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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

No Man’s Sky: Will it live up to its god-like potential?

on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

First announced at VGX 2013 and later debuted at Sony’s E3 2014 press conference, No Man’s Sky has spread through the gaming community like wildfire. For the first time in gaming history, players will be able to become the virtual Neil Armstrong of the modern age by exploring infinite galaxies within an ever-growing universe. Although the game seems to have great...

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Review – Respect

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

War is an overused theme in entertainment media, and video games in particular are supersaturated with “War is Hell” offerings that do nothing to reinforce the horrors that war visits upon those who are affected by it and the regions in which they take place. They oftentimes feature a white, chisel-jawed superman, who manages to take out the entire opposing force...

Starter Kit: Everything you need to know about Resident Evil

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on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Resident Evil has been around for almost 20 years. In that time a lot of games and lot of ports of those games have popped up. If you’re getting into the series things could be a little confusing. Which games are the best? Which version is the one to go with? What are they all about? That’s what this guide is for. So, what’s Resident Evil about? Resident...

Macross games always fail to remember love

on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Shoji Kawamori’s wonderful and influential 1982 TV series, is one of the most beloved anime properties of all time. It’s easy to understand why. Macross features a massive alien invasion, F-14/F-15 fighters that transform into robots, incredibly cheesy pop music courtesy of the prototype anime idol singer, and big, big stakes....

Destiny (PS4) Impressions – An MMOFPS we might really want

on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

I don’t know how many of you played the Destiny alpha build which took place the weekend after E3, but if you’re one of the folks who didn’t you missed out. For one thing, the chance to play an alpha build of a game that costs an estimated $500 million to develop (and market) is unique in and of itself. Also, it’s a game from a studio who developed Halo and...

Games of Summer: Xtreme Sports (Game Boy Color)

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on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

[Games of Summer is a recurring seasonal retrospective highlighting those magical titles that evoke wondrous thoughts of warm weather, carefree days, and discovery. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll reflect on said titles and analyze why they meant so much to us then -- and just as much now.] As a child of the ’90s, The X-Games, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater,...

Blue Estate (PS4) Review – Sex, guns, and Tarantino

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on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

A new addition to PlayStation 4 late this month is Blue Estate, the quirky side-scrolling shooting game based off the Eisner Award-nominated comic books from Viktor Kalvachev and developed by He-Saw games. Set in a crime-filled, Quentin Tarantino-like environment, players use the motion DualShock 4 controllers to shoot up syndicate criminals and notorious gang bosses.  The...

X-List: Top 5 podcasts you should listen to

on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

Listening to music can be entertaining, but sometimes it’s nice to hear a conversation between a few comedic geniuses while they discuss some of your favorite things. Over the years I have acquired my favorite podcasts where I can listen to all of my favorite topics. Some podcasts are more humorous than others, while some have proven to be far more fact based and succeed...

An overview and review of Dragon Age: Origins

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on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

The expansive world of Thedas and powerful cast of characters has given Dragon Age: Origins a high rank on my list of superior role playing games. In this piece I will provide advice to players joining the series before Dragon Age Inquisition along with an overview to the plot, lore, gameplay and cast of characters. A similar piece will be written for Dragon Age 2 to serve...