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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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July 1st, 2015

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Review: Project Root

Project Root pretends to be something it’s not really capable of living up to. Its flashy, impressive look is enough to draw you in but when you notice that the developers have made no attempts to make the game last …

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June 13th, 2015

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Review: Nom Nom Galaxy

The first time I played Nom Nom Galaxy, it was actually titled PixelJunk Inc.. Chris and I saw it at PAX a few years back and, being fervent Q Games fans, sat for an hour to see what it was …

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June 5th, 2015

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Review: Paperbound

My favorite strategy for consuming media of any form is to go in completely blind. I avoided all trailers and discussions about Intergalactic, for instance, and was pleasantly surprised by a Matt Damon cameo (among other things) halfway through the …

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May 29th, 2015

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Review: MonsterBag

MonsterBag comes out of left field from Chilean developer Iguanabee. I had little idea that the game even existed before it released on Vita for free with PlayStation Plus. Over the course of a few days, I trekked through the …

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May 9th, 2015

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Review: LOST ORBIT

The opening sequence in LOST ORBIT hints that the game is going to host deep musings on purpose and existence. An early quote casts the protagonist as “a worker bee who didn’t see the big picture.” Later on, we’re informed …

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May 8th, 2015

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Review: Bastion (PS4)

Bastion originally released a whopping four years ago. I remember playing it at PAX or PAX East and thinking, “holy crap this is cool.” The issue then was that the game was releasing for Xbox Live and I would be …

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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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July 1st, 2015

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Review: Project Root

Project Root pretends to be something it’s not really capable of living up to. Its flashy, impressive look is enough to draw you in but when you notice that the developers have made no attempts to make the game last …

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June 13th, 2015

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Review: Nom Nom Galaxy

The first time I played Nom Nom Galaxy, it was actually titled PixelJunk Inc.. Chris and I saw it at PAX a few years back and, being fervent Q Games fans, sat for an hour to see what it was …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

June 5th, 2015

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Review: Paperbound

My favorite strategy for consuming media of any form is to go in completely blind. I avoided all trailers and discussions about Intergalactic, for instance, and was pleasantly surprised by a Matt Damon cameo (among other things) halfway through the …

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- 0 Comments

May 29th, 2015

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Review: MonsterBag

MonsterBag comes out of left field from Chilean developer Iguanabee. I had little idea that the game even existed before it released on Vita for free with PlayStation Plus. Over the course of a few days, I trekked through the …

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- 0 Comments

May 9th, 2015

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Review: LOST ORBIT

The opening sequence in LOST ORBIT hints that the game is going to host deep musings on purpose and existence. An early quote casts the protagonist as “a worker bee who didn’t see the big picture.” Later on, we’re informed …

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- 0 Comments

May 8th, 2015

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Review: Bastion (PS4)

Bastion originally released a whopping four years ago. I remember playing it at PAX or PAX East and thinking, “holy crap this is cool.” The issue then was that the game was releasing for Xbox Live and I would be …

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