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16 Oct 2018

Review: “Mega Man 11”

TITLE: Mega Man 11 DEVELOPER: Capcom PUBLISHER: Capcom PLATFORMS: PlayStation 4, XBOX One, Switch, & PC GENRE: Action Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018 PRICE: $29.99 USD Fans of Capcom’s long-running franchise of action-platformers are likely used to long waits between games by now. Sure, back in the blue bomber’s heyday Capcom was pumping out games left

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31 Oct 2017

Review: “Inmates” (PC)

VITALS: TITLE: “Inmates” DEVELOPER: Davit Andreasyan PUBLISHER: Iceberg Interactive GENRE: Indie Psychological Horror PLATFORM: PC (Steam) PRICE: $9.99 USD RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2017 Released just in time for the Halloween season, Inmates is a psychological horror that takes us deep within the mind of a man lost within a prison of his own making. The game is a

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27 Sep 2017

“Aporia: Beyond the Valley” (PC Review)

TITLE: Aporia: Beyond the Valley DEVELOPER: Investigate North PUBLISHER: Green Man Gaming GENRE: Adventure PLATFORM: PC (via Steam) PRICE: $16.99 USD RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2017 I first encountered Aporia: Beyond the Valley in 2015 as a free-to-play alpha demo. At the time, I was looking for some fun adventure and puzzle games,

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21 Sep 2017

“XING: The Land Beyond” (PC Review)

TITLE: XING: The Land Beyond DEVELOPER: White Lotus Interactive PUBLISHER: White Lotus Interactive GENRE: Adventure PLATFORM: PC (Steam); Also on PS4 RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2017 XING: The Land Beyond is a first-person, VR-compatible adventure game from White Lotus Interactive available for the PC and PlayStation 4. It’s a non-combat, exploration-focused game

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28 Apr 2017

Review: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” (Switch)

TITLE: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” DEVELOPER: Lizardcube PUBLISHER: DotEmu GENRE: 2D Action-RPG PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch ALSO ON: PlayStation 4, XBox One, & PC (June 2017) RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2017 PRICE: $19.99 (eShop) Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and I have an interesting history together. I first encountered the game at a kid’s club at a hotel

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14 Oct 2016

“Frog Climbers” Lets You Be a Douchefrog!

Frog Climbers is an insane, strange little party/arcade game from indie studio TeamCrew that just hit Steam on October 6. It’s really an oddity of a title, and for me it was quite stressful until I got the hang of it, but once you give this one a chance you’ll realize

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28 Sep 2016

“Virginia” Weaves an Interesting Tale…If You’re Open-Minded

VITALS: TITLE: “Virginia” DEVELOPER: Variable State PUBLISHER: 505 Games RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2016 PLATFORM: PC (also on PS4/XB1) GENRE: Casual Adventure PRICE: $9.99 USD (Check out “Virginia’s” Steam store page!) When I first started receiving information about Virginia, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The developers had released a demo of

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23 Sep 2016

“Pankapu” Brings Dreams to Life w/ Beautiful Visuals!

Pankapu is a new action-adventure platformer (quite the mouthful!) from Too Kind Studios that released on September 21, 2016. The name is indeed strange, but that strangeness is very befitting of the dream world in which the game takes place. Omnia, the world of dreams, is the setting for this wonderful

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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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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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