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  • Board Game Review: Operation Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition

    Hasbro’s classic medical malpractice skill game Operation gets a Wasteland makeover in the officially licensed Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition by USAopoly. The core rules are the same, just twisted to play on themes of the Fallout universe. Assuming the role of Vault-Tec Doctor, participating players take […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda “Legend of the Hero” Puzzle

    Based on the intro sequence to The Wind Waker, the “Legend of The Hero” jigsaw puzzle, from USAopoly’s Legend of Zelda premium collector’s series, depicts Link’s legend as the Hero of Time using the imagery from the prologue story pages, paneled together to look like […]

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  • Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

    When a game opens with a splash screen warning that it is a stupid video game, followed by a plea to teach real world kids to be good people, you know upfront you’re in for a silly experience not to be taken too seriously. Boo! […]

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  • Review: Fossil Hunters

    Freshly unearthed by Canadian indie shop Reptoid Games following a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign last fall, Fossil Hunters is a 3D isometric puzzle adventure in which you, as one of four playable characters, descend underground through 29 levels of increasing complexity and subterranean danger in […]

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  • Steam Early Access Impressions: The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

    Out today in Steam Early Access from Veyeral Games and The Hidden Levels, The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is an offbeat bullet-hell shooter about a pale, ugly alien woman with deformed wings, living in isolation in a cave, haunted by monsters that will not […]

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  • Review: Block Shock

    Man, what the hell’s up with the lousy brick-breaker games this year? One of my all-time favorite genres has been getting thoroughly bastardized, which is baffling because it’s not exactly a super sophisticated style of game that should be so hard to execute. Energy Invasion […]

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  • Book Review: Child of a Mad God

    Birthed from the mind of legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, Child of a Mad God kicks off a brand new series of novels set in the fictional world of Corona, made famous by the DemonWars Saga. Admittedly, my Salvatore experience up to now has […]

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  • Review: Sigi – A Fart for Melusina

    Paying tribute to Super Mario World and Ghosts ‘n Goblins with a flatulent flourish, Sigi – A Fart for Melusina is a 2D platformer that replicates the retro vibe of the classics without feeling all old, slow, and crusty. It’s only problem is a hero […]

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  • Review: AcChen

    AcChen, like Mahjong solitaire, features a puzzle board containing various layouts and patterns of stacked tiles with different symbols on them, which must be matched in like pairs in order to systematically remove them and ultimately clear the entire board. The slight change here is […]

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  • Review: Energy Invasion

    An Arkanoid clone with a dual-stick shooter twist, Energy Invasion pairs familiar ball-and-paddle gameplay with an alternative approach to busting bricks. The genre basics haven’t changed: You slide a paddle back and forth along the bottom of the screen to deflect an orb hurtling upward […]

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