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‘Dark Heart of Skyrim’ has the gothic horror feel of a dark underworld

September 30, 2020

A game I fell in love with over the past summer is the “Elder Scroll” online expansion pack, “Dark Heart of Skyrim.” Unlike the last time where you explored the Northern reaches of the empire killing...

Old game, new record with Counter Strike: Global Offensive

May 8, 2016

Although “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” has been out for nearly four years, it’s time to review where it began and where it stands today, having held its first $1 million tournament that reached...

Destiny’s concept leaves much to be desired

April 9, 2015

Bungie and Activision (developers of the Halo and Call of Duty series, respectively) made way for their newest project which was hyped up to be the biggest game of the year prior to its release date in...

Enter the survival horror again with Resident Evil

Resident Evil remains a genre definer.
February 5, 2015

Over the last six months, production companies have released a number of remastered video games from their early years of console game development.  Games such as the “Halo” series, “Legend of Zelda...

Game review: Super Smash Bros. a super success

Game review: Super Smash Bros. a super success
December 11, 2014

Few game franchises carry as many memories with friends as Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. This video game has been an industry staple since it first burst onto the scene 15 years ago with the original...

Retro review: Metroid

Super Metroid
April 23, 2014

Say the word Metroid around almost any gamer, and they will know precisely what you are talking about. The entire “Metroid” saga, starting with the original “Metroid” game released in 1986, has...

Game review: Don’t Tap the White Tile

April 23, 2014

Top of the white tile type games last Monday, “Don’t Tap the White Tile” is a game based on a Japanese release with a simple premise: Tap the black tiles, don’t tap the white ones. Like many good...

Game review: Dead Nation

April 23, 2014

I came late to the gaming party. It wasn’t until last year that I played my very first game, “Dead Nation,” on the PlayStation 3 that made its way to my apartment thanks to the man in my life. I...

Sony’s ‘Second Son’ ravages your retinas

April 10, 2014

Seattle is in chaos and a degenerate graffiti artist may be the city’s only chance or its certain doom. Sucker Punch polished up its “infamous” franchise for Sony’s first major release on its...

Game review: 2048

April 10, 2014

It’s easy to underestimate the appeal of really simple, clever games. “2048” is the kind of game that would take four times as long to explain as to show someone in person. The goal is to accumulate...

Game review: Ground Zeroes

March 26, 2014

“Ground Zeroes” recalls the opening moments of a good Bond movie. Like the boxcar scramble in “Skyfall” or jetpack getaway in “Thunderball,” this Metal Gear sprints full tilt to the credits....

Game review: Smash Hit

March 26, 2014

Some of the most excellent iOS games have very, very simple premises. “Smash Hit” is one of them. You have a number of ball bearings, which you tap the screen to shoot to destroy glass obstacles in...

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