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Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

It feels like a small miracle that the team-based shooter series Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is now on its third game in five years. The latest, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, isn't a huge step forward as much as it is...

 
 
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Review: The Ninja Saviors - Return of the Warriors

Ninjas. Where would late '80s entertainment have been without them? In the wake of a string of hit movies showcasing the infamous assassins (usually portrayed by famous Japanese actors such as Franco Nero and Michael Dudikoff), the ninja cr...

 
 
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Review: Various Daylife

One of the beautiful things about subscription services is they can provide eclectic creators a way to make their art without worrying about how well it will sell. For many of these products, they probably wouldn't stand a chance ...

 
 
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Review: Neo Cab

Neo Cab is a game all about facing my greatest fear: being trapped and having to talk to someone in a confined area. Every time I step into a cab, I’m filled with dread as I pray that I got one of the rare untalkative drivers. Fortuna...

 
 
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Review: Stela

Charles Caleb Colton once said, "Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery." Clearly, Mr. Colton never owned iPhone. Since the launch of the App Store, it has become a cesspool of hastily thrown together titles that mimic, rip-off, or s...

 
 
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Review: Inmost

Apple Arcade made a big splash day one, and I couldn't be happier. Tasked with killing a microtransaction/gacha-hungry monster it helped create, Apple is trying out the subscription model, and the best part is that every game is a premium r...

 
 
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Review: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

In the modern triple-A space, it seems publishers are more worried about making money than creating fun entertainment. While a few games have shown that "live-service" strategies can produce a quality experience, these titles often end up r...

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: Mobile

With the launch of Apple Arcade, I've been having a few regrets about being the frugal man that I am who always springs for the cheapest possible option. On my iPad, I'm constantly deleting old games to make way for the new. It's frustratin...

 
 
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Review: John Wick Hex

Licensed tie-in games used to be a dime a dozen before the age of mobile gaming. It seemed like every time a gigantic blockbuster film was coming out, there was a publisher releasing a hastily thrown together title to coincide with the film...

 
 
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Review: Indivisible

It's here. It's actually, finally, here. After a seat-of-the-pants crowdfunding campaign, an unfortunate delay, and four tireless years of development, Lab Zero Games, who brought us the incredible 2012 fighter Skullgirls, is ready to relea...

 
 
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Review: Concrete Genie

Although big studios tend to boast about their so-called "AAA" projects the most, a number of them have a stable of impressive, smaller-scale developers under their wing that bring the indie heat. Microsoft signed Moon Studios for Ori and t...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum: Tombs of Terror

Blizzard's Hearthstone has been the face of digital card games for several years now, reliably one of the highest earning mobile titles since it launched in 2014. The simple rules make it easier to follow than competitors such as Magic...

 
 
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Review: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Once upon a time, the Trine series was heralded as some of the most visually impressive indie games around. Developer Frozenbyte had released the game in 2009 to rave reviews and fan reception in an era when downloadable games were just sta...

 
 
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Review: Code Vein

When reviewing a game, it's a given that one would play the game being reviewed to learn more about it, but it's decidedly less common that just posting a game review would make for a similar learning experience. That's what happened when I...

 
 
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Review: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lays it all out in the title. This is another game that stars Yooka and Laylee, sure -- that much is obvious. But, more crucially, attention should fixate on the Impossible Lair, the endgame challen...

 
 
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Review: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

[Garden of Salvation impressions] Destiny 2 keeps on rollin'. Through thick and thin Bungie is determined to make this franchise work, even amid rocky starts for both major iterations. They've clawed their way out of the trenches, batt...

 
 
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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Curse of the Vampire

When it comes to adaptations, comic sources are an open book. While it's much tougher to stringently adapt, say, a theatrical series with one entry, comics are a decade-spanning font that offer up endless amounts of narratives and team-ups ...

 
 
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Review: Magic: The Gathering Arena

The first time I touched a Magic card was 1996, and within moments I was entranced. The idea of building decks (made easier when groups of friends donated a ton of cards to a cube) was something completely foreign to me, like choosing party...

 
 
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Review: Blair Witch

I have a special place in my heart for the Blair Witch films. Well, the first two at least. I completely forgot there was a third from 2016 and I've never seen it. But after completing the Blair Witch game, I've done a lot of thinking ...

 
 
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Review: Mario Kart Tour

Last year, when Nintendo first announced it would be taking Mario Kart to mobile, I was legitimately excited about the prospect. Sure, its output at the time wasn't an endless stream of home runs, but there was always the possibility i...

 
 
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Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

In case you forgot, Inti Creates made their name crafting Mega Man Zero: one of the most celebrated subseries in the history of Mega Man. Platformers are in the studio's DNA, so when Inti announced the spiritual successor to the ZX ser...

 
 
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Review: The Surge 2

Liquid sugar: that's pretty much Surge in a nutshell (or a can!). Somehow, someway, 21% of your daily carbohydrate value is fulfilled with just one (okay, rather big 16 ounce) serving size, and with 69 milligrams of caffeine, you'll be...

 
 
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Review: Contra: Rogue Corps

There are Contra games I still play annually to this day — and I'm not just referring to the original. I really have to give a ton of credit to Shattered Soldier and Neo Contra, the two (these days, low key) PS2 entries, for layi...

 
 
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Review: Sayonara Wild Hearts

Adequately covering the launch of Apple Arcade is a herculean task for even the biggest of websites. There are just so many games, all released at once, during one of the busiest Septembers in recent memory. With this new streaming service,...

 
 
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Review: Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo is the crown prince of hardware iterations. While the Game Boy blew up the handheld market by merely existing, Nintendo didn't rest on their laurels, divining a full color follow-up on top of numerous sidegrades like the Game Boy P...

 
 




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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville"PvP needs more thyme to blossom"

 

Various Daylife"Working Nine to Fivver"

 

Neo Cab"Hop in, Mac, where ya headed?"

 

Stela"Can't you hear me yell-a?"

 

Inmost"Apple Arcade Wave 2"

 

Call of Duty: Mobile"Pwn on phone"

 

John Wick Hex"Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat"

 

Indivisible"If the kids are united..."

 
 
 

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Mike Sounders

EGLX haul! Not seen: Watch dogs hat I got for asking a question at the panel

 
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Where were going, we wont need eyes to

 
Kyle Yadlosky

First up Halloween III!

 
Kyle Yadlosky

Fuck yeah! Its that time of year ae, bitches! Twelve hours of Terror!

 
EtosiGiR

Shhhhh! Don’t tell Gaj, redbox gave me a free night with God of War! However, I don’t think I’m going to have time to play I’m sorry!

 
bong264

Ive always loved that the reason orcs love giants is the same reason rednecks love monster

 
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Linktober sketch 19, need more pens tommorow, this ones running out, Im quite happy with this

 
Fuzunga

Almost bought Celeste last year but waited for the physical version to go on sale after it was That ended up being January of this year, and ten months later I can finally play it! They wanted the farewell DLC on the cart, and I appreciate

 
TheLimoMaker

Most underrated game in the last five years? You can choose choices: Oxenfree, Darkwood, Dying Light

 
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We need more schadenfreude at Blizzards

 
 

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