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28 Aug 2016

“Barony” Shows Off My Failures in Dungeoning

Although the vibrant world of roguelikes isn’t something I used to focus on in the past, it’s a genre that has slowly grown on me over time. It’s certainly not one that I excel in, but it’s one that I don’t mind failing in if I have a good time

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27 Aug 2016

“Seraph” Gives Us Acrobatics, Demons, & Guns!

Dreadbit brings us a skills-based, acrobatic platform shooter in the guise of Seraph, a title that seems to marry the gameplay styles of Mega Man X and Metroid. In Seraph, the player takes the role of an angel who was imprisoned by humans decades before the game takes place. After years

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26 Aug 2016

Review: HyperX Cloud Core Headset

Back in March 2016 I picked up a Razer Kraken USB headset to replace my dying Logitech G930 (a nice wireless set that had 7.1 surround support) and was quite happy with it. Recently, though, the Kraken started having issues with the surround sound feature dropping in and out and

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25 Aug 2016

“Headlander” Offers Trippy Metroidvania Fun!

Like with a lot of the titles I’ve received over the years from Adult Swim Games, I had no clue what to expect from Headlander other than figuring it was going to be a strange, quirky experience. I’ll admit that my expectation was actually pretty accurate, but in a very good

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23 Aug 2016

Review: “ABZU” Takes Us Deep Beneath the Waves

VITALS: TITLE: ABZU DEVELOPER: Giant Squid PUBLISHER: 505 Games PLATFORM: PC (also on PlayStation 4) GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2016 PRICE: $19.99 USD When I first saw the promotional screenshots and artwork for ABZU in a press release I immediately felt drawn to play this game. Once I found out that ABZU is

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RX 490
22 Aug 2016

RX 490 — Polaris, Vega, and More!

There’s been a lot of talk for a while now about what the flagship card in AMD’s RX 400-series of cards could be. In their previous series, the 90 and 90X style cards were typically the enthusiast grade within the series, but AMD has previously stated that the RX 480

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21 Aug 2016

“Poly Bridge” PC Review on Button Smashers!

A little while back, I received a review code for indie physics-based puzzle/construction game Poly Bridge in order to provide some coverage for The Button Smashers. Overall, I enjoyed my time with this game, and I think it has some really unique aspects to it. Is this game for everyone, though?

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21 Aug 2016

How To Be A Dick In Ancient Greece

Okhlos is an angry-mob simulator taking queues from fast-paced brawlers and old-school troop management games to deliver a stylish arcade experience without commitment. I honestly struggled with which direction to take when speaking about Okhlos. The game is ripe for mirroring current events and political ramblings, but I decided not

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19 Aug 2016

Enjoying the Deep Sea Mysteries of ABZU!

When I first heard about ABZU, I was immediately drawn in by its art style, graphical wow-factor, and its premise of deep-sea exploration into areas unknown. To make things even more appealing, the game is designed by Giant Squid, a game studio founded by Matt Nava – the art director behind Flower and Journey. Just

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11 Aug 2016

Cartography of “Zelda: Breath of the Wild”

When it comes to Zelda games, cartography has always been one of the biggest mysteries. With each iteration that releases, fans try to take the map and compare it to other versions, overlaying them and trying to see how they fit together. In some instances, the maps are very similar

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