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Review | Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes

by Josh Boykinon October 17, 2014
Frequently mysteries are just about finding out “whodunit,” and that particularly holds true in mystery adventure games. But Frogwares’ newest entry in the Sherlock Holmes series, Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes takes it a step further: once you found out who committed the crime, what do you do with the criminal? In this iteration of […]
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Hands-On With NoScope Glasses, Round 2: Orions and Hydras

by Josh Boykinon October 15, 2014
Maybe it’s a symptom of years spent in front of various screens throughout my life, but I’m realizing that my eyes put in some serious work over the course of a day of writing and gaming. “Gamer glasses,” special glasses with yellow lenses to ease eye strain, aren’t new, but NoScope as a company somewhat […]

Review | Super Comboman (PC)

by Josh Boykinon September 16, 2014
If I wrote up a list of my top 25 games of all-time, a sure-fire member of that list would be Super House of Dead Ninjas. A 16-bit styled take on platforming, you play as the ninja Nintai Ryoko as she cuts through hordes of skeletons and other monsters on her way to the bottom […]

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Review | Infinity Runner (PC)

by Josh Boykinon August 4, 2014
Endless runners are an interesting genre. Titles like Temple Run and Flappy Bird made the score-challenging gamplay famous, but other developers have tried to add depth with stories and compelling atmosphere: Infinity Runner tries, but unfortunately falls short of the finish line by adding shallow story and atmosphere. Toss in middling gameplay meant to cater […]
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Review | Wildstar (PC)

by Josh Boykinon August 3, 2014
Another massively multiplayer online game touted as a “WoW-killer,” Wildstar pits the nature-loving Exiles against the tyrannical Dominion in a battle for abandoned technology on the planet Nexus. As someone who traditionally hasn’t taken to the style of MMOs, this game excited me with its approachable nature; everything from the colorful outdoor landscapes to the […]
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Preview | Dengen Chronicles (iOS)

by Josh Boykinon July 11, 2014
I thought I knew all I needed to know about Mangatar’s virtual card-battler Dengen Chronicles. It started on Windows Phone and PC. but Mangatar’s bringing the game to iOS and Android, as well as overhauling the entire battle system. I’ve given a preview build of the iOS version a shot, and after a couple days I […]


Be a Blackphone, Nintendo: Stay in the hardware game.

by Josh Boykinon July 7, 2014
    Update: As pointed out by GotGame reader David, the Wii U no longer uses friend codes; they’ve been replaced by the Nintendo Network ID. Also, long system update times can be avoided by keeping the system in standby and allowing overnight updates. I personally prefer to power down my console, and compare the […]
Valiant Hearts

Thoughts on the Fourth of July, and War in Gaming

by Josh Boykinon July 4, 2014
Contains Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 spoilers. Read it anyway, since MW2’s been out for years. Today’s the 4th of July, a day which, to most people on the planet, doesn’t mean a whole lot. But here in the US we celebrate Independence Day, a time for fireworks, family, and…freedom. And fireworks. So many […]
Cloud Front

Review | HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

by Josh Boykinon July 1, 2014
One of the most efficient ways to increase a game’s quality is to fully appreciate its audio. Most TV speakers don’t come equipped for the job, and using a surround sound speaker system for all your Call of Duty frag sessions is a sure-fire way to piss off your roommate/spouse/neighbor. This is where higher-end gaming headsets […]

NoScope Demon Series

Review | NoScope Gaming Glasses

by Josh Boykinon June 27, 2014
Professional gamers have long touted the benefits of using gaming glasses: specially-crafted specs made to decrease eyestrain and increase visual acuity. The yellow tint make them look like something you might find on a shooting range, but the special coloration filters blue light going to the eyes and eases the stress of long gaming sessions. Before […]
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Reasons to believe in Destiny.

by Josh Boykinon June 19, 2014
When I heard the announcement for Destiny’s alpha, I wasn’t particularly thrilled. Sure, it’d be a good opportunity to stick my toe into a $500 million massively-multiplayer online shooter, but I’d played MMOs before  I’d played shooters before. I didn’t expect to play anything that would really grip me. I suppose you could have called […]
Wii Party U

Nintendo eShop Update: Week of May 15, 2014

by Josh Boykinon May 16, 2014
There’s new content available every week on the Nintendo eShop. This week’s updates include: Nintendo eShop on Wii U Wii Party U – Invite your friends over… it’s time to party! Your living room becomes a party playground as you enjoy time together in comically themed board games and minigames that get everyone off the […]