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Coup de Grâce: Blade Symphony Review

May 25, 2014 No Comments by

This article I wrote originally appeared in PC Gamer #266. This is a link to their post on the website.

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Pay to Win: Free to Play Review

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments by

This article originally appeared in The Ithacan Vol 81 Issue 24. This is a link to their post on the website.

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A Cut Above: Nidhogg Review

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments by

This article originally appeared in The Ithacan Vol 81 Issue 17. This is a link to their post on the website.

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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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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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Alone in the Dark: NightSky

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

In the lonely dark of Hurricane Sandy, I booted up my netbook and looked for something to pass the time. What I found was a deeply ambient and evocative experience that’d been hiding in my Steam library for far too long. NightSky’s an adventure through masterfully designed environments that sets itself apart.

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Torchlight II: First Impressions

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

At every turn, Torchlight II makes you feel like something spectacular just happened. As you’re hammering your way through an ancient crypt, you find a mace that has a chance to rain down a flurry of acid on your target. That’s cool. Using your new bludgeoning buddy, you slam your way to a level up […]

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A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda

Jul 14, 2012 No Comments

When I think of A.R.E.S., I can’t help but think of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. They’re totally different games; ARES is a 2D action-platformer and STALKER is an open-world FPS, but they share one critical thing: nobody expects their acronym to actually stand for anything. It’s the name of the main character; any further explanation is left to the imagination. […]

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