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September 2nd, 2015

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Review: Nova-111

The most difficult thing about Nova-111, I’ve found, is figuring out how to explain it to someone who isn’t a games aficionado. Funktronic Labs have made something special, and I want so very badly to share it with friends/family, but …

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August 30th, 2015

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Review: Goat Simulator

Coffee Stain Studios, the developers behind Goat Simulator, describe their game as being “completely stupid.” They also advise you to spend your money on something else, or perhaps pool it together with friends to buy a real goat. I’m not …

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August 25th, 2015

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Review: Back to Bed

When it was announced a little while ago, I was excited to learn that Back to Bed was coming to PlayStation platforms. The surrealist inspired puzzler looked like just my sort of game. I’m a closet surrealism enthusiast, with a …

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August 13th, 2015

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Review: Submerged

Submerged opens (after a lengthy loading screen) with a montage detailing a boat’s arrival into a sunken, plant-claimed city. The boat’s pilot is a young woman and the only other passenger is a younger boy. The silent introduction depicts a …

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August 7th, 2015

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Review: N++

Reviewing N++ has been interesting for me. Typically, I’ll play through a game with an analytic lens, taking notes of its various attributes and how they contribute to the work as a whole. There’s a balance beam in my brain …

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August 3rd, 2015

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Review: Squares

Squares Trials is a mobile game that released back in 2013. The Peruvian developers, LEAP Studios, decided to take their project to the Vita to widen its audience. What we have now is Squares, a simple, challenging, addictive game that …

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July 27th, 2015

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Review: Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut

It’s hard to talk about Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut without talking about Portal. It’s a first person puzzle game with white, test chamber-like rooms and a story that keeps you in the dark, with the game not revealing who you are, …

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July 27th, 2015

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Review: NekoBuro: Cats Block

When asked what I think about NekoBuro: Cats Block on a recent podcast, I joked that it’s “not as good as Tetris.” After letting the game settle for a short while (I beat it a little over a week ago), …

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July 14th, 2015

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Review: Pneuma: Breath of Life

Pneuma: Breath of Life is a video game. But does that make it less valid; less real? What is real? The game was created by real people who purposefully made its graphical aesthetic look realistic, so it must be real …

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July 5th, 2015

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Review: Whispering Willows

Whispering Willows opens with daunting piano chords and a recurrent, faint sound of wailing voices. So sets the stage for this spooky historical fiction game by Night Light Interactive, published by LOOT. What’s great about Whispering Willows – its multi-faceted …

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September 2nd, 2015

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Review: Nova-111

The most difficult thing about Nova-111, I’ve found, is figuring out how to explain it to someone who isn’t a games aficionado. Funktronic Labs have made something special, and I want so very badly to share it with friends/family, but …

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August 30th, 2015

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Review: Goat Simulator

Coffee Stain Studios, the developers behind Goat Simulator, describe their game as being “completely stupid.” They also advise you to spend your money on something else, or perhaps pool it together with friends to buy a real goat. I’m not …

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August 25th, 2015

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Review: Back to Bed

When it was announced a little while ago, I was excited to learn that Back to Bed was coming to PlayStation platforms. The surrealist inspired puzzler looked like just my sort of game. I’m a closet surrealism enthusiast, with a …

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August 13th, 2015

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Review: Submerged

Submerged opens (after a lengthy loading screen) with a montage detailing a boat’s arrival into a sunken, plant-claimed city. The boat’s pilot is a young woman and the only other passenger is a younger boy. The silent introduction depicts a …

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August 7th, 2015

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Review: N++

Reviewing N++ has been interesting for me. Typically, I’ll play through a game with an analytic lens, taking notes of its various attributes and how they contribute to the work as a whole. There’s a balance beam in my brain …

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August 3rd, 2015

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Review: Squares

Squares Trials is a mobile game that released back in 2013. The Peruvian developers, LEAP Studios, decided to take their project to the Vita to widen its audience. What we have now is Squares, a simple, challenging, addictive game that …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

July 27th, 2015

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Review: Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut

It’s hard to talk about Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut without talking about Portal. It’s a first person puzzle game with white, test chamber-like rooms and a story that keeps you in the dark, with the game not revealing who you are, …

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Read More

- 1 Comment

July 27th, 2015

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Review: NekoBuro: Cats Block

When asked what I think about NekoBuro: Cats Block on a recent podcast, I joked that it’s “not as good as Tetris.” After letting the game settle for a short while (I beat it a little over a week ago), …

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July 14th, 2015

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Review: Pneuma: Breath of Life

Pneuma: Breath of Life is a video game. But does that make it less valid; less real? What is real? The game was created by real people who purposefully made its graphical aesthetic look realistic, so it must be real …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

July 5th, 2015

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Review: Whispering Willows

Whispering Willows opens with daunting piano chords and a recurrent, faint sound of wailing voices. So sets the stage for this spooky historical fiction game by Night Light Interactive, published by LOOT. What’s great about Whispering Willows – its multi-faceted …

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Read More