The Walking Dead Season 2: In Harm’s Way

    Things take a turn for the truly dark in the third episode of season two with the group being shipped to Carver’s homestead of militants masquerading as civil engineers. The underlying themes of trust and innocence lost seen throughout the season step into the light at the end of In Harm’s Way, warts and all. Mechanically this episode was […]

Insurgency: Old Dog, New Tricks

There are tons of First Person Shooters out there. From Battlefield to Call of Duty to Halo, you have different styles all in the same genre of game. Insurgency is another first person shooter but it has a style all its own. Insurgency, a source mod now turned full standalone game, brings gameplay that will feel familiar to what you know but […]

BandFuse: Rock Legends Hands on

  BandFuse: Rock Legends is a music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists and vocalists, unleashing a full band experience for players of all skill levels.  I got the chance to sit down with one of the people who is currently working behind the scenes of what could be one […]

It’s a Brand New Addictive Day (Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review)

It’s finally here! That game we’ve all been waiting for: the one with nothing to “master” or “level up ” on. Animal Crossing: New Leaf  is the ultimate casual game and while it may have taken years to get here, it is well worth the wait. Endless fields lay beneath a bright sun. Glittering sand […]

Nyko Pro Commander and Uboost Review

    The Wii U™ has been out for a little over six months. Since its initial release, Nintendo’s new system has sold nearly 3.5 million units worldwide. The Wii U’s gamepad touch screen has offered an unique way to experience new installments of beloved first party titles like Super Mario Bros. and changed the way to play […]

Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle

Phoenix Online has been through some rocky beginnings with their Cognition series. The first episode saw a story that limped along, affixed to sub-par game mechanics and the exhausted setting of police crime investigation. While the mixture of supernatural twists and inspired art helped to deliver a moody atmosphere, the pacing dragged and the characters fell flat. Episode two managed to take great leaps and bounds in addressing these […]

Bashing Thru Bad Bots – Game Review

Bad Bots is a retro-styled side-scroller with a “Contra”-esque shoot-em-up appeal. It is a fast-paced blast-fest through 170 rooms of killer robots and 7 bosses. You play as lone-survivor, Sam McRae, as you venture through this deadly spaceship while trying to understand what exactly you just survived. The game has game-controller support and an interesting […]

Cognition: Episode 2 Review

The Wise Monkey managed to do what I had previously thought impossible by piquing my interest enough that I’m actually looking forward to the next episode, albeit in a cautiously optimistic sort of way. Although the first installment was largely dead on arrival, it pulled out an impactful ending that provided the game with something resembling a […]

Cognition: Episode 1 Review

Cognition is a multi-part episodic mystery series with an emphasis on the dark and supernatural, taking us into the world of Boston FBI homicide. Players assume the role of one Detective Erica Reed, a talented agent with a set of unrefined psychic abilities and a haunted past to inspire her passion for catching killers. The […]