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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Review | Set Sail

by Darrin Wrighton September 23, 2013
Ten years ago, one of the most (initially) divisive releases in The Legend of Zelda series was released… and today, it’s exactly what the Wii U needs. I remember when Nintendo first unveiled The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and how outraged most gamers were since the GameCube exclusive looked absolutely nothing like what […]
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Killer is Dead Review | Lifeless

by Ben Runningson September 18, 2013
Killer is Dead is the latest from Suda 51, creator of Killer7 and No More Heroes, and as a longtime fan of both those games, I was very excited for this game. However, since I’m not the only Suda 51 fan at The Game Fanatics, I talked Greg DeVries into reviewing the game with me. […]

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Rayman Legends Review | Boy She Makes Me Sing (Bam-BA-Lam)

by Jake Valentineon September 16, 2013
277 days. That’s how long I waited for Rayman Legends to release. Many of you will point out that the number seems extraordinarily large, but we have to remember that the game was supposed to be a launch title for the Wii U. It was then pushed back to a “launch window” type category before […]

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Madden NFL 25 Review | Anniversary Edition

by Chris Calasahanon September 12, 2013
So the football season has officially kicked off, and fans are eagerly sinking their teeth into the NFL madness they’ve  been clamoring for.  And of course with a new football season, means there is a new edition of Madden upon us.  With the new systems on the horizon, there were questions of how EA Sports […]
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Legend of Dungeon Review | Retro

by Jennifer Kibbleon September 10, 2013
Welcome to Legend of Dungeon. This is the 8bit game that is completely random and that was made possible by gamers thanks to Kickstarter. While at PAX Prime, The Game Fanatics got a glance at Legend of Dungeon. Check out our preview article here. We are now happy to share with you our thoughts on Legend […]

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review | Crazy, Bombastic Fun

by Darrin Wrighton September 7, 2013
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate released this week on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as the definitive version of DOA 5, after an earlier console release and the release of Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PS Vita. If you like fighting games, and especially the DOA style, you’ll like this one. Dead or […]

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Skullgirls the Steam Review

by Jennifer Kibbleon September 6, 2013
Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game that hit the market back in 2012. Over a year later, Skullgirls are now taking over Steam. Reverge Labs independently developed Skullgirls, which originally came out on PSN and XBLA. The fighting style is based from the Marvel vs Capcom 3 engine. Like most arcade fighting games, Skullgirls have […]
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Point and Click on this Review of Memoria

by Jennifer Kibbleon August 21, 2013
Memoria is based around Europe’s pen and paper game called The Dark Eye and is a point and click RPG game from Daedalic Entertainment. Geron, our hero from the present must solve a puzzle to save his beloved. He is told a story that is roughly under 500 years old about a princess named Sadja and […]

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Fun, Fun, Fun and Wub, Wub, Wub – Our Saints Row IV Review

by Charles Powerson August 20, 2013
Dubstep guns and super powers…an alien invasion and a virtual Steelport…spaceships and insurance fraud (yes it’s back!), welcome to Saints Row 4! Saints Row 4, a game that is so out-of-this-word, so ridiculous, so…not serious, but yet is heaps of fun. To put into words the vast expanse of things one can do in the game is […]
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DuckTales Remastered Review | Bless Me Bagpipes

by Darrin Wrighton August 14, 2013
DuckTales Remastered is WayForward and Capcom‘s HD remaster of 1989′s DuckTales, one of the best platformers released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nobody was more excited for this game than I was, but this week’s release begs the question: is DuckTales still awesome, or did WayForward‘s attempts to “improve” the game crash like Launchpad McQuack? […]

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review | The New Mayor In Town

by Jake Valentineon August 4, 2013
Moving is hard. Relocating due to a new job is even harder. But when you’re expected to become the mayor of a village you’ve never visited, that puts a lot of pressure on your shoulders. These are the challenges I face in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I’m sitting quietly on a train as someone recognizes my […]
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Hotline Miami Review (PS3)

by Jeff Smithon June 28, 2013
What drives a person to do terrible things? Is it willingness? Is it fear? Is it a belief that they have to? Hotline Miami asks players those very questions, but the answers are up to you. Hotline Miami, the intensely violent top down brawler from developer Dennaton Games, has been gaining attention on the PC […]

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The Last of Us Review | Breathless

by Katerina Perichon June 24, 2013
There’s a certain level of emptiness that you feel after playing a game like The Last of Us; it’s this haunting, inexplicable emptiness that leaves you wanting more as you hang your head, wipe your tears, sigh, and acknowledge that it’s over.I can’t tell you the last time (if ever, to be honest) that a […]
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Singstar Ultimate Party Cover Art Leaked

by James Marshon August 21, 2014
These are leaked mock-ups of cover art for Singstar Ultimate Party, the latest addition to the Singstar franchise, and the first iteration of said franchise on the PS4. The latest release adds the ability to use a smartphone instead of a separate add on in the form of a microphone, something which had previously been […]
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Sony Confirms Sucker Punch Layoffs

by William Harmonon August 21, 2014
Sony has confirmed that there were a number of personnel redundancies at Infamous developer Sucker Punch. The exact number of job losses is, however, unknown. Sony has released a statement expressing its sympathies for those laid off, but did not elaborate on the reasoning for the layoffs. Whether they were a part of standard post-project trimming, or […]

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Dust: An Elysian Tail Review | What Did I Just Play…

by William Harmonon August 21, 2014
Dust: An Elysian Tail is an independently developed game that was published by Microsoft last year. Developed by Humble Hearts, I just recently got around to playing it, and am here to tell you that… well, before I get ahead of myself, let’s do this in the usual format. The Good The Animation I’ll specifically say the […]
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Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset ” The Helm of Hades”

by Matthew Shelharton August 21, 2014
Tesoro has announced, via a press release, their brand new true 5.1 surround sound gaming headset Kυνέη.pro. Also known as "The Helm of Hades".
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NBA 2K15 To Feature Ernie Johnson, SHAQ, and TNT’s Inside The NBA Studio

by Chris Calasahanon August 20, 2014
The internet's been abuzz with reports that 2K Sports' upcoming basketball game, NBA 2K15, could possibly feature TNT's Inside The NBA studio.

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 Makes Waves

by Breezyon August 20, 2014
Following the success of the original Elgato Game Capture HD, Elgato have announced a re-imagined version of the device with some improvements. Most notably, the ability to record gameplay footage at 1080p – 60fps, something that many devices in this field struggle to achieve. Elgato Game Capture HD60 Trailer: Last year in 2013 the original Elgato […]
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Mind: Path to Thalamus Review | The Metaphysical has never looked so good

by David Holmeson August 20, 2014
Mind: Path to Thalamus, is the creation of Carlos Coronado. A single player, first person puzzle game whereby the player may control the environment in order to progress through detailed, and at times, gorgeous landscapes. Make no mistake, this game is beautiful, both visually and aesthetically. The story opens in an unexpectedly exciting and dramatic […]

The Behemoth Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘Game 4′

by David Holmeson August 20, 2014
  Indie developers, The Behemoth, have today tantalized fans with a sneak-peak teaser trailer of their forthcoming release, Game 4. Information surrounding the new game is scant, at best. You’d be hard pressed to find a whiff of information about the game’s style, platform, storyline or release date. It seems The Behemoth are deliberately keeping […]
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Fanatical Fashion | Look Sharp With A Razer Utility Backpack

by Chanté Goodmanon August 20, 2014
The ultimate gaming accessory, the ‘Razer Utility Backpack‘, has been released; the perfect backpack for any Razer laptop gamer. Razer has just released a backpack, designed to carry your portable gaming requirements, such as a laptop, a keyboard and a mouse. Built for to be resilient and practical, to protect your precious cargo, take a […]
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OnLive CloudLift’s Video Game Streaming Service Does The Heavy Lifting For You

by Tom Dearsleyon August 20, 2014
With all the recent subscription services increasing in popularity including EA Access and PS Plus, we decided to take another look at OnLive and how it could be the dark horse in the video game streaming race.  OnLive’s CloudLift service allows you to stream your Steam library to any computer, whether it be PC or […]

Bloodborne Official Gamescom Demo Gameplay Released, Looks Stunning in 1080p

by Carlos Ovalleon August 19, 2014
We finally get a good look at Bloodborne in beautiful 1080p. This 6-minute play-thru showcases the game’s weapon transformation mechanic as well as showing some of the Regain system that we saw in that off-screen footage. We also see the player interact with what looks like an NPC who aids the player in combat, it […]
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OnLive Spectating Has Potential, Could Be Better

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon August 19, 2014
With the CloudLift and Steam integration set in place, OnLive is making quite the noise after a 25-month silence due to company reconstruction. Their new elements are worth fidgeting with, but it appears that it’s spectator mode may need remodeling in order for it to feel, well—less boring. Let’s hold on the jabs, though and […]
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Upvote This! Reddit Gets It’s Own App on Xbox One

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon August 19, 2014
Just announced by Microsoft Director of Programming Larry Hryb, Reddit, one of the most popular and biggest mega-thread on the internet, is getting itself it’s very first app on the Xbox One console and has been named ReddX. Microsoft just dropped the news on their YouTube channel announcing Reddit’s first and only app for the […]

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