Josh Pedroza

He just graduated from Western Illinois University where all he did was write. On his free time he enjoys going out to Chicago and enjoying the company of his friends. Also, Go Cubs!!! His favorite game is Borderlands 2, favorite movie is The Social Network, and his favorite TV show is Dexter. Yes, he has very diverse taste.

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Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes – A Bleak Yet Wonderful Conclusion

It’s very rare for a trilogy nowadays in just about any medium to come around and absolutely nail it from beginning to end. When the original Rise of the Planet of the Apes was announced, it was met with much skepticism as we all had that sour taste in our mouths from the Tim Burton remake. No one expected it to be such an excellent character driven film, and same goes for the superb 2nd entry, Da...[Read More]

Destiny 2 Beta Gameplay Impressions: Don’t Fix What’s Ain’t Broken

Earlier this week, the beta for the highly anticipated Destiny 2 was released. There is definitely much excitement to be had with this upcoming sequel as the original Destiny’s player base has grown tremendously since it’s initial release. I for one have been very optimistic for Destiny 2, and now that I have gotten some good time in with the beta, here are my impressions.

Marooners’ Rock Destiny 2 Beta Key Giveaway

We are mere days away from the PS4 and Xbox One beta for the highly anticipated Destiny 2! If you haven’t gotten a chance to pre-order Destiny 2 or you’re just unsure if you want to, then you’re in luck! As you all know we here at Marooners’ Rock LOVE giving away free stuff! We have been given keys for the upcoming Destiny 2 and we are more than happy to give some away! I know I ...[Read More]

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Perception – Interesting Concept, Disappointing Execution

Back in 2015, developer The Deep End Games started a Kickstarter for an indie project known as Perception with one of the mains selling points being that the team had members who originally worked on critically acclaimed games such as Dead Space and BioShock. Perception’s concept alone was enough to grab me once I saw the team behind it. Perception puts players in control of a blind woman, who mus...[Read More]

Shadow of Mordor Update – Nemesis Forge: Monolith Sticking True to “Nothing Will Be Forgotten”

We are only a few months away from the highly anticipated Shadow of War. Monolith Productions has released a new update for the original Shadow of Mordor, which adds in the Nemesis Forge. The big tagline of Shadow of War is “Nothing Will Be Forgotten,” which was made the original so revolutionary. Uruks had truly remembered your previous encounters and now this system is being built up...[Read More]

E3 2017 – Seven: The Days Long Gone – Much More Than Meets The Eye

Seven: Days Long Gone was a bit of a surprise to me when I got the chance to see it back at E3. When I was told it was an isometric open world RPG, I was a slightly skeptical as isometric open world doesn’t seem ideal. Luckily, I was proven wrong once I got to see what exactly developers IMGN.PRO were actually trying to achieve. Now what I ended up seeing was still part of the pre-beta, so we stil...[Read More]

E3 2017: Middle Earth: Shadow of War – Extremely Ambitious Sequel

At this past E3, WB Games and Monolith made a lot of effort to showcase as much as they could for the upcoming Shadow of War, the sequel to the surprise hit that was Shadow of Mordor. The original game was adored for it’s tight and brutal combat system, but the real praise came from its now revolutionary Nemesis System. At the time, we hadn’t seen anything like it in a AAA ¬action title. Upon firs...[Read More]

E3 2017: Call of Cthulhu – May Be The Lovecraftian Game Fans Have Always Wanted

I got the opportunity to sit in a live demo of the upcoming Call of Cthulhu from developer Cyanide. Up until now, we had not gotten much information on how the game plays, rather we got some eerie and terrifying trailers showcasing the dark nature of the HP Lovecraft universe. I was initially under the impression that this was going to be just an interactive murder mystery, but luckily, we are get...[Read More]

Hello Neighbor: Don’t Judge A Game By It’s Art Style

Horror is one of my favorite genres. What’s great about horror is how much the genre can be made unconventional by breaking the rules of what horror should be. When I think of a good horror game, I think of games like Outlast, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, etc. Those games are immediately recognized in the genre for their dark tone and aesthetic. Tinybuild’s Hello Neighbor is considered ...[Read More]

E3 2017: Vampyr Preview – Darkness Seeped with Consequences

A couple weeks ago we got a stylish and cinematic trailer for an upcoming game titled Vampyr (not sure if it is pronounced normally or “vamp-eer”). Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment looks to once again make vampires cool with this new action RPG taking place in 1918 London during the Spanish Flu epidemic. After a good half hour demo presented to us at E3 this week, Vampyr looks to ad...[Read More]

Insomniac’s Spider-Man Game Is Exactly What I’m Hoping For

Sony’s press conference has just wrapped up, and we got our first glimpse of Insomniac’s upcoming game adaptation of Marvel’s beloved superhero. Spider-Man has always been my hero since I was a kid. I even remember playing the original game adaptation of the 2002 movie back on the PS2, and just playing it over and over again. Even remembering all the cheat codes by heart to unloc...[Read More]

Dead Effect 2 VR Now Available On Steam Early Access

The first person sci fi horror title, Dead Effect 2, has now released as a VR game for Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Developer BadFly Interactive has built the original game from the ground up with VR optimized controls, weapon dual wielding, and improved weapon models. The original game, for those unfamiliar, takes place on a spaceship where crew members must survive against a ...[Read More]

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