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How We Lost The War

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Features PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 24 Jul 2020

Seven years. It’s really hard to believe, but it has been seven years since the disastrous Xbox One reveal that hung over an otherwise solid E3 2013 Microsoft conference like a rancid swamp ninja, smothering every last bit of potential…

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“Carrion” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch PC Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 22 Jul 2020

Horror games typically like to trap you in a setting with a big, bad, powerful enemy. When applied well, it adds a layer of challenge, but more importantly, a layer of fear. It sets a tone that can force you…

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Jul 2020

THQ somehow found a way to make a SpongeBob SquarePants game more than decent, and it ended up with a cult following, particularly with the speedrunning community. All that was enough for this 17-year-old 2003 Nickelodeon property to end up getting a 2020 remaster, and as someone that’s never played the game before, I see the appeal.

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“Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 12 Jul 2020

Imagine if Twin Peaks was directed by Garth Marenghi, and then adapted into a video game, again directed by Garth Marenghi; that is what the first Deadly Premonition game is at its core. It was a schlocky love letter to…

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“CrossCode” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 10 Jul 2020

While this one aims to bring us back to the golden age of JRPGs, this might actually take enthusiasts back to even further depths.

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“Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Remastered” Review

author image by Alex Quevedo | Reviews | 0 Comments | 26 Jun 2020

“NOW THIS IS PODRACING” – every person who ever played Star Wars Episode 1: Racer back in 1999 and now again in 2020. Developers Aspyr have worked to bring us exactly what we had back in ‘99 with a remastered…

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“The Last of Us Part II” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Jun 2020

The player doesn’t play The Last of Us. The Last of Us plays the player, and it’s an amazingly unique experience.

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“Persona 5 Royal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 Jun 2020

Persona 5 was one of the best, if not the best, JRPGs to be released this generation. Much like its predecessors in Persona 3 and 4, Persona 5 ended up getting more love in the form of Persona 5 Royal,…

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How “Portable Ops” changed “Metal Gear”

author image by Jon Yelenic | Features | 0 Comments | 20 May 2020

The year was 2006. By this point, Sony’s first handheld console — the PlayStation Portable — had featured two non-canon spinoffs in the critically acclaimed Metal Gear series: Metal Gear Acid and its sequel. But the system was due for…

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“Streets of Rage 4” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 29 Apr 2020

Anticipation and expectations can lead to disappointment. This is particularly true when the subject of those emotions is the return of a fondly remembered franchise. Can the final product live up to what you imagine? Streets of Rage is a…

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“Resident Evil: Resistance” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 28 Apr 2020

The remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 are titles partially built on nostalgia; they’re reimaginings of some of the most influential survival-horror titles in gaming history, rebuilt from the ground up on new hardware. Newcomers can jump into them,…

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“Final Fantasy VII Remake” Review

author image by Anthony Perez | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 24 Apr 2020

There is an important caveat that any review for Final Fantasy VII Remake should carry. Did the reviewer play the original and how much did they love it? In my case, I did play the original and it’s one of…

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