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“Ginger: Beyond the Crystal” Review

“Ginger: Beyond the Crystal” Review

Sometimes, a simple game comes along with a positive element to it that makes it purely enjoyable. Other times, your mind just went numb and it’s a struggle to keep going. Unfortunately, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal borders into the latter of those situations. Let’s take a look without the use of ginger jokes! What’s It About? Ginger: Beyond the Crystal follows the titular Ginger on his journey to restore order and happiness (I guess? Everyone seems sad as hell) by […]

“Gears of War 4” Review

“Gears of War 4” Review

The Coalition had big shoes to fill. Epic Games redefined the shooter genre and Gears of War was forever cemented as one of the best shooting series of all time. With Microsoft often touting the series next to Halo as the staples of the Xbox exclusive library, a lot of eyes were on The Coalition to deliver a solid addition to a massive fanbase. While the game is still as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago, problems with the […]

“NBA 2K17” Review

“NBA 2K17” Review

It’s no secret that the NBA 2K franchise is the class of basketball games, if not the class of all sports games.  That said, what’s really left to improve upon when you’re the best? Visual Concepts and 2K Sports tackle that question head on, but it essentially still feels like the same great game it’s been for years.

“Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” Review

“Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” Review

Originally released on mobile devices, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a game that looks to have drawn plenty of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda series, and while it may have trouble imitating the popular franchise’s charm, the newly released title on console and PC might be as close as it gets–which is a good try.

“Madden NFL 17” Review

“Madden NFL 17” Review

With just over a week to go until the beginning of the NFL regular season, it is indeed Madden season, and this year’s iteration of the long-running football sim is definitely the best version in over a decade.

“Batman: The Telltale Series, Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows” Review

“Batman: The Telltale Series, Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows” Review

Over the last several years, the gaming community has been graced with a string of quality Batman games. Whether you were actually a Batman fan or not didn’t matter. There was no denying that the Batman Arkham series was chock full of fantastic games, with perhaps only Arkham Origins being the minimal exception (and even that was a solid game). Well, even though Telltale Games has been making some stellar games through The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, taking […]

[SDCC 2016] “ReCore” Hands-On

[SDCC 2016] “ReCore” Hands-On

ReCore was one of many games Microsoft featured at The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ SDCC offsite event, and while it was rough around the edges, there’s potential for a really fun game here.

“Lumo” Review

“Lumo” Review

If you’re a gamer of the 80’s, chances are you remember playing an isometric puzzle platformer. For me, it was Knight Lore, a game that perplexed me, but also rewarded my patience. Making my way through the numerous rooms of the game led me to figure out the way the game was designed. It was a small window into the minds of the Stamper Brothers, and one that I never forgot. Here we are now, in 2016 and I’m playing […]

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