Kickstarter Spotlight: Children of Morta

Another day, another 8-bit indie hack ‘n’ slash game is announced. It’s hard to keep track and follow them all, but go onto IndieDB, one of the more well-known indie game developer websites, and search the term “hack ‘n’ slash.” Your results will show that there are currently 123 games […]

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Satellite Reign Early Access Impressions

I was eight years old when I was introduced to the cyberpunk scene, and it was a game that influenced my love of the entire genre. “Syndicate” showed me a dystopian world filled with cyborg agents of mega national corporations that were sent out on missions of assassination, infiltration, intrigue, and […]

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2014 Holiday Game Recommendations

In my opinion, gamers are perhaps the easiest group of people to shop for during the holidays. Choosing the right gift may seem like a daunting task at first because every store has a number of discounted titles, packaged console deals, or game-related swag options to choose from. Don’t worry about […]

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“Lumino City” Brings Back Stop Motion Puzzle Adventures

Stop motion animation is all about the details. Think back to the truly great titles that mastered the technique (“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Wallace and Gromit’s Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” “Coraline,” “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”) and you can see that it’s a dying art. Examples of video games that use […]

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11 Bit Studios Shows The Other Side Of Conflict With “This War Of Mine”

Video games have made the subject of war commonplace, mindless, and most importantly, fun. I will admit that I enjoy playing big blockbuster franchises like “Call of Duty,” “Battlefield,” and “Medal of Honor.” But those titles use war as a vehicle to give players an excuse to shoot things. They […]

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New Star Wars VII Trailer Recapped In 10 Frames

Just hit the play button on the video. Do it. Do it right now. Anyone who rolled out of their turkey-induced coma and looked on the Internet knows that J.J. Abrams released a teaser trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the decade: “Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” […]

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Indie Game Spotlight: Dungeon Of The Endless

The rogue-like game genre is going through a renaissance period, and indie developers are racing to see who can deliver the next big title. It is no easy task to match the addictive randomly generated gameplay of classic titles like “The Binding of Issac,” “FTL,” or “Spelunky.” Brace Yourself Games released […]

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“The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness,” A Studio Ghibli Documentary

I do not hide my love for Studio Ghibli movies. I have watched every movie the company has made, from the early days of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” to the most recent, “The Wind Rises.” I won’t get a chance to watch “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” […]

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Chicago Comic Con 2014: Cosplay Roundup 2

Wizard World closed the convention hall doors on Chicago Comic Con 2014 with a great showing from A-list special guests and top notch cosplayers from all around the nation. We wrap things up with some truly well-built costumes that range from the old school Battlestar Galactica to the more recent […]

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