NBA 2K16 “At the Line”

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October 1, 2015

The time has come for the yearly iteration of NBA 2K. Commonly, 2K is met with criticism over their one year development cycle. Opponents of this development strategy argue that one year of development does not allow the game the opportunity to grow and improve year to year as all changes are small tweaks and not large overhauls.  This has most certainly been true of NBA 2K in the past…


Dream Review

September 29, 2015

  Howard Phillips is a recent graduate whose life is filled with questions and uncertainty. Every night after he falls asleep his dreams become a vivid reflection of his state of mind; his worries and hopes brought to life in a maddening desert-maze where he has to unlock puzzles in order to get a better understanding of himself and the purpose of his life. Our journey begins… Let me start…


Cute Things Dying Violently – For PC, Definitely Not PC

September 26, 2015

Hello dear readers! Sometimes I look at a game and think “Wow, no thanks.”  It’s crude, judgmental, and a frequent part of my game picking regimen.  Every once in a while, though, the universe decides to toss me a cupcake with “Suck It Up” scrawled across it, and this review is about just that.  A couple of weeks ago, I was told to review Cute Things Dying Violently, and my…


Black Mesa: The Half-Life Port We’ve All Craved

September 21, 2015

  I open the two large, red doors and take a breath, knowing that I, low on health, will certainly die if I enter here. I walk down the the dark, damp corridor. My heart is pounding, chest heaving, brain throbbing as I stalk the hallway, waiting for anything to go– BZZT-BZZT-BZZT! Three Vortigaunts appear out of nowhere, shooting me with their green spheres of doom. Moving right, I dodge…


PS+ Game of the Month Review “Grow Home”

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September 17, 2015

As all PlayStation plus members know, every month Sony releases a few free games for paying members. These games are usually more obscure indie titles that can be hit or miss. I am here to give you a short, to-the-point review of the headliner PS+ game of the month. This month, PS+ members were gifted with Grow Home, a procedurally generated adventure game. Grow Home is a unique title that…


Stray Cat Crossing – the Cutest, Most Disturbing Game Ever Made

September 15, 2015

Stray Cat Crossing is best described as an adventure-horror, indie game, made by developers Jurlo and Jetpackgone. According to their website, they were inspired by other adventure type RPGs such as The Witches House and Ib. They also drew inspiration from works of literature and film, most notably Alice in Wonderland and Pan’s Labyrinth. I first came across the game a few months ago when I played the free demo…


Pokemon Shuffle is Still Evil

September 11, 2015

Pokémon Shuffle, now with more cash grabs!  Just what we always wanted! Hello, fair readers!  A while ago, I did a review on Pokémon Shuffle for the 3DS.  Nintendo’s foray into Freemium Land felt more like utter betrayal.  It was an abuse of the audience’s nostalgia (a very common practice) with a free-to-play model that wielded the demand for money like a fine whip.  It was horrible, manipulative, and I…


Poly Bridge: Can You Cross It?

September 1, 2015

Simulators now a days seem to be over saturating the market. Whether they’re about farming or absurdly flexible goats, most seem to be lacking any spirit or soul, but a new title from Dry Cactus called Poly Bridge changes that. Poly Bridge is a fun little bridge simulator that’s great for killing time when you feel smart enough to handle it. It may look like a kids games from a…


I am Bread?

August 29, 2015

    “Woah…. I am bread?” As I flop onto the table, a freshly sliced piece of bread, a glimmer catches my eye from across the kitchen. I have never noticed how inciting that stainless steel toaster has become, nor have I noticed this deep internal longing to be crispy. I tumble towards my destiny, busting up any plate, jar, or glass foolish enough to be caught in my path…


Discstorm : Dodgeball with Frisbies

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August 28, 2015

Dodge. Dive. Dip. Duck. Dodge. These are the skills every DiscStormer needs to survive in this brave new world of competitive— you know what? Let’s skip the melodrama. DiscStorm (not to be confused with DiscWorld, which is what I expected when I got my review code) is a loving homage to SNES-era player versus player games. Those of us bordering on the incredibly ancient will remember the good old days…