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Review: Urban Trial Freestyle 2

Do not adjust your computer or phone screen. The game you are looking at is from 2017 and not, as its outward appearance would indicate, from 1998. Urban Trial Freestyle 2 not only has the graphic fidelity of a game from 20 years ago, but i...   read

 
 
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Review: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

I don't know how I stumbled upon Rick & Morty, but I'm glad I did. More so, I'm glad it's getting a decent amount of play considering how bleak it is, and that it's branching out into more than just one series that we have to wait forev...   read

 
 
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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

I've been playing Warhammer tabletop for nearly 20 years, and I've seen what feels like hundreds of games based on the property come and go. Some stick with me, like Total War: Warhammer. Others fall by the wayside and are forgotten like Fi...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Despite the minor issues I had with Mario Kart 8 (RIP Wii U), they were nothing compared to the lack of a real battle mode -- it was kind of annoying that they even slotted in a fake stand-in for it, if we're being real. But now with&n...   read

 
 
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Review: Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

I am the keyboard man. I am become keyboards. Whether it's been me reviewing Logitech's more wallet-friendly Prodigy line, its more luxurious G610 Orion (probably my favorite offering from them thus far), or Razer's BlackWidow Chr...   read

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: Continuum

Although most people don't keep an eye out for Call of Duty DLC, Infinite Warfare's first pack, Sabotage, arguably topped the main game. It delivered a Jason-esque camp theme for its stellar zombie mode, and managed to nicely balance t...   read

 
 
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Review: Full Throttle Remastered

If there's one video game genre I missed out on, it's the point-and-click adventure titles. Hell, my first time with one was when I played Day of the Tentacle Remastered during the beginning of the year, which left me impressed with its Chu...   read

 
 
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Review: Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

HAL Laboratory games have the uncanny ability to always bring a smile to my face. No matter the title, the developer knows what to do to absolutely charm me right off my feet. Whether I’m inhaling a Waddle-Dee, doing battle with a hip...   read

 
 
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Review: Late Shift

Full motion video games combine two of my favorite mediums in a fun way. But the combination admittedly makes it hard to tackle with a critique. Do I approach with the intention of critiquing it as I would a film, or would I need to focus o...   read

 
 
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Review: Flinthook

One part ghost, one part pirate, one part bounty hunter, one part hooker. No, I'm not talking about your grandma, but the protagonist of Flinthook, a game that had me 'hooked' from the start. Sorry. I had to.   read

 
 
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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series: Tangled Up in Blue

It's only appropriate given the episodic, seasonal structure of Telltale's games, but the opening moments of most Telltale releases tend to start strong. Events like the heist sequence from Batman: The Telltale Series' first episode and the...   read

 
 
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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Review: The Disney Afternoon Collection

One of my favorite conversation starters among friends is how they feel about legacy systems like the NES. In my experience, you'll run the entire gamut, from older folks who hated retro games to younger players who absolutely love the clas...   read

 
 
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Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Wonder Boy series has sort of a complicated history. Several different franchises have claimed at least one of the series' titles, including Wonder Boy, Monster Land, and even Adventure Island. The Wonder Boy games were always conf...   read

 
 
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Review: Voodoo Vince Remastered

With the release of Banjo Kazooie-inspired Yooka Laylee, the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the revival of Psychonauts, 3D platformers are re-emerging in mainstream gaming. Whether this will just be a short-lived nostalg...   read

 
 
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Review: Vroom in the Night Sky

Watch every Adam Sandler movie in a row. See my grandma naked. Lick the callused scaly feet of Louie Anderson after a hard day's work on the set of Family Feud. Attempt to tie my flaccid penis containing an entire cotton swab in a kn...   read

 
 
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Review: Logitech Pro G Keyboard

When Logitech started their G Pro Gaming line with a mouse, I found it to be a simplistic but efficient device that would work well for eSports. Well, at least, I think it would. I'm not good enough for tournaments. I'm happy just to finish...   read

 
 
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Review: Mr. Shifty

Hotline Miami was an instant hit upon its release in 2012. Mixing a unique style with gratuitous violence and a self-reflective story, the game asked players to question why they were so willing to murder in video games all the time. Was it...   read

 
 
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Review: Starblood Arena

Ever since day one of the consumer VR rollout, I've been playing EVE: Valykrie off and on. It's still one of the best virtual flight simulators out there, and it's been over a year since launch. Starblood Arena, a brand new PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Review: Robo Recall

I'll spare you the sermon on the wonders and shortcomings of virtual reality this time. Robo Recall lets you beat robots to death with their own arms to an '80s soundtrack. It also happens to be a touch-based VR game that you need expensive...   read

 
 
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Review: Crawl

This is a review for Crawl. Yes, that Crawl. The one with all the gorgeous pixel art and GIFs you've been seeing on Twitter since God knows when. The one you might remember having played a few years ago, maybe with friends, hanging out on s...   read

 
 
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Review: Drawn to Death

From the mind of Twisted Metal and God of War designer David Jaffe comes Drawn to Death, a multiplayer-only arena shooter set within the doodle-filled confines of a teenager's notebook. This is a world in which a shark-headed ninja can grap...   read

 
 
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Review: Snake Pass

Locomotion is something that far too many video games take for granted. Standard fare for movement is often reduced to holding an analog stick in a direction and you'll get where you need to be. This approach is so ingrained in game design ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Sexy Brutale

In just under five minutes with The Sexy Brutale, I watched a man die. He was gunned down; left slumped and lifeless next to a stone altar, all before the murder weapon's echo faded. There was nothing I could do except watch the grisly scen...   read

 
 
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Review: Use Your Words

Listen up fam, if you're into making dank memes and have a few equally 'lulz' friends who want to create them sitting around a TV via their cell phones, then this is the game for you. I guess? In a world that practically speaks, eats, and b...   read

 
 


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