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Immortals Fenyx Rising Review

The Template Strikes Back When “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” launched in 2017, it was a refreshing take on the open-world action genre of video games that was so popular during the eighth generation of consoles. Many of the single-player titles released sought to emulate the success of “Grand Theft Auto,” “The […]

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The Best Games of 2020

Virtual Reprieve During the Most Cursed Year I don’t really need to explain what I mean with that subheading: 2020 has sucked. Life in a dystopia was already bad enough for most working class people, but the combination of a recession exacerbated by a global pandemic sets this year apart from others in recent memory. […]

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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Review

Are Video Games Art? Are video games art? It’s a debate that has persisted since video games first evolved beyond their infantile beginnings. Hell, we still haven’t even agreed on what makes art… art. It means many things to different people, and this only inflames the discussion surrounding the validity of video games as artistic […]

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Retro Review – Silent Hill 2: A Jungian Masterpiece

I played Silent Hill 2 when I was a wee lad and it was a pretty frightening experience since it had an oppressive atmosphere and spooky oggaboogas. Knowing that a dedicated team of fans was working on the Enhanced Edition that fixes a lot of the issues with the PC version and makes it run […]

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Resident Evil 3 Review

Resident Evil 2 was one of the best games of 2019. It was an engrossing remake of the survival horror classic that managed to not only modernize the Playstation 1 classic, but also brought all of its idiosyncrasies without altering them in a way that changed its oppressive tension. It featured an intricately layered hub-area […]

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Best Games of 2019

Many people have lamented on how they feel 2019 was a down year for videogames, repeating the sentiment of 2018. I do feel that the last couple of years have lived in the shadow of 2017 and that may not be fair to the releases that fall in its wake. Videogames are important to me […]

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DIIV – Deceiver Review

DIIV is a band that has always teetered on the precipice of indie darling status. Their 2012 debut, Oshin, was pivotal in establishing label Captured Tracks, facilitated the development of its artists such as Mac DeMarco, Beach Fossils, and Craft Spells, as well an incoming wave of new Dream Pop bands. It was an opulent album […]

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Untitled Goose Game Review

Geese sure are some of the biggest dicks in the animal kingdom, aren’t they? Wasps, cats, hippos, badgers, and… geese. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable scientific explanation for why something as seemingly innocuous as a goose could just be a total asshole, bent on ruining some unsuspecting human’s day. Even if you haven’t personally […]

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Gears 5 Review

Spoilers ahead: Gears of War is one of Microsoft’s most storied franchises. During the early days of the last console generation, it was the title that helped to sell Xbox 360s during their juggernaut, Halo‘s absence. Microsoft early in this generation had an arguably strong first-party lineup with unique titles such as Titanfall and Sunset […]

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Lil Nas X – 7 Review

When I first heard “Old Town Road”, I had discovered it through a video that was posted as a reply to a tweet that was a complete non-sequitur. It was so unrelated, that I can’t even recall what the original tweet was. But I googled the lyrics and came across the visual (a compilation of […]