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FTL: Faster Than Light

Kickstarter has done some wonderful things for the world of video games recently.  From Tim Schafer’s newest project to the return of the Infinity Engine RPG (I’M SO EXCITED), Kickstarter …
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Pinball FX2: Plants Vs. Zombies DLC

Xbox Live Arcade’s Pinball FX2 continues to amaze me in ways far beyond the simple fact that it is one of the greatest pinball video games ever created.  The Marvel-themed …
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2P REVIEW | Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

One of us used to play Counter-Strike at LAN parties, the other had never played it before. What did we think of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (aka CS:GO)?

Kate: You have …
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Rock Band Blitz

Rock Band Blitz is basically Rock Band, but instead of using a plastic instrument you’re using the triggers (or bumpers, or sticks, depending on your control scheme) and controlling all …
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New Super Mario Bros. 2

The oddly named New Super Mario Bros. 2 is actually the third installment in the series. What’s more, the game makes no reference to either the Japanese or American versions …
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Papo & Yo

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Minority / Platform: PS3

“To my mother, brothers, and sister, with whom I survived the monster in my father.” –Vander Caballero

So begins Papo & Yo (roughly “Papa & Me”), immediately followed by a scene where a young boy hides in a closet from his abusive alcoholic father before escaping into a fantasy land. At this point I braced myself for a game that was either going to be an important statement or an uncomfortable mess. Read More

This Modern Sequel To A Cult 8-Bit Game Needs Your Help

There are only 3 days left to help fund Project Giana on Kickstarter. But who are the Great Giana Sisters, and why should you care?

Before first person shooters became the “default” videogame genre, that title belonged to platformers, thanks in large part to Super Mario Bros. The phenomenal success of Super Mario Bros. led to an endless string of imitators that continues even to this day, to the point where people no longer bat an eye – it’s only considered a rip-off until it becomes so common that it’s considered a genre. A such, the earliest games to jump on the bandwagon tend to have a tougher time of it.

That’s what happened to The Great Giana Sisters, a game that was meant to be the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum’s answer to Super Mario Bros.. Unfortunately, despite introducing unique power-ups and blocks in later levels, the earlier levels and core game borrowed a little too heavily from Super Mario Bros., and Nintendo took legal action. All copies were immediately recalled from store shelves in the UK, and possibly never even made it to shelves in the US. Read More

Weapons of Wolfenstein
10 years ago

Weapons of Wolfenstein

By  •  Features

Recently I’ve been playing 2009’s Wolfenstein, the most recent game in the classic Wolfenstein series.  Or no, wait.  It’s a remake.  Or… is it a reboot?  Either way, the game …
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Deponia

By  •  PC, Reviews

Even though I’ve never really been good at them I’ve always loved point-and-click adventure games, ever since my dad’s friend handed me a CD-ROM of Day of the Tentacle back …
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Dust: An Elysian Tail

Wrapping up Xbox Live’s current Summer of Arcade event is a game that I’ll admit was low on my radar.  After my initial excitement for the Tony Hawk remake and …
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