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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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Quantum Conundrum

By  •  PS3, Xbox 360, PC

It’s hard not to draw comparisons to Portal when playing Quantum Conundrum, a first person physics-based puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift. In fact, it almost seems at times as …
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Consoles That Don't Play Used Games, And How You Could Benefit

By  •  Opinion

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about rumors that the next Xbox and PlayStation will both have some sort of system in place that keeps them from playing used games. Unsurprisingly, gamers have reacted mostly negatively to the idea of having the new-or-used choice removed from them. But I’d like to play devil’s advocate for a moment, and ask: could gamers potentially benefit from consoles that don’t play used games? Read More

Apple Jack (Indie Review)

It has been out for quite some time now, and it has taken me about two years to get around to finishing it, but I have finally completed the Xbox …
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VS. MODE! Super Mario 3D Land Vs. Sonic Generations
8 years ago

VS. MODE! Super Mario 3D Land Vs. Sonic Generations

One game is the nostalgia-filled Nintendo 3DS outing of an iconic character with a long-running series, that incorporates elements from various installments in the character’s history, and was released …
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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

By  •  Reviews

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

By  •  Reviews

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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