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Corrin Smash Impressions
I'm sure many of you shared my reaction to the initial announcement that Corrin, the upcoming player-character from Fire Emblem Fates, was going to be in Super Smash Bros. Who? Another Fire Emblem character? Oh... But, a...   read

Dub Dash review
Rhythm games are always interesting because of how much emphasis rests on the music. Don't like the music? Well, chances are you won't like the game, regardless of the mechanics. There's a lot of subjectivity there, which mak...   read

Bayonetta Impressions
Here's the step-by-step experience I have had with Bayonetta's character in Super Smash Bros. First, take her into the training room and understand how her moves work. Then, play some matches against the CPU. Feel confident, then go online. Immediately get hit by an opponent's Bayonetta with a gigantic combo. Welp.   read

Truck Sim Tipz
There are a lot of dangers out there on the road and a lot of things to keep in mind if you're going to carry cargo across state lines in the United States of America. I mean, they don't force drivers to take CDL tests for nothing!  So, being the helpful guy I am, I've decided to lay out some very important tips and tricks for anyone looking to perform well in American Truck Simulator.   read

American Truck Sim Review
I live in New Jersey, so I think I know a thing or two about California. After all, I've listened to plenty of N.W.A. and Tupac, plus I've seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Oh, and I've been to California a whole lot to visit my brother and for that one E3 I attended. Does this make me an expert? Yes. Yes it does.   read

Homeworld Review
Homeworld is back! What a great sentence to type. After Gearbox Software acquired the rights to the series and released Homeworld Remastered, I figured that would be it. But now Blackbird Interactive, a team made up of franch...   read

Dragon's Dogma PC
Why didn't anyone tell me Dragon's Dogma was so amazing?! I missed out on the original back in 2012, and I hadn't really heard much about it in the first place. I knew, vaguely, what it was, and had even downloaded it vi...   read

Sven Co-op 5.0 photo
Sven Co-op 5.0

It's almost time to play the Half-Life campaign with friends

Sven Co-op was part of the holy grail of Half-Life mods. It was played as frequently as Counter-Strike or Team Fortress Classic by many people, myself included. It's purely cooperative, hence the name, and had a constan...

 
Top 2016 indies
Alright, last time I did this, most of these games didn't come out the next year. In fact, some of the "top indies of 2013" according to me still aren't out. That's the indie lifestyle I suppose, releasing a game "w...   read

Tharsis Review

Review: Tharsis

Space is dangerous, everyone. If you weren't aware of this, just play Tharsis. If you wanna feel sad and hopeless, just play Tharsis. If you're known for always getting great dice rolls at tabletop night, definitely play Thar...   read

Flew under the radar
2015 was a fantastic year for video games. There were so many great games vying for an opportunity to occupy your time. Personally, my backlog increased more than ever due to the influx of "games I just gotta play." There are...   read

Minecraft: Wii U review
Minecraft is quite the success story, isn't it? It went from one man's fun project to a household name in a seemingly small amount of time. Everywhere I go, I see Minecraft-related items: t-shirts, plushies, costumes. It...   read

Cloud impressions
Guys, Cloud is in Super Smash Bros. Holy shit.   read

Bayonetta in Smash!
Bayonetta, a character many fans have wanted in Super Smash Bros., has just been officially announced for the game! Bayonetta was the #1 choice in Europe's Smash ballot, and in the top five in North America. In fact, sh...   read

New Smash Character photo
New Smash Character

Fire Emblem's Corrin coming to Smash Bros.

Corrin, from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Now, before you freak out that another swordfighter is joining the game, be aware that most of Corrin's attacks don't actually use his sword. Corr...

 
Dragons Dogma PC
At some point, I downloaded Dragon's Dogma onto my PS3, but never got around to playing it. I'd scroll through and tell myself "some other day." Well, apparently that other day is the day it comes to PC. I hear tell that...   read

Just Cause 3 Review!
While driving down the New Jersey parkway for Thanksgiving, I began to notice a lot of water and radio towers perched high above the trees. "Wow, I could easily blow them up or tether them to the ground and bring them down," ...   read

Mayan Death Robots review
I really enjoyed my time with Mayan Death Robots at PAX East this year. My buddy and I played a few matches and left anticipating its eventual release. Now that it is released, I was excited to jump in and see the final ...   read

Van Helsing Final Cut photo
Van Helsing Final Cut

Van Helsing's Final Cut is the most 'Incredible' yet

Recently, NeocoreGames released The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut on Steam, a compilation of the three games in the series. Past titles have varied in quality; the first game was good but buggy, the second was a solid...

 
Clandestine review
Asymmetric multiplayer is not an easy feat to pull off efficiently. Sure, it's relatively simple to create two gameplay styles within the same game, but to make them blend together to create a unique ebb and flow is something...   read

FF Explorers CollectorsEd photo
FF Explorers CollectorsEd

Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition is the real deal

Final Fantasy Explorers was shown off today during the Nintendo Direct, and man does it look great. It's coming to North America on January 26, 2016, and will come with all the DLC that's been released in Japan, for free.  A speci...

 
Pokemon Dungeon info photo
Pokemon Dungeon info

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon looks to please its fans

Plenty of information on Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon was shown off on today's Nintendo Direct, some new and some known. Footage depicted players teaming up with legendary Pokemon like Groudon while walking around, which looks silly c...

 
Age of Decadence review
The Age of Decadence has been in development for quite some time. Hell, I listed it in my indies game list from 2013! Since then, I've been remembering that it exists every once and a while, only to find out it was still...   read

Bedlam Review

Review: Bedlam

Similar to Evoland and its sequel, Bedlam is a game that hops between time periods and genres of gaming history. The latter, however, is a first-person shooter. I've grown up playing as many FPS games and mods ...   read

Rocket League DLC photo
Rocket League DLC

The DeLorean is coming to Rocket League

On October 21, 2015, the date Marty McFly went to in Back to the Future Part II, Rocket League will be getting some movie-flavored DLC. The DeLorean and a "Burnt Rubber" rocket trail will be added into the game for a measly $1.99. Thi...

 
System Shock review
I've never played the original System Shock. I understand how important it was to the RPG and FPS genres as a whole, but I was five years old when it came out, which is slightly too young to appreciate it. I've played the sec...   read

SpyParty update photo
SpyParty update

Watch SpyParty transform before your very eyes

SpyParty, the only game to make me wish I was a computer, has once again made a pretty big step forward. The basic map, the ballroom, has always been the first thing that new players see. It's very basic, with plenty of vantage points ...

 
Act of Aggression review
Act of Aggression claims to be built like games from the "golden era of RTS." You know, back when StarCraft and Command and Conquer were taking the industry by storm. At least, I assume that's what they mean because...   read

STASIS review

Review: STASIS

Generally, I tend to avoid both adventure and horror games, which makes my attraction to STASIS a bit perplexing, since it's both of these things. I've been invested in the game's development for years, anticipating its relea...   read

New Splatoon Map
Splatoon's newest map, Flounder Heights, is amazing. It takes place on top of an apartment complex and is absolutely gigantic. There's so many routes to take at any given time! There is a lot of potential in this map, and it ...   read

About Patrick Hancockone of us since 1:38 PM on 08.24.2011


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