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Still Alive! Dead Space 2: Outbreak

Oh boy, this one. This is a game that’s been repeatedly called out as not being unique and tacked-on. At many times, it’s been one of the poster children alongside...

by Elijah Beahm on October 17, 2014 in 'Series'
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Out of the Abyss: Mental Illness in Horror Games

Madness has played a leading part in horror since long before the invention of digital entertainment, to the point where it has become a staple of the genre. Countless movies,...

by Kim Berkley on October 8, 2014 in 'Opinion'
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Styx: Master of Shadows Review

Of Orcs & Men didn’t exactly light the world on fire when it released, but it definitely did leave an impression on those who played even just a portion of it. The mix of...

by Elijah Beahm on October 7, 2014 in 'Reviews'
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LA Cops (Early Access) Preview

A long time ago, I was lucky enough to review Hotline Miami. It was a brilliant game, so it really disappointed me knowing that most people would probably never play it due to the...

by Elijah Beahm on October 6, 2014 in 'Opinion'
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Backstage Pass: Interview with Ayu Sakata, Micah S...

While visual novels have been booming in Japan for decades, the genre continues to struggle for a foothold in the West thanks in large part to stereotypes and a lack of support from...

by Kim Berkley on October 2, 2014 in 'Interviews'
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review: Vanish Into ...

“Walking simulator” is a term that has been bandied about in the wake of games that are more interactive narrative experiences and feature less traditional gameplay. Games...

by Caleb "Soapbox" Lott on October 2, 2014 in 'Reviews'
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Destiny Review (Playstation 3)

I took a lot of time with reviewing Destiny. For over a week, I still felt like I didn’t know how to properly talk about it. Despite how I have so many negative things to say...

by Elijah Beahm on September 29, 2014 in 'Reviews'
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Neverending Nightmares Review: Be Afraid of the Da...

All too often, the classic “inspirations” for horror games get too obvious and turn into crutches which highlight, rather than distract from, a story ultimately lacking in...

by Kim Berkley on September 28, 2014 in 'Reviews'