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Infinium Strike Review: To Infinium & Beyond

Infinium Strike puts you in the captain’s chair of humanity’s last hope – the battlecarrier Freedom Strike. Aliens, man. It’s always aliens. They’ve come to destroy us, like for reals. Us puny humans have mostly lost the war, but we managed to discover the secrets of a material called “Infinium” that has all sorts of nifty properties. With it, we’re able to strike back (get it?) and perhaps deal a killing blow to the Wrog. If tower-defense games keep you up all night, you really should learn more about Infinium Strike. Lucky for you, we’re just about to start my Infinium Strike review!

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Crush Your Enemies Review: What Would Conan Do?

Crush Your Enemies is one of a few games we saw at the Gambitious booth at PAX South, where the viking-helmet adorned team from Vile Monarch was on hand to ease us into the world of barbarianism. A couple months

HyperX Cloud Revolver Review: A New Spin on an Old Favorite

While at PAX South this year, EBongo and I stopped by the HyperX booth to check out the latest from Kingston’s gamer-focused line. While we saw several pieces of new gear, by far our most anticipated item was the Cloud Revolver – the follow-on to HyperX’s Cloud and Cloud II headsets. With the help of the fine folks at Kingston, EB and I snagged a couple of review units. Now that I’ve had a chance to play with mine for a while, I’m ready to weigh in. Coming up in this Cloud Revolver review, I’ll lay out the improvements and give you my read on these new cans.

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Flat Kingdom Review: Flat is Beautiful

Games Starter made a big splash at PAX South this year, bringing a whole slew of interesting games from Mexican independent developers. The one that really caught my attention was Flat Kingdom, which won our Best Platformer of PAX South 2016! Now that the full release is available, I circled back and played it from start to finish. Did it live up to expectations? Find out in my Flat Kingdom review.

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Enter the Gungeon Review: Gunning for the Past

Enter the Gungeon may be the most hotly anticipated game in WOTS headquarters since… ever. We’ve seen Gungeon at four cons, played co-op, met Dave Crooks, seen the giant bullet costume that Sony made, and discussed it internally ad nauseum. It’s finally here, guys! Enter the Gungeon is ready for prime time! Let’s not waste more words introducing it, it’s time to kick off the Enter the Gungeon review!

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Epistory: Typing Chronicles Review: Of Fox and Girl

Epistory: Typing Chronicles has made its way through Steam Early Access, and is now available in a full release! About a month ago, I got the chance to take the Early Access version of the game and I wrote up a preview. At that point, only the first half of the game was available. Now that the whole thing is ready, let’s circle back and see how well Epistory: Typing Chronicles holds up in my review!

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Karaski: What Goes Up… Review: Oh, the Humanity

Karaski: What Goes Up… is a story-driven “whodunnit” adventure game created by Unbound Creations. Karaski tells the story of a fictional Eastern European nation’s first blimp’s ill-fated maiden voyage. When everything starts to go catastrophically wrong, it’s up to you to solve the mystery and uncover the saboteur. Should you punch your tickets and take this cruise? Let’s find out in my Karaski: What Goes Up review.

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Dark Rituals and Blood Sacrifice: Den vänstra handens stig

The only succinct way to describe Den vänstra handens stig is to call it “divisive.” Every label I attempt to attach to it slides off its slippery, icy surface. Despite my frustration at attempting to fully comprehend it, I can confidently say that Den vänstra handens stig is by far the most interesting experience I had at PAX South 2016. Now that it’s had some time to sink in, and I’ve had a chance to talk to creator M. James Short about it, I’m ready to share what I think I know.

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Black Ice Preview

Black Ice is a cyberpunk styled first person shooter from Super Duper Game Company that is currently available on Steam Early Access. You play as a 80’s “Hollywood style” hacker, who must “jack in” and do nefarious stuff in a

Epistory: Typing Chronicles Preview

Epistory: Typing Chronicles is yet another unique indie title that we checked out at PAX South 2016. It has the distinction of being the only typing-based game I’ve played in the last… ten years or so. What makes it so special? Let’s go into detail in my Epistory: Typing Chronicles preview!

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