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Shadow Warrior Review: Best Left in the Shadows

Shadow Warrior is a 2013 reboot of the 1997 3D Realms game of the same name. Both games are first-person shooters, featuring Asian protagonist Lo Wang’s struggle against the Zilla corporation and a demonic horde trying to invade Earth. After

Watch_Dogs Review: Right to be Forgotten

Watch_Dogs is yet another 3rd person action game from Ubisoft, makers of many fine 3rd person action games. Watch_Dogs got pretty poor reviews when it came out, and many people were disappointed in the final product. Thus, it has sat

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Review: Extended Play

I am not much of a RTS player, despite enjoying them. The whole hardcore “APM/Pro/Micro’ing” style of play and the MOBA offshoots really do not appeal to me. There are a couple of RTS games that I really enjoy, though. At the top of the list is Company of Heroes, but a close second is Rise of Nations. Rise of Nations came out a long time ago, though, so finding a copy used to be tricky. I say “used to be” because a while back the game was re-released on Steam as Rise of Nations: Extended Edition.

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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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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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Cult of the Fiver | April 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Valiant Hearts - The Great War

Did you notice we skipped a month there? Instead of Cult of the Fiver, I was swamped with game demos and impressions from SxSW. Now that THAT backlog has been cleared, let’s dig into some new cheap games! This month’s inductees into the cult are Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Road Not Taken, Vertical Drop Heroes HD, Wrack and The Weaponographist.

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Cult of the Fiver | February 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

It’s February, and love is in the air! Let’s celebrate human/octopus relations with Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the love between a narrator and a silent protagonist in The Stanley Parable, the forbidden loves of Satan’s daughter in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, and the tragic love of Red’s life in Transistor.

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Cult of the Fiver | January 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Assassin's Creed 4

The new year means new games! I’ll dig myself out of post-winter-sale hibernation to check out Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Age of Wonders 3, and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

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Cult of the Fiver | December 2014

Cult of the Fiver: GTA San Andreas HD

The holidays are in full effect, so let’s honor a dying man’s last wish with To The Moon, buy a bunch of cheap foreign goods from Tropico 4, spend time with our Grove Street family in GTA: San Andreas, get really drunk and punchy in Pixel Piracy, and magically teleport from rooftop to rooftop, delivering… “presents” in Dishonored.

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Best of the Fiver | Winter 2014

With the Steam winter sale right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the back half of 2014 and I’ll pick the 5 best $5 games I played during that period!

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