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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #24 – Insurgency, Edge of Space, & Diehard Gamefan

on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 | By Tim Torres

This episode, Anthony Chau from Reverb Communications joins us to talk about the indie FPS Insurgency, Terraria-like early access Steam game Edge of Space, and his time writing for the most notorious, bigdelicious game magazine of the ’90s, Diehard Gamefan. We also talk fighting games, anime, gaming in the ’90s, video games journalism, and how working for Gamefan...

Disasterpiece: Sonic Adventure 2 stinks and we all know it

Sonic Adventure 2
on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

[Disasterpiece is a recurring feature in which the 2D-X staff admits to loving truly highly suspect games. This time around, Isaac Rouse takes a complete dump on Sonic Adventure 2, a title that remains in his top 10 favorite games of all time to this day.] Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Back in 2001, Sonic Adventure 2 was an absolute system seller for me. At the tender age...

It’s time for me to say goodbye, readers.

Cat Ears
on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 | By Tatjana Vejnovic

It was June 2010, and I was attending my first E3. My friend told me to talk to a guy named Bernard Gordon, a friend of his friend’s who ran a gaming reviews and news website called Digital Brawler. It was finally happening! I was becoming a gaming journalist! I got to write about games, go to conventions, and do all sorts of crazy fun stuff! I was so thrilled to finally...

The Last of Us: Left Behind (PS3) Review – Naughty Dog’s first attempt at DLC

Left Behind
on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | By Tatjana Vejnovic

Naughty Dog has never developed and released single-player downloadable content. Past titles – Uncharted, Jak and Daxter – told complete stories with hints of sequels. We’d play the games and eagerly await the next ones. That isn’t the case with The Last of Us. The new Neil Druckmann-penned tale was probably the biggest audience-growing title that...

Hands-on with Titanfall, the next Modern Warfare

Running into battle
on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

The hype surrounding Titanfall hearkens to Call of Duty’s next-gen move in 2007. You know, the one that amassed billions in profit with its twitch reflex multiplayer, Modern Warfare. Well, it looks like EA is about to enjoy the same acclaim Activision garnered. Sage Ventour (2D-X contributing photog), and former Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey L. Wilson and I have a compulsive...

Redux: Dark Matters (Dreamcast) Review – Hardcore shmup action

Redux: Dark Matters
on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | By Ninja-X

SEGA’s short-lived, but beloved Dreamcast has pushed up daisies for well over a decade, but the ill-fated console is the home of a strong indie gaming community that supplies the system with a steady stream of fresh titles. Hucasts’s Kickstarter-funded Redux: Dark Matters is one such game. The space shooter features an incredible soundtrack composed by Andre...

Confession: I am a relapsing WoW addict.

WOW World of Warcraft
on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

My name is Elan, and I am an addict. I was clean, man. I finally stopped chasing that goddamn dragon and got my life back under control. I was playing other games! I was reading! I went hiking, too! I finished college and got a job! Things were really picking up for me. I was clean for almost four years, then a number of things happened. I had been playing Blizzard’s World...

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3) Review – Needed more time in the hyperbolic time chamber

Battle of Z
on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

Namco Bandai has been spot-on with its anime-turned-fighting games. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is an excellent example of how the manga and anime translate into video game form. But yet, with Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, it looks like Namco had plenty of ambition and not enough time to pull off the game it wanted. Battle of Z deviates from the standard fighter...

The old ways are best: How A Link Between Worlds saved Zelda

Zelda Link Between Worlds
on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 | By Tim Torres

I fell out of love with the Legend of Zelda series. I realized that once I forced myself to see Twilight Princess through to the end. I couldn’t bother to finish the Nintendo DS games or the Wii one, Skyward Sword, either. If I didn’t give up on them I tolerated them. This sentiment goes all the way back to Ocarina of Time, the oft-heralded “greatest game...

Outlast (PS4) Review – Survival horror makes a comeback

on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

True survival horror games are very few and far between. As great game series such as Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Fatal Frame lose their relevancy and began to fade away into the past, the survival horror genre has disappeared along with them — until now. Red Barrels’ Outlast has resurrected dread by restricting supplies and exposing you in a way that makes...