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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

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

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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...

Roundtable Reaction – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reveal trailer

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on Sat, May 3, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Days ahead of its planned May 4th reveal, Activision released the trailer for its next Call of Duty game — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Set in the year 2054, and starring Kevin Spacey as the main antagonist, this new installment in the long-running series is developed by (the subtly named) Sledgehammer Games. That means three studios, including Sledgehammer, Treyarch...

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

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

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

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

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...