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Risen 3: Titan Lords Review

September 5, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

The Risen series has, thus far, been an unfortunate exercise in mediocrity. It’s quite sad because its setting and worlds often have a ton of potential, but each game has smacked of rushing to meet a deadline that it never really seems to hit its stride…

Swatting why it isnt a joke

Swatting: Why It Isn’t a Joke

August 31, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

The “point” of swatting is to have a SWAT team show up to the victim’s house under the pretense of a serious crime, such as attempted murder, bomb scares and so on. The idea is to have this happen while the person is livestreaming, so the act is broadcast to his/her audience…

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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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Crypt of the NecroDancer Preview

August 4, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

Crypt of the NecroDancer has been doing the rounds for just over a year now, generating incredibly positive reception from events such as PAX. Now with the game finally released on Steam under the Early Access program…

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?…

10 More Video Game Songs With Lyrics

10 More Awesome Video Game Songs With Vocals

July 9, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

Quite a while back, I wrote an article showing off ten of my favourite songs in video games that happened to feature vocals. Listening to all those songs sure was good fun, and many were quite the nostalgia trip! But why stop with just ten?…

Tomodachi Life review

Tomodachi Life Review

July 7, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

It’s 4:45 pm on the island. A rap battle is taking place between Eiji Aonuma and Ganondorf. Elsewhere, Awesome Games Editor-in-Chief Adam Vjestica is farting alone in his apartment. Welcome to Tomodachi Life, one of the best non-games I have ever played…