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“Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” Review

“Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” Review

There have been many cross-over games over the years, such Disney and Final Fantasy coming together (Kingdom Hearts), or the Marvel VS Capcom series. Both series were on the Nintendo DS and now two of portable gaming’s most beloved icons clash in a new collaboration that may just be the best video game crossover of all-time. […]

“The Last of Us: Remastered” Review

“The Last of Us: Remastered” Review

When The Last of Us first came onto the scene a couple of years back it was both shocking and alluring. It’s true, we see post-apocalyptic games—especially those dealing with viral outbreaks or zombies—all of the time. It’s also true that there is an increasing number of games with strong female protagonists (who strangely resemble […]

“Metrico” Review

“Metrico” Review

Infographics have always been a key visual aid in print and digital media.  Not only do they create a better statistical understanding for the subjects they’re used in, but they’ve also become sort of an art form due to the many ways these graphics can be portrayed.  Now infographics have found their way onto the […]

Comic Con 2014 First Look: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”

Comic Con 2014 First Look: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”

Microsoft owes an incredible amount of the Xbox’s success to the Halo franchise. It’s hard to tell what the state of the system would be like without it, but Halo clicked with so many that it catapulted the Xbox to a good level of credibility. This year’s Comic Con showed SmashPad some first-hand glimpses at […]

Checking In with PlayStation Now Beta (PS4) – 8/2/2014  

Checking In with PlayStation Now Beta (PS4) – 8/2/2014

With no native backward compatibility for PS3 games in sight for the PS4, Sony decided to take the next best step and invest in Gaikai’s streaming tech to offer an alternate solution to let people play PS3 games on the PS4 with their new service called PlayStation Now.

“1001 Spikes” Review

“1001 Spikes” Review

A big reason why the rise of indie games has been so celebrated is because of how staunchly they tend to represent the hits of old types of gaming often dismissed by today’s larger publishers (many of which, it should be noted, helped give rise to such games in the first place) as being too […]

Comic Con 2014 Hands-On: “Escape Dead Island”

Comic Con 2014 Hands-On: “Escape Dead Island”

Zombie apocalypse talks span a lot of different areas, but one of the primary ones is where you would hold up in the apocalypse. Many choose places such as Wal-Mart or Costco, but I’ve definitely heard “I’d just go to an island!”. Well, Deep Silver Games and developer Fatshark would make you rethink that with Escape Dead […]

Comic Con 2014 First Look: “Metro Redux”

Comic Con 2014 First Look: “Metro Redux”

Post-apocalyptic genre isn’t the most uncommon, so making a splash requires a game to do a fair amount of things right. The Metro series was able to do that with Metro 2033 and 2013’s Metro: Last Light. Later this year, the Metro experience will be coming to the latest generation of consoles with Metro Redux. […]

“The Swapper” Review

“The Swapper” Review

Every now and then a puzzle game comes out that takes what’s really good about the genre and adds an extra something to it. What makes a puzzle game really good in the first place? In the case of a classic such as Tetris, it’s precisely that it cuts away all the fat and gives you […]

UPDATE: Top gaming site hit hard by layoffs, SmashPad reacts

UPDATE: Top gaming site hit hard by layoffs, SmashPad reacts

A significant number of GameSpot staff writers were let go today in what’s arguably been the biggest news affecting video game journalists in years. The news first broke when GameSpot staffer Carolyn Petit (who formerly wrote for us under our other branding names, mainly Inside Gamer Online, Amped IGO, Amped News, and Gamer 2.0) posted this […]

“Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty” Review

“Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty” Review

  Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey was, when it came out, the kind of game with a unique enough style and setting that it became instantly memorable. From this it situated itself as one of the late 90′s best adventure-platformers. Its basic control system, its simplistic design, and its relatively straightforward story hooked people and certainly charmed […]

Comic Con 2014 Hands On: “Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris”

Comic Con 2014 Hands On: “Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris”

After some ups and downs, Lara Croft has been riding quite the high streak. 2010 saw the solid release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and last year’s Tomb Raider was incredibly well received (read our review of the Definitive Edition here). While gamers are eagerly anticipating the next game of the reboot […]

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