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Review: Crypt of the Necrodancer

There's something admiral about a game that can add a new feature to a well-known genre, and by doing that make it feel fresh again. And there's something even more admiral if they can do it and still please...
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Review: Pix the Cat

Copying ideas is one of the hallmarks of gaming, whether it be the Doom-like FPS genre, the Minecraft-like sandbox genre, or the infamous Rogue-like roguelike genre. Yet, for every game that introduced a...
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Review: The Witcher Adventure Game

I've never gotten into the "digital boardgame" titles before, with the exception of a brief round of Settlers of Catan. Video games can do so much more than just shift static pieces across a digital board,...
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January Gaming Round-Up

We’re just weeks in to the New Year; and already 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for gamers. Here we’ll discuss the greatest new and upcoming releases for January - along with. Christmas may be over,...
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Review: Xeodrifter

METROID LITE Red suit. Glowing visor. Gunplay, upgrades, and platforming exploration across a vast alien terrain. No, this is not Samus Aran’s vengeful hunt of the Metroids. This quest is a far more...
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Hand of Fate: Preview

Hand of Fate is a surprisingly good game. That's "surprising" not because I had low expectations, but because I thought the game looked very good and was surprised that it surpassed even that expectation. It...
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Space Hulk Ascension Edition: Review

The secret of all great military units throughout history has been in their ability to attack and defend as one. The Spartans and Roman Legionaries locked shields. Special forces of today's world have complex...
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Review: Wings! Remastered Edition

I never had a chance to play the original Wings! but it's one of many games that pulls on the strings of nostalgia for many-a-geek, and it's a game that was recently remastered and re-released. Wings! is...
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A Return to Sam & Max Hit the Road

I'll never forget the day I got my first computer. It wasn't one of those go-to-the store things. My dad had a friend who built compturs and we stayed at his house the whole time he put it together for us, and...
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Divided We Game

When I recently read that a #GamerGate supporter threatened Anita Sarkeesian out of a speech at some college, I was furious. I wasn’t surprised that there was a backlash against the rising wave of feminist...
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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt

Juiced, Jarring, and Very Very Blue Lightning’s a miraculous thing. Unfathomable chemistries, in a heartbeat, channel such incredible energy from the clouds that, for just an instant, the sky extends to...
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All the Men and Women Merely Players

(Use the audio player above to listen to the feature story) Myself and a handful of lifelong gamers take a wistful look back at our pixelated childhoods, and the men and women that they have helped...
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Review: The Last Federation

You're a giant, multi-headed space hydra who used to rule the galaxy with an iron fist alongside your evil dragon-thingy kinfolk. Then the other races revolted. They got into your base. Killed your dudes. Now...
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Review: Showtime!

Indie game developers are constantly proving that the AAA formula for making games is not always the best. Good games are about a challenging experience that rewards players with a fun time, not about flashy...
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Review: Blade Symphony

Blade Symphony bills itself as a “tactical sword fighting” game that challenges you to “prove that you are the world’s greatest swordsman.” It promises to be a game that rewards “skill-based...