Elias Blondeau

Elias Blondeau
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I'm your friendly neighborhood critic. Games and anime are my eternal jam. Occasionally funny.
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Agents of Mayhem E3 2 The Real Crackdown Successor

Agents of Mayhem E3 2017 Preview- The Real Crackdown Successor

Crackdown 3 could be good. The guys at Sumo Digital are talented, and put out a lot of quality content. On the same token, though, that first reveal looked pretty darn...
Sonic Forces E3 Preview - The Next Era of 3D Sonic

Sonic Forces E3 Preview – The Next Era of 3D Sonic

I could open this with some snarky putdown of the Sonic franchise, but let’s face it—that’s old hat at this point, and a bit untrue considering almost all the mainline Sonic...
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin E3 2017 Preview

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin E3 2017 Preview

It’s hard to really pin down what exactly, Edelweiss’ new game is similar to. Sure, its direct influence by Japanese folklore could be easily compared to the likes of Okami and...
The Swords of Ditto E3 Preview—Hugs, Hats, and Heroes 4

The Swords of Ditto E3 Preview—Hugs, Hats, and Heroes

The Legend of Zelda is a series that has begun to move away from its roots in favour of a bold, more open direction. That’s all well and good—Breath of the...
Need for Speed Payback E3 Preview - Arcade Simulation

Need for Speed Payback E3 Preview – Arcade Simulation

Whipping down a highway alongside another car, I slipped into a familiar rhythm that I remember from my middle school years. Both my souped-up muscle car and the other driver’s vehicle...
Nintendo Showcase 2017 Recap 1

Nintendo Starts E3 2017 With a Roar

Nintendo's had a gangbuster year so far, and from the looks of things, they're going to bring their A Game well into 2018. This year's Nintendo Showcase offered up a variety...
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Tekken 7 Review – Great Mechanics, Barebone Presentation

They just don’t make 3D fighters like they used to. In fact, they don’t make them at all – the medium’s practically dead. Post-Street Fighter IV and the Mortal Kombat revamp,...
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NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927 DLC Review

There’s a pretty big caveat for fans hoping to play 3C3C1D119440927, NieR: Automata’s mouthful of an expansion. It’s basically required for players to not have actually finished the game. For reasons...
Perception Review - Genuine Frights 3

Perception Review – Genuine Frights

Silent Hills never came out, but the one taste we got through PT was enough for the game industry. After that creepy demo hit, horror developers fell in love with trying...
Friday the 13th: The Game Review - A Well Made Love Letter 5

Friday the 13th: The Game Review – A Well Made Love Letter

Games based on movies generally don’t fare well, but there’s a special space in hell reserved for games based on horror films – Alien: Isolation notwithstanding. All the major franchises, from...
RiME Review- A Fantastical Adventure

RiME Review – A Fantastical Adventure

Adventure games used to be about actual adventuring. Before Nathan Drake’s struggles with his fragile masculinity turned the genre into glorified corridor shooters, the likes of Lara Croft traipsed mysterious ruins...
Akiba’s Beat Review - A Statement on Otaku Culture 2

Akiba’s Beat Review – A Statement on Otaku Culture

Hayao Miyazaki once said of the anime industry “It’s produced by humans who can’t stand looking at other humans. That’s why the industry is full of otaku.” Miyazaki’s statement was a...

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Raises $100 Million in 13 Weeks 1

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Raises $100 Million in 13 Weeks

Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds managed to hit another milestone after selling four million copies.In only 13 weeks since its Early Access launch back in March, Playerunknown’s...