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Beat Cop Review: Black and Blue

Another of our favorite games from the show floor at PAX South 2017 was Pixel Crow and 11bit studios’ Beat Cop. An 80’s inspired cop drama/mystery? Sign me up! We checked out the pre-alpha build after the con to see

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Automata Empire Review: Automata for the People

Automata Empire first popped up on our radar after a most unlikely demo - we saw it at an afterparty during PAX South 2016. It took home our Pleasant Surprise award at the con for popping up out of nowhere and stealing our hearts. Automata Empire released last April, but somehow we lost track of it until we bumped into Nonadecimal Creative again in an unlikely place - the Black Ice booth at PAX South 2017! We're not letting this one get away again - let's nail down these little fuzzy monsters before they head off in a random direction. It's time for our Automata Empire review!

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LucidSound Drops the Bass at PAX South 2017

Here at Without the Sarcasm, we like to keep tabs on all the up-and-comers of the gaming hardware scene. On our latest trip to PAX South, we were invited to come check out a relatively new brand of gaming headsets that launched just last year. At the LucidSound booth, we met with CEO Chris Von Huben, who walked us through his company's current lineup as well as their vision for the future of gaming headsets.

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Nefarious Review: Crime and the Payment Thereof

After decades of cheesy "bad guy steals girl, good guy saves her" tropes in our video games, I think it's safe to say that we're in the mood for something... fresh. Nefarious dropped in our lap during PAX South, and it promises to finally break us out of our rut and poke fun at video game history along the way. It's tricky to spin a tired concept and find a fresh angle - does Nefarious manage to nail biting satire or go directly to jail? It's time to find out in my Nefarious review!

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PAX South 2017 Con Awards

PAX South 2017 brought its "A" game. A huge increase in exhibitors, more space, sweet new events... and great games! Let's break down the best of the best!

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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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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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