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The Division 2 Video Review – Judge Judy and Executioner

By Mike Cosimano - Mar 24, 2019

With a stronger endgame and a solid loot treadmill, The Division 2 from Ubisoft, preaches to the choir, fully uninterested in converting those who find the series unpleasant to play…

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The Division 2 (PS4) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Mar 22, 2019

The Division 2 is perhaps the clearest possible example of a sequel exclusively appealing to fans of the original. Its biggest improvement over its predecessor – the dense post-level cap…

Far Cry New Dawn (PS4) Review 1

Far Cry New Dawn (PS4) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Feb 14, 2019

Far Cry New Dawn’s biggest problem is that it is a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. It’s otherwise a better game in every way, thanks to a renewed focus…

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2018

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2018

By Mike Cosimano - Jan 10, 2019

This was a surprisingly tough list to write! There was a lot of good TV this year, but more importantly, there was a lot of interesting TV this year, and…

Just Cause 4 (PC) Preview

Just Cause 4 (PC) Preview

By Mike Cosimano - Nov 8, 2018

Everyone is stealing from the wrong open-world video game companies. These days, sandbox games are either iterating on Rockstar’s filmic crime epics or Ubisoft’s tower-laden crafting adventures, when the Just…

Hitman 2 (Xbox One) Review

Hitman 2 (Xbox One) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is an odd duck. The fact it exists at all after Square Enix and IO Interactive’s breakup is something of a miracle, even before you consider the returning…

WWE 2K19 (PS4) Review

WWE 2K19 (PS4) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Oct 24, 2018

WWE 2K19 is not boring, and for that alone it should be commended. For the first time in years, getting virtual wrestlers to do cool things is easier, thanks to…

Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One) Review

Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Sep 25, 2018

I was about to graduate high school when the first Forza Horizon came out. I loved it, in part because any piece of media that helped me get another mouthwatering…

Unsane (2018) Review

Unsane (2018) Review

By Mike Cosimano - Mar 29, 2018

She isn’t. That’s the answer to the question posed by Unsane’s marketing: “Is she or isn’t she?”

Florence Could be 2018’s Most Interesting Game

Florence Could be 2018’s Most Interesting Game

By Mike Cosimano - Jan 22, 2018

As the democratization of game creation tools marches on, making it easier than ever for anyone with an idea to make their own video game, I’m happy to see that…

CGMagazine’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2017 – Part Two 6

CGMagazine’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2017 – Part Two

By Mike Cosimano - Jan 7, 2018

It’s time once again for CGMagazine to recount the top 10 TV shows that aired this year.  In a year where TV was an all-too-necessary escape, these shows stood out…

Mike Cosimano’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2017 (That He Watched) - Part One 5

CGMagazine’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2017 – Part One

By Mike Cosimano - Jan 6, 2018

It’s time once again for CGMagazine to recount the top 10 TV shows that aired this year.  In a year where TV was an all-too-necessary escape, these shows stood out…

Guacamelee 2 is The Same Dish With a Few New Ingredients

Guacamelee 2 is The Same Dish With a Few New Ingredients

By Mike Cosimano - Dec 16, 2017

Guacamelee 2 is a hard game to demo. At PSX, I played one of the opening levels with three other attendees through the game’s appropriately chaotic four-player co-op. That’s probably…

The Game Awards 2017 Wrap-Up

The Game Awards 2017 Wrap-Up

By Mike Cosimano - Dec 8, 2017

The Game Awards 2017 was better than last year’s. Such has been the trend for Geoff Keighley’s pet project – ever since the infamous Spike Video Game Awards first reached…

WWE 2K18 (PS4) Review: Botchamania 2

WWE 2K18 (PS4) Review: Botchamania

By Mike Cosimano - Nov 18, 2017

Everything related to wrestling exists on a separate level of reality. There are two extremes: our real world and the fictional world that exists on WWE-produced television programming. But there’s…

Rick and Morty Season 3 Review: A Disappointment 6

Rick and Morty Season 3 Review: A Disappointment

By Mike Cosimano - Oct 8, 2017

I’ve been staring at a blank word processor for a good hour & change now, having just finished third season of Rick and Morty, and I’m trying to find the…

Necrobarista Will Likely Invite Some VA-11 HALL-A Comparisons 1

Necrobarista Will Likely Invite Some VA-11 HALL-A Comparisons

By Mike Cosimano - Oct 5, 2017

You’re going to hear many comparisons between Necrobarista and VA-11 HALL-A: A Cyberpunk Bartending Simulator in the coming days, weeks, and months. As Necrobarista inevitably gains traction, the concept of…

Square Enix’s PAX West Showing Implies a Renewed Focus on Imports 2

Square Enix’s PAX West Showing Implies a Renewed Focus on Imports

By Mike Cosimano - Oct 4, 2017

Square Enix knows the score. At PAX West, they showed off a series of games that ranged from the incomprehensible (Dissidia NT) to the nostalgic (the Secret of Mana remake),…

Suda51: “I Want to Out-Weird Everyone” with Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 4

Suda51: “I Want to Out-Weird Everyone” with Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

By Mike Cosimano - Sep 13, 2017

Here’s the most important piece of information we learned about Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes during our interview with Suda51: Travis Touchdown is a Bullet Club man. It shouldn’t…

Total War Warhammer Preview

Total War Warhammer Preview

By Mike Cosimano - Sep 12, 2017

At PAX West 2017, I got to play Total War: Warhammer II for more than 40 minutes. Long-time Cosimaniacs (the nickname I have for anyone who reads my work, regardless…