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ARMS – The Many Ways to Play

The big Global Test Punch has been active at various times this weekend, giving players a pretty solid look into what they can expect from ARMS. ARMS is the latest new intellectual property from Nintendo, a company that is pretty well known for sticking to its guns with its major franchises. While ARMS has a focus on using the Switch’s motion controls, there are plenty of ways to play and I&...[Read More]

Grab your Spades and Unearth the Shovel Knight Art Book this Fall!

There are lots of gaming items out there that are simply gimmicks; however, that’s not the case with Shovel Knight: Official Design Works!

Kickstarter: Ama’s Lullaby Gives Cyberpunk Adventure a Makeover

Several years ago, I was tasked with trawling forums to find interesting projects to bring to light. One of those projects was Ama’s Lullaby, an adventure RPG with turn-based combat that was in the very early stages of development. Not long after, developer Marc Chevallereau of Mercy Ground Creations decided to take the game in a different direction, but you can view the previous version her...[Read More]

PAX East 2017 Party List

It’s that time again! Here’s our awesome list of PAX East 2017 Parties and events this week! As you can guess, this list will be ever-changing and we’ll do our best to keep it as up-to-date as possible. You’ll see our friends at SideQuesting doing the same on their own PAX East Party Page, and we want to give our thanks to the Facebook PAX East Parties group for keeping us ...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #010 – SHMUP To You

Greetings Backloggers! I guess I didn’t learn my lesson from Super Thunder Blade, because up next on the list was another SEGA classic: Bio-Hazard Battle.

Backlog Burndown #009 – Holiday Hangover

Greetings Backloggers! I hope everyone had a good holiday season. My backlog may have taken a bit of a wrong turn thanks to the Steam Sale, but it’s a new year, and a new chance to get on track. I’m not much for official New Year’s Resolutions, since those are far too often derailed almost before they’re begun, but I do believe in building on success, or at the very least, working on improving whe...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #007 – Episodic Gain, Old School Pain

Greetings Backloggers! Welcome to column 007, where if I were planning better, I would have gone and played one of the various James Bond games lurking in my backlog. Instead, I set out with a plan to knock out a seemingly easy SEGA classic that’s been in my backlog in one form or another since picking up Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for my PS3 back in 2009.

Electronic Arts and Real Racing 3 Announce Formula E Partnership

Yesterday, EA announced a new partnership between Real Racing 3, their award-winning mobile racing franchise developed by Firemonkeys Studio, and the FIA Formula E Championship.

Bet You Can’t Drive This – Racing With Frenemies

I recently had the opportunity to sample Can’t Drive This, a new cooperative arcade racing game from Pixel Maniacs. Can’t Drive This differentiates itself from other arcade racers by requiring two players to work together. While Player One drives a car in a standard 3rd-person viewpoint, Player Two utilizes a top-down view to lay down the track ahead of their comrade. It’s dynamic, fast-paced, and...[Read More]

The Escapists 2 Reveal Trailer Released

At TwitchCon 2016, Team17 and Mouldy Toof officially announced the upcoming release of The Escapists 2, the sequel to the 2015 hit game The Escapists, by releasing their official reveal trailer.

Sundered, the New Game by Thunder Lotus, Announced Today

Thunder Lotus Games released Jotun almost exactly one year ago, and its hand-drawn animation, bad-ass female Viking protagonist, and deep attention to Norse mythology gained them a solid fan base from the Kickstarter to the current Valhalla Edition. Now they’re back with the highly-anticipated sophomore effort, entitled Sundered. This announcement comes just before TwitchCon 2016, where thou...[Read More]

Steam Changes Review Scores, Disregards Non-Steam Purchases

On September 12, Steam shook things up again in the store in an attempt to address “scam” reviews that have been clogging up the pipeline and providing what are considered fraudulent review scores for video games.

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