World War Z Review – Toppling Expectations

Regardless of how you feel about the movie World War Z, you can’t deny that the way zombies moved in its world was impressive. They didn’t look too different from typical zombies individually, and they ambled and groaned in familiar ways, but when they amass, they climb on top of one another to create giant hills of the undead in […]

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Vacation Simulator Review – A Modest Virtual Sabbatical

Owlchemy Labs’ first VR game, Job Simulator, placed you in a series of familiar work environments and made you interact with well-meaning robots who didn’t understand how human beings work. Vacation Simulator is the natural evolution of that experience, trading the office for vacation settings while keeping the friendly-but-confused robots. You have more to do and are a more active […]

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The World Next Door Review – All Style, No Substance

Games often take you on a journey that becomes greater than it first appears. An evolution usually occurs within the mechanics or narrative the more you play. Characters get more powerful, or their personalities develop in intriguing ways, and one way or another, we get a payoff. Unfortunately, The World Next Door never achieves more than what’s on the surface. […]

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New Gameplay Today – EDF: Iron Rain

This one’s for all the bug haters out there. The latest game in the EDF series, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is out next week, and unsurprisingly it features an impressive amount of bug-blasting action. Reiner and I joined forces against the invaders in today’s special co-op episode, while Leo sat back in the booth and asked all kinds of […]

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Photographs Review – Captivating Vignettes About Regrets

We all have moments we regret. Whether these moments are big or small, consequences result either way. Photographs is a narrative puzzle game (from the creator of mobile hits 10000000 and You Must Build A Boat) that expands on this concept beautifully. It introduces characters who have to live with heartbreaking choices, and we witness their worlds shift during these […]

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New Gameplay Today – Risk Of Rain 2

Hopoo Games made a surprise announcement during Gearbox’s PAX panel this afternoon, revealing that Risk of Rain 2 is now available in Steam Early Access. Upon hearing this news, Leo ran to the studio so quickly that he left a flaming trail like that one part in Back to the Future. He really wanted to play this one, apparently. Was […]

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Replay – From Software's Otogi Series

From Software is known predominantly for the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, and the recent Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but back in 2003, before Hidetaka Miyazaki had joined the developer, it released a pair of action games exclusively for the Xbox called Otogi: Myth of Demons and Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors. The two games share some overlap with From’s latest game, […]

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