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Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Nov 13, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is something out of my dreams. Halo is the game series that brought me across the threshold from casual player to enthusiast. It was the game I grew up on, playing deathmatches into the night all through high school, lugging systems around for LAN parties, and endlessly analyzing E3 teasers. It even made me into an Xbox fanboy...

Review | A Golden Wake

Review | A Golden Wake

Oct 29, 2014

As someone who lives in the Sunshine State, it is curious to think about how relatively recently it was developed from swamplands into a civilized area. Florida attracts many tourists, but even its permanent residents can usually track their roots back to other states and cultures after a few generations. Growing up here allows you to meet a variety of people,...

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Oct 13, 2014

Beheading an enemy is a satisfying feeling. Monolith Productions have seemingly set out to prove this statement true with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a fully realized journey beyond the Black Gate set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You play as Talion, a ranger who once lived with his family guarding the mountains of shadow. This changed when the...

Review | The November Man

Review | The November Man

Aug 27, 2014

The November Man really wants to be a big, dumb action movie, and it achieves that goal for several brief moments. It’s the type of movie that Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme has put out in recent years, with a plot that is pasted together using nothing but cliches and enough cursing and female nudity to hide its lack of substance. However, this...

Review | Obludia

Review | Obludia

Aug 16, 2014

Obludia is a fitting name for the game that it describes. Much like arcade classics such as Zaxxon, Sinistar, and Galaga, it’s a striking one word title that also belongs to an eventual end boss named Lord Obludia who can only be conquered by players who spend hours mastering the game’s controls. It’s the kind of title that makes me glad we...

Bioshock announced for phones, gamers let out collective groan

Bioshock announced for phones, gamers let out collective groan

Aug 4, 2014

  2K Games have announced that Bioshock, the seminal 2007 FPS, is being ported down to the latest generations of iPhone and iPad. Once the mobile gaming community stopped organizing the stack of paperwork at their desks or waiting at the bus stop, they cheered! Immediately after that, they loaded up Candy Crush and spent $100,000 collectively on gems,...

Aperture Tag Review

Aperture Tag Review

Aug 1, 2014

Once upon a time, Portal 2 was being developed as a game without portals. We all know how that worked out, but I’ve always been intrigued with that idea. The entirely new category of first person puzzler requires more than just portals after all, it needs some variety. The makers of Aperture Tag share my sentiments, and have lovingly crafted a Portal 2...

EA Aims to be Gaming’s Netflix With EA Access

EA Aims to be Gaming’s Netflix With EA Access

Jul 30, 2014

Yesterday, EA announced EA Access, an Xbox One exclusive subscription based service that will allow gamers to play games from their back catalog for a recurring fee. $5 a month (or $30 a year) will net you unlimited playtime with the latest Madden and FIFA releases, as well as Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2, with EA being unclear as to whether games will rotate out...

Space Farmers Review

Space Farmers Review

Jul 25, 2014

First, to get this out of the way, there is no actual farming in Space Farmers. There are pigs and cows lurking around, and farmer characters to select, but you will not be collecting the harvest. Put away your thoughts of hovering tractors flying through fields of off-color fruits and vegetables. Instead of the zero gravity crop simulator you might expect from...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

Jul 13, 2014

The poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes features a picture of an angry chimpanzee riding on a horse while wielding an assault rifle. It is my duty as a reviewer to go into films with an open mind, but I must admit that there are few concepts you could put in front of me that would fill me with glee more than that specific vision. Thankfully for my...