April 15, 2014
Jazzy Conquests

Jazzy Conquests

Consider this totally not original thought: games are weird. An obvious statement, sure, but the ways they are strange are more interesting than the simple fact that they are. For instance, many of them force you to divide the concepts of literal action and gaming action; what you see may not always be what you’re actually doing.

A common example of this is any of the Unchartedgames. Protagonist…

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April 14, 2014
TRP 4/10/14: Space Dysentery

This week, the Pack explores the endless expanses of outer space in not one, but two tablet-friendly spaceship roguelikes; Kaz picks up alien pickup lines in…

TRP 4/10/14: Space Dysentery

This week, the Pack explores the endless expanses of outer space in not one, but two tablet-friendly spaceship roguelikes; Kaz picks up alien pickup lines in…

April 14, 2014
Mercenary Kings Review: Kill Shot

Mercenary Kings Review: Kill Shot

Mercenary Kings

Despite what you might think from its shell, Mercenary Kings is imbued with an impressive number of inspirations from some rather varied sources. Its simple but delightful pixel art and recognizable format begs you to pigeonhole it as just another side-scrolling Contra wannabe, but it tries to do a lot more than that. Unfortunately, not all of what it does necessarily goes down as an achievement.

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April 10, 2014
Betrayer Review: An Odd, New World

Betrayer Review: An Odd, New World

Betrayer

I played Betrayer back in October when it was just a part of Steam’s Early Access program. To quote, “I loved the first 10 minutes of Betrayer. And then the game part of it revealed itself.” And I stand by that. The first 10 minutes of Betrayerare beautiful and moody and an excellent piece of atmosphere and environment trumping overt storytelling. Then, much like its mechanical divide between…

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April 9, 2014
The Gamer’s Pub - Episode 151: Captain Of Thrones: The Winter Soldier Is Coming

The Gamer’s Pub – Episode 151: Captain Of Thrones: The Winter Soldier Is Coming

Welcome to yet another amazing episode of The Gamers Pub with Steven Artlip (Steve519), and GUI J! Join us as we take you on an adventure full of Love, Beer, Games, and life lessons.

This weeks brews were: Biere D’Houglumont by Ommegang Brewery and Fire and Blood by Ommegang Brewery.

This Weeks New Releases Are:
Apr 14: Final Fantasy…

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April 8, 2014
Monument Valley Review: New Perspective

Monument Valley Review: New Perspective

Monument Valley

Mobile games are chockfull of potential in spite of and due to their platform’s limitations. When they hunker down and focus on one or two key aspects, they have a chance to find what their peak forms can take. Ridiculous Fishing, for instance, excelled at giving the player tangible, progressive upgrades free from frustration or boredom in its schemes. Monument Valleydoes the same thing, honing…

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April 7, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review: Cap Grows Up

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review: Cap Grows Up

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Of all the Marvel heroes we’ve thus far encountered, Steve Rogers has the greatest potential. From weakling to tough guy to Captain America and now finally a man ripped from time and thrust into the unimaginable, he’s the only one to have change from within but also visited upon him that he cannot fully cope with. And with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see that potential fulfilled with…

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April 5, 2014
Video Game Jocks Podcast 4/3/2014

In this episode, we talk about Why Vinny Hates Titanfall, Paul and Nick Getting Vitas, Phil Spencer Getting a Promotion, Amy Hennig Getting a New Job, Amazon’s Fire TV, Sabotage, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Wrestlemania 30, March Madness, We (Don’t) Answer Your Listener Mail and More!

Video Game Jocks Podcast 4/3/2014

In this episode, we talk about Why Vinny Hates Titanfall, Paul and Nick Getting Vitas, Phil Spencer Getting a Promotion, Amy Hennig Getting a New Job, Amazon’s Fire TV, Sabotage, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Wrestlemania 30, March Madness, We (Don’t) Answer Your Listener Mail and More!

April 4, 2014
Platform Nostalgia: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Platform Nostalgia: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Platform Nostalgia: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

I didn’t play Final Fantasy X until well after it came out. I’m talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of three to four years after its release in 2001, which also puts my experience with the game after its strange, expansive addendum of Final Fantasy X-2. I couldn’t afford to buy many games back then, and my parents learned very quickly to stop renting me RPGs from Blockbuster.

But I feel…

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April 3, 2014
Left In The Wake

Left In The Wake

Left in the Wake

Adam Sessler. He could be considered the progenitor, his career a genesis. The things he says and does have gone from shenanigans on television to poignant soapboxes on the Internet, but they’ve all been on the forefront of something that probably should not even exist for an industry half the world seems to only begrudgingly accept. For me, he was the realization that games journalism could…

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