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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

2D-X: Hardcore editorials for hardcore gamers.

Street Fighter V – First live gameplay analysis

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on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

This past weekend, Capcom debuted live gameplay of its upcoming sequel to Street Fighter IV at fighting game tournament Capcom Cup. And not only did we get to see Chun-Li and Ryu in all their martial arts glory, we also got a look at some of Street Fighter V‘s gameplay mechanics. For starters, the EX meters are a bit different. You’ll notice in the above video...

Let’s Play: Bayonetta 2, Tim and Gabe’s GOTY 2014

on Tue, Dec 9, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Last time we played a game together, it was Bayonetta 2 and its Tag Climax. We return to that hectic multiplayer mode to discuss why Bayonetta 2 is Features Editor Gabriel Zamora’s and Editor-in-chief Tim Torres’ game of the year. Beware: there are spoilers in the video. We tackle late-game enemies unlocked in Tag Climax and discuss the game’s later levels...

Roundtable Reaction: Sony PlayStation’s 20th Anniversary

on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

Gabriel Zamora Features Editor Twenty years. It’s been twenty years since newcomer Sony and the PlayStation dived into the fifth generation console war, and created an all new rift in the schoolyard. In my youth I was a Nintendo fan: I wanted nothing more than to play Nintendo’s latest Mario and Zelda titles. Fate had other plans, and for Christmas of ’95...

Critical Hit: What happened to risky and innovative games?

on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

Video games, my staple go-to hobby since the age of three. When I’m having a bad day I lose myself in new, rich and majestic experiences. It all began with the innovation I discovered within the Sega Genesis’s library and the Super Nintendo. The new adventures, the originality in content — it was bliss. It continued like this for quite some time. Metal Gear Solid...

Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D marks the return of the looming moon

on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

The dawn of the millennium was a strange time. In terms of culture, the science fiction craze was thriving. People were inventing strange and aesthetically futuristic technology such as the iMac Flavours and the hybrid car. Music as we knew it had entered into a “cyber phase” with the rise of mainstream techno and electronica. Films such as The Matrix were selling...

We played 8-player Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and yes, it’s nuts

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on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 | By Tim Torres

I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed… which can be a challenge in a game as manic and random as Super Smash Bros. All the items, the stage hazards, the multiple fighters brawling at the same time. Man. Winning can be tough. So you can imagine the difficulty (and frustration) I had when Features Editor Gabriel Zamora and I threw down against two Nintendo...

Retry (iOS/Android) Review – In which Rovio rips off Flappy Bird

on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird was a sensation, and left in its wake a veritable cavalcade of shameless theft, which can still be seen on the Android and iOS app stores, making it seem like there’ll never be an original idea ever again. (Thank Zeus for games like Monument Valley, for standing out as the vanguard of a shifting paradigm in game design.) Rovio’s Retry, released...

Pokémon TCG (iPad) Review – It’s pretty bad.

on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

In what may urge even the most ardent of older Pokéfans to heave a hearty huh?, The Pokémon Company has recently released the long-maybe-anticipated digital format of the late-90s-early-2000s Pokémon Trading Card Game. It’s a game many of us played as younglings, all wielding various levels of understanding of what seemed to be (at least to me, at the time,) a somewhat...

Let’s Play: Bayonetta 2′s co-op mode, Tag Climax

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on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 | By Tim Torres

If you don’t know by now, Bayonetta 2 for Wii U is glorious. The first ten minutes alone provide more action and spectacle than entire games. And it just gets crazier from there. It’s great. One of the best new things about it is Tag Climax, a competitive and co-operative online multiplayer mode where two players compete for the high score while battling the same...

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) Review – Befitting of Tolkien’s legacy

Talion and Rat Bag
on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

Anxiety has grown for the long awaited arrival of a game that would set a standard for the future of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That game has finally arrived. This entirely new IP is not a remake or a past-gen port, as many current gen titles have been so far. Not only does this new title take “triple A” games to the next level, but it has already overcome...