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Review | Life Is Strange: Episode 5 – Polarized

by Tyler Colpon October 20, 2015
The final episode of Life Is Strange, Polarized, feels more like two separate episodes. There’s the first half, where Maxine Caulfield escapes from Mark Jefferson’s disturbing basement. And the second half: Max treading through the hurricane hoping to save Chloe from her grisly fate. Smashed together, as they are in Polarized, they slow the momentum […]

Metal Gear Solid V is this year’s Far Cry

by Tyler Colpon September 8, 2015
Metal Gear Solid V is basically Far Cry, specifically Far Cry 3 and 4. It’s got the open world, the variety of weapons, the sneaking options, the firefight options, and the base capturing. Heck, it’s even got flower picking! All of those things combine into this dynamic action game that adjusts to how you play, […]

2 World of Warcraft: Legion features that new and returning players need to pay attention to

by Tyler Colpon August 6, 2015
If you’re someone who played World of Warcraft a long time ago or someone who has managed to avoid it all these years, it’s hard to get interested in new expansions. It’s a bunch of features and tweaks to existing things that you, apparently, don’t care that much about. And while the game has become […]

2 revealing Dark Souls 3 theories from the new Gamescom trailer

by Tyler Colpon August 4, 2015
The Dark Souls 3 trailer is stuffed with several shots from the game, but there’s still so little context and information to go on. It’s hard to tell who is who and what is what. But there’s a couple things that caught our attention that might suggest some pretty big changes for the upcoming game. […]

3 fantastic Life Is Strange Ep. 4 moments that are as good as The Walking Dead Season 1

by Tyler Colpon July 29, 2015
One of the many reasons Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1 worked was its careful attention to characters. The series built up its cast of survivors just to put them into incredibly tense situations to make you squirm. Some people had their favorite characters and their least favorite characters, but everyone who played shared the […]

If you play a lot of games, then you need to play this one

by Tyler Colpon July 27, 2015
If you, like me, play a lot of video games, are familiar with their intricacies, the people who make them, and the culture surrounding them, then you need to give The Magic Circle a shot. Not only does this first-person puzzle/action game satirize the relationship between player and creator, but it subverts your well-trained expectations […]

Review | Game of Thrones: Episode 5 – A Nest of Vipers

by Tyler Colpon July 24, 2015
The big, final decision in A Nest of Vipers, the penultimate episode in Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, demonstrates the strength of the developer’s player-choice-based storyline. It’s the peak of two characters that have been forced to consider what it means to be a leader since their introductions. That inevitability makes it much more tragic […]

These were Satoru Iwata’s biggest moments in Nintendo history

by Tyler Colpon July 12, 2015
Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata passed away at the age of 55. The cheerful creator had been at the head of the company for 13 years and leaves behind some of the company’s biggest moments. 1. The 2005 Wii announcement 2. The 2009 Wii Vitality Sensor announcement   3.  The 2010 Nintendo 3DS announcement   […]

Dark Souls 3 fans should be looking forward to at least one of these

by Tyler Colpon July 9, 2015
The number of days between us and Dark Souls 3 are dropping. All we have to do is get through the holiday season and it’ll feel like it’s right around the corner, as long as it doesn’t get delayed, that is. Dark Souls fans have a lot of expectations for the third entry in the […]

This is what a Batman: Arkham-style Superman game could look like

by Tyler Colpon July 6, 2015
The leaked image of a Batman: Arkham-looking Superman game might be fake (or not), but we can still speculate on what a Warner Bros. Superman game could look like. And with games like Shadow of Mordor, a Superman game with the Batman series’ signature combat doesn’t seem unlikely, especially given all the hints in Arkham […]

Nobody likes Batman: Arkham Knight’s Batmobile, here’s why

by Tyler Colpon July 1, 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight has a lot of things going for it. The combat is as good as ever, the gliding is still intuitive and satisfying, and the story is a solid conclusion to Rocksteady’s trilogy. But there’s one thing that’s bugged a lot of players: the Batmobile. There’s a few reasons why the Batmobile is […]