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Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) Review

Summary [8 out of 10] Dead Rising 3 is a massive open world zombie killing horror fan’s wet dream. The sheer scope of this game utilizes the improved hardware of the Xbox One to cram almost every square inch of real estate chalk-full of zombies for you to mow down in so many ways your [...]

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Street Fighter X Tekken Review (PS Vita)

[Summary 8 out of 10]: A mysterious object falls out of the sky, and a bunch of people want it. Cue all the fighting. What It’s Like: Like many fighting games, the story is a bit paltry, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of reason behind the fighting part of the fighting, but [...]

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Thief Xbox One Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] The next iteration in the Thief series, this installment finds master thief Garrett caught up in a revolution after a job goes wrong and his childhood friend is lost after they stumble into some manner of bizarre ritual. Garrett tries to go about his thieving business but when he starts [...]

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Fable Anniversary Review (Xbox 360)

Summary [10 out of 10]: To those who are new to the Fable franchise, this is the very first in the series. Way back from the days of The Duke and before gamer scores, this game rose up and promised to be something wholly different than anything else we’d seen. And it was. You are [...]

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Assassin’s Creed IV: The Black Flag (Xbox One) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] Much superior installment compared to its predecessor, improvements in most areas where Assassin’s Creed III failed and more of what worked best (collision detection, clipping, Naval Combat). The game is a high seas action rush that brought back a joy and interest in pirates that I haven’t recalled since being a [...]

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Patrick’s 10 Favorite Last Gen Games

Alright so the next gen has been here for a couple of months which makes the Xbox 360/PS3 era officially last gen. With that in mind I thought it would be fun to look back over the last generation and name my favorite games. Sure, it isn’t dead yet and there are still some cool [...]

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Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] Ryse Son of Rome is a launch exclusive for the Xbox One that makes for an awesome reference disc to show off the system’s visual capabilities but falls short when it comes to compelling game play. Telling the story of a Roman soldier hell bent on revenge for the murder [...]

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9 out of 10] Magrunner is an FPS puzzle solving game with a unique story for the genre, borrowing from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Cycle, there is a sinister nature in this futuristic backdrop that hearkens back to Innsmouth and the 1920s. If you’ll recall we got to check this game out at E3. What [...]

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Batman Arkham Origins (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] A prequel to the awesome Batman Arkham series, Origins tries hard to match the glory of previous titles but falls short in all the wrong ways. A compelling story cannot make up for a game that feels rushed, off balance and incomplete. That It’s Like: Batman Arkham City: While it [...]

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XBox One 1st Impressions

While it is still too early for a formal system review, I spent all of the first  weekend with the Xbox One (aside for some diversions to sort out a major cable issue) and have some initial thoughts. Over the course of the weekend I put it through its paces with four retail games and [...]

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Requiem for an XBox 360

Goodnight Sweet Prince. The Microsoft Xbox 360 was arguably the most successful of the seventh generation console systems. While not selling as many units as the Nintendo Wii or having the superior hardware of the Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the Xbox Live service helped drive a shift in online gaming utilizing consoles. Patrick’s comments [...]

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Diablo III (Xbox 360) Review

  Summary [9 out of 10] The long awaited next chapter of the Diablo series ported over and optimized for consoles, Diablo III delivers on the core experience of the series and with it brings along the rising tide of near fanaticism for ‘just five more minutes to see if I can get some better [...]

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Catachresis is a trip down… that ain’t no memory lane I’ve ever heard of.

Catachresis  is an interesting quick to play browser game that is pretty much going to fudge your mind, but in a really cool way. Your adventures kicks off with a handsomely square pimp named Jeff, who gives off a bit of a Winston Zeddemore vibe. Jeff seems like the Donny of the group until they realize [...]

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GTA V might be super hot right now but…

You might want to take a few minutes and check out a game called Superhot. It’s an FPS bullet-time wet dream. When you move they move, take your time and steady your mouse hand.     The game is quick, fun and engaging. It just wasted 20 minutes of my work day and I couldn’t [...]

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Payday 2 (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] It’s not about the money… you’re right it is completely about the money. Glorious fat stacks of digital cash for you to mentally Scoorge McDuck through. Payday 2 is a FPS that relies heavily on co-op play, you’re going to need an excellent 4 person squad to commit crimes and [...]

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The Last of Us (PS3) Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] A stark departure from the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog brings its gorgeous graphics, tight controls, engaging story, versatile gameplay and cinematic presentation to a brutal survival horror game with most of the emphasis on survival while the characters get under your skin in a way that is almost unprecedented in [...]

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The Triad Rises Brother.

Seriously, Rise of the Triad is back. I played the motherloving hell out of this game back in the day.  

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E3 2013 Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

I have never really looked into Skylanders in the past and am not really even the target audience for the game so when we had a closed doors private demo scheduled I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I was more or less aware of what the game entailed but beyond that I was clueless. [...]

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E3 2013 Preview Batman Arkham Origins

Another game at this year’s E3 that had us cautiously optimistic, the theater experience for Arkham Origins made us feel even more optimistic and a bit less cautious. Handled by WB Montreal this time around and set as a prequel to the other games in the series taking place early in Batman’s career , there [...]

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E3 2013 Preview-Dead Rising 3

They had me at boomcannon. Shotgun, meet grenades. Dead Rising 3 is a continuation of the franchise with only rumors so far of a connection to the story of the previous games. This Xbox One exclusive launch title has vastly expanded the scope of gameplay by eliminating load times and allowing you to look out [...]

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E3 2013 Preview-Project Spark

Project Spark is difficult to classify in a typical sense, from the gameplay video we might infer that it seemed like a straight forward god game ala Black and White and Dust but upon digging further into the engine and what players had been creating in beta testing it appeared this rabbit hole might be [...]

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E3 2013 Preview-Mad Max

Nooooo, not that one. THIS ONE. The one by the folks responsible for Just Cause 2… Mad Max shares more in common with the upcoming movie Mad Max: Fury Road  then previous installments. While details on the story are few and far between, most claim that this is not a direct movie tie in. While that [...]

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Deadpool (Xbox 360) Review

[DISCLAIMER: I really REALLY like Deadpool] Summary [9.5 out of 10] Deadpool is now a videogame and it could not have be executed any better than this, a perfect example of why a Deadpool movie would never work but excels well in this format. Yes this is a game about superheroes, no it is absolutely [...]

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E3 2013 Preview: Witcher 3

There were a fair amount of games making a case for the power and freedom of the next gen consoles but few, if any, made a better argument than the Witcher 3. From CD Projekt Red, the Witcher 3 continues the story of Geralt, a member of a mutated order of monster hunters called Witchers, [...]

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