous film, the creature was a nightmarish amalgam of snake and skeleton, outfitted with lethal claws and a dagger-like ...

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Early Access with Avalon Lords: Dawn Rises

Ever since Microsoft bought and subsequently dismantled Ensemble Studios, there’s been a cavernous hole in the heart of many real-time strategy aficionados. Sure, for combat-centered maneuvers, StarCraft II is an indispensable title, but for those ...

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Pharaoh’s Rebirth+ review

It’s widely known that 2D sprite-based gaming underwent a sharp decline with the rise polygon-pushing machines. Such changes happened nearly overnight with the release of 32-bit consoles such as Sony’s Playstation as well as the ...

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