Hotline Miami Review

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When I fired up Hotline Miami (PC) for a late night stream, I only knew to expect excellent music, for my ears were graced with two tracks at a local game shop early that day. My…

Journey Collector’s Edition Review

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I am late to the Journey party, I know, but that hasn’t detracted from my experience. I picked up the Journey Collector’s Edition so I would have Thatgamecompany’s complete works on one disc, and I was…

Lego City Undercover Review

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In general I am a big fan of the Lego games; I nearly own them all and I always look forward to how they will improve their next title. With the Wii U starving for new…

Tomb Raider Review

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I recently completed Tomb Raider (XBOX 360), and I couldn’t have enjoyed my experience more. I have played a couple Tomb Raider games in the past on the PlayStation One and Dreamcast, but I was late…

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure

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Some may yell “blasphemy!” when I tell them Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Xbox 360) is the first Spyro game I have ever played, but not all of us can keep up on gaming cred with a market…

Style Savvy: Trendsetters

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There is a niche title gracing the shelves of all types of gamers, and that is none other than Style Savvy: Trendsetters (SST) for the Nintendo 3DS. I was skeptical of picking this title up because…

New Super Mario Bros. 2

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By now, you’ve heard. NSMB2 is bad and not original and all sorts of things that go bump in the night. Well, I’m here to tell you that if you own a 3DS or like 2d…

CS:GO Review

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(UPDATE: The Mac crash issue I reported here when this review was posted seems to have ceased, at least over the past few days. Perhaps a stealth patch was enacted)  If you love “Counter Strike,” then…

REVIEW: Sid Meier’s Civilization 5: Gods and Kings

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Note: this review assumes you are familiar with Civilization 5. If you’re not, it has been on sale several times the last few weeks; pick it up if you get a chance! The first major expansion…

Max Payne 3 Review

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This is one of the hardest reviews I’ve ever had to write. “Max Payne 3″ may be the most polished and thoughtfully executed entry the franchise has yet had, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best….

Prototype 2 Review

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Very few sequels have ever changed so little, yet come so far. “Prototype 2″ looks and feels much like its ancestor, and yet where the original was frustratingly incomplete, the sequel is the real deal. It’s…

REVIEW: MLB 12 The Show (PS3/Vita)

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(Another from our new contributor, GP)   It’s Springtime and even though most of us really haven’t had that much of a winter, it’s time once again to dust off our virtual gloves, pick up our…

The Stanley Parable

    Here’s a trippy little game for you, a Half Life 2 mod called “The Stanley Parable” that was downloaded 100,000 in 3 weeks when it was released a couple months ago. It’s gotten a…

“The Cat and the Coup”: Fun and Learnin’ All in One Package

    Thanks to my finicky gaming tastes, which drive me away from most FPS, RTS, and platformers, I’m excited when I find a new genre to explore. “The Cat and the Coup” is the first…

The Room Tribute

  Oh hai, reader! I didn’t know it was you. You know what’s great? Tommy Wiseau’s amazingly campy movie The Room. You know what’s even better? The incredibly campy game The Room Tribute! You haven’t heard…

Valet Parking 1989 Will Probably Make You Love Your Job

    Ah, this game brings me back. This is the sort of innovative game we haven’t seen since… well, since 1989. A simulation game that speaks to the little guy, like one of my favorite…

Bite-Sized Fun: Sushi Cat

It’s back to school time, which means no more time for games with long, sprawling storylines.  Instead I turn to quick bite games to carry me through the semester, phone games, Flash games, games with levels…

Impressions: Transformers Dark of the Moon

      First off, I should lead by saying that this game does not suck. It says something, really, that I have to state this outright. I mean, we’re dealing with multiple factors here: the…

Review: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean

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(This review was completed on the Xbox 360 version. Please note that the Windows release is due out on May 24.) Avast! Thar may be some of ye out there who have not yet played a…

Mortal Kombat

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I can still remember that bright Spring afternoon, coming home from school and discovering that all my friends had gathered at my neighbors house. What mystery was contained that would stir up such a ruckus? A…

90s Flashback: The 7th Guest vs Monkey Island 2 SE on iOS

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Big life changes always make me a bit nostalgic, and as I’m getting dangerously close to finishing grad school and being chucked into the cold harsh real world, I’ve started revisiting old childhood loves, like listening…

Dr. Noh’s Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition Review

  The biggest factor in reviewing a fighting game for home console is usually how faithfully the original arcade version is represented (unless the even the arcade version is terrible). I good port of a popular…

Ash iPhone Review

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I’ve played around with a number of RPGs for the iPhone (Dungeon Hunter: meh; Song Summoner: unbearably awful).  Ash has been my favorite, by leaps and bounds. I mean, I actually beat it.  And not only…

Pilotwings Resort (3DS) review

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Here it is: Padinga’s first 3DS title reviewed.  Fancy, huh?  To celebrate, this whole review is going to be rendered and posted at a later date in true stereoscopic!  That’s right, Padinga’s going 3D. So how…

LittleBigPlanet 2 Review

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I love LittleBigPlanet. Now, you may think I’m biased, because I do tend to love things that are adorable, but let’s be honest, there are plenty of adorable games out there that suck. Fortunately, LittleBigPlanet 2…

Killzone 3 Review

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Killzone is a series that has always confused me. It always wanted to be a Halo-killer, but it chose to have mechanics that resembled Call of Duty on paper and a garbage barge in execution.  That…

A Half-Assed Epic Mickey Review…

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…half-assed because I didn’t finish the game, and probably never will, which kind of shocks me.  As a fan of all things RPG and Disney, the combination of the two usually equals instant obsession and a…

Touch Pets Cats Review – No Seriously…They Purr

I have an addiction… to a game. This is a safe environment right? I can talk about it? No one will judge me? Okay… enough BS-ing… here we go. I’m addicted to Touch Pets Cats, my…

Review: Sonic 4 Episode 1

After 13 years of wondering what the heck happened in Sonic lore after Sonic & Knuckles, we finally have our answer in Sonic 4- Episode 1.  There’s a death star, and uhh… Tails and Knuckles are……

Dr. Noh’s Sin and Punishment: Star Successor Review

Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth (2000) for the Nintendo 64 is one of my favorite games of all time, so when Sin and Punishment: Star Successor was announced in 2008, to say I was…