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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Daylight (PC) Review – An Ever Changing Roller Coaster of Emotion

Daylight is one scary game!
on Thu, May 1, 2014 | By Johnathan Gibbs

My head hurts. I’ve just finished playing Zombie Studios’ Daylight, and I have to say, the game is stressful. To a fan of the horror genre, this may a good thing. However, we all know that too much of a good thing can be bad, and that the high point of a horror story is at its most tense moments. The problem with Daylight is that, at times, the player can be...

What PlayStation Plus members can expect in May 2014

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on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

PLAYSTATION 4: For PlayStation 4, Plus subscribers will be receiving the action/adventure game Stick it to The Man! Known mostly for their iOS and Android games, Zoink! Studios has finally taken its first step into gaming relevancy on a next-generation console. What this game illuminates is that indie games are becoming more experimental. The game has many eccentric...

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4) Review – Tentacles have never “sucked” so much

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on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

The background behind Octodad: Dadliest Catch is something to take note of before you dive into its gameplay. It’s actually pretty awesome. The original Octodad was developed by a small group of students from DePaul University and later debuted at the Independent Games Festival. After its cult success, this small group of students went on to create Young Horses studio...

What a Black Doctor Who Revealed to Me About the Cosplay Community

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on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | By Johnathan Gibbs

My first big outing with the 2D-X crew was 2013′s New York Comic Con. Our, then, Editor in Chief, Jeff, participated in a panel called “Geeks of Color Assemble! : Minorities in Fandom.” That day, I learned a lot about the perception that many people in our nerd culture have with regard to “accurate cosplay.” There were definitely some eye opening...

Breaking the mold and squashing stereotypes in the gaming community

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on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

My colleagues took the stage during PAX East 2014 to discuss one of the gaming community’s dreaded elephants. They discussed stereotypes and misconceptions during their Fragging Gamer Stereotypes panel. Topics like bullying, female gamers, non-gamers and hardships faced all came up. I unfortunately did not have the pleasure of attending PAX this year and was obviously...

Why does Rana McAnear look so much like Samara from Mass Effect?

Rana McAnear
on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | By Johnathan Gibbs

Rana McAnear is not only one of the foremost cosplayers on the scene, she is also the face model for a couple of characters from Bioware’s Mass Effect 2 and 3. That’s right! Not only does she put in the hard work and dedication to staying true to the character, she is the character, from a physical standpoint anyway. Check out the interview we did at PAX East...

Reach for the Sun (PC) Review – Spring Has Sprung, Time to Reach for the Sun

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on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 | By Johnathan Gibbs

After what has to be one of the worst winters on record, and after a last ditch attempt by Mother Nature to troll the U.S. with a freak snowstorm, Spring has officially arrived. And, while she may be tardy to the party, April showers and soothing sun are a most welcomed sight after what seemed to be an endless volley of blizzards and the dreaded polar vortex. I’ve been...

Shovel Knight, the shovel-rous hero we need

Shovel Knight attempts his downward-thust. (Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games)
on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Do you ever think back to a time when games were simply games? Where the sole purpose of a game’s story was to drive home the gameplay, and gameplay is what defined a game’s quality? Shovel Knight, the old-school, 8-bit styled side-scrolling action game by Yacht Club Games, hearkens back to those olden days. But Shovel Knight does much more than simply evoke these...

X-List: 25 years later, The 9 best Game Boy games

X-List: 25 Years Later, the Best Game Boy Games
on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 | By Tim Torres

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo debuted the Game Boy. It was a big gray brick that displayed four shades of greenish gray on a reflective screen. It featured tinny sound, two buttons and a D-pad, and it needed four AA batteries for power. It was neolithic, even for the time. But while the Atari Lynx and SEGA Game Bear boasted color displays, the Game Boy lasted up to a dozen...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #25 – PAX East 2014 review + E3 preview

on Sun, Apr 20, 2014 | By Tim Torres

The podcast is back! PAX East fired us up and recharged our love for the game, particularly, the indie game! We talk our favorites of the show — including Super Comboman and Kero Blaster — our disappointments (especially in the attitudes of the thought leaders of the industry), the potential return of rhythm games and the games that are great for just being fun,...


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