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Shakedown Hawaii review

There are several satisfyingly subversive elements in Shakedown Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment’s second open-world action game. The game’s aging, once-wealthy protagonist once celebrated stagnancy by writing a book entitled, “My Company Runs Itself: I’m at the ...

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Close to the Sun review

With a title that which references Icarus’ ill-fated flight, Close to the Sun is yet another warning of humanity’s hubris. Once more, technology is fashioned without consideration of consequence.  The results are expectedly harrowing. Amidst ...

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New Releases: May 9th-15th, 2019

With titles like Rage 2, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 arriving, it’s a strong week for new releases. But if shooting and street skirmishes are your thing, there are plenty of other ...

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Gensokyo Defenders (PC) review

Named by Guinness World Records as the most prolific fan-made series in the world, the Touhou universe is nearly as expansive as our own cosmos. Born with the release of 1996’s Highly Responsive to Prayers, the ...

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Cytus Alpha review

With titles such as Deemo, Superbeat; Xonic, MUSYNC, Voez, Thumper, and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, the Switch has a multitude of rhythm games. Unsurprisingly, there’s some fundamental similarities with each game, with players ...

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Moero Chronicle Hyper review

2014’s Monster Monpiece garnered attention when publisher Idea Factory International was obligated to omit eighteen card images for the stateside and European releases. While some rancorously objected to the edits, this was a necessary evil, as console ...

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Shadow review

For many directors, success can lead to stagnancy. All too often, accomplishment is followed by a push toward reiteration rather than any embrace of divergence. Conversely, failure can push artists to explore new ideas. Across ...

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New Releases: May 2nd-8th, 2019

This week’s new releases are poised to take you places. From Shakedown Hawaii’s pixelated paradise, a seedy dystopian bar in VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action or back into the twentieth century for the Xbox One ...

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SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech review

For most developers, sequels are an indispensable part of the business, with follow-ups crafted as long as they are profitable. Only when commercial interest wanes, is something different is usually attempted. But save for 2017’s ...

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