Alex McCumbers

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Noctis Joins Final Fantasy Dissidia NT

Not everything developed in the wake of Final Fantasy XV‘s release is as painful as A New Empire. Noctis is going to be a fighter in the upcoming fighting game Dissidia NT on the PS4, which will be launching in North America and Europe on January 30th. The pretty boy prince will carry over all of his iconic moves and weapons, fitting nicely in the current roster that spans most of the Final ...[Read More]

How to Get Pikachu in a Hat on Sun and Moon

Let’s face it, Pikachu is damn adorable, but he’s even more cute wearing an iconic hat. Available right now for free is a special Pikachu that is attainable in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon on the Nintendo 3DS. This is to celebrate the new film, Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!, which is a retelling of Ash’s and Pikachu’s origins as friends and their adventures in the Indigo ...[Read More]

2.8

Awful

Forma.8 (Switch) Review – Conflicting Design

Independent developers have been turning to the Metroidvania genre for quite a while now, to the the point that it’s become a bit of a trope. Some developers can take the genre and explore new things, or pull off the basics really well, to create some of the best games around. Games like Axiom Verge or Dead Cells do this wonderfully. While Nintendo consoles are certainly the origins of the genre, ...[Read More]

New Shovel Knight Amiibos are Incredible

Confession time! I have a problem. I am hopelessly addicted to the purchasing of Amiibo, the wonderfully designed Nintendo figures that unlock things in various games. Amiibo are literally what I’ve always wanted as a child, a high-quality Nintendo figure that I could display proudly; the fact they unlock things is just icing on the cake. Out of the hundred or so Amiibo I have, Shovel Knight...[Read More]

There is Assassin’s Creed in my Final Fantasy XV

Alright game industry, while you may have convinced me to love angry chaos bunnies running amok in the Mushroom Kingdom, I am even more unsure about white hooded assassins riding chocobos. From now until January 31st of 2018, Noctis and his beautiful boys will be able to don the cloth of the brotherhood from Assassin’s Creed. This comes as a free event for Final Fantasy XV, taking place in t...[Read More]

Songbringer Launches on PC/Xbox One, PS4 Soon

A couple years ago, I was working for Giga Geek Magazine as a volunteer writer, scraping together stories from anywhere I could get them. In those early days, as the site itself was still fairly new, there were just a few games that would even give me the time of day. Songbringer was one of those games. Songbringer is an action adventure game akin to the top-down Zelda titles, but with a randomize...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) Review

Back when the leaks started circulating from Laura Kate Dale, I laughed out loud at the absolute insanity of the idea, and yet here I am with the game in my hands and I couldn’t be more surprised. Rabbids, the aggravating little bunnies that arguably ruined the Rayman name on the Wii, so much so that the Rabbids franchise no longer touts the Rayman branding at all. Add in cartoons that felt ...[Read More]

4.2

Poor

Phantom Trigger (Switch) Review

A while back I played a preview of Phantom Trigger, which was developed by Bread Team and published by Tiny Build. During that preview, I came away pretty intrigued at the general premise of the story, but I wasn’t enthralled with the combat. Now the game has launched on PC and Switch and has been available for the past couple weeks. Usually, I would have had this review done a while back, f...[Read More]

Gameumentary w/ Bill Gardner on Bioshock

Gameumentary is a project I’ve been following for the past couple weeks, bringing me even more documentary goodness to dive into after a hard day at the office. While filming their piece on Perception, the team spent some extra time talking with Bill Gardner about his work on Bioshock. The latest episode is now available on Gameumentary’s Youtube channel, which primarily focuses on the...[Read More]

Ojo Switch Projector Dock is Genius

This is where I want to see the Switch thrive. Sure, having awesome games is a must and we still really need that Virtual Console, but there are few things more awesome than the accessory possibilities for the system. Yesojo, a Chinese company based out of Shenzhen, is working on what’s called the Ojo Projector. This magical dock will allow Switch players to project their gameplay to just ab...[Read More]

PAX West Indie Mega Booth – 84 Playable Games

Indie Mega Booth is arguably easier to get lost in than all of PAX itself. During PAX East, I found myself wandering the many games for several hours, easily losing track of time to the myriad of interesting projects. PAX West looks to be even better, as 84 playable games have been announced to be at the Mega Booth, Mini Booth, and Tabletop areas.

Night Trap Limited Run Release Out Now

One of the influential titles that helped bring about the ESRB, Night Trap, is getting a re-release on PS4 coupled with the full collector’s edition treatment from Limited Run Games. Fans of this title have plenty to look forward to including a documentary by My Life in Gaming, a vinyl of the game’s soundtrack, t-shirts, and more. Not only that, but another game in the FMV adventure ge...[Read More]

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