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The Lego Batman Movie – Review

“Black. All important movies start with a black screen.” That’s the opening line from The Lego Batman Movie, that rolls even before any of the studio logos show up.  It’s never an easy task building a movie spinoff around a side character from a previous movie or show, even when working from an established character. The Lego Batman Movie takes on that task with the charact...[Read More]

Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic (Xbox One) Review

With Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, developer Bitfather turns back the clock and delivers a very old-school RPG. If the pixel graphics and 8-bit inspired soundtrack aren’t enough to sell you on that point, they even go so far as to render the game in the 4:3 aspect ratio of old CRT monitors and TV’s, with a plain grey background filling in the rest of the screen.

Uncanny Valley Review

It’s no secret that I love horror. Movies, games, TV shows, all of it. I have played every Silent Hill game, every Resident Evil game, and everything else that has come and gone. In this modern age of third person and first person horror games we have been given an amazing gift in Uncanny Valley by the Cowardly Creations development team.

Rad Rodgers: World One Review

It’s pretty obvious was Interceptor Entertainment was going for in Rad Rodgers: World One, a classic 2D Platformer with the humor style of Conker’s Bad Fur Day that shows tribute to the Apogee-era of games. This platformer aims to capture all the awesome vibes of being a 90’s kid that’s obsessed with video games, thrust in a dangerous world. Unfortunately, Rad Rodgers: Worl...[Read More]

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review

Before we get into this review, I’ll confess that I have never gotten into the Fate anime or manga. So I went into this game having no pre-existing knowledge of the lore or story. Luckily, I was able to pick up on the basic premise of this ongoing series from the start, as the game did a pretty good job of explaining what exactly was going on in this world. I will be honest and say it is int...[Read More]

Pinball FX2 – Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One Review

Here we go, ladies and gentlemen, another Star Wars table from the brilliant design masterminds over at Zen Studios. This time they’ve put together an experience based upon the excitement and daring behind Star Wars: Rogue One. Full disclosure, I haven’t seen Rogue One so there is a good chance that some, or many, of the fan service elements in this table will go over my head, but that...[Read More]

The Little Acre Review

Released at the tail end of December, The Little Acre kind of got lost among the shuffle of big budget releases and Steam/PS4 sales. That’s unfortunate, because this game is a gorgeous, bite-sized love letter to the classic LucasArts adventure games of the ‘90s with modern control sensibilities and a humor and writing style all its own.

Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Plus Review

Back in 2011, prominent indie game designers Ed McMillen and Florian Himsl came together for a week long game jam to make a game like they used to. With the goals of making a Legend of Zelda (NES) inspired rogue-like that also touched on McMillen’s conflicting ideas about religion, the two created the game in Flash and it quickly became a phenomenon. Now, Nicalis brings us a new expansion, A...[Read More]

Rise & Shine Review

Rise & Shine is a new game from developer Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team and published by Adult Swim. I really enjoyed what I played of it when I wasn’t screaming at my laptop in frustration. Let’s just say the game is a lot harder than I expected.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Review

I’ve always had fun with rhythm games. Even though I’m terrible at DDR which still has given me some fun times, hanging with friends trying to beat each other’s terrible scores is always a blast. I’ve played a lot of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which to me are the ultimate rhythm games. Going into Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone however, I wasn’t sure what to expect. For those unfamili...[Read More]

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Quickly becoming an icon for the indie game scene, Shantae’s humble beginnings started on the Gameboy Color and from there went on a journey that started a franchise. Shantae’s latest adventure comes in the form of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which is available on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and the Vita. Being a huge fan of the last game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, I was inc...[Read More]

One Piece Film: Gold Review

The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film: Gold, will be making its way to theaters in North America next week, and publisher Funimation Entertainment gave us an early look at Toei Animation’s action packed film.

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