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Victor Vran Review: It’s Vran-tastic

Victor Vran Review: Hexes

Victor Vran is an action RPG game from Haemimont Games, who are probably best known as the stewards of the Tropico series. The action RPG genre is dominated by several titans, including the 800 pound gorilla known as Diablo 3. Victor Vran has some seriously huge shoes to fill, and it does surprisingly well at it! In my Victor Vran review, I’ll give you a rundown of what makes it worth your time.

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Legends of Eisenwald Review: Tactical Fantasy Combat, Simplified

Legends of Eisenwald Review: Titular Legends

Legends of Eisenwald is a tactical RPG from Belarusian developer Aterdux Entertainment. It borrows heavily from classic tactical strategy franchises like Heroes of Might and Magic and Disciples, but takes a rather unique approach to the genre nonetheless. After spending a few dozen hours with the game, I’m ready to pass judgement – let’s get started with this Legends of Eisenwald review!

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Batman: Arkham Knight Quickstart Guide

Batman: Arkham Knight: Green Robot Trophies

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Batman: Arkham Knight, but there were a few parts of the game that left me perplexed – mostly stuff in the Riddler sidequest. I thought I’d put together a plot spoiler-free guide for the tricky bits of Batman: Arkham Knight – a quick FAQ, if you will.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Review: I am the Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight Review: Batmobile in Pursuit Mode

The Arkham series has consistently delivered the most authentic, fun Batman experience available to gamers. Rocksteady’s Arkham games are a bright spot in the AAA gaming world, having consistently delivered high quality, innovative ideas, and plenty of thug-punching. The final entry in the Rocksteady trilogy – Batman: Arkham Knight – came out this week. Let’s take a look at how it stacks up in my Arkham Knight review.

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Invisible, Inc. Review: Deus Ex-Com

Invisible, Inc Review: Title Logo

I’ve been a big fan of Klei’s take on stealth ever since Mark of the Ninja. When Invisible, Inc. was announced, I immediately signed up to check it out. This time, instead of creating an action stealth game in the vein of Splinter Cell or Metal Gear Solid, they’ve produced a more tactical game – “stealth XCOM” if you will. Now that it’s at the point of a full release, I’ve circled back around to it in order to give Invisible, Inc. a proper review.

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TIS-100 Preview


Man, Zachtronics is on a roll. Just a few months back, we took Infinifactory for a spin, and now we’re back with TIS-100. What is TIS-100 and who should play it? If that’s what’s on your mind, you’re in the right place! Time to dig in to a weird, mysterious, and antiquated computer system in my TIS-100 preview.

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Best of the Fiver | Summer 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Transistor

Yikes, the Summer Sale jumped up and surprised me this year! Let’s take a look at the last half-year’s worth of good $5 games, and I’ll tell you my favorites. Put em on your wishlist! Pick em up cheap! Play, play, play!

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Nvidia Shield Console Review: Should Gamers Care?

Just this week, Nvidia released a brand new Shield console based on their Tegra X1 chip. I got a chance today to take one for a spin. Is this something gamers need to own? What’s it good for? Let’s find out in my Nvidia Shield Console review!

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Cult of the Fiver | May 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Broken Age

This month’s picks to enter the hallowed ranks of the Cult of the Fiver are a similar, yet diverse bunch. We’ve got two “Broken” adventure games to cover, as well as two very different FPS’es. Let’s give a warm welcome to Broken Sword 5, Broken Age, Catlateral Damage, and Far Cry 4!

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Catlateral Damage Review: Cat-amary Damage-cy

Catlateral Damage Review:

I’ve often argued that cats live the good life. I live a life of stress and responsibility, while my cat sleeps and eats whenever she wants, and tears the house up with no regard for my personal property. Catlateral Damage