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Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY

Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY 

Wooden Sen’SeY follows the hero, Goro, as he tries to reclaim all the booze (or water, or lighter fluid!?) that has been stolen by a bad guy in a spaceship (Robotnik-esque machine of some sort, hopefully powered by small woodland creatures, no one’s sure). It’s set up like an arcade …

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The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond

The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond 

I was always a “good student” in school. One of those kids cracking jokes in the back of the class, I never had to work very hard to earn excellent marks and never really knew what it was like to struggle in school or fall short no matter how much …

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A Review of Papers, Please

A Review of Papers, Please 

I am, by all rights, an immigrant. My parents moved our family to the States for a better life, and a better education for my siblings and I. Having arrived in America at a young age, I didn’t recognize how grateful I should be for getting to be there. And …

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Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview

Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview 

To the best of either of their recollections, Ben Ruiz and Matthew Wegner met in Phoenix, Arizona, where Ruiz was attending art school.
“My favorite part of our history is the way he was trying to hustle me out of the job I was at prior to working for him,” Ruiz …

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Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland

Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland 

I have always stood by the belief that satirization is one of the most difficult types of humor. Satire requires you to point out something’s flaws through imitation, while still remaining entertaining in your own right. When you’re taking on flaws through satire, the line between funny and flawed is …

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Receiver: How I Learned to Hold the Gun

Receiver: How I Learned to Hold the Gun 

My purchase of a new computer came with the ability to finally play PC games again. As I booted Steam up onto my new laptop, I scrolled through the games that I could potentially play. I brushed quickly over the Humble Bundles I owned but had yet to complete, as …

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Soon It Will Be Here: A Review Of The Yawhg

Soon It Will Be Here: A Review Of The Yawhg 

What can I say about Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll’s The Yawhg without ruining it? Well, it’ll be here soon. The Yawhg came out today, and the Yawhg itself comes in six weeks. Will you be ready?
The Yawhg is a multiplayer choose your own adventure story about the six weeks …

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Transitions: The Heart Forth, Alicia Interview

Transitions: The Heart Forth, Alicia Interview 

Alonso Martin may be in over his head.
The Mexican-born film director has written and helmed nearly twenty short films, and in that time, he’s gained an appreciation for the medium and its ability to convey a feeling. By now, with film, he knows what he’s doing. But an idea soon …

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A Breath of Fresh Heir – Analyzing The Potential Of Rogue Legacy

A Breath of Fresh Heir – Analyzing The Potential Of Rogue Legacy 

The permanent death of a character is an idea that’s recently taken hold of my imagination. To invest your efforts into a digital avatar only to have them fall in their prime is a daunting experience. It’s tense, rage-inducing and often painfully unfair, but when things go to plan you’d …

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Sakura Samurai Review

Sakura Samurai Review 

The katana holds a special place in all kinds of media. In film and videogames, the katana is pretty much unstoppable. It can cut through bullets, other people’s swords, tanks – no material is a match for the samurai sword.
But this isn’t actually how the katana works. In real life, …

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