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Aug
30

Yakuza Kiwami | Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman “Kiwami means extreme!” the tutorial explains, and that’s a good way, to sum up Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of Sega’s first entry in its open-world Yakuza series. It keeps the series’ proud tradition of bombastic martial […]

Jul
18

Astervoid 2000 | Review

Guest Review By: Azzuen O’Connor Astervoid 2000 is a totally awesome and difficult throwback to the old days of arcade cabinet multiplayer space shoot em ups. It wouldn’t be unfair if your mind went straight to Bizarre Creations (RIP) 2005 smash […]

Jun
02

“Gamers Are Revolting” – Hover: Revolt of Gamers | Review

So Hover: Revolt of Gamers is a game Kickstarted in 2014 (remember this) inspired by Jet Set Radio and Mirror’s Edge. While I have zero experience playing the evergreen classic of JSR, I have a lot of respect for the […]

Apr
23

Opinion: Bethesda Dropped The Ball When It Comes To Fallout 4

Guest Editorial By: Azzuen O’Connor Back in the winter of 2015 Bethesda released their sprawling open world RPG, Fallout 4 to critical and commercial success. Azzuen O’Connor discovered the series in the past couple of years and after playing through the […]

Mar
12

GDC17: GameMaker Studios 2.0 Takes On Industry Titans

Article By: Tori Dominowski Long since a staple of the ready-made game engine marketplace, YoYo Games’ GameMaker has reinvented itself in recent years after coming under its new ownership. Their recent GameMaker Studio suite got attention by overhauling nearly every […]

Mar
12

GDC17: Indies Rule the House at Microsoft’s ID@Xbox Event

Article Written By: Tori Dominowski The Game Developers’ Conference lets independent game makers to show off their projects in a professional setting, while giving platform holders and publishers the chance to show off their lineup to budding talent. Amongst the […]

Jan
23

Yakuza 0 Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman Evaluating an installment of an established franchise offers particular challenges. Do you look at it in a vacuum, or as a part of the bigger picture? Should a title stand on its own, or work necessarily […]

Jan
11

Yakuza 0 Hands-On Preview

Previewed By: John Bridgman The Yakuza games have always been a peculiar mix of gritty crime drama, bombastic martial arts, goofy side stories, and lots of minigames. Yakuza 0 is no exception, blending its cinematic storytelling with an almost overwhelming amount […]

Sep
13

Retro-View: Okami HD (PS3)

Review By Maria Maximoff Okami is without a doubt the best example of how a video game can be a work of art. From the moment you start your first playthrough you are introduced to a vibrant world inspired by […]

Aug
31

The Elder Scrolls Legends Open Beta Impressions

Impressions By: John Edward Bridgman Follow Him On Twitter @JEBWrench The Following Impressions Were Based Upon The Open Beta of The Elder Scrolls Legends. You can sign up for the Open Beta on their official website if you’ve enjoyed these impressions. Ideally, I would prefer […]

Aug
13

No Man’s Sky Review: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Exploring

Review written by John Edward Bridgman – follow him on Twitter at @JEBWrench!   Finally, after all the speculation, articles, and setbacks, Hello Games’ space explorer No Man’s Sky is here. We are finally able to answer the question, “What is No […]

Aug
10

Roccat SOVA Hardware Review

Review by: J. C. Campbell The Roccat Sova is a handsome black illuminated PC keyboard and mouse pad for your lap. It’s designed to deliver the same control you’d expect from a normal desktop setup, but in your lap. Either […]

Jun
01

Rigged Up: Steel Series M500 and Sibera 350 Review

Review by: j.c. campbell The SteelSeries Apex M500 mechanical keyboard is a good mechanical keyboard at an excellent price. $99 buys you a full-size backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX red switches. Unfortunately, there aren’t many options: you can have any […]

Apr
15

Mushroom Wars | Review

Mushroom Wars, the acclaimed PS3 strategy game by Creat Studios, has made its way to PC. On its surface, Mushroom Wars comes across as a cutesy game that might be better suited to children than adults, with a simplistic art […]

Apr
13

Wreckfest Dev Bugbear Files For Bankruptcy

Bugbear Entertainment, developers of the highly anticipated Next Car Game (later renamed Wreckfest) have filed for bankruptcy. The news surfaced from Finnish financial information website, asiakastieto.fi, when it published a list of all Finnish companies that had file for bankruptcy in March […]