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Why I Chose Wii U

Why Wii U Was The Only Option (The Late Adopter’s Opinion)

October 8, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I've been a PC gamer exclusively for about four years now. Not because I consider myself a member of gaming's Master Race or anything, I just needed a new PC in 2010 for my burgeoning business as photojournalist and instead of picking up a Macbook like every other “artist” in the western world...

Outlast 2

How Outlast Helps Gamers Understand Sexual Abuse

September 18, 2014 | by Joe Martin

It’s no secret that Outlast is a pretty terrifying game. A first-person survival horror title developed and published by Red Barrels for PC and later PS4 and Xbox One, horror fans were left salivating at the prospect of playing as freelance investigative journalist Miles Upsher, who receives an anonymous tip from a source identified only as a whistleblower...

The Fall of Japanese Game Developers

The Fall of Japanese Video Game Developers

November 16, 2011 | by Adam Vjestica

Spanning the breadth of the 1980’s to the early 00's, Japanese video game developers were rightly regarded as the catalyst which spurred innovation. A combination of a strong traditional heritage...

Retro Reflections

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    Devil Kings Retro Reflection

    November 1, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    It's the midst of autumn, a spooky, eerie time of year that's perfectly personified in the most badass of all yearly celebrations: Halloween...

  • Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

    Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

    October 23, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

    I’m going to start this piece with a warning, not about spoilers or explicit content, but simply about perspective. This is one of my favourite games of all time, and along those lines I actually have very little negative to say about it...

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    Devil May Cry Retro Reflection

    October 9, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

    After dominating the PSOne market with the exceptional Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry was one of Japanese developer Capcom’s earlier projects on the shiny new PlayStation 2, and it truly showcased the potential of the system...

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    Jet Set Radio Future Retro Reflection

    August 26, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    It's a sad fact that many of the games we loved playing growing up simply haven't stood the test of time; what we once thought were flawless masterpieces unfortunately eroded over the years...

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    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Retro Reflection

    July 22, 2014 | by Mike Slater

    One of many masterpieces from the (sadly) now defunct development studio at LucasArts, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II was a revelation to me...

  • Operation Winback retro reflection

    Operation WinBack Retro Reflection

    July 18, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    Now hear me out on this one. How bizarre would it be if the first ever third person cover shooter ever made was not, in fact, Western made, but instead by a small Japanese team more famous for the Dynasty Warriors franchise?...

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    Nuclear War Retro Reflection

    July 14, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

    There are certain video games from my youth that stick out in my memory. The first hours of playing Metroid and The Legend of Zelda on a brand new NES were definitely a highlight, but there were games in the late '80s and early '90s that simply perplexed me...

  • Oni retro reflection

    Oni Retro Reflection

    May 19, 2014 | by Jonathan Trussler

    Be warned, this retro will include extremely un-academic, thoroughly adolescent colloquialisms like “cool”, “awesome” and “bad-ass”, because Oni is the type of game that’s simply impossible to describe without using them...

Latest Posts

5 Reasons Why Remember Me Needs A Sequel

November 20, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

I probably needn’t mention the irony that a game titled Remember Me quickly faded into bargain bin obscurity. The game itself, while having an interesting setting and themes (not to mention a remarkable soundtrack), quickly fell victim to repetitive combat and painful linearity…