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“Forza Motorsport 7” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 31 Oct 2017

This review is not going to be what you expect. We have a format on SmashPad that we usually follow. For this game though, we decided to run with an idea I had. Many reviews and pundits talk about the…

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“NASCAR Heat 2” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Articles PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 05 Oct 2017

While the NASCAR license has had a long and hard road behind it in the video games industry with its highs and lows, it’s still a racing franchise that people want to play. Monster Games is the latest developer to…

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“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Articles Console PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 25 Apr 2017

Telltale’s narrative driven adventure games have been making a name for themselves by allowing players to step into their favorite worlds and get more than a cursory glimpse into its inhabitants. Be it Game of Thrones, Batman, or The Walking…

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“Double Dragon IV” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam | 0 Comments | 12 Feb 2017

As I sit here playing Double Dragon IV, I can’t help but look over at the calendar to make sure it is in fact the year 2017. I may be playing this game on the PlayStation 4, but it certainly…

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Filippo’s Top 5 Games of 2016

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Best of 2016 Features | 0 Comments | 29 Dec 2016

2016 was a great year for games in general, but not so great for me. As I look back at the games I’ve played and reviewed this year, it was hard for me to pick ten that really stood out….

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“Rock Band Rivals” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Reviews | 0 Comments | 06 Nov 2016

When Rock Band 4 launched last year, it was met with mixed reviews. Most of the criticism was centered around the lack of modes and content. A lot of the features from Rock Band 3 didn’t make it into the…

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“Zenith” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 04 Oct 2016

Folks, we’ve got to face the facts. As we get older, we get progressively crankier. Things that used to bring us joy now grate on our nerves. We wonder about the ‘the kids these days’ and lament about how things…

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“The King of Fighters XIV” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Aug 2016

I have to admit that when I first saw the teaser trailer for The King of Fighters XIV (KOFXIV), I was highly skeptical. It gave a brief glimpse of a now fully 3D-modeled game, but promised traditional 2D gameplay. These…

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“Brut@l” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 09 Aug 2016

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, running away from some pretty nasty ogres. My HP was really low and I was all out of healing items. I make a last stand in a room…

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“Lumo” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 26 Jul 2016

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…

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“Audio-Technica AT-LP60” Long-Term Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Hardware Reviews | 2 Comments | 05 Jul 2016

If you’ve been following gaming for the past year or so, you’ve noticed that there have been several soundtrack releases coming out on vinyl. Everything from classic chiptunes to contemporary releases like Supergiant’s Transistor soundtrack. Some games are even shipping…

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“Doom” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Articles PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 2 Comments | 01 Jun 2016

1993’s Doom was a benchmark game. It set the standard for first-person shooters that would be emulated for years to come. Some had more success than others, but no game ever captured that unique Doom magic. It saw sequels in…

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