A Love Letter to Bretta in Lieu of Hollow Knight’s New Hornet DLC

A Love Letter to Bretta in Lieu of Hollow Knight’s New Hornet DLC

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody, especially you, Bretta! Love you most. You wouldn’t expect it at first sight, but Hollow Knight is a game that proves you can find love in the most unexpected of places—a platformer about invertebrates. And now the studio behind the widely celebrated metroidvania, Team Cherry, is...

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Stardew Valley Co-op In a Nutshell

Stardew Valley Co-op In a Nutshell

Not just another farm game Yes, if you’ve played any of Stardew Valley, you know it’s centered around rebuilding your grandfather’s farm (spoiler?) BUT that’s not the only thing to pour your characters heart and soul into. The game offers a map full of unique characters and side quests, all...

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Anthem: Two Demos Later

Anthem: Two Demos Later

Well, now all we have to do is wait. Yes, all the VIP demos and open demos are over for Bioware’s new looter-shooter, Anthem. My time with both demos was a mixed bag of genuine enjoyment and head-scratching frustration. Anthem shows a lot of promise, but there are still a...

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Has Piranha Plant Grown So Widespread Because of Climate Change

Has Piranha Plant Grown So Widespread Because of Climate Change

Has Piranha Plant Grown So Widespread Because of Climate Change? Probably not, but here’s a brief history of how the invasive species evolved into a global phenomenon anyway. Nintendo’s iconic red and white-spotted, sharp-toothed Venus Flytrap, Piranha Plant, may have just cropped up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but the...

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Indie Spotlight: Could Unsung Warriors be the next must have couch co-op?

Indie Spotlight: Could Unsung Warriors be the next must have couch co-op?

For those of you who aren’t aware, Parallax has its very own podcast dedicated to all things Indie games. A benefit of writing these spotlights and being on the podcast is that I have a whole segment where I sift through various Kickstarter titles that might be hidden gems. One...

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The Mortal Kombat Problem

The Mortal Kombat Problem

Netherrealm studios unveiled Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay two weeks ago. There was a lot to unpack in the thirty-minute presentation, including new characters, a revamped gear system, and major changes to some core fighting mechanics. Most of it looks like positive changes, but there was some worrying stuff there too....

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I’m Almost Ready For The PlayStation 5

I’m Almost Ready For The PlayStation 5

The future is upon us. No, I’m not talking about robots taking over the world (although let’s be real, it’s getting close and Elon Musk will have to save us). I am talking about the next wave of gaming consoles is just around the corner. Today, headlines were reading that...

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Indie Spotlight: SteamWorld Quest is a Big Leap for the Company

Indie Spotlight: SteamWorld Quest is a Big Leap for the Company

Last week, I wasn’t able to work on an Indie Spotlight due to travel but I still found some time to check out the news that the team responsible for all the Steamworld games, Image and Form Games, are creating something brand new for the series. I thought that for...

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The Aging Gamer: The Console War is Stupid

The Aging Gamer: The Console War is Stupid

In this weekly column series, I will talk about my gaming habits and how they have changed over the past twenty-some-odd years. I started my gaming career on the SNES and now I am twenty-eight years old. I mainly play on the PlayStation but dabble with some PC games from...

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Pop Up Dungeon Is A Game to Keep An Eye On

Pop Up Dungeon Is A Game to Keep An Eye On

I find myself often scrolling through Steam games late at night to find that next hidden gem and in most cases, finding that treasure can be very difficult. However, the other night I might have stumbled upon something with major potential. Pop Up Dungeon is a turn-based, tactical RPG game...

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