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Esper 2 review

Review: Esper 2

Those who are on the fence with virtual reality typically cite a dissonance between the actual state of a real-life subject compared to the actions taking place in-game. In other words, outside of the HTC Vive, most VR h...   read

Review: Enter the Gungeon
Roguelikes, bullet hells, twin-stick shooters. If you like or have an interest in any of those words, buy this game. Don't even bother reading the rest of this review as you're only wasting time precious time you could be spending with Enter the Gungeon.   read

Star Wars DLC review
Outer Rim is a better beginning to the Star Wars Battlefront season pass than I thought it'd be. The DLC adds Nien Nunb and Greedo as hero and villain characters, respectively; four smaller-scale maps spread across Tattooine ...   read

HLD review
The post-apocalypse is the new WWII -- the overused, thoroughly played-out, exhausted setting that too many games and movies muck around in. We've seen it all: zombies, mutants, raiders, and hell, even dinosaurs. It's hard to...   read

the Sequence review
Computer programming is a lot like a puzzle. An individual program has a main goal to accomplish, and getting there requires a set of pieces executed in a particular order. It takes a certain part of the brain to think ahead,...   read

HTC Vive
The first time I tried out the HTC Vive back at EGX 2015, I was absolutely blown away by the leap in gaming technology it presented. I spent half an hour painting in thin air, helping land aircraft safely, reeling back from s...   read

Dark Souls III review
It's safe to say that some people have been experiencing Souls fatigue. I mean, in the last two years, if you count a remake, there have been three retail Souls games (Dark Souls II, Scholar, and Bloodborne), on top...   read

Review: Bean bag chair
Have you ever wanted a giant bean bag chair shaped more like a pillow intended for a mythical giant? Do you wish your furniture could be mashed into different shapes and sizes like Play-Doh?  Then you might want to consider the Omni Plus Bean Bag by Sumo.   read

Darknet VR review

Review: Darknet

"Hacking" is a gaming term that almost always initiates a series of groans from players. Usually forced in as a ham-handed minigame, I don't have many fond memories of hacking outside of a few clever uses of the mechanic like...   read

AVGN II review
I may not be the biggest fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, but I've seen enough of the web series to get a good idea of what the Nerd is all about. I enjoy some aspects of it, such as his wild facial expressions and his criti...   read

Roccat Nyth
You’d be forgiven for thinking MMO mice are a daft idea. Taking a perfectly good mouse and ramming in a load of tiny buttons right where your thumb sits sounds like it would be a recipe for disaster. At least, that’s what I thought until I got my hands on the Roccat Nyth modular gaming mouse. This thing’s great.   read

Smashing the Battle
Having dabbled in every launch title for the Oculus Rift, I've been relatively impressed with the lot of them. They either have something unique to offer to gaming in general, or are retrofitted with a VR perspective in a way that doesn't feel forced. The same can't really be said of Smashing the Battle.   read

Walking Dead review
Telltale was never going to top the Walking Dead series proper with their three part Michonne series. It was always presented as a sort of tertiary tale, a gaiden that followed in the footsteps of the star, partially tied to the comic series. The first episode reflected that spinoff mentality. So does the second, for that matter, to a greater extent.   read

Yoru no Nai Kuni
A lot of parents give their children curfews. Mine certainly did. They advised me to return home before dark, lest risk being eaten by one of the mountain lions that patrolled our neighborhood after dusk. That grim warning, t...   read

StarCraft II review
Blizzard's triple-release strategy for StarCraft II really paid off. While it seemed like a complete scam at first, the studio went all out and supported the game throughout its lifetime, and if we're lucky, for the next decade or so. Every expansion added something new and now, we have StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops, a bite-sized DLC of sorts that takes place over multiple chapters.   read

Slain! review

Review: Slain!

From the outside, Slain! looks like a metal-as-hell take on hack-and-slash titles. It shows well in gifs, especially. The art direction is gnarly and stands out from the technically-skilled-but-uninspired pixel artwork that h...   read

Windlands

Review: Windlands

Over the course of my childhood, I basically dreamed up the concept for Mirror's Edge. But it wasn't one of those fleeting dreams where you kind of forget it the next day -- it was one where I actually got up and made that dr...   read

Trillion
Coming away from Trillion: God of Destruction, it's hard not to get the unshakeable feeling that you just had an experience unlike anything you've had before. In an era of sequels, spin-offs, spiritual successors and gam...   read

amiibo Challenge review
Nintendo backed itself into a corner with amiibo in terms of software. Now that the things are wildly popular, it's at a crossroads. Does it gate substantial content behind them and piss off casual fans who don't want to buy ...   read

Adventure Time review
VR is a weird thing. Developers are trying all sorts of different experiences, some of which are essentially the same as what we're playing right now (just with a different point of view), some are wholly VR oriented with imm...   read

Adr1ft

Review: Adr1ft

I'm of two minds when it comes to modern walking simulators. On one hand, they satisfy the craving I have for obtuse, old-school adventure games, a genre that basically does not exist anymore. On the other, they tend to be a ...   read

EVE: Valkyrie
Virtual reality software providers are in a weird spot this early in the game. They need to push the tech to its limits to really sell people, while other developers have to provide traditional experiences that help justify the platform. The latter is basically what CCP Games did for EVE: Valkyrie.   read

Lucky's Tale
Lucky's Tale was always going to be a tough sell. It's a bundled-in Oculus Rift launch game, which is often used as a tech demo for prospective buyers -- so to a lot of people, it probably looks like something that isn't a system seller. And those people are probably right, but I had a damn good time playing it.   read

Oculus Rift review
I will never forget my first experience with virtual reality. I was at a county fair as a child, and there was a large line for a "virtual NASCAR" racing game. I took one look at the helmet, and that's all I needed to see -- ...   read

Roccat keyboard
Roccat has always been one of those brands that I've been faintly aware of, yet never actually bothered to check out. Compared to bigger brands like Razer and Corsair, Roccat sits in the background, working on its products an...   read

Review: DoAX3
Boobies. Tits. Knockers. Funbags. Dirty pillows. Cans. Jugs. Bewbz. Tatas. The Olsen Twins. Chi-chis. Chesticles. Jubblies. Honkers. Tittays. Puppies. Melons. Captain and Tennille. Twin Peaks. Mosquito bites. Shoulder boulder...   read

Samorost 3 review

Review: Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the next title in a line of excellent adventure games by Amanita Design. Aside from that series, the Czech developer is also known for designing Machinarium and Botanicula, two of my favorite point-and-click adv...   read

Roccat Kova mouse
Until Roccat's Kova gaming mouse arrived on my desk this week, I had never actually heard of the company before. That's a shame, because there are a bunch of unique and interesting aspects of their gaming mouse design that set them aside from the competition. The Kova is not the greatest gaming mouse I've ever used, but it certainly fills a spot in the market previously not catered to.   read

Fallout 4 Automatron DLC
I played a lot of Fallout 4 last year. Too much, too quickly, in retrospect. It was one of those games I loved in the moment, but whenever I stopped to think about the bigger picture, I couldn't get away from the nagging feel...   read

TrackMania Turbo
Like its predecessors, TrackMania Turbo is an arcade-stye racing game built around small victories. At first, it's just a relief to crawl past the finish line, no matter how embarrassingly long it takes. Then, after deve...   read


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Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 
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RiffRaff

I know theres a few BabyMetal fans round these parts and I wrote up a review of the new Its got a Metal Totoro song!!!

 
JcDent

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I treat myself to Overwatch for my birthday?

 
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