Videogame Review: Hades

Developer Supergiant Games has a terrific pedigree starting with it’s groundbreaking debut title Bastion. They then released the stellar Transistor, the odd but interesting Pyre and now, with their best game yet, Hades.Hades started as an early access title on the newly launched epic game store in December 2018. The initial game was extremely enjoyable …

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The Games of PAX Online – Unpacking and Solasta: Crown of the Magister

As mentioned in my look at the PAX Online Experience there are tons of games demos available to check out during the show. There are pros and cons to the virtual experience while checking these many games out. It is definitely nicer to try them at home in a calm environment but I do miss …

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Kickstarter (and Fig) successes I have backed – Part 1

 Years ago the idea of Kickstarter was completely revolutionary and amazing concept - the ability to crowdfund a game or product from (generally) established creators and be part of the process.  This was before Early Access existed on Steam and the concept took off like wild resulting in many amazing experiences and some devastating misses …

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Videogame Preview: Marvel’s Avengers beta

After pouring many hours over the weekend into the soon to be released Marvel’s Avengers Beta from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal I can easily say I was left wanting more. By that mean I wanted more of the great story beats and definitely more from the additional War Table content that will fill out the …

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Videogame Preview: ‘Genshin Impact’ Beta

Genshin Impact from developer Mihoyo was one of the most beautiful and impressive games I saw at PAX East this year. It astounded me with its visual style, anime-style characters, complex systems, and in particular its fully open world. Anything I could see from a high vantage point I could travel to across the beautifully …

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The Last of Us Part II is a true definition of Videogames as Art. It is Brutal, Beautiful and Visceral.

Why are my hands shaking, I have done this, killed and hurt people before, why are my hands shaking. I can’t stop thinking of that girl, Nora, the one I made talk, the one I made tell me where she is. I did things I thought I could never do, but I had to know, …

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Videogame Review: ‘Corruption 2029’

In this followup to Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, developer The Bearded Ladies delivers a solid action title with deep tactics but a shallow story. In Corruption 2029, the character and story beats that defined Mutant Year Zero are lacking. But there are some interesting tweaks to the tactical formula that makes this title …

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