Resogun Rapid Review
Nov16

Resogun Rapid Review

The best launch games come packed in.  The N64 had Super Mario 64, Xbox had Halo, and the Wii had…Wii Sports. So it’s no surprise that Resogun, the best PS4 launch title, comes with the PS4…in that you can download it day one.  And by packed in, we mean you get a 1-month PS Plus subscription with every PS4, which automatically hands you Resogun for free. However received, this indie PSN title immediately lays its cards on the table –...

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Need For Speed Rivals – Rapid Review
Nov16

Need For Speed Rivals – Rapid Review

One of the best testaments for Rivals is that the endless metrics and challenges littered about the map quickly melt away when speeds surpass 180 MPH and there’s a sense of being locked into the chase.  It’s so easy to lose track of objectives when a speeder flies by and beckons for justice.  Ditto when a breezy 240 MPH cruise turns into a fight for sovereignty.   A free-flow philosophy permeates every level of this Need for...

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E3 2013 – Nintendo Game Roundup #1
Jun12

E3 2013 – Nintendo Game Roundup #1

  Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Back in the 16-bit era, a friend and I collaborated to create a single movement to vent our frustration while playing video games.  In one fluid motion, we would jab the release lever on the SNES, popping the cartridge a couple inches above the slot, then slap that grey plastic against the wall behind the system.  It was a different era – games were much more difficult and the medium could...

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2012 – Year of the Last Downloadable Game
Jan04

2012 – Year of the Last Downloadable Game

This category is so dubbed because 2012 is the last year that we will distinguish between ‘Retail Games’ and ‘Downloadable Games’.  Yes, tons of AAA titles were available day one for download – Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 6, and Assassin’s Creed 3 all come to mind.  More importantly, smaller digital-only games proved that they can be every bit as good as their traditional $60 relatives.  The handicap given to downloadable games that...

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A Step Behind the Curtain – The Madden Series
Aug25

A Step Behind the Curtain – The Madden Series

In the final week leading up to the annual release of a Madden title, a few familiar story lines are predictably rising to the surface.  No, Madden will not shock anyone with its tried and true gameplay staples.  Yes, there will be neato modifications that create cool bullet points and a furthered commitment to realism.  No, the Madden elite will not accept this functionality with open arms.  Yes, there will be superfluous add-ons...

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