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Yooka-Laylee Review – A Loving Tribute to 90s 3D Platformers

Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer developed by Playtonic Games, a company that consists of many former staff members from Rare. It’s development cycle is an interesting little story because it was built from the ground up through a Kickstarter campaign organized by the company.

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Afternoon Ramble – Talking through Destiny’s missed opportunities, and what I’d like to see in Destiny 2

Destiny, the highly anticipated title from Bungie, released 2 and a half years ago to mixed, yet still highly positive reviews across the board. Praised…

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Pathologic – Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Taking Chances

Browsing my recently deleted items on my Documents drive is a stressful experience. A daunting anxiety builds within me as I slowly mouse over the ‘Empty Bin’ prompt, considering erasing these items from my computer permanently. Forever and always. Gone.

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Another Galaxy, Another Review – A Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far aw…wait, wrong universe, my apologies. Still, a long time ago, the gaming community witnessed what–at the time–would be the end of one of the most popular trilogies in gaming history. Until now, fans of the Mass Effect trilogy have waited with bated breath for a successor. Now, we have one. Now, we finally have our Pathfinder.

Warning: there may be possible spoilers contained in the featured screenshots. Gaze at your own risk.

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Knights, Vikings, Samurai, Oh My – A For Honor Review

By now anyone who’s anyone in the gaming community has either played, heard of, or boycotted Ubisoft’s For Honor. Between those of us who participated in both closed/open alpha and beta tests and loved every minute, to those who have taken the mantle of martyr by rescinding business the multinational development team, the game has certainly made a reputation for itself. The question is, good, bad, or ugly?

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Of Water and Sandstorms – An Analysis of Mad Max

Mad Max drove far under the radar last year, underneath other open-world games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. Due to the overwhelming raving reviews for both latter titles, opinions of Mad Max were sullying at best. Some were not unfounded, but much like the game’s sales, something else drove by unseen: the brilliant character development.

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Skyrim – A Cause For Exploration

In the snowy valley outside Winterhold, amidst hills and mountains galore, awash with foreign plant life and fantastical creatures eager to harm my character; I come face to face with a common wolf.  It stares me down from a distance, growling and standing its ground, expressing discomfort and anger at the very sight of me, an unfamiliar antagonist trespassing upon its habitat.  I maintain a cautionary range, readying my battle axe and hand full of fire, not necessarily eager to row with the snarling beast, but at least anticipating the necessity to defend myself.

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