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Game Review: Game of Thrones: Iron from Ice

Game Review: Game of Thrones: Iron from Ice

Fresh on the heels of Tales from the Borderlands comes Telltale Games first foray into a television property. Game of Thrones episode 1: Iron from Ice is an original story told between the events of Season 3 and Season 4 of the show. With that being said If you haven’t watched the show PLEASE DON’T PLAY THIS. It literally spoils most of the major plot points of the first few seasons. Now much like Borderlands the previous week, this game as a huge pedigree to live up to, and for the most part it delivers. This episode much like... Read On

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Game Review: This War of Mine

Game Review: This War of Mine

Typically when going into a review of a video game it’s customary to describe the visual fidelity of the graphics or how fun the game is. Perhaps you would bring up how deep the combat system is or how engrossing the story is. Maybe one would mention the incredible pedigree of the developer. This War of Mine has none of these things and yet it is an experience that must be played. It is one of the deepest yet emotionally draining games I’ve played since The Last of Us. When I initially signed on to review This War of... Read On

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Game Review: Tales From The Borderlands

Game Review: Tales From The Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands marks Telltale Games’ first effort at adapting an existing gaming IP for their popular brand of adventure games. While at first I found myself being meh to the idea of a Telltale’s Borderlands game, once the familiar intro credits hit I knew this game would be right up my alley. I’ll be the first one to tell you that I own both Borderlands 1 and 2 and maybe put in a grand total of 5 hours combined. While the world and artistry of the Borderlands series has on multiple occasions sucked me in, the transient... Read On

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Game Review: Endless Legend

Game Review: Endless Legend

2009 me is very happy. 2009 me never thought we’d see such a glut of modern 4X titles all expanding on, exploring, exploiting, and exterminating each other in an effort to stake their own claims on our all-night gaming sessions. Endless Legend stands apart from the others, it understands its goals very well, it understands what its competition is lacking and the direction Amplitude Studios have taken it in feels surprisingly unique as a result. After an initial setup menu, with the standard geography, size and faction choices, we’re given a screen that very succinctly shows what drives the... Read On

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Game Review: Insurgency

Game Review: Insurgency

Over the past year and a half or so, I have been struggling to find a decent first person shooter to play. Back in the day, I played Halo 3, and Bad Company 3 religiously with Battlefield 3 in the more recent years. No other first person shooter has really given me the same feeling of fun or consistency that those games did. For some reason, newer first person shooters such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4 are really lacking with consistent mechanics and gameplay to the point that they just weren’t fun anymore, and that’s a... Read On

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Game Review: Elegy for a Dead World

Game Review: Elegy for a Dead World

I’ve been a writer for a long time now. Beyond my work as a game journalist, I’ve written books, poetry, short stories- I even wrote the short story Orion Hunted for the game Steam Marines. Writing is something I love doing, but it’s not something I’ve done while playing a video game- yet in Elegy for a Dead World, a gorgeous but otherwise simple platformer, writing is the core mechanic. Elegy for a Dead World is the latest game from Dejobaan, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Drunken Robot Pornography (which only has anything to do with one third of its name) and Monster Loves You. To begin... Read On

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Game Review: Scrolls

Game Review: Scrolls

Before Scrolls, I thought that digital card games weren’t for me. At all. There are a few genres of game that I’ve not gotten into- mostly because I never imagined them as being exciting. I’m a video game journalist- I should be trying new things- and thus, I decided to try my hand at Mojang’s Scrolls which, to my great surprise, is a lot more fun than I could’ve imagined- in the space of a week, I played over one hundred games of Scrolls, and while I’m not very good at it, I’ve loved every turn. So, what is Scrolls? Put simply, it’s a turn-based strategy game... Read On

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Game Review: Three Fourths Home

Game Review: Three Fourths Home

Kelly left early in the morning – when her parents were still asleep – a while ago, driving past the empty fields of her childhood, now grey and lifeless, truly drained of color, as if rain had washed it all away, the good and the bad, indiscriminately. She needed to clear her head – She needed some time alone to do some soul-searching by the old house of her grandparents, who had also been washed away by the incessant rain of time. But it wasn’t raining just yet. For her, wandering among her earliest memories, filling the empty space... Read On

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Game Review: A Postcard from Afthonia

Game Review: A Postcard from Afthonia

Would you like to save the world from the evil Lord Urizen? – No, you see, if I put it like that, it sounds like the premise of some kind of fantasy action RPG. Ok, what about this: would you like to help a couple have a baby? – Now, that could be some sort of tower defense in which you defend Mary from waves of little devils while she gives birth to Jesus. Third time’s the charm: a couple is expecting a baby. They are excited, but they are also scared about putting a new life into this... Read On

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Game Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Game Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Nintendo releases another fantastic iteration of the fan favorite franchise that Wii U owners should not miss and may very well be a reason to purchase a Wii U. Read On

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Game Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Game Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Kisima Ingitchuna. Those are the Iñupiat words meaning “I am not alone”- and they are the subtitle (and quite suitably the main theme) of the game Never Alone, which is based on the mythology of the natives of Alaska. Published by E-Line Media in partnership with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Never Alone is a platformer in which you play as Nuna, a young Iñupiat girl, and her pet Fox. Since the game features co-op, you can plug in an extra controller and enjoy the game with a friend, or perhaps a younger sibling. The story of the game is pretty interesting- Nuna’s village is attacked... Read On

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TV Review: Gotham (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)

TV Review: Gotham (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)

At the time of my writing this, there has been a bit of an explosion of comic book-to-television show adaptations- there’s Arrow and The Flash on The CW, Constantine on NBC, Agents of Shield on ABC (an Agent Carter miniseries is coming in 2015)- then there are the upcoming comic adaptations, such as the Daredevil series that’s coming to Netflix (and, apparently, it doesn’t have Ben Affleck). Among the current crop, there has been one show that has a rather different tone than the others- Gotham. Unlike Agents of Shield and Arrow, Gotham leans more heavily towards police procedural with a bit of action, a little forensics, and the good old... Read On

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Game Review: A Golden Wake

Game Review: A Golden Wake

A Golden Wake isn’t your average point-&-click adventure game. Set in 1920s Miami, A Golden Wake puts you in the shoes of Alfie Banks, a real estate agent who, after losing his job in New York City, decided to head for Florida in the middle of a real estate boom. That’s a very boring way to describe A Golden Wake, which has a story that’s surprisingly exciting, compelling and, quite importantly, well-written. Delving further into the story, A Golden Wake has plenty of strong characters. The main character, Alfie Banks, is wonderful in that he is flawed- he’s ambitious, occasionally impatient, sometimes a bit too prideful- but... Read On

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Anime Movie Review: Patema Inverted

Anime Movie Review: Patema Inverted

Patema is a princess of an underground civilization that lives below society. These people are just like anyone else except for one crucial thing; gravity is reversed for these people. That’s right; the people who live underground do so out of necessity because if they go to the surface they will fall right into the sky Read On

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Movie Review: Interstellar

Movie Review: Interstellar

Interstellar is visually stunning, emotionally intense and hits upon all the right hard sci-fi notes. Read On

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Game Review: Screencheat

Game Review: Screencheat

To achieve something, you usually have to work hard and achieve your goal with honest work. However, sometimes you have to forget all that, and be a ruthless cheater who has no regrets. That applies to gaming as well, especially in Screencheat. If everyone is a cheating, no one is – that’s how I’d describe the main concept of the game. In Screencheat, 2-4 players can compete against each other in various game modes, on colorful levels, with a diverse array of close- and long range weapons. The catch is; everyone is invisible to others. In this game, everyone sees their competitors’... Read On

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Game Review: A Bird Story

Game Review: A Bird Story

Beautiful, melancholic, nostalgic and wistful are all adjectives I’d feel comfortable using to describe A Bird Story, the latest in the To the Moon series from Freebird Games. A Bird Story is, no surprise, the story of a boy who discovers an injured bird and nurses it back to health. A Bird Story is told without words- there’s no text or dialogue in the game; rather, you simply watch as events unfold. Walking into the game, I wasn’t sure what to expect- its predecessor, To the Moon, was very text heavy; most of the game consisted of sitting and watching words go by. While To... Read On

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RWBY Volume 2 Review

RWBY Volume 2 Review

Zack the Wizard takes a look at the newest season of RWBY and compares it to the previous season. Topics range from animation to characters and the importance of ending a season right. Read On

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Movie Review: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

Movie Review: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was my first time attending the Milwaukee Film Festival, a two week long event featuring independent, international and local films.  I was looking through the brochure when I happened upon one film that caught my eye.  It was an anime film by the name of The Wolf Children.  The little blurb seemed to advertise the film well enough because on the Saturday morning of its release I found myself in the theater.  I remember leaving the theater feeling so moved and inspired that this film would eventually become one of my... Read On

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Game Review: The Collider

Game Review: The Collider

The Collider is a very simple fast-paced game in the same vein as such arcade games as Super Hexagon- as a result, this review will be incredibly short, not on account of laziness but simple because there’s not much to be said. Gameplay, to start with, is very simple and consists of guiding a “spaceship” (really just a white dot) through a long tunnel- there are a series of blockades within the tunnel, and each has a hole (or two)- you must get through the holes and not touch the blockades, or you’ll crash. Some of the holes have coins in them- if... Read On

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Part 1

Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Part 1

“Ghost in the Shell; Arise” is a four part OVA prequel of Stand Alone Complex.  This review will cover part 1, which covers episodes 1 and 2.  Before that however, a brief history lesson for those unfamiliar with GITS. Twelve years ago we were treated to the cyberpunk phenomenon known as “Ghost in the Shell; Stand Alone Complex”, an anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s 1989 manga. The show centered around Section 9, an elite group of agents specialized in cyber anti-terrorism.  The show ran for two seasons with a couple OVA movies encompassing the two seasons.  The action was... Read On

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Game Review: McDroid

Game Review: McDroid

There’s something wonderfully chaotic about McDroid, a tower defense game about an unusually talkative space ship, a dog robot, and the sentient Planet M. This game, which has seen numerous delays and reworks, was finally released on September 5, 2014- and I’m happy to say that it was well worth the wait; the gameplay’s satisfying, the visuals are fantastic and the story, of which there were a few incredibly different revisions, is pretty enjoyable. The game is available on Steam for Mac, PC and Linux and features co-op, controller support and challenge modes. So, where to start talking about McDroid? Let’s begin with the gameplay. McDroid, as mentioned before, is... Read On

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Game Preview: SpeedRunners

Game Preview: SpeedRunners

I don’t even know where to start this one. First of all I’d like to thank the developers of SpeedRunners for giving me hours of laughter resulting in waking up my parents and most of my neighbors. DoubleDutch Games really did an amazing job at making a game that’s actually fun to play, instead of frustrating (oh don’t worry though, frustration is present as well). But enough chit-chat, let’s get to the point. SpeedRunners is an amazing piece of art in the category of entertainment we call the video game industry. But I should start with the basics, right? SpeedRunners... Read On

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Game Review: Lovely Planet

Game Review: Lovely Planet

Lovely Planet is an FPS about shooting giant flying apples and squares with a bow in a candy-colored world that doesn’t bother to make sense- and that’s alright. Tempting as it is to simply leave this review as it is above, there is more to be said about Lovely Planet- it’s unabashedly bizarre and is worth, at the very least, checking out.   To begin with, gameplay in Lovely Planet is as I explained it before- Lovely Planet plays like most other first person shooters, with a few interesting exceptions. Instead of picking up ammo, you have an unlimited supply of purple cubes that soar through the air,... Read On

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Game Review: Another Perspective

Game Review: Another Perspective

Another Perspective is yet another short puzzle platformer that seems to involve the manipulation of dimensions. For some reason in this Summer of 2014 they seem to be coming in fast and furious- there are too many to play and too few days in the summer. Nonetheless, I decided to try my hand at Another Perspective- I’m happy to report that I have no regrets over having spent a couple of hours to beat the game. As you might have guessed, gameplay in Another Perspective revolves around self-control- specifically, controlling other versions of oneself. You play as a nameless protagonist (one rather resembling David Tennant)... Read On

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