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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

Rocket League pro match photo
Rocket League pro match

You need to watch the Rocket League grand finals

Major League Gaming (MLG) just completed hosting its first Rocket League tournament, and the grand finals was one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed. The two competing teams were Cosmic Aftershock and Kings of Urba...

 
Rick and Morty Dota 2 photo
Rick and Morty Dota 2

Now Rick and Morty can nar-*belch*-rate your Dota 2 matches

The announcer packs for Dota 2 are easily some of the best purchases available within the free-to-play game. Personally, I go back and forth between the Stanley Parable and Bastion announcers. Not only are they high quality,...

 
Curses N Chaos Guide
While reviewing Curses 'N Chaos, I've come across a lot of different strategies. Ultimately, though, only one proved useful. So before you go out trying to kill monsters like a n00b, please watch this pro-level video from the top player on the pro circuit, me.   read

Curses N Chaos Review
I've played Curses 'N Chaos at two consecutive PAX conventions, and have come away impressed each time. Part of it was due to their show floor setup of giant arcade cabinets. However, the biggest draw of the game was its...   read

Lovers Release Date photo
Lovers Release Date

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime finally gets a release date

I've been waiting to play Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime since I first saw it at PAX East two years ago. It's a unique cooperative game that constantly keeps the players (see: lovers) on their toes. Each player can control one aspect ...

 
Heat Signature access photo
Heat Signature access

Gunpoint Exclusive Edition now grants access to Heat Signature

Tom Francis, creator of Gunpoint, is letting certain people alpha test his upcoming game, Heat Signature. Anyone who owns the "Exclusive Edition" of Gunpoint on Steam has access to the new game until August 30. While Mr. Francis says i...

 
Splatoon updates
It seems like every time I boot up Splatoon, Callie and Marie are telling me about something new added to the game. Weapon variations are added all the time, and just recently, a big 2.0 patch hit. New gear, new types of weap...   read

Rocket League cars
Rocket League is the new hotness. The newest update added in some new cosmetic items, and I'm sure most of you have been playing around with the new toys. The new cars, Takumi and Dominus, are easily the most used at the...   read

Rash in Killer Instinct
Battletoads is an interesting entity. It's really hard, and everyone knows it. It garnered a big following long after its release and has become more and more infamous over time. Then, the characters appeared in Shovel K...   read

Rocket League free map photo
Rocket League free map

Take a gander at the upcoming Rocket League map

Rocket League is taking off like a, well, rocket I guess. The simple complexity seems to really be jiving with a lot of people, and I couldn't be happier. As a big fan of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, I'm so excited ...

 
Dota 2 wildcard matches photo
Dota 2 wildcard matches

Dota 2 wildcard matches are now underway

The wildcard matches for the biggest eSports tournament of the year have officially begun! Dota 2's International 2015 tournament has already raised over $17 million, and four teams are about to fight for their shot at the prize pool. The t...

 
New Splatoon weapons photo
New Splatoon weapons

Splatoon gets new minigun and bucket weapons

A new Japanese commercial for Splatoon highlights some brand new weapons coming to the game, including a minigun like the Heavy's in Team Fortress 2. In addition to that, there's a literal bucket that just sloshes paint everywhere and...

 
SlashDash review
SlashDash first grabbed my attention at PAX East, where it easily soaked up a good amount of my time on the show floor. Also, I'm pretty sure Dylan Sprouse was working the booth. Or maybe it was Cole? I guess it could ha...   read

Next Splatfest announced photo
Next Splatfest announced

The next Splatfest announced for the Americas

Nintendo of America has announced the details for the next Splatfest in Splatoon, and it's much sooner than I thought it would be! The Splatfest starts the night of July 17, at 9:00 PM PT, and runs for 24 hours. As for the teams? Roller coa...

 
Splatoon update is good
Splatoon has gotten very frequent update ever since its initial release, and I have been gobbling them up as much as I can. New weapons, maps, and modes have consistently kept the game fresh, even for those who have alre...   read

Huge TF2 update photo
Huge TF2 update

Team Fortress 2 becomes Counter-Strike tomorrow

Team Fortress 2 gets a new update tomorrow called the Gun Mettle Update. To summarize, the game is taking on many ideas from its much more popular cohort, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. First of all, weapon skins are now a thin...

 
RONIN review

Review: RONIN

When I first saw RONIN, I thought I was looking at a mod for Gunpoint. The jumping mechanic appeared the same, the environments were almost identical, and the idea looked just about the same. Turns out, RONIN is not that...   read

CEO 2015 highlights photo
CEO 2015 highlights

My favorite matches from CEO 2015

CEO 2015, one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year, took place this weekend and had some insane moments. My favorite was probably the above match between Armada and Leffen in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Yes, it's Fox against F...

 
CEO 2015 finals! photo
CEO 2015 finals!

Tune in to the final day of CEO 2015

CEO 2015 has been underway all weekend, and today is the peak of all the hype. Just about any fighting game you could ever want to watch will be streamed today with some of the best players in the world competing. The events are already und...

 
Stay freeeshh! photo
Stay freeeshh!

Splatoon's first balance patch nerfs the Kraken

We've got some Splatoon update information to share! Two new weapons are being added to the game tonight, and an actual balance patch is coming on June 30. The two weapons tonight are the Carbon Roller and Custom Dual Squelcher. The Ca...

 
New SteamOS photo
New SteamOS

New SteamOS 'brewmaster' now available to download

SteamOS, Valve's answer to Linux gaming, has been rather quiet recently. SteamOS is releasing later this year, and it looks like Valve just took the next big step towards achieving that goal. A brand new version of SteamOS, codenamed "brewm...

 
Cosmochoria review
When I first played Cosmochoria at PAX, I had to be pulled away from the demo station because of an appointment. The game's blend of calming gardening mixed with tower defense and space spelunking really jived with me. A...   read

Shenmue 3 success
One of the bombs dropped last night during Sony's press conference was that Shenmue 3 was coming, if the Kickstarter succeeded. It was a tough journey, but after a harrowing handful of hours, the project managed to ...   read

Ryu Smash Impressions
Remember the first time you went online with Street Fighter IV with your favorite character, Hakan, and fought about 100 Ryus in a week? And they all spammed Hadoukens and always woke up with a Shoryuken? Wouldn't you like to...   read

New Smash Stages photo
New Smash Stages

Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle stages coming to Smash Bros.

Two new stages are coming to the newest addition of Super Smash Bros., both of which were originally in the Nintendo 64 version. Both Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle will be coming at a future point in time. Sakurai introduced these stages...

 
Amiibo News! photo
Amiibo News!

Game and Watch amiibo can change poses, Mii Fighters are coming

Mii amiibo on their way! Should they be called Miimibo? That sounds a bit like a name for a Gremlin from the movie Gremlins. Anyway, these amiibo work the same as traditional amiibo, and as you would expect, the Mii that is tied to the thei...

 
New retail indies photo
New retail indies

Tower of Guns and Ether One are coming to retail

Tower of Guns, a delightful FPS roguelike, and Ether One, a beautiful adventure game, are going backwards in time and releasing in physical boxes this September. Ether One will have retail copies for PC and PS4, while Tower of Guns&nbs...

 
Dota 2 raking in dough photo
Dota 2 raking in dough

Dota 2 International prize pool is now the largest in eSports history

The prize pool for the 2015 International Dota 2 tournament is now at $11,617,319, making it the largest eSports prize pool in history. The previous record was held by last year's tournament, which capped off at $10,930,698. The crowdf...

 

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


My niece and I

During the day he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. Proponent of eSports and indies. ~

Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Tormet: Tides of Numera, and STRAFE.

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