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Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxiboost On Preview

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxiboost On Preview

This past weekend, the folks over at Bandai Namco held a closed beta test for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxiboost On. It’s currently in Japanese arcades but, barring any issues due to current world health events, it will be making its way to PS4 later this summer. The […]

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars Preview

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars Preview

Kalypso has an eclectic, uneven publishing history. Tropico is a great series, but does anyone remember The First Templar? They might be a bit hit-or-miss, but for those on the fence, Immortal Realms is right in the pocket of Kalypso’s strongest releases. At first Immortal Realms (currently in the Xbox One’s early access program) seems overwhelming, especially for […]

Every Game I Played in 2020: April

Every Game I Played in 2020: April

The title of this article says it all, but I would like to give credit where credit is due and say that this piece was ultimately inspired by @CoreyMotley and @StephenTotilo. Custom art by @Alex_Connolly! 1. Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition, Switch This is a turn-based, squad-based strategy title featuring groups of three randomly-generated […]

This Is Not A Review: Ciel Fledge

This Is Not A Review: Ciel Fledge

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay […]

Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta Preview

Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta Preview

Guilty Gear is BACK, baby! And now it’s gone again! Christ, that was fast. Yes, dear reader, the closed beta test for the latest instalment in the storied  franchise that first made an appearance on the PSone has come and gone, leaving players with their first taste of revamped visuals and […]

Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command Preview

Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command Preview

To convey a sense of Warhammer 40K‘s enormous impact on videogames, all I have to do is say the words “space marine”. The franchise’s iconic artwork and character designs are a natural fit for the highly militarized science-fiction settings that so many shooters and action games call home, including countless digital […]

This Is Not A Review: Dungeon Of The Endless (Switch)

This Is Not A Review: Dungeon Of The Endless (Switch)

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay […]

Every Game I Played in 2020: May

Every Game I Played in 2020: May

1. Spaceland, Switch My review Started this one at the end of April. It’s basically bite-sized XCOM with a great pace, strong variety in level designs and a great sensibility overall. The thing that really got me, though, is that each level is handcrafted with different objectives so it doesn’t just boil down […]

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Preview

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Preview

Living as we are in the golden age of simulation games, there is seemingly no end to the blue-collar jobs that players can dabble in from the safety of their own couches. Whether they long to sample life as a medieval shopkeeper, a city bus driver, or even a mushroom […]