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Preview: Laser League

One of the cool things we got to play at PAX South this year was Laser League, the newest game from Roll 7, known for Not A Hero and the Olli Olli series. They are partnered with 505 Games on this project and it looks fantastic. It’s a fast action, high energy competition arena game […]

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Reviews

Review: A Case of Distrust (Steam)

A Case of Distrust is a game I saw at the suggestion of a friend on the show floor or PAX West last year. Ben Wander’s A Case of Distrust really took me by surprise. It’s definitely a game I might have overlooked otherwise, but the visual style and design choices struck a chord in […]

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PAX South 2018: Sleep Tight

Another fun game out of PAX South 2018 was Sleep Tight, by We Are Fuzzy. They’re an indie team comprised of veterans from both the gaming and video industry, which makes for a really good combination of visual and gameplay. Visually the game has a cartoon-esque feel, but not to the point where it doesn’t […]

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Podcasts

Ep 91 – PAX South 2018 Episode

Episode 91. January 12th, 2018. This is our PAX South episode, and also the first time Mike and I have ever recorded in the same room. Heads up on the audio: Because we used a different setup for recording on the fly, the audio is totally unbalanced (Andrew is less quiet than Mike but we’re […]

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PAX South 2018: Last Encounter

The latest game from Exordium Games is called Last Encounter, a twin-stick roguelike shooter that takes you and up to 4 players on a trip across the galaxy to build the most powerful weapon in existence. Your ships are customizable and can be modified with weapon components found along the way to make some seriously […]

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PAX South 2018: A Duel Hand Disaster Trackher

You’ve probably seen my coverage of this game here, some of my tweets about it (#arcadeisnotdead), and one time we did an on-the-floor podcast here. What I’m trying to get across is that I’ve had some time on this game, and getting to see how much more polished it is from the last time I […]

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PAX South 2018: The Messenger

I’d never seen The Messenger before, but was immediately drawn to this game when I passed the booth this weekend at PAX South. It’s a retro styled (8 and 16 bit) action platformer that throws nods to games of the past. Take a mix of Ninja Gaiden and some RPG elements, but it plays like […]

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PAX South 2018: ClusterPuck 99

The crowds surrounding the two giant displays at the PHL Collective booth gave me a great feeling when I went to check out ClusterPuck 99. People were excited about the match they were involved in and everyone watching seemed to be just as hyped up. It’s a classic couch multiplayer game that mixes a combination […]

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A Hat in Time Makes its way to Console!

Coming off it’s October PC release and a fantastic Kickstarter success story, A Hat In Time makes its way from computer to console! Launching on PS4 first, A Hat in Time will be available December 5th in North America (Dec 6th in Europe), and a worldwide Xbox One release on December 6th. A Hat in […]

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Podcasts

Ep 90 – Post Black Friday Discussions, Destiny 2 XP & Battlefront 2 Microtransactions

Episode 90 (techncially 89 pt 2.). November 27th, 2017. Continuing off from where episode 89 should have continued, we discuss some more Black Friday related stuff but also talk about the ongoing issue regarding the way Destiny 2 has been handling XP. Only recently, after a reddit user (or several) dived into the mechanics of […]

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Podcasts

Ep 89 – 2017 Black Friday Deals/Purchases

Episode 89. November 26th, 2017. We discuss our 2017 Black Friday and potential Cyber Monday deals we were getting or hoped to get. Apologies as the episode ended sooner than expected. Andrew’s always busy.  Hey SteelSeries, if you wanna hook your boy up just send us a tweet! As always feel free to tweet comments […]

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Hand of Fate 2 is Now Out!

Defiant Development‘s sequel to a totally awesome game, Hand of Fate 2 is now available for PS4 and Steam on PC/Linux/Mac.  If you don’t know, Hand of Fate 1 took me entirely by surprise and I loved every minute of it. You can read my review of it here. The short version is that Hand […]

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Podcasts

Ep 88 – New PSVR, New Releases, and Destiny 2 Post-Launch Discussion

Episode 88. October 12th, 2017. The discussion leads off with a tangent (NO SURPRISE) but quickly gets back on track to talk about the updated PSVR that’ll be launching in Japan and then making its way to the States thereafter. The major takeaway is the ability to use HDR without having to disconnect the PSVR […]

Podcasts

Ep 87 – Interview: William from Gamer Sensei

Episode 87. September 25th, 2017. Interview time! This episode features William Collis, one of the co-founders of Gamer Sensei. It’s an e-Sports coaching platform that allows players to connect with coaches for the particular game they are trying to develop or perfect their skills on. Games like Overwatch, CS:GO, DOTA, League, and several others, and […]

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Mystic Melee Launches Today

Mystic Melee is a super fast side-scrolling physics based platformer and it’s available TODAY! Mystic Melee features a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode with both local and online multiplayer. The single player campaign allows you to choose from four characters you can play as in multiplayer, but each character has a abilities that […]

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PAX West 2017: Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

For gamers looking for a great RPG experience on the Nintendo Switch, read on. For everyone else who likes RPGs with a good story, you should probably read on too. Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a really fun game narrative-driven game that doesn’t feel too heavy as an RPG, but still provides that tactical experience […]

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PAX West 2017: Hidden Dragon Legend

Hidden Dragon Legend is a side-scrolling (2.5D) action-platformer that mixes RPG elements within it’s combat system to give you a unique feel. I got to go hands on with the demo at PAX West and enjoyed my time with it. It’s being developed by Mega Fun and published by Oasis Games, and from what I […]

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PAX West 2017: Yoku’s Island Express

Pinball is and has always been a favorite game of mine. From the mechanical aspects to how it all works, and to the dedication of players who become really great at it. I got to play a game that takes pinball and platforming, gives it an adorable style and packages it all up nicely. That […]

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PAX West 2017: Galaxy of Pen and Paper

Galaxy of Pen and Paper is the sequel to the Knights of Pen and Paper series, by Behold Studios. The game incorporates a lovely art style and unique game mechanic to provide a great experience for fans of strategy and role playing games. I had the opportunity to chat with the team at PAX West this […]

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PAX West 2017: A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher

If you like twin stick shooters, you’ll like this game. If you like challenges, you’ll like this game. If you enjoy games that push you to the brink of disaster but gives you a sliver of a chance of making it out alive, you’ll love this game. A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is just that […]