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Is it fun to beat protesters and molotov the police in Riot - Civil Unrest?

I've had my eye on Riot - Civil Unreset since it was announced in 2013 via a crowdfunding campaign. I'm a big fan of politics - social and otherwise - and can't think of a single other game that lets players take a somewhat realistic l...   read

 
 
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PAX

She Remembered Caterpillars is a charming bug puzzle adventure

When I first saw there was a game on the PAX East show floor called She Remembered Caterpillars, I was expecting some kind of 3D walking simulator about a young girl tending a garden. As it turns out, it's something entirely different and a...   read

 
 
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Hands-on Impressions

I got my dick destroyed in Outlast 2

The original Outlast had a nice combination of jump scares and actual horror; someone would pop out and scare you, before giving chase as you ran away and hid from them. You'd hear footsteps, breathing, and see enemies stand inches awa...   read

 
 
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SQUARE ENIX

Hitman GO VR is an Oculus exclusive, VR features not coming to Steam version

I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming virtual reality build of Hitman GO at PAX East. Not much can be said about this new version of the game other than "It sure is Hitman GO in VR all right." All the levels are the...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a brown, clunky, cash-in of a card game

Bethesda seems to be on a streak of trying to cash-in on already saturated markets. First it was The Elders Scrolls Online, and now it's the Hearthstone-like card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Publishers can't help but see the amou...   read

 
 
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Beta impressions

Doom's multiplayer is good, but it could be great

I was completely disinterested in the upcoming Doom reboot until that trailer came out showcasing some of the new modes, at which point I got hyped. Over the weekend, I finally got to get some time with multiplayer beta on the Xbox One...   read

 
 
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Rise & Shine is like a fun, gory Wreck-It Ralph

Rise & Shine takes place on Gamearth, a planet where all video game characters live, similar to Wreck-It Ralph or Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A ten-year-old boy named Rise becomes an unlikely hero when he witnesses a ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with PvZ: Heroes
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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is the Hearthstone mashup I didn't know I wanted

Popcap has continuously surprised us with games we didn't even know we wanted, such as the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare games, and the ever-popular Pachinko-like Peggle; their latest title Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes cont...   read

 
 
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Van Damme meets The Matrix in Clustertruck

Have you ever dreamed you were Neo from The Matrix or Jean-Claude Van Damme doing some epic splits? Well if you combined those two things you'd have Clustertruck, the hot new truck-hopping game taking the Internet by storm. The concept...   read

 
 
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Review: Fortified

The 1950s were considered the golden age of campy sci-fi films, with aliens often invading Earth alongside giant animals, and, of course, robots.  Fortified tries to recreate the feeling of those films in a third-person cooperativ...   read

 
 
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Review pending

I shot martians to death and lived to tell about it in Fortified

One part third-person cooperative shooter, one part campy 1950s sci-fi, Fortified releases today for PC and Xbox One. I've had the chance to play through the single-player mode and will be doing a full review once the game goes pu...   read

 
 
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INFRA IMPRessions
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Like solving puzzles with little to no help? INFRA might be for you

Some games just hand out answers to puzzles -- if you can even call them that -- with numbers or solutions written nearby. While the first-person adventure INFRA does this a bit, it certainly isn't holding your hand most of the time. I...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy's The Division

The Division has unexpected accoutrements on PC

A couple weeks back, I went to a Ubisoft event to play Tom Clancy's The Division. You can find my overall impressions here (Choice quote: "There are quite a few options that assist in your eradication of the homeless and disenfranchised"), ...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy's The Division

With a little more time, The Division might be a fun romp with friends

A week or so ago I drove through Hell Niño in Los Angeles to get my hands on Tom Clancy's The Division in a 2002 Dodge Neon with bad windshield wipers. Let no one ever deny that I am committed. Alongside Ubisoft reps, other media fol...   read

 
 
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The HTC Vive is an absolute VR game changer

A few months back at E3, I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on both the retail version of the Oculus Rift, as well as the PlayStation VR, back then known as the Morpheus. As a big fan of VR in theory, if dubious about the tech in...   read

 
 
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Surgeon Simulator

I used the Oculus Rift to high-five a dead alien in Surgeon Simulator

Surgeon Simulator is the type of game that easily lends itself to stories. The precise mechanics involved provide anecdotes wherein each player can fondly recall specific moments of their playthrough. Though my time as a surgeon has be...   read

 
 
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Bullet Train

Bullet Train is the ultimate 10-minute light gun game

The other day at Oculus Connect 2, Epic Games announced its newest VR demo, Bullet Train. Instead of a simulation following legislators dealing with the political red tape surrounding the bullet train between Los Angeles to San Francisco, B...   read

 
 
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Stories: The Path of Destinies is magnifique

Anytime I attend a trade show or convention these days, I walk away smitten with a new game out of Québec. It's eerie, really. I don't go looking for them; they find me, as if there were some sort of gravitational pull bringing us to...   read

 
 
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Crazy racer has you drive multiple cars at once

Game designers rarely go off-road when creating racing games and eschew lesser-traveled paths in favor of more established, familiar routes. Not Gordon Midwood, though; the one lone developer at indie studio Different Cloth is working on a ...   read

 
 
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La-Mulana 2

La-Mulana 2 will probably break me

I only recently finished La-Mulana, Nigoro's "archaeological ruin exploration action game." It tried its damnedest to make me quit at every turn; with its obtuse puzzles and tricky platforming, I don't feel it's hyperbole to say it's the mo...   read

 
 
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Banner Saga 2 is 'basically the same' as the first

Game previews are an inherently strange part of this business. You wouldn't read a few pages from an unfinished book and render judgement about the final product. Likewise, we don't often have the opportunity to sample a song's chorus or ta...   read

 
 
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Superhot preview

Superhot is more of a turn-based puzzle RTS than an FPS

Superhot has been the talk of the town ever since it was first shown off to the world. A first person shooter where the action slows to a near stop unless you're currently moving, the game's visual style and odd momentum are nothing if not ...   read

 
 
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Rodea impressions

Rodea: The Sky Soldier might be a bumpy ride

My first flight with Rodea: The Sky Soldier wasn't a smooth one. But perhaps that's to be expected of a title that's seen such a turbulent development history. The project went dark shortly after its initial announcement in 2010, ...   read

 
 
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P4D preview

Persona 4 goes full Miku in Dancing All Night

It's been months since the Investigation Team cracked the case and life is getting back to normal. That is, until members of Rise Kujikawa's J-pop group suddenly go missing. And, surprise, surprise: The rescue mission brings the gang face t...   read

 
 
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Lara Croft GO
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Mobile Tomb Raider Lara Croft GO feels lovely

Square Enix Montréal possesses a genuine talent for artfully distilling series down to their essence. In 2014, the developer released Hitman GO, a turn-based deconstruction of IO Interactive's stealth franchise, which went on to...   read

 
 
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I have writers block, and thats why I havent posted anything in a couple On the other hand, Im approaching the end of Arkham Knight, so hopefully Ill have a full review up soon!

 
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You know, from the census I took there is at least 5 dtoiders(dtoidians?) who live in CA and 4 in Ever thought about doing little game party stream with your local dtoidaholics? CA might not work if socal/norcal as thats far but jersey might work

 
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Although, while the Ace Attorney games can definitely lean a bit on the crazy-end of the The final case in Spirit of Justice is drinking whackers-aid from a clown

 
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Fifa journey Do you like unskippable cutscenes and ridiculous expectations thus making you watch that cutscene 100 times? Great!

 

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