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The Swapper Review

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments

I’ve watched myself die countless times in games, but it’s never haunted me like The Swapper has. The hiss of oxygen flushing from my spacesuit fades gently, but the knowledge of this death’s necessity – much like many that proceed it – lingers unsettlingly, even if those bodies are just my clones. Moments ago, they […]

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Striking: Skullgirls review

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments

This article I wrote originally appeared in PC Gamer #259. This is a link to their post on the website.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Bet On DBZ

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments

Salty Bet lets you settle the age-old question: “Who would win, Homer Simpson or Omega Tiger Woods?”

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The Quest for Purpose #1: Skyrim’s Shallow Sandbox

Aug 08, 2013 3 Comments

The Quest for Purpose is a small series about my thoughts and recent experiences about Skyrim.

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4 Games the Oculus Rift is Made For

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments

The Oculus Rift is a brilliant little work-in-progress set to bring virtual reality a couple inches from your eyes. As news of the development comes out, everyone’s abuzz about how it will change first person shooters. While games like Half-Life 2 will be a remarkable experience with the Rift, only thinking of shooters is just […]

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Not Your Everyday Routine

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments

The majority of games today set out to empower the player. Whether it’s in the hulking metal boots of a super-soldier or the magical garments of some arch-wizard, playing with power is a draw of many modern games. Above all, Routine conspires to make you wet your spacesuit. Routine is a first person horror exploration game […]

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Slash, Dash, and Cash: Warframe First Impressions

Jun 12, 2013 1 Comment

Having soft-launched into open beta, Warframe garnered minor attention among the gaming press, but evaded the major headlines since the first beta began. Though it’s still in active development, Warframe’s an interesting specimen of a free to play game without a focus on competitive multiplayer. After spending some time with it, it’s clear it holds promise, […]

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Hotline Miami Developer Sends Cryptic Message

May 06, 2013 No Comments

Just this afternoon, Hotline Miami developers Dennaton Games have posted the phrase “LSSRUTB UYO SEEL LNLS ERED LEH” all across their various social media pages. Few answers have turned up so far, but frantic theory-crafting is all but inevitable. Dennaton Games have been quick to prove the sequel isn’t afraid to stray from the original. […]

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Wolfire Games’ Low Light Combat Looks Electric

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

Looking to be the low-budget lovechild between arena FPSs and stealth games, Low Light Combat is Wolfire’s (known for Overgrowth & Revolver) latest game to go up for sale. The levels are dark and twisting, the lighting – shockingly – low. Each player starts with 60 seconds to live, which can be reduced by firing […]

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Every Half-Life Mod Broken In Recent Steam Update

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments

On February 15th, the update seemed innocuous enough. Three listed changes, none of them particularly remarkable. However, behind the scenes, Valve changed the file directory path for the original Half-Life from username/Half-Life to common/Half-Life. “We have been seeing rendering problems and gameplay problems,” said ModDB. “We’re not sure if we can release a hotfix for these problems, since […]

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