Hyper Jam is Action Packed Neon Fun

Hyper Jam is Action Packed Neon Fun

Do you like the cyberpunk aesthetic? Do you love pumping synth wave music? Do you love beating the crap out of your friends on the television screen? Then Bit Dragon’s new brawler, Hyper Jam, is for you! But what is it and is it something that brings the fun? Let’s...

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: A New Era for Pokemon?

Pokemon Sword & Shield: A New Era for Pokemon?

When I was a kid, the excitement that a new Pokémon game gave me was enough to keep me feeling elated for months. Back then, the thought of being able to play it on a home console would blow my mind. Now that Pokémon Sword and Shield has been announced...

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Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part One)

Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part One)

We touched base with the studio behind Jotun and Sundered to find out about how Norse myths and horror stories by H.P. Lovecraft inspire their games. The best stories tend to get retold over and over again, becoming translated into emerging mediums for new audiences over time. Nothing embodies this...

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Beat Cop Review
8.0

Beat Cop Review

Laying down the law one ticket at a time WARNING: This game is rated M for Mature, and includes harsh language, sexual content and explicit information related to drugs and crime. If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, deep into the childhood dreams you had about being a...

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Kabam Can’t Stop Shooting Itself In The Foot

Kabam Can’t Stop Shooting Itself In The Foot

It’s been a wild, wild week in the Contest of Champions community. Talks of boycotting the game can be seen in Reddit threads and Twitter conversations. Players are threatening to quit the game. The meme train is full speed ahead. Let’s break down what has been happening and why people...

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Treasure Stack Review: How does it Stack Up?
7.0

Treasure Stack Review: How does it Stack Up?

When you think of puzzle games, the main ones that come to mind are Tetris, Lumines, or Puyo Puyo, right? PixeLakes is trying to build a new brand name to add to that collection with their recent release, Treasure Stack. Jump, grapple, and stack your way through a chaotic adventure...

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EA Skipping E3 Press Conference This Year, Replaces with EA Play 2019

EA Skipping E3 Press Conference This Year, Replaces with EA Play 2019

EA has decided to skip the E3 press conference this year, opting to instead focus its time on their own event, EA Play 2019. In place of one massive presentation of what the company is going to be focusing on, they have instead opted to do multiple live streams, not...

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DYA Games on Creating a Bone-Chilling 16-bit Horror Story

DYA Games on Creating a Bone-Chilling 16-bit Horror Story

(This piece has been lightly edited for clarity) We interviewed the developers of Viviette about how they turned thousands of pixels into pure nightmare fuel. Picture this: you’re minding your own business, wandering through a frightening mansion in search of your lost sister, when you spy something lying over in...

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The Division 2: First Impressions

The Division 2: First Impressions

The Open Beta for The Division 2 has come and gone, and perhaps I have spent too much time running and gunning through the streets of Washington D.C. Here are my impressions on the parts that I’ve managed to play so far. 1) The end game content is brutal. As...

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West of Loathing DLC: More of What I Loved

West of Loathing DLC: More of What I Loved

For those West of Loathing fans out there, do I have some good news for you! As of February 8th, new DLC content has dropped known as “Reckonin’ at Gun Manor” that can be picked up on Steam. This game takes place in a whole new mansion that seems to...

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