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Review | Crush Your Enemies (PC, iOS)

by Josh Boykinon July 13, 2016
Crush Your Enemies is basically about one thing: crushing your enemies as quickly as possible. I played a sampling of the game at this year’s E3, but now I’ve been able to take some time with the full enemy crushing experience. It’s streamlined real-time strategy at it...
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Review | OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions

by Josh Boykinon July 3, 2016
It’s odd to think about a book that covers video gaming history but isn’t retro. This particularly feels weird when thought of in terms of eSports, since organized video game competitions aren’t exactly new. The business of eSports team development is...
PDP grabbed the license to make the official Titanfall 2 headsets and controller.

E3 2016 | PDP Steps Up the Peripheral Game

by Josh Boykinon June 30, 2016
I won’t kid, one of my favorite surprise announcements this year came out of the Microsoft camp: custom-painted Xbox One controllers. Sure, practically all controllers do the same things, but there’s something special about using a controller that you’ve s...

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E3 2016 Preview | Crush foes using real-time strategy in “Crush Your Enemies”

by Josh Boykinon June 28, 2016
Gambitious Entertainment shared a tent with Devolver Digital this year at E3; they’re two different companies but share a indie-like style to their games. One of my favorite games I played at E3 2016 was Vile Mon...
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E3 2016 Preview | Elex Shows a “Science-Fantasy” World, Pits Logic Against Emotion

by Josh Boykinon June 27, 2016
We in the gaming world are no strangers to open-world sci-fi or fantasy games, but what about a game that’s both sci-fi AND fantasy? Nordic Games and Piranha Bytes proposes just that situation with their upcoming “s...


E3 2016 Preview | Attack On Titan

by Josh Boykinon June 20, 2016
Anime fans around the world await 2017, the year when the second season of Funimation’s Attack on Titan graces us with its heartbreaking trauma and fast-paced action. Players looking for new experiences in the world of Attack on Titan can get a small fix with the upcoming game f...
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EA Play 2016 | Prepare for Titanfall 2 Multiplayer

by Josh Boykinon June 15, 2016
Typically this week, all the hot gaming news comes from E3: the Electronic Entertainment Expo. This year though, E3 has a rival: EA Play. Electronic Arts put on its own mini-convention at LA Live, showing off five upcoming triple-A titles. Though I was...
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Review | Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir

by Josh Boykinon June 6, 2016
High definition re-releases are standard issue for current-gen consoles, with prettied-up versions of old games gracing the libraries of many players. Some titles don’t do much but add a new paint job and bundle in DLC, while others may add some new textures or previously unreleased se...


Preview | Riders of Icarus

by Josh Boykinon May 27, 2016
Mounts aren’t unusual in MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars, but a whole game that revolves around mounts? Nexon’s newest game does just that: players in Riders of Icarus explore the land in search of new, powerful mounts with special abilities. I checked out a small demo that N...
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Review | NoScope Andromeda Computer and Gaming Glasses

by Josh Boykinon May 26, 2016
I’ve reviewed NoScope’s gaming glasses since they released their self-branded model in 2014. Gunnar Optiks introduced the concept of special, yellow-tinted lenses into the professional gaming space before, but their prices made the glasses cost-prohibitive for ma...
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UPDATED: New Vainglory Champion Leaked at GDC 2016

by Josh Boykinon March 16, 2016
UPDATE: Twitter user <a href=””>@BenGlory</a> relayed a link to me showing the newly-posted lore confirming the new champion! Her name: Alpha. @Wallstormer — Brian (@BrianGlory) March ...