FIFA 18

Now that the 2017/18 European Football season is in full swing, it’s time for the annual FIFA expansion… I mean… update… uhh, patch? Wait, why are we paying for this every year? Jokes aside, the incremental changes made to each year’s FIFA release barely constitute […]

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Total War: Warhammer II

For a franchise that got shunned by its parent company, Warhammer Fantasy isn’t doing too poorly. It’s been two years since the End Times, and yet we’re still getting games like Total War: Warhammer II popping up like The Empire still exists. Don’t get me […]

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Cuphead

I’ve been looking forward this 1930s cartoon inspired, run-and-gun, tough as nails platformer since it was first revealed at E3 2014. Cuphead, developed by StudioMDHR, is a beautiful marriage of classic hand-drawn animation and side-scrolling arcade action. The stylistic direction is a true work of […]

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Capcom has screwed the pooch with fighting games in this current generation. If you had told me back in 2011 that Capcom would eventually release Street Fighter V unfinished and woefully unbalanced, I would have laughed in your silly face and called you a damned […]

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Destiny 2

To say the original Destiny had an underwhelming launch is quite an understatement. Bungie’s supposed CoD killer was light on content, heavy on tedious grinding, and had a story that didn’t have time to explain why it didn’t have time to explain. While many of […]

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NBA 2K18

Descending from up on high, it’s that time of year where I get excited about the latest NBA 2K release and remember what it fleetingly feels like to be an idealistic youngster. Discussion of the NBA and the most recent video game is a core […]

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Project Cars 2

Passed down through the generations of Western culture is the sentiment that the wheels on the bus go round and round. I wish to challenge this notion. Such a tight focus on the wheels, their form plainly toroidal, diminishes the value of the real hero […]

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Absolver

Absolver is an open-world fighting game. It’s by Sloclap, a French indie studio, and I knew nothing about them or their game before it turned up in my inbox. Aside from the usual whisperings, that is. “It’s a bit like Dark Souls,” said one (presumably […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2

I can’t say that I was ever expecting a sequel to SteamWorld Dig. While Rusty’s adventure into the depths beneath Tumbleton is an absolute blast, I couldn’t imagine a sequel being anything but a rehash. Not to say I didn’t want one, just that I […]

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2 was a fantastic game (though fraught with technical problems) and ended up being one of my favorite games of last year. Those technical problems are still mostly present, apparently not having been fixed up or patched out in the time since its release, […]

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