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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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Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure review

Periodically, titles like TowerFall, Nidhogg, and Paperbound remind us that some of gaming’s most blissful moments stem from local multiplayer sessions. It’s a message that’s reaffirmed by the PlayStation 4 and Steam release of Stikbold! ...

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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend review

For years, Omega Force’s output was the punching bag on the industry, disparaged for having simplistic and derivative gameplay. But gradually, the Ashikaga-based studio molded their musou franchises into respectable hack-and-slash games that managed to ...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III review

It might be time to amend Benjamin Franklin’s quote; the certainties of life are now death, taxes, and a new Call of Duty game. After more than a decade of annual entries, Activision’s war machine ...

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Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition review

The Hyperdimension Neptunia series drew attention for offering anthropomorphized interpretations of game consoles. But what if role-playing games themselves were brought to life? Unmistakably, many contemporary efforts would make charming guests at mixers, whether Elder ...

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Transformers: Devastation review

Platinum Game’s output should probably be bundled with a trial size tube of IcyHot. Pick up Vanquish, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, or either Bayonetta title, and you’ll find your hands instinctively locked on the controller, ...

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Solar Shifter EX review

What is the concept? From Raiden’s snaking plasma-beam to Ikaruga’s polarity switching mechanic, any respectable shmup has a distinctive hook. For Solar Shifter EX, a recent PC release from the one-man studio behind Meridian: New ...

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Skylanders Superchargers review

In 2011, when developer Toys for Bob released Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the concept of fusing physical toys with video game was innovative. For many, being able to place a figurine on the bundled “Power of ...

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Destiny: The Taken King review

When Destiny was released last September, it was an exceedingly contentious title, forming divergence in both critics and consumers. For some, Bungie’s ambitious amalgam of first person shooter, role-playing game, and massively multiplier elements gelled ...

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