Review: Bravely Default (3DS)

By Thomas Martin | May 30, 2014
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Developer: Silicon Studio Publisher: Nintendo Genre: JRPG ESRB: T Price: $49.99 Content Warning: Mild Violence The typical fantasy disclaimer applies here. If you do not want to play something that involves magic or fictional philosophy, this is not for you. Beyond that this game has fighting, but no blood. There is minor, infrequent swearing that I…

Retro Review: Little Nemo The Dream Master (NES)

By Steve Schoen | May 29, 2014
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Content Warning: Fantasy violence Story You take control of Nemo, a little boy who has incredibly vivid dreams. Nemo’s dreams are so unbelievably real that in fact, they are. Each night while dreaming, Nemo is transported to a majestic and mysterious world known as Slumberland. When you begin, Morpheus, the King of Good Dreams has been kidnapped…

The Far Cry 4 Controversy: Why People Are Missing the Point.

By Francis King Jr | May 27, 2014
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Recently a certain contingent of people on the interwebz have been up in arms about the apparently racist box art of Far Cry 4. The box art, as shown above, features a light-skinned man patting the head of a darker-skinned man in a clearly subservient position. Alex Hutchinson, the creative director of the game, clarified…

Jonathan’s Favourite Game Of All Time: Metal Gear Solid 2

By Jonathan Klassen | May 27, 2014
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It’s 1998 and I am in High School.  I hadn’t played video games since the Sega Genesis.  My friend invited me over to his place to play this game that he had been raving about for the last few weeks.  This game happened to be Metal Gear Solid for the PSOne.  This is that game…

Wii U First Impressions

By Wesley Wood | May 23, 2014
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  First off, let me give you my perspective as to why I spent my hard earned dollars on a Wii U… Well here you go. At the present time, I own a PS4, Gamecube, and N64. Back when it was released, I bought a Wii. After a year and a half, I was simply…

Retro Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms (NES)

By Steve Schoen | May 21, 2014
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Content Warning: Descriptions of violence, inequitable treatment of women   Story Step into 2nd century China, near the end of the Han Dynasty. The Yellow Turban Rebellion left the Han court in shambles, a shadow of its former self. The Ten Eunuchs, a corrupt cabal of ministers had funneled all of the political influence of the emperor…

Retro Review: Faxanadu (NES)

By Steve Schoen | May 20, 2014
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Content Warning: Fantasy violence, use of magic Story You are an adventurer, returning from your latest excursion to find your hometown of Eolis, capital of the Elf Kingdom, in a sorry state. There are few people around, no guards, and the walls are crumbling. The Elf Kingdom, which sits at the base of the World…

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