D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Xbox One) review

Khari Taylor

With gaming roots that pre-date the Nintendo Game & Watch, Khari remains a young soul in an industry where he’s often the oldest in the room. Japan his second home, he makes the pilgrimage to gaming’s mecca, Akihabara, whenever possible.

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D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Xbox One) review

When Deadly Premonition creator Suehiro Hidetaka (a.k.a. Swery 65) first announced the Xbox One-exclusive spiritual follow up, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die at last year’s E3, the Xbox gaming landscape was looking very, very different from the one that exists now.  The Xbox One that Swery65 had been tirelessly developing his game for was still […]
Dell Alienware X51 Review

Dell Alienware X51 Review

It is this fence-sitting segment of the market for which the Alienware X51 from Dell appears to be designed, at least in part.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) review 2

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) review

With the arrival of Wolfenstein: The New Order on store shelves, it’s now official: It’s finally okay to love killing Nazis again. The past five years have been dark times for this videogame practice, and seemingly not by coincidence, it’s also been five years since the last Wolfenstein game. What caused Nazi-killing to fall out […]
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) Review 3

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) Review

Have you ever been deep into a Japanese manga or anime and a fighting game suddenly broke out? Probably not, but there’s really no better way to describe this game outside of its spot-on title; in a word, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle truly is BIZARRE. For those readers not familiar with the Japanese […]
Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3, Vita) Review 4

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3, Vita) Review

As anyone who has played old-school pen-and-paper role-playing games can attest, being a Dungeon Master (DM) is hard work. As the DM, you spend hours, perhaps even days, crafting the perfect gauntlet of thrilling NPC encounters, challenging monster battles and deadly traps. Perhaps you even set to grid paper and create a map of your […]
Strider: A Cut Above (PS4) Review 3

Strider: A Cut Above (PS4) Review

Capcom’s Strider was one of the arcade coin-op action games instrumental in solidifying my hobby as a console gamer. It begat two popular console games of the same name; one a near-perfect, ‘killer app’ port on the Sega Genesis that introduced me to the world of 16-bit gaming, the other an 8-bit ‘Metroidvania’-style platformer on […]
Dustforce (PS Vita) Review 4

Dustforce (PS Vita) Review

Where would our world be without clean freaks?  Most likely it would be like my apartment when my wife goes away to visit the in-laws; dusty floors buried under empty pizza boxes, dirty dishes and shed Chihuahua hair. Clean freaks like my sweetheart are the unsung heroes that bring order to our disorderly lives, while […]
Gamercamp 2013: Redefining Indie One Experience At A Time

Gamercamp 2013: Redefining Indie One Experience At A Time

I have a surprising confession to make as a so-called “core gamer”. After spending a full day at Gamercamp 2013, my brain hurt a little. Not like a migraine headache. More like the kind of numb, tingling, brain-freeze sensation that one gets from sucking down half of a Slurpee in five seconds; the kind of […]
Rain (PC) Review 4

Rain (PC) Review

What you (don’t) see is what you get I’m of two minds about Rain.  Developed by PlayStation C.A.M.P., the studio behind the quirky, also PS3-exclusive Tokyo Jungle, Rain continues SCE Japan Studio’s legacy of creating original and artistic works of gaming art. In fact, the game’s premise, where a young boy is charged with protecting […]
Puppeteer (PS3) Review 2

Puppeteer (PS3) Review

Every now and then an exclusive game comes out for the PlayStation 3 console that reminds you why you bought it instead of (or in addition to an Xbox 360).  Sometimes it’s a showpiece title built-from-the-ground-up for PS3 that makes the console sing, like Uncharted.  Sometimes it’s a game that takes on an established genre […]


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