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Game Review: Gemini: Heroes Reborn

Game Review: Gemini: Heroes Reborn

Let’s get this out of the way: Gemini Heroes Reborn is a pretty decent game, bordering on good. I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t this a licensed tie in game? Aren’t they always terrible? Well in most cases you would be absolutely correct however Gemini dodged that bullet (pun intended) even though it fumbles the landing. Gemini is a first person action adventure game set in the world of Heroes: Reborn. You play as Cassandra a young girl in search of clues about her family and stumbles into her Evo powers. At first her powers are limited to time... Read On

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Game Review: The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Game Review: The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Do you like Mystery Science Theater 3000? Are you a huge original Star Trek fan? If the answer to either of these questions is yes you’ll get a kick out of The Deadly Tower of Monsters. If the answer to either of those questions is yes then you’ll be right at home with The Deadly Tower of Monsters. DTM is presented as a VHS/DVD of a classic 60s Sci-fi film complete with “commentary” from the film’s director. He narrates the game much like the game Bastion but with more of a comedic twist. He comments on some of the... Read On

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Game Review: Steamworld Heist

Game Review: Steamworld Heist

As a big fan of Steamworld Dig, I was pleased to hear that Image & Form was making another game in the Steamworld series, and I was a bit perplexed when I discovered it wasn’t a sequel to the fantastic Metroidvania, but would be something else entirely. That said, I was not surprised to have enjoyed the game- a lot of love went into Steamworld Heist; here’s what makes it worth playing. As I mentioned before, Steamworld Heist is not a sequel to Steamworld Dig; besides being set many years after the aforementioned game and starring an entirely new cast of characters, Steamworld Heist has totally different gameplay- where Steamworld... Read On

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Television Review: Attack on Junior High

Television Review: Attack on Junior High

With all the different iterations of Attack on Titan, let's see what is limping to the barn now in this cutie chibi mess called Attack on Junior High. Read On

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Game Review: Concrete Jungle

Game Review: Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle is a rather unique take on a city planning game- it’s a turn-based strategy puzzle that plays a lot like a digital board game with a surprising amount of character. The premise of Concrete Jungle is rather simple; you’re given a deck full of cards based on the character you’ve picked. Each card is either a building or a modifier that affects buildings that you place on the play space, a grid of tiles that will vary in size from level to level. Your goal is to bring property values up with nice things, such as parks, while raising the level... Read On

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Dealer’s Aces: Knight Squad

Dealer’s Aces: Knight Squad

Knight Squad is a fun little 2D Arena game from Chainsawawesome Games. Outon Windows, Mac and Linux. Great for when you have friends to entertain and draws parallels  from a game called Tower Fall Ascension. Relatively weak single player, but that is to be expected from a game meant to be played with friends. See my opinion here!:      Read On

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Television Review: The Seven Deadly Sins

Television Review: The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins is Netflix's newest tool in it's expansion of original content. Read On

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Game Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora

Game Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora is a video game that’s hard to describe in a mere few words; at its heart, it’s a metroidvania with plenty of puzzle-platforming elements and a fun story- that, however, is only really scratching the surface of a video game love letter to film noir. The game opens in the office of Detective Emma Jones- the phone’s ringing off the hook and your partner- a little white cat named Franky- is asking you about the gun you just snatched off the table. When you pick up the phone, it’s a desperate client- there’s been a... Read On

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Dealer’s Aces: Albert And Otto

Dealer’s Aces: Albert And Otto

Dealer’s Aces: Albert And Otto Albert And Otto is an Indie platformer by K Bros Games, see my opinions here!: Read On

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Comic Review: Asphodel #1 – Newborn

Comic Review: Asphodel #1 – Newborn

If you’re familiar with flowers, you may know that an asphodel is a sort of lily that you may find growing in New Zealand; if you’re familiar with mythology, you know that it’s said to grow in Elysium, and as such, has developed a close association with death in literature. Thematically, Asphodel #1 is more closely related to the mythological concept of Elysium, Valhalla, the Isles of the Blessed, or whatever hereafter you prefer. Set in 4419, the comic opens with Sedna of Willendorf explaining to Vic Delaney that she has rescued him from a pathetic existence as a mind... Read On

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Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

This retro review looks at the 1999 Psychological Thriller Perfect Blue. Read On

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Kowabon and the Little Show of Horror

Kowabon and the Little Show of Horror

The fall 2015 anime season kicks off with a micro horror series Kowabon. Read On

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Game Review: How to Survive

Game Review: How to Survive

How to Survive is a top down zombie survival game which borrows heavily from titles like Diablo and Torchlight. What mechanics it manages to pull off, result in a game that, done right, could have been refreshing. However, the tired zombie tropes, and clunky mechanics leave a lot to be desired in 2015. So, is How to Survive a lost cause, or is it worth the trouble in the end? Let’s find out. I’ll be blunt and say that the story has the approximate depth of an episode of Blue’s Clues. An especially gory episode of Blue’s Clues that is… Voice... Read On

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Game Review: Planet of the Eyes

Game Review: Planet of the Eyes

You could be forgiven for having missed Planet of the Eyes; this sci-fi platformer was released with very little fanfare and is on the surface unspectacular; while it was on display at a couple of shows and covered by a few online venues, it never really gained much recognition- a pity, really. I’ll be straightforward; Planet of the Eyes isn’t a game that will appeal to a lot of people. It’s short enough to be beaten in a couple of hours, is only challenging in fits and spurts and doesn’t have particularly special gameplay- and in spite of its flaws, it’s a game that I... Read On

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Game Review: Rocket League

Game Review: Rocket League

I honestly find it very, very hard to care about sports games. There’s nothing about FIFA that excites me, and the NBA 2K series doesn’t tickle my fancy- and racing games aren’t really my thing either. Besides Burnout Paradise, I can’t think of the last one that had me on my feet. Yet, Rocket League combined speeding cars and football (soccer for those of you in the United States). These are two things I generally can’t bring myself to care about, but Rocket League made them interesting with exhilarating gameplay and tremendous replayability. So, how does Rocket League play? It’s simple- you control a rocket-powered car... Read On

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Shimoneta: A Boring World

Shimoneta: A Boring World

Take a look at Japan's newest installment of perverted blue ball humor in Shimoneta: A Boring World... Read On

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Thoughts on We Bare Bears #bearstack

Thoughts on We Bare Bears #bearstack

Does a bear selfie in the woods? Nope they take selfies when waiting in line at the food trucks. This is a review of Cartoon Network's newest show We Bare Bears. Read On

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Movie Review: Pixel Poetry

Movie Review: Pixel Poetry

In a few words, Pixel Poetry is a documentary about video games composed of interviews with people in the game industry stitched together with slick editing; it’s primarily about where video games have come from, how they’ve affected culture, where they are today and where they’re heading. It’s an interesting premise, but the execution isn’t completely compelling- as a man who knows and loves video games it didn’t really teach me anything new or make me love the medium much more than I already do- and it’s not a documentary that I would show to somebody who doesn’t appreciate video games.... Read On

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Game Review: Counterspy

Game Review: Counterspy

While many Cold War stories are told from one side or the other, Counterspy gives us a neutral take. The United States and USSR both want to blow up the moon, and it’s your job to stop it! Counterspy puts us in the shoes of a spindly super spy, who must recover top secret files from both sides in order to prevent nuclear launch. Filled to the brim with humorous character, this little stealth platformer will keep you playing even after the credits roll. The atmosphere and visuals are perfect, and I while I’m hesitant about dropping the ‘P’ word,... Read On

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Game Review: Dyscourse

Game Review: Dyscourse

Dyscourse surprised me, because I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it when I got started; the idea of a narrative-focused plane crash survival game excited me, and based on the game’s trailer (and the little bit I had read about the game) I leapt right into it. Upon entering the game, however, I realized it was rather different from what I was expecting, and I thought the game would be, well… Lame. After playing through the game once, I liked it for what it was, and after subsequent playthroughs, I really came to appreciate Dyscourse. So, what is Dyscourse? Simply put, it’s... Read On

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Game Review: Apotheon

Game Review: Apotheon

Apotheon is a game that I had been chomping at the bit to play. Part Greek adventure, part action platformer, I was truly hoping for the best. I witnessed Apotheon’s hopeful maiden voyage in February, and immediately knew that it would be on my list. Especially when I downloaded it for free at launch. Long story short, games like Apotheon which fall into my hard drive free of charge, shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to my judgement, but they do. So, keep that bias in mind as I do my best to be objective. The first thing I always notice... Read On

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Movie Review: Inside Out

Movie Review: Inside Out

A look inside the mind of an 11 year old girl is a lot more engaging than what is on the surface in Pixar's newest hit Inside Out. Read On

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Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

This anime proposes a simple question; is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon? The short answer; yes, the long answer; maybe, it depends. With the short name DanMachi (for Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka in Japanese), IWPGD is based on a light novel series of the same name written by Fujino Ōmori and follows a familiar concept of fantasy anime, role playing games. Read On

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Movie Review: Tomorrowland

Movie Review: Tomorrowland

I had my hopes set high for Tomorrowland early on. During the 2014 New York Comic Con, I got the spiel on the movie months in advance; that it was directed by Brad Bird (of The Incredibles and The Iron Giant fame), that it was a marvelously optimistic movie about a hopeful future inspired by what’s now called “retrofuturism”, that it promised all sorts of wonderful things and would take viewers to bright, brave new worlds. A few days ago, some critics went and dashed my hopes to pieces. What most of the reviews I read complained about was the movie’s supposedly nauseating sense of optimism and... Read On

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Game Review: Toren

Game Review: Toren

I’m not disappointed with Toren, but I feel that it was the end of a much bigger game that doesn’t exist- it didn’t feel like the video game equivalent of a novelette; it was more akin to the final chapter and epilogue of an epic novel. Toren is imperfect, and though it has flashes of brilliance, it’s not a game I can strongly recommend. Toren is a 3D platformer, and the first game from Brazillian developer Swordtales. In Toren, you play as the Moonchild, a girl who has been reborn again and again, imprisoned forever in the titular tower of Toren. The tower, you... Read On

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