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!

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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition (PS4) Review

While I am always discussing retro games and streaming them on Twitch, its not often I get to actually review retro games here on Marooners’ Rock. That’s the main reason I jumped at the offer to cover this classic Harvest Moon game that has just been made available on PS4 not too long ago. How does Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition hold up in the modern era?

Hover – Revolt of Gamers Surfs through Neon Cities

Inspired by the Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, Hover: Revolt of Gamers seeks to fulfill the need to leap through neon worlds with a little bit of against-the-establishment flair. Hover is an open-world parkour title that has players leaping through the air, grinding on walls, and tagging surfaces with spray paint. More details about the game can be found in their gameplay trailer that lists out ...[Read More]

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Toukiden 2 (PS4) Review – Oni Hunter

Riding off of what made the original so interesting, Toukiden 2 takes the formula into something more unique with some great features for this genre. Similar in setup to Capcom’s Monster Hunter, Toukiden 2 puts the player against powerful Oni inspired by Japanese mythology, using crazy weapons and the powers of the Mitama spirits. All of this frantic combat is held together by a fairly inter...[Read More]

Award Nominations from PAX East 2017

Boston, an often overwhelming city, offers one of the best opportunities to see the newest games and ideas in the industry. Six of our writers descended into the city from all over the country and we want to take the time to show some of the most noteworthy games we had the pleasure to check out. Now, it is important to note that there were far too many games for us to see. There was no way we cou...[Read More]

Alex’s Five Favorite Game Journalists and Inspirations

Over the years that led to me being here at Marooners’ Rock, there have been plenty of journalists, shows, and critical pieces that have inspired me to constantly strive for better understanding of the video game medium as well as increase my quality in my work. These are just a few of the authors that I feel like do exceptional work, beyond the scope needed of a typical review. These are th...[Read More]

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World of Goo (Nintendo Switch) Review

World of Goo has been around for quite some time, being a fairly unique PC game that could run on just about any computer system of the last ten years or so. In fact, it was one of the first full games I was able to run on my junk Windows XP machine way back when. Now, this classic puzzle game has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, but is there enough in this port to entice new players or is it ...[Read More]

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Details and Release Date

Just about anyone who played the authentically styled Battlefront will admit there wasn’t much to the game other than its visuals. After taking in that feedback, EA seems to be shifting to a release that fans wanted in the first place, especially with a new single player campaign. Straight from EA, we now have some concrete details, plus the release date, of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Thoughts on the NES Classic Edition Being Discontinued

Well, the internet has been set ablaze from the headlines that created tons of reactions from all sorts of people. Nintendo recently announced that it had discontinued production of the NES Classic Edition, at least in North America. While there is no word yet if this is the case globally, many consumers have shown their anger towards this announcement. This is where I hope to shed some light on t...[Read More]

Dauntless (Alpha) – A New Way to Hunt on PC

One of my favorite multiplayer experiences across all consoles has to be Monster Hunter, starting first with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Some of my best gaming memories from college involved everyone gathering at a friends house with their 3DS systems to hunt super challenging foes, all while making our characters stronger and sharpening our skills. Those nights were filled with laughs and triumphs...[Read More]

NIS America’s New Titles From Nintendo Direct

Today’s Nintendo Direct came as a bit of a surprise. With a majority of the announcement focusing on Splatoon 2 and ARMS, it seemed like this Direct would be a bit dull or at the least predictable. However, plenty of other smaller, often more exciting tidbits were revealed including some new games from NIS America. Disgaea 5 Complete is headed to Nintendo Switch later this year. While Culdce...[Read More]

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladio

I will admit, its not often that I even consider doing a full review for downloadable content. However, there’s enough to talk about for this DLC that it warrants some discussion, resulting into some sincere criticism that I would love for Square Enix to consider for future content. Sure, some games almost add seemingly better content well after release, while Square Enix seems to be enrichi...[Read More]

New Pokemon Marshadow is Coming Soon to Sun & Moon

Sure sure, the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild have been dominating the times of Nintendo fans here of late. However, the Pokemon Company have just released a teaser for why we should dust off our 3DS systems and jump back into Pokemon Sun and Moon. Even though hackers have known about this new Pokemon for a while, we finally have an official announcement about Marshadow.

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