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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Mario Kart 7 (3DS) Review – A familiar road

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on Thu, May 15, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Mario Kart 7 reminds us once again that little has changed in the franchise’s long history. The imaginatively titled sequel eschews the tiniest gimmicks these games have entertained over the years, like the bikes of the Wii version, the team-based mirth of Double Dash!!, or the DS version’s benefit of being the first in the series to have online multiplayer....

Jane Jensen talks Moebius: Empire Rising, Gabriel Knight, and adventure games

Gabriel in the Bookstore.
on Wed, May 14, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

[A 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, Jane Jensen is an internationally renowned game designer. Her Gabriel Knight PC adventure games won numerous industry awards and continue to be fan favorites in the adventure community. In 2003, Jane co-founded Oberon Media and went on to design best-selling casual games such as Deadtime Stories, Women’s Murder Club, and the recent...

Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA for the rest of us

on Sat, May 10, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to participate in the alpha for Heroes of the Storm and, being the Blizzard fan that I am, I fangirled for a bit while the game downloaded, and immediately started it up. From the moment the tutorial opens, the game is dripping with Blizzard’s predictable tongue-in-cheek humor, as Uther teaches you (as Raynor) about the basics...

The 5 worst bosses in the Dark Souls series, and how to fight them

on Thu, May 8, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Despite how outstanding the series is with respect to gameplay, world-building and lore, the Dark Souls games are not without their flaws. Boss fights in particular are hit-or-miss, and this goes as far back as the original PS3 exclusive Demon’s Souls. The games have many fantastic boss encounters mixed in with tedious, boring, or outright bad ones. The five bosses in...

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks: Resident Evil Style

One bartender's homage to a fan favorite.
on Wed, May 7, 2014 | By Johnathan Gibbs

You may remember hearing about the T-Virus sometime around the mid 1990s when Capcom released the PlayStation classic: Resident Evil (or Biohazard, depending on how hardcore you are). Fast forward to the year 2014 and we are on the cusp of learning about the seventh installment in the main numbered series. Rumors are afloat everywhere, and word on the street is that Capcom...

SteelSeries Sensei wireless laser mouse (PC) Review – Fit for a champion

on Wed, May 7, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

PC gaming peripherals have come a long way from our old school ball mouse and standard keyboards. It has been a natural evolution as our game controls have become more complex and demanding. MMOs are nearly impossible to play without a decent keyboard with macro functions. Some mice even have keyboard components (we’re looking at you Naga). For FPS games, a great mouse...

Moebius: Empire Rising (PC) Review – A solid point-and-click experience

Malachi's place of business
on Tue, May 6, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

Renowned video game designer Jane Jensen, helm of the newly formed development team Pinkerton Road, collaborates with Phoenix Online Studios to create a new series of adventure titles after nearly a decade on the casual gaming scene. Two years and a Kickstarter campaign later, Moebius: Empire Rising is born. But how does this crowdfunded adventure tale hold up? Moebius revolves...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #26 – What Final Fantasy XV Needs to Be

on Mon, May 5, 2014 | By Tim Torres

In the latest episode, Tim, Gabe, and Johnathan discuss some brief history of the Final Fantasy series, speculate on the information released on the fifteenth main numbered game, and write their wish list for what they hope the next chapter brings. Final Fantasy VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIII get mentioned alongside Kingdom Hearts, Crisis Core, Square Enix director Tetsuya...

X-List: The 10 best Star Wars games ever made

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on Sun, May 4, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Happy Star Wars Day, younglings everyone. Can you believe the amount of Star Wars news everyday now? I mean, the cast announcement for Episode VII,what a kick in the head. Reading about the original three (four?!) trilogy plan in Starlog magazine eons ago will finally pay off. But after 15 years of, uh, questionable material, do we have faith anymore, disturbing as...