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Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut Review: Breathing New Life into an Old Genre

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut is an arcade space shooter by Born Ready Games that improves upon its original release. In purpose, the game seeks to revive and improve the feel of classic space combat games. Deceptively simple in scope, Strike Suit Zero is a fun game to have on-hand for spontaneous play. At first glance, Strike Suit Zero is just a simple arcade, dogfighting space shooter. And while that sort of appraisal would certainly not be wrong, there is [...]

Mercenary Kings Review – Welcome to the Gun Show

Tribute Games made their mainstream debut with the smash hit, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, a retro styled beat-em-up sporting the visual prowess of pixel artist, Paul Robertson.  Now, almost five years later, the team is back with the crowdfunded Mercenary Kings, a game that’s one part shooter and one part Monster Hunter.  Is this game a straight shooter or is fit to be found at the bottom of the barrel?

Awesomenauts Assemble! Review: The Saturday Morning Cartoon That Never Existed

Awesomenauts Assemble! is one of those games that is part of that genre of games that is just filled with zany and ridiculous fun. As you might imagine, it is also one that does not take itself very seriously. That much is apparent from the instant the game loads up, and sets the mood for some silly laugh-out-loud fun. Awesomenauts Assemble! is not a particularly complex game to grasp. It falls under the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre wherein [...]

Starwhal: Just the Tip Review – Ride ‘em Hard

Neon action, narwhal jousting, and competition are the building blocks on which the foundation for Starwhal: Just the Tip is built. And while that foundation doesn’t have a ton on it right now, what content is present in this Early Access title is stupid fun. Plus it’s called Starwhal: Just the Tip. Pun and innuendo all in one couldn’t possibly lead you wrong. Starwhal is a straightforward battle arena game where up to 4 players compete to be the last [...]

Titanfall Review – What is this Masterpiece’s Achilles’ Heel?

Titanfall is easily one of the most anticipated games of the last ten years, and certainly the most anticipated of 2014. Last month, I got to spend a solid amount of time with the Titanfall beta, and while my time with it definitely indicated some irritating flaws, the game still stood out as an excellent example of the kind of quality we expect in games. Today, my goal is to see whether or not the final product lives up to the [...]

Xbox One Stereo Headset Review

Microsoft has built an unfortunate reputation for selling overpriced accessories to their consoles so the announcement of a Xbox One stereo headset for $79.99 came as a surprise. Microsoft had either produced a sub-par headset and set it at a marked up price-point or they had finally gave in and given their customers a product worth bragging about. I’m proud to say that the latter is true. Sound The most important feature of any headset, the audio from the stereo [...]

Talisman: Digital Edition Review – Shoulda Stayed at the Tavern

I’ve played a number of geeky board games in my time; I enjoy anything from the farcical race of Greed Quest to the grand strategic planning of Risk (and everything in between). Though there are board games that have recently enjoyed the success of being adapted to a digital platform, I was unsurprised to find that Talisman, a classic board game almost entirely based on luck of the dice roll, did not translate well. Talisman: Digital Edition allows you to [...]

Magus Review – So Bad It’s Good

Magus is a conundrum. I’ve personally never been more conflicted about reviewing a game. While it’s unquestionably bad (mechanically, aesthetically, Magus is one of the worst games I’ve ever played)…I sure as hell had a great time playing it. Co-developed by Black Tower Studios and Aksys Games (and published by the latter), Magus is ostensibly a third-person action-RPG. Really, it plays more like a third-person shooter, complete with a reticle, but that’s beside the point. I’m still trying to work [...]

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