Xbox One Archive

  • Review: Manual Samuel

    Manual Samuel. The name of the game tells you everything you need to know right in the title.    Nothing Samuel does happens without the player putting in the manual effort to press a series of buttons. Sure, all game characters are basically digital mannequins […]

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  • Gear Review: KontrolFreek Omni Performance Thumbsticks

    The Omni is a total gamechanger in KontrolFreek’s arsenal of performance thumbsticks. What’s so unique and groundbreaking about the Omni? It’s all in the cross-hatch pattern covering the grip’s concave surface. Examined closely, you’ll notice that the Omni grip surface is a basket weave, each […]

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  • Review: Doughlings: Arcade

    Somewhere in another dimension, a race of culture appropriating doughballs with arms and bulbous, expressive eyeballs has become infected by poison gas after the crash landing of a meteor on their home planet. The lives of these infected beings, the titular Doughlings, are now left […]

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  • Review: Extinction

    Iron Galaxy has built a reliable reputation primarily as a contract studio porting games from larger developers to other platforms, but up to now the studio’s own titles have been smaller, indie-scale projects like Divekick and Wreckateer. Both of which were really fun. Extinction, the […]

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  • Review: Minit

    Minit condenses everything you know and love about the early top-down Zelda quests into a delightfully diminutive, cleverly constructed adventure that’s consumed and digested in bite-sized loops of 60 seconds, for an experience that feels old-fashioned and familiar yet still manages to spark your curiosity […]

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  • Gear Review: Logitech G433 7.1 Wired Surround Gaming Headset

    The last Logitech gaming headset I used, the G231 Prodigy, fell short of the quality I’ve come to expect from the company. While the audio quality was clear, the angular ear design felt awkward, the plastic casing felt bulky, cheap, and rickety, and even with […]

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  • Review: Pinball FX3

    Zen Studios continues to set a high bar for video game pinball. I honestly didn’t think they could do any better than Pinball FX2/Zen Pinball 2, and even though Pinball FX3 feels more like an incremental step forward rather than an evolutionary leap into the […]

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  • Gear Review: KontrolFreek Destiny 2, Edge, Striker, and Gamerpack Alpha Thumbsticks

    It’s been another busy year for KontrolFreek. In addition to launching a brand new line of performance apparel for gamers, the company has continued to do what it does best–release a wide range of its signature analog thumbstick grips for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, […]

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  • Review: Agents of Mayhem

    Agents of Mayhem is the follow up to Volition’s Saints Row IV from, it’s hard to believe, four years ago now.  While Agents of Mayhem isn’t a direct sequel, it is definitely a spiritual successor set in a shared universe, with hints, winks, and nods […]

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  • Review: Blacksea Odyssey

    Blacksea Odyssey is a game I first came across earlier this year at PAX South, and I quickly became enamored by its mix of twin-stick shooter mechanics and roguelike elements. Now that the Xbox One version has launched, I’ve had time to dive deep into Blacksea […]

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