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Review: Sparc

I feel like I've typed the phrase "VR has potential" a million times, but it's true. When I'm presented with perfect conditions in a perfect setting, where two people can have VR headsets and engage in a multiplayer sporting event, VR is un...

 
 
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Review: Absolver

Absolver is full of crumbling buildings and eager combatants. There's little in its world that speaks of hope. Any sign of progress, of rebuilding and moving forward, is buried under the rubble of a society that's already forgotten. The onl...

 
 
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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen's Quest

Very few games make me smile while playing. I always find gaming pretty intense, even when having fun. But boy, do I grin like a dang fool when playing the Shantae series. I love the colours, the characters, the world, the adventures and th...

 
 
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Review: Warriors All-Stars

It's about time Koei Tecmo allowed its absurd stable of characters to meet each other. We've had mild crossovers in the past as well as some light meetings and partings, but nothing like Warriors All-Stars. Before you roll your ey...

 
 
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Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
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Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

As it turns out, all you need to turn the Rabbids from an over-saturated Minions-esque property into one that's accepted by open arms is a Princess Peach wig. Who knew? Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle exploded on the scene earlier this ...

 
 
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Review: Retro-Bit Dual Link NES Controllers

There is nothing I hate more than a shit controller. I am probably more serious about my controllers than I am games themselves; I spend an unreasonable amount of time researching input solutions for my retro gaming habit. And just a few ye...

 
 
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Review: Forma.8

Forma.8 is a delightful little Metroidvania that just made its way over to the Nintendo Switch. You play as a tiny, silent, robotic ball whose only real purpose is to murder things and solve environmental puzzles. If you’re looking fo...

 
 
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Review: Chicken Wiggle

I have to hand it to Atooi. This late in the 3DS's lifespan, not many tiny indie teams will attempt a project requiring dedicated servers and a great deal of community involvement to make it work. Fewer still will contemplate launching a ne...

 
 
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Review: Flip Wars

When the Switch was first announced, many of us saw a brief glimpse at a rad party game, a genre that's become a staple on Nintendo systems since the N64 (though four-player Nightmare on Elm Street NES was pretty rad too). That project beca...

 
 
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Review: The Defenders (Season 1)

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first came to Netflix it seemed like such a great idea. Four individual series of shows focused on more grounded heroes eventually coming together in a small scale, Avengers-like fashion. But the excitemen...

 
 
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Review: White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

A game so scary players emailed the developers imploring they make it less frightening so they can beat it, or even horrifying enough to drive them to suicide? Such stories developed around this game similar to the mythical Polybius ar...

 
 
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Review: Death Note

Death Note, the second major Japanese manga to be adapted as a major Hollywood production this year, is facing some of the same criticisms that its predecessor (Ghost in the Shell) did. Accusations of ‘whitewashing’ the film and...

 
 
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Review: The Long Dark

The Long Dark is out of Early Access, and there have been some changes since it was initially released in 2014. Its world has grown bigger, its animal AI has grown smarter, and its story mode has remained a promising yet barely disting...

 
 
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Review: Yakuza Kiwami

Remakes in the gaming space have kind of gone the way of the dodo. With HD remasters being a lot easier to produce, most publishers don’t feel the need to commission full-on restorations of their back catalogs anymore. The last time w...

 
 
 
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Review: Sine Mora EX

Sine Mora was a celebrated shmup that came blasting out of a partnership between Hungarian studio Digital Realty and Japanese outfit Grasshopper Manufacture way back in 2012. It received praise at the time for its visuals and gameplay whils...

 
 
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Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard

It's August, and that means we're entering the second span of doldrums for movie releases for the year (the first being the beginning of the year). From now until late September, when all of the horror films start rolling in, we get studio ...

 
 
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Review: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

From the very start, the Uncharted series has been intrinsically linked to Nathan Drake. His wisecracking Indiana Jones quips have won the world over, catapulting Nolan North into stardom and forcing all sorts of rewrites and recasts f...

 
 
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Review: Serial Cleaner

The Cleaner who bears Serial Cleaner's namesake is not very good at his job. Throughout 20 levels (and 10 more bonus contracts), he'll seem perfectly adept. The 20 individual successes that are necessary for a consistent narrative pain...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Darkwood

Darkwood is a game of gnarled roots and things that go bump in the night. Savages and mutated creatures hide just out of view, obscured by the heavy shadows cast from thick foliage and impossibly high trees. The forest looms overhead. It's ...

 
 
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Review: Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition

I remember the Video Game Violence senate hearings like they were yesterday. Who knew that my bright pink Lethal Enforcers light-gun would turn me into a raging psychopath? Or that the clunky Mega Drive port of Mortal Kombat was such a thre...

 
 
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Review: Undertale (PS4)

I’m going to have to be a bit controversial when it comes to Undertale. Maybe it was all the hype for years leading up to me playing it, but I guess you could say that the game just didn’t capture me in the same way as everyone ...

 
 
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Review: Agents of Mayhem

Volition took Saints Row in such a nuttier direction than anyone could have predicted. But after ruling Stilwater, taking out the military in Steelport, being trapped in a virtual world and fighting aliens, and literally going to Hell, sure...

 
 




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Dinosir

This week I rewatched all 3 matrix I havent seen them in their entirety since they like originally came Conclusion: These are some dope The CG is Some of it even still holds Shame there isnt more in the way of games

 
Greenhornet214

You guys, I think occams might have been arrested #darksiders3

 
Terry 309

Doing a Nier Automata stream come and chat with me

 
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Bloodborne Hunter figma is up for preorder! (link in comments)

 
Chris Moyse

I killed a giant creature in MH: World, and triumphant music played whilst its babies mourned the are you supposed to feel TERRIBLE while playing :(

 
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Im feeling this sick drop Mr Krabs

 
MetemNight

Holy crap, The Tick turned out I need CLIFFHANGER!

 
BigDoniel

I hate planes, so obviously Im thrilled at the prospect of a 7 hour flight with a Going to land

 
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#UserObservationToid Greenhornet214 loves good food and can make a mean Note to self: expand my recipe

 
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