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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

2D-X: Hardcore editorials for hardcore gamers.

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...

Hands-on: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – More than a demo delivery system?

Final Fantasy Type-0
on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Last time we talked Final Fantasy Type-0, Vita owners lamented that their petitions and campaigns amounted to a hill of Balamb-grade hot dogs. Sure, the long-awaited game’s finally coming over here, but not on their platform of choice. Instead, Type-0 will arrive as an HD port to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015. Pre-order it and you’ll...

Super Smash Bros., Avengers and more on The Koalition’s podcast

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on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Last night, Executive Editor of The Koalition Tony Polanco invited 2D-X Editor-in-Chief Tim Torres and Features Editor Gabriel Zamora to talk on The Koalition’s Throwdown podcast. In the episode, we discuss Gamergate, violence in games in the wake of “murder simulator” Hatred, Marvel’s recent mysterious comic announcements, and the Avengers 2 trailer. Though...

NYCC 2014: Bandai Namco shows off all things PAC-MAN

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on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

  PAC-MAN is alive and well as Namco Bandai showed off a ton of games and content available for all their PAC-MAN titles during New York Comic Con 2014. In addition, Ms. PAC-MAN has teamed up in an amazing promotion with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for the month of October.  I had the opportunity to speak with producer Benjamin Acevedo...

NYCC 2014: Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Shaking up the status quo

on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

During last weekend’s amazing Comic Con I walked by Namco Bandai’s both, started to play Dragon Ball Xenoverse and expressed a sentiment many share. I loudly exclaimed, “How many times do I have to fight through the same story?” To my surprise, I was pulled over by someone on the PR team. “We’ve asked ourselves the same question, and this...