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
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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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Treasure Stack Review: How does it Stack Up?
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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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The Possible Evolutions of Scorbunny

The Possible Evolutions of Scorbunny

Nintendo and Game Freak have recently announced the eighth generation of Pokémon with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019 — probably November, as is par for the course for Pokémon titles — and in the trailer the three new starters available in the Galar region...

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The Future of the Nintendo Switch: What to Expect in 2019

The Future of the Nintendo Switch: What to Expect in 2019

Since 2017, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 22 million units worldwide, beating the lifetime sales of GameCube. With major titles such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as an ideal landing spot choice for the indie game scene,...

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City of Brass Review: Grave Robbing Never Looked So Good
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City of Brass Review: Grave Robbing Never Looked So Good

This first-person, Nights-themed roguelike will give you a run for your money. Do you love everything about Disney’s animated film Aladdin except its G rating? Then you need to check out City of Brass. This first-person procedurally generated dungeon-crawler by Uppercut Games is a thrilling romp through a treacherous, One...

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Gamers, Not Always 100%ers

Gamers, Not Always 100%ers

A gamer once told me that 100% completion was the only way to be called a gamer. This is my retort. Video games are meant to be enjoyed. The video game industry has blossomed in the last few years, leaving behind a legacy of what the gaming industry can be....

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The Aging Gamer: Where Are All of the Great Remasters?

The Aging Gamer: Where Are All of the Great Remasters?

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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Wargroove: A Return to Retro, Turn-Based Combat

Wargroove: A Return to Retro, Turn-Based Combat

Released on the first of this month, Chucklefish has truly outdone themselves with Wargroove, a combat RPG that combines what fans loved about Advance Wars with amazing pixel art with an unrivaled sense of adventure and heroism. One for All, and All for Groove! Wargroove takes on a viking-like mentality...

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Yo-Kai Watch 3: A Late Nintendo 3DS Title That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Yo-Kai Watch 3: A Late Nintendo 3DS Title That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

While the Nintendo 3DS isn’t as popular as it once was due to the release of the Nintendo Switch, there are still a few notable titles  for it in 2019. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story+Bowser Jr’s Journey, a remake of 2009s Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story for the...

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