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Review: Foul Play photo
Review: Foul Play
by Patrick Hancock

The beat-'em-up genre has some serious classics in it; Turtles in Time and Castle Crashers immediately come to mind. There’s just something about those games that cement them as amazing experiences in our mind. Playing with buddies, throwing enemies at the screen, watching deer explosively poop, and some satisfying yet simple gameplay mechanics combine to bring smiles to our faces and put memories into our squish-brains.

Foul Play enters the genre with its own calling card: everything is done on-stage, in a theater. It’s a gimmick that works very well, but as I’m sure we all know, an aesthetic can only carry a game so far in this world.

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10:30 PM on 11.20.2013

StarCraft II World Championship Series plans out 2014

The World Championship Series, one of the biggest yearly StarCraft II tournaments around, just had its finals at Blizzcon earlier this month, and already Blizzard is looking ahead to 2014 with new plans. They've gone ahe...

Patrick Hancock



This Team Fortress 2 short is absolutely brilliant photo
This Team Fortress 2 short is absolutely brilliant
by Patrick Hancock

Ever been so inspired by something that you want to take up that hobby immediately in an attempt to inspire future generations in the same way, only to then realize that it's way too much freaking work to even come close? Well, this Source Filmmaker Team Fortress 2 short titled "Lil Guardian Pyro" has done just that to me. It's....amazing. Incredible animation detail, an original soundtrack, and a theme that appeals to the Toy Story lover in all of us.

Just watch it. Seriously. And be sure to check out their other videos, they're equally as astounding!

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4:30 PM on 11.14.2013

Three Spirits Update adds two Heroes and more to Dota 2

The huge update that was promised as Valve explained the lack of Diretide is now live for Dota 2. The "Three Spirits Update" adds in two more Heroes, Ember and Earth Spirit, to join Storm Spirit and complete the trifecta...

Patrick Hancock

9:00 PM on 11.12.2013

MLG Dota 2 tournament to raise prize pool via community

The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, The International, was even bigger this year thanks to a community-funded prize pool that increased the total awarded cash from $1,600,000 to $2,874,380. Players bought Interact...

Patrick Hancock

9:00 PM on 11.11.2013

Natural Selection 2 World Championship gets some help

There are only two days left for the Natural Selection 2 World Championship crowdfunding campaign to reach its goal, which it just might clear now that it's received some help. Nvidia and Intel, both known in the eSport...

Patrick Hancock

9:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Valve explains the lack of Diretide in Dota 2

A lot of Dota 2 players have lamented the lack of a Diretide event this year. For those unaware, last year at Halloween time, Valve released and event called Diretide, which saw players collecting candy pieces from around the...

Patrick Hancock

1:45 PM on 11.08.2013

WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today

There is currently one open spot in the red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II tournament taking place later this month. After this weekend, that spot will be filled. The World Championship Series (WCS) finals take place at Bli...

Patrick Hancock

12:00 PM on 11.08.2013

PC Port Report: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has finally made its way to the PC after years of hanging out exclusively on home consoles. It's always been a beautiful and enjoyable game so I was excited to jump back into it on the computer. ...

Patrick Hancock

3:00 AM on 11.06.2013

ARPG Grim Dawn has Steam early access

Grim Dawn, an upcoming ARPG (or Diablo-like, if you prefer) has popped up on Steam today as an Early Access title. As such, the team acknowledges that they "still have significant content to develop," with features like multi...

Patrick Hancock

7:30 PM on 11.04.2013

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC

Three more players have pulled out victories and managed to qualify for the Red Bull Battlegrounds event later this month in NYC. Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn (Zerg), Won "PartinG" Lee Sak (Protoss), and Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun (Zerg)...

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 11.03.2013

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now

The Red Bull Battlegrounds will be taking place on November 23-24, but today we will get to see another player added to the roster of competitors. Four players will compete for a single spot into the main event, paid transpo...

Patrick Hancock





7:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good

Hyper Light Drifter, the recently Kickstarted action RPG, has released a new combat video and by gosh is it stunning. The animation is incredibly fluid and the music, courtesy of Disasterpeace, is somber enough to contrast t...

Patrick Hancock



Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn photo
Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
by Patrick Hancock

[Editor's Note: Before you immediately scroll down to the bottom and wonder where the score is, know that this is a scoreless review.]

When approaching a game like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, you really need to ask yourself what you want from an MMO in 2013. If you want to ride the free-to-play wave, head elsewhere since ARR has a monthly subscription fee. If you want an MMO that breaks the mold and revolutionizes the genre, you won't find it here either.

What you will find, however, is one of the most polished, satisfying, welcoming, and beautiful MMOs out there.

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8:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Scream Fortress 2013 is now live with BIRD HATS

If you weren't already in the Halloween spirit (which you should be), Team Fortress 2 more than has your back. I assume you've read the Halloween comic that was posted today but are still unsatiated due to the lack of ga...

Patrick Hancock

8:00 PM on 10.25.2013

Counter-Strike: GO adds weapon finishes

It looks like Valve is starting to really pour the same love and care into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that it has continuously poured into Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2. First, we get weapons and the almighty crates, ...

Patrick Hancock