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  • Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    This dark sequel to 2010′s generally underrated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is everything a sequel should be. It continues the story, looks better, has better camera control, more depth and has far fewer quick time events. If there is a downside it is that the story does...

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  • Review: Mechanic Escape

    Review: Mechanic Escape

    Sequel to Mechanic Infantry, a title that apparently came out a few years ago but unfortunately I never played, Mechanic Escape is out today on Steam. In a Saturday morning cartoon world ruled by machines, you play as a heroic television set with arms and...

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  • Review: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

    Review: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

    If Breaking Bad has taught me anything, it is that pure, refined addiction comes in many forms. Like regular meth, Diablo III had a pretty strong hook with some serious side effects. Being able to buy items from the auction house took a lot of fun...

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  • Windforge Impressions: Sky-High Potential, But Still Needs Work

    Windforge Impressions: Sky-High Potential, But Still Needs Work

    Cut from the same mold as games like Terraria, Edge of Space, and Starbound, Windforge is a new entry in the popular 2D sandbox action-RPG hybrid genre. This Kickstarted project from Snowed In Studios has proven to be an enjoyable and ambitious game, but at...

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  • Review: Betrayer

    Review: Betrayer

    Drawing inspiration from the legends behind the Lost Colony of Roanoke and other happenings of the 16th and 17th centuries, Betrayer‘s intriguing tale is rooted in history but veers off to chart its own course through the time period with a suspenseful, supernatural twist. The...

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  • Review: Luftrausers

    Review: Luftrausers

    Plugging it into my handy German to English Google translator here tells me that the word Luftrausers means absolutely nothing. Luft is the German word for air, but no official language I can find recognizes the term rauser. However, in we-just-made-this-up Vlambeer speak a rauser...

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  • Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

    Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

    What do fantasy role playing, Taco Bell, alien anal probing, and Nazi Zombies have in common? Usually nothing, unless, of course, you are in South Park. Crudely animated yet smartly written, the show has grown into a sharp, high production, satirical powerhouse. While the show can...

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  • Review: Danganronp​a: Trigger Happy Havoc

    Review: Danganronp​a: Trigger Happy Havoc

    A game that to the few people who had heard of it would never thought would see the light of day in North America has hit the PlayStation Vita, and more importantly, hit it in English. The subtitled Trigger Happy Havoc is a series of murder...

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  • Review: The LEGO Movie Videogame

    Review: The LEGO Movie Videogame

    I have not seen The LEGO Movie, but after playing The LEGO Movie Videogame I feel like I have. That’s a good thing. One of the contributing factors behind the diminished quality of many movie-based videogames is how all too often story content is trimmed...

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  • Review: Forest Legends: The Call of Love

    Review: Forest Legends: The Call of Love

    Tales of star crossed lovers are nothing new. We all know about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Guinevere romanced Lancelot behind King Arthur’s back. Star Wars has Padme and Anakin. In the realm of modern vampires and other such nasties, there is Buffy and Angel. Romances between Cloud...

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