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Odallus: The Dark Call – Retro like I remember

I’m old enough to have played a lot of NES games back when they were first released. There’s a certain kind of nostalgia filter that colors memories of how good those games actually were. Going back and playing them now on an emulator just doesn’t provide the same kind of experience

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The problematic plot of Batman: Arkham Knight

*Warning: This article contains numerous spoilers for the plot of Batman: Arkham Knight. I really enjoyed the stories in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City so naturally I was excited to see what Rocksteady was going to do with Arkham Knight. I was thoroughly enthralled with jumping back into the series at

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Some spoiler-free Arkham Knight opinions.

I’ve been talking about wanting to play Batman: Arkham Knight  on the podcast for a long time. I was a big fan of the first two games in the series and I was quite eager for Rocksteady to take the reins once again and finish their trilogy. So when it

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Favorite Indie Games from E3

There was a lot shown at E3 this year, and some super rad Indie games I’m excited to try! Here are my favorite indie games from E3 2015:

Fallout Shelter or Where Did My Life Go?

A few days ago, during their E3 conference, Bethesda announced a stand alone mobile game for the Fallout universe called Fallout Shelter. Since then, I haven’t been able to leave my phone alone for more than a few minutes at a time. Seriously, I can’t ignore it or these little

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DC Deck Building Game: Forever Evil

Like many people my age, I collected GI Joe action figures as a kid. What set my collection apart was that it consisted entirely of Cobra action figures. I wasn’t interested in the Joes; I loved Cobra and wanted to collect all their toys. Destro, Cobra Commander and the rest

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Preview: Through the Woods

I just finished playing through the demo of Through the Woods from indie studio Antagonist and it’s the best atmospheric horror game that has yet to be made. I jumped more times than I’m comfortable admitting over the course of the fifteen minute demo. I wouldn’t have thought that a third person perspective

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My new favorite card game: Hanabi

I am not as big into board games as some – but I’ve picked a few favorites to play with my friends, and Hanabi quickly rose to the top. My conflicted feelings about Cards Against Humanity are enough for another article, but it cemented what kinds of game scratch that

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Early Impressions of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

If you listened to this week’s podcast (and you should), then you’re aware that I’m not a veteran player of the Witcher games. I had heard of them, certainly, but I had never found the time to fit another long RPG series into my gaming diet. But with all the hype

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Review: Guns, Gore & Cannoli

Guns, Gore & Cannoli is like a Metal Slug and Godfather cocktail with a zombie chaser. I love a little run and gun action and this game delivers a sweet amount of action with stylish hand drawn graphics and a roarin’ soundtrack. A 20’s era zombie shooter might sound a bit

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Review – Westerado: Double Barreled

Your home burned to the ground and your family murdered, you must seek vengeance wild west style in Westerado: Double Barreled. This game is part whodunit, part quest running, and part action shoot out. It’s a rough life out in the retro wastes of Westerado and you need to be

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Tower of Guns – Endless FPS Bullet Hell

I just finished a Tower of Guns shooting spree on Xbox One and I have to say that it’s liberating to have a pure FPS to jump into whenever I want. It’s a single player experience perfectly suited for people that want  to get the biggest guns, blast their way through level after

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Jaws of Hakkon DLC

I’m a fan girl of Dragon Age, that is no secret, so take it with a grain of salt when I tell you, you should play the DLC for DragonAge Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon. For $15 it is more of the game that I loved, that fits in if you’ve

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Preview: Spellweaver TCG

I’ve recently spent a bit of time playing around in an upcoming digital card game called Spellweaver. Much like the highly popular Hearthstone, it’s set to be released as a free to play game that allows for purchases of card packs using in-game currencies. Unlike Hearthstone’s rigid class system, Spellweaver

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Hardware review – Skullcandy SLYR

I didn’t realize that my game experience was lacking until I put on this headset. I’ve been playing my Xbox One on a regular stereo TV with the standard Microsoft headset plugged in for over a year now. I was getting a pretty decent experience out of that and it

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Hand of Fate – My new deckbuilding obsession

Unlike Jon, I did not start playing Hand of Fate in early access. It looked pretty cool, but I’m not a super big player of roguelike games. However, when I was offered an Xbox One review copy, I absolutely had to take a chance on it. Now I can’t stop

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Dying Light part 2 – A city full of stories

Having now spent over 60 hours in game and finally finished the main quest line, I have to say that any discussion of the story needs to be broken up into the main and side quests. These aspects of the game are so disparate that they feel like two complete

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Do you have to play Origins and Dragon Age 2 to play Inquisition?

Do you have to play Origins and Dragon Age 2 to play Inquisition? I have not been shy at all about my love of the Dragon Age series. It hits all the fantasy buttons for me and told me a story that sucked me in… When Dragon Age 2 first

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Dying Light part 1 – 28 hours later

Last week I got my hands on a copy of Techland‘s newest release, Dying Light. It’s a first person zombie apocalypse / survival horror / parkour running mash-up with some light RPG elements thrown in for good measure. I’ve clocked well over 30 hours in it so far and it’s

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Way Too Late

I have been inspired by the recent way too late movie reviews around here and I’ve decided to apply a similar approach to games. This certainly has nothing to do with finding a way to justify the 139 hours that I’ve already spent in the game in the slightest. (Okay,

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Alien: Isolation

I may be a bit late to the Alien party, but I am damn glad that I got on board with this franchise. I had never watched any of the movie quadrilogy, nor had I really played any of the games based on them. I was in no way a

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