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About Kate Willaert

Born on the same day as the Famicom, "Critical Kate" has been playing videogames since the NES days. She enjoys a good story, prefers arcade-style to simulators, and doesn't understand the appeal of recreational frustration. You don't want to run into her in the Facility with Remote Mines.
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Aliens: Infestation

It’s no secret to Metroid fans that the series was inspired in part by the Alien movies. A Metroid-style Alien game not only seems like such a perfect combination, it’s …
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The Absolute Best Box Art Of 2011
8 years ago

The Absolute Best Box Art Of 2011

We’ve covered the worst box art of the year, now it’s time to look at the best. An effective videogame cover does two things: it stand out on a shelf next to other box art, and it gets across the general tone or concept of the game. The following covers are ones that I think accomplished this in the most stylish and eye-pleasing way. Read More

The Absolute Worst Box Art Of 2011
8 years ago

The Absolute Worst Box Art Of 2011

Every year, several sites feature their own article about the worst videogame box art of the year. But often times the box art featured actually bad designs, so much as …
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Joe Danger: Special Edition

The first time I saw a preview for Joe Danger I was instantly transported back to 1988, to memories of discovering Excitebike for the first time. But would this homage …
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Payday: The Heist

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Do you like Left 4 Dead? Do you like heist movies? What if I told you there’s a game that combines the two? No no, not a heist with zombies; …
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A World Of Keflings: It Came From Outer Space DLC

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If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to play some more A World Of Keflings (read our review here), you’re in luck! “It Came From Outer Space” is a …
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Sideway: New York

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Sideway: New York is a throwback to classic 2D platformers, with a 3D twist: the levels take place on a flat plane in the form of graffiti art painted on …
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters

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Shadow Hunters is a new multiplayer co-op mode for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (see our previous review here) that allows for up to four players to play online or locally …
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Rochard

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Forget “Metroidvania,” this is “Metroidvalve.” Rochard takes the familiar formula of a Metroid style game—a series of interconnected rooms, locked doors, vents and tunnels, power-ups and upgrades—and adds physics puzzles.


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X-Men Destiny

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Have you ever played X-Men Legends? How you answer this question will go a long way in determining what you’ll think of X-Men Destiny. If you answered “no,” chances are …
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