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KLAUS Review: Writing on the Walls

La Cosa Entertainment’s KLAUS is a game that likes to subvert your expectations. A 2D platformer with a brilliantly bizarre narrative and plenty of twists and turns both in the gameplay and narrative Fans of the likes of Super Meat Boy and ‘Splosion Man will find plenty of fun to be had in  the off beat…

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Oxen Free Review : Feedback Loop

Maybe I’m getting old, but a disused military base seems a pretty poor choice of setting for a high-school kegger. On the other hand, the group of young bloods serve as the protagonists of Oxen Free think a rager on a desolate island is just what they need to commemorate their new status as high school…

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The Banner Saga (PS4) Review

I can count on one hand the amount of times that a game has effected me so deeply that I had put the controller down and step away for a bit. This weekend playing Stoic’s Viking themed tactical RPG The Banner Saga, which makes its way to consoles this week, is the first time since Spec Ops:…

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Pony Island review : Night-mare

  Pony Island masquerades as the kind of light-hearted auto-running adventure available on any mobile device, but it’s genuine narrative is shrouded in nefarious mystery. Demons have infested the coin-operated arcade game known as Pony Island. Their objective is to trap the souls of players (including your own) in a seemingly harmless, yet never-ending game about a purple pony…

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Rebel Galaxy Review (Xbox One) – Space Diamond in the Rough

Rebel Galaxy is a game of pretty drastic changes.  Beginning behind the wheel of a hulking space cruiser, speeding past star systems, carrying a hold-full of space junk and blaring salty country/rock tunes. Whether you’re picking up jobs and bounties from the various space stations scattered around the map, looting unsuspecting passersby, living the life…

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Amplitude (2015) Review : We Didn’t Start the Fire

Before Harmonix and Activision went their separate ways and Rock Band was a glimmer in Harmonix‘s eye, Amplitude challenged players to mix up their favorite songs by giving them (and up to 3 friends) control of musical laser spacecraft, propelled along a glowing musical track. Along the way, colored dots (representing notes) pop up to…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Stitching the Universe Together This is a hit and miss affair. By the time C-3PO and R2-D2 show up, the entire film begins to loose its “reboot” form, and it heads into full-on “remake” mode. However, the new robot star in the film, BB-8, and its subsequent loyalty to its missing Rebellion pilot and master,…

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Guns, Gore & Cannoli (PS4) Review: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Crazy Monkey Studios’ Guns, Gore, and Cannoli is side-scrolling shooter, from the Metal Slug school: Tough, fair and thoroughly entertaining. If the idea of the classic Neo-Geo shooter crossed with the kind of hilarious narrative that Robert Rodriguez would be proud of. If the mob fighting legions of  zombies sounds like an offer you can’t refuse, then…