Tears in Rain: How Blade Runner Bleeds into Video Games

Tears in Rain: How Blade Runner Bleeds into Video Games

It’s hardly a coincidence that Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner — a movie about hunting down renegade androids — came out the same year as Robotron: 2084, a game in which players save the last of the human race from evil robots. The year 1982 marked a moment in history when...

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Dauntless: Slaying Behemoths With a Smile

Dauntless: Slaying Behemoths With a Smile

To many, the Monster Hunter look-alike is simply that: just a Monster Hunter clone. And I won’t deny that the game obviously shares a lot of the same elements as the esteemed Monster Hunter franchise. But Dauntless has taken the monster hunting genre and made it its own. Now I’m...

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Puyo Puyo Champions is No Joke For A Novice

Puyo Puyo Champions is No Joke For A Novice

I’ve never been the biggest fan of puzzle games, but every once in awhile I like to enjoy games like Wario’s Woods, Yoshi, and Puzzle Bobble. I had always heard good things about Puyo Puyo, so I decided to give Puyo Puyo Champions* a try. It is safe to say...

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Are Microtransactions Ruining Games?

Are Microtransactions Ruining Games?

First off, video games are expensive art forms. The amount of money it takes to design, program, produce, and get a game successfully onto the marketplace is a figure with a lot of zeros. To put it into perspective on just how much our favorite games cost to make, Skyrim...

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The Top Video Game Soundtracks For Relaxing

The Top Video Game Soundtracks For Relaxing

Now that I have my first year of writing about video games under my belt, I’ve gotten into the same routine of how I get my writing done. This routine almost always includes listening to video game soundtracks as I write. These are either some of my favourites, or the...

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the Amusing Action-Packed Giant Monster Slaying Game You Aren’t Playing

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the Amusing Action-Packed Giant Monster Slaying Game You Aren’t Playing

My experience with the Earth Defense Force series is relatively limited. I first learned about the franchise through the announcement of Earth Defense Force 5 at Tokyo Game Show 2016 and once I found out that most of the series has released outside of Japan, I got curious and picked...

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Boring Jobs Make For Amazing Games

Boring Jobs Make For Amazing Games

This article was written by Charlie, a guest writer from Unleash The Gamer. Check em out! If you were to ask me what I was, I would say a writer. If you were to ask my boss what I was, he would say a contributor. If you were to ask...

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The Appeal of French Bread in the West

The Appeal of French Bread in the West

The games developed by Japanese indie developer French Bread follow a long and rich tradition of 2D fighting games, but the studio’s doujin origins allow it to express a unique aesthetic that now finds itself emerging within American fighting competitions. Last year there was even an American competition solely dedicated...

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Can We Trust Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

Can We Trust Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

Single-player games have had a tumultuous time recently. As odd as that may sound, companies, particularly EA (Electronic Arts), have been pushing the idea that single-player games just aren’t as popular as they used to be. There has been a heavy shift towards open-world games and battle royales, but even...

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Difficulty in Video Games: An Ode to Easy Mode

Difficulty in Video Games: An Ode to Easy Mode

Games like From Software’s Dark Souls and Bloodborne have always interested me on the basis of their unique style alone, but unfortunately, there’s always been this wall up between me and getting into them. The difficulty. Now that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is out, I’ve been forced to revisit that...

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