AI: The Sominum Files Interview Featuring Guest Contributor Spencer Legacy

AI: The Sominum Files Interview Featuring Guest Contributor Spencer Legacy

At GDC 2019, we got the chance to interview director Kotaro Uchikoshi and designer Akira Okada about their upcoming investigative adventure game, AI: The Somnium Files. Interestingly enough, they had both me and Managing Editor of MonsterVine, Spencer Legacy, conduct our interviews at the same time allowing us only to...

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How Google Can Make Stadia A Success

How Google Can Make Stadia A Success

With the announcement of Google Stadia at GDC 2019, a major player has entered the gaming arena for the first time since Microsoft debuted the Xbox back in 2001. Whilst other companies have released their own hardware into the market, none have been as high profile or even close to...

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Interview with the Dev of Black Future ‘88 — A Melt-your-Face-off Cyberpunk Roguelike

Interview with the Dev of Black Future ‘88 — A Melt-your-Face-off Cyberpunk Roguelike

(Graphic yet extremely rad wordage imminent. Viewer discretion advised…) Tough as nails, unforgivingly punk, you ugly cry every time you watch Rutger Hauer’s “tears in rain” monologue at the end of Blade Runner — if this describes you, you’re probably fierce enough to make it through the blistering 18-minute climb...

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Six Tips for Newcomers to Risk of Rain 2

Six Tips for Newcomers to Risk of Rain 2

For those of you who didn’t watch the Gearbox live stream last week, you might have missed a recently dropped title they are publishing known as Risk of Rain 2. If you are not familiar with the series, Risk of Rain is a rogue-like where the maps aren’t randomly generated...

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Yoshi’s Crafted World Demo: What We Learned

Yoshi’s Crafted World Demo: What We Learned

To begin, let me say that I was a big fan of Yoshi’s Woolly World and how Nintendo has been taking a little break from Mario to shine some light on his mighty dinosaur friend in yet another exclusive game. Although we have just been given access to a demo,...

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A Deep Dive into Project Awakening

A Deep Dive into Project Awakening

Do you like Swords? Do you like hunting down dragons? Do you like some intense combat? Well then Cygames’ new title, Project Awakening, may just be the game for you. Project Awakening was first revealed last year during the PlayStation Lineup tour sporting just one trailer and little information. I...

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Baba is You Review: Game is Win
8.5

Baba is You Review: Game is Win

Nothing is more rewarding than being stuck on something that just doesn’t seem possible, only to brilliantly solve the unsolvable and Baba Is You is a new puzzle game that is chock full of that moment over and over again. I have played many games but it has been a...

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The Aging Gamer: What Happened to Games Just Working

The Aging Gamer: What Happened to Games Just Working

I am still struggling to enjoy Anthem. It is not because the combat is dull or that the world is stale to look at. I actually really enjoy flying around and shooting baddies. And the world is gorgeous to look at and traverse through. No, the thing that is hindering...

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The Division 2 Review
9.0

The Division 2 Review

It’s easy to lose yourself in The Division 2, with such sprawling environments that encourage exploration, to the amount of world events that it holds, including mini-bosses, bounties and civilians to save. This amounts to a massively enjoyable session of gaming, one that rewards your time and effort with plenty,...

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

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

We recently published the first half of our interview with Thunder Lotus. Here’s the second, in which we discuss how Sundered is inspired by the fictional universe of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror. Last time, Thunder Lotus shed light on the creation of Jotun — their action-packed, top-down adventure game — and...

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