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Child of Light Review

When franchises such as Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Suikoden, Grandia, and Lunar became embraced by global audiences amidst the 1990s, many believed that these engaging JRPG experiences would influence the output of North American and ...

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Team Tripleslash Talks Action and Attraction

The University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program has spurred a wellspring of industry talent, propelling its pupils onto the teams of ChAIR Entertainment, Microsoft Studios’ Games, and Maxis Salt Lake. While many ...

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Cloudbuilt Review

Every so often, a game come out which offers an experience that feels so fresh and engaging, it seems destined to inspire a slew of successors. 2008’s Mirror’s Edge is a prime example of that ...

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Yoshi’s New Island Review

Over the last few years few companies have been stoking the flames of nostalgia as feverishly as Nintendo. From offering compilations of beloved IPs by way of the Kirby’s Dream Collection and the Metroid Prime ...

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Constant C Review

Puzzlers typically follow a predictable trajectory, steadily increasing in difficulty level as players tackle each successive conundrum. Distinction stems from just how strenuous the game becomes. The recent Steam release of International Games Systems’ Constant ...

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Putty Squad Review

Although ‘90’s gaming is often remembered as the decade dominated by Mario and Sonic, the platformer was remarkably pervasive, inspiring developers from all over the globe to create their own interpretation of the genre. Some ...

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Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood Review

One of 2010’s more triumphant puzzlers was Max & The Magic Marker, a title which seamlessly merged traditional platforming with Crayon Physics’ drawing mechanics. As developer Press Play’s inaugural title, it was a prodigious debut- ...

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Super Mario 3D World Review

In an attempt to reinvigorate the market after the video game crash of the early ‘80s, Nintendo began exhibiting their then-unreleased Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES) across department stores in select cities such as New ...

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Can I Get an Amen, Too? A-Men 2 Review

These are exciting times for gamers. Sony’s PlayStation 4 launched just over a week ago, becoming the first true “next-gen” console. On top of that, Microsoft’s Xbox One has been on store shelves for only ...

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