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SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

With 2018 finally upon us and everybody seemingly back to work, we can breathe a sigh of relief that 2017 is finally over.  And if you’re not, that’s completely fine, because 2017 had more great games than you can imagine, and there’s no way anybody that enjoys video games actually put all the time they wanted to in their full slate of 2017 releases.

Josh’s Top 5 Games of 2017

Josh’s Top 5 Games of 2017

I still don’t have a Switch. Not because I don’t want one, but because there is still so much content coming out for 2016’s games that it’s hard to keep track of all the new releases in 2017. Battlefield 1 still dominated my playlist at the beginning of the year all the way to the summer, with DICE fully supporting the game continuously. However, since the GOTY awards are only about new full releases and not DLC, it has not […]

Christian’s Top 5 Games of 2017

Christian’s Top 5 Games of 2017

Wow! What a 2017. Xbox One X confirmed that the future of gaming for Microsoft and Sony is up in the air with nowhere else to go but upgraded graphics and processing. Nintendo Switch arrived and reminded us why Nintendo is Nintendo, innovation for gamers by gamers. On to my top 5!

Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2017

Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2017

This year was a series of major highs and some super lows, including both some surprise hits and some serious letdowns. While we started to see what might be the death knell of the AAA-side of gaming, we also saw Nintendo become a major player again, as well as the further sophistication and prominence of indie and mid-tier game developers gaining attention. With that said: here’s my top ten games for the year of 2017. (Number One will totally NOT […]

Theresa’s Top 5 Games of 2017

Theresa’s Top 5 Games of 2017

This year saw a dramatic increase in my console gaming time thanks to the purchase of an Xbox One S and a Nintendo Switch. It’s been a crazy fun ride, and I’m absolutely not abandoning PC gaming either! So without further ado, here are my top 5 of 2017: 5. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp – Mobile (Android, iOS) Nintendo didn’t gingerly stick their big toe in the mobile gaming pool again with this one, they cannonballed right in with what […]

“Batman – The Enemy Within, Episode 3: Fractured Mask” Review

“Batman – The Enemy Within, Episode 3: Fractured Mask” Review

Over the last couple of weeks, there were two notable releases featuring Batman. One is a dumbed down mess that shows Batman getting beat to hell, getting almost all of his toys broken, and making him be a foolish jerk. The other tells a cohesive and engaging story. Let’s talk about the latter! Telltale Games’ Batman – The Enemy Within, Episode 3: Fractured Mask.

“Assassin’s Creed Origins” Review

“Assassin’s Creed Origins” Review

Assassin’s Creed Origins is the first game in the series since 2015, after taking a one year hiatus. Since its inception, Assassin’s Creed series has seen annual releases that were very hit-or-miss in terms of playability and story. Origins set out to become the most ambitious Assassin’s Creed game yet, and the one year break they used to refine every aspect of the game seems to have paid off in droves, as Origins is not only one of the best games […]

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” Review

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” Review

South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of the surprise hits of 2014, so it was hardly a surprise when a sequel was announced a year later.  After a couple delays, the latest game is here, and for better or for worse, it’s more of the same.

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