Ben Runnings

When not criticizing some obscure aspect of a game, Ben enjoys relaxing by playing in the infinite pool of Super Mario Maker. He was a Genesis kid growing up but Ocarina of Time made him realize how awesome gaming truly is. Hobbies include: continuing to learn Japanese, videogames (duh), reading (in Japanese and English), writing (also duh), and rock climbing. He is also a secret member of the PC gaming master race.

Salt and Sanctuary Review | Jolly Inspiration

If you’re a fan of Dark Souls and/or Castlevania, stop reading this review and just go buy Salt and Sanctuary right now. You’ll love it.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Official Announcement and Details

Yesterday, two mysterious trademark registrations filed by Nintendo were found pointing to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Today, we have the official news.

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Puzzling Over The Witness | A Fanatical Discussion

The Witness was released to widespread acclaim. Some say it the best puzzle game of all time. I wholeheartedly disagree.

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Amazon Prime vs. Gamers Club Unlocked vs. PowerUp Rewards Comparison and Breakdown

Between Amazon Prime, Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked, and GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards, where should you be buying video games?

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Why the Best Games of 2015 are Overrated

Even the best games of 2015 are not without their faults. So let’s have a little fun and talk about what’s wrong with some of the best games of last year.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Review | A Mediocre JRPG in a AAA Wrapper

Xenoblade Chronicles X contains a series of odd choices that deface what could have been a huge step forward in JRPGs.

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Our Favorite Horror Gaming Memories

This weekend is Halloween and to celebrate the Game Fanatics’ staff is taking a moment to recall some favorite memories in horror games.

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PlayStation PGW Conference Trailer Roundup | Paris Games Week 2015

Don’t search around for all the trailers from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference, we’ve collected all of them right here and even added in the …

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Lost Dimension Review | Strategy at its Finest

Lost Dimension is a unique strategy RPG that left me extremely satisfied over the roughly 30 hour campaign.

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Windows 10 and Xbox One

New Xbox One Features Coming to PC with Windows 10 Launch

With the launch of Windows 10 on July 29th, Microsoft is taking some time to outline its integration with Xbox One.

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Lost Dimension Preview | Valkyria Chronicles Mixed with a Dash of Danganronpa

This Lost Dimension preview covers the first two floors of the game but so far I’ve really enjoyed my time with this unique story driven strategy game.

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The Future of Metroid with Federation Force and its Petition

The Metroid Prime: Federation Force petition is emblematic of a larger problem with gamers, the industry as a whole, and what we can expect companies to do with our beloved franchises.

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Fanatical Five | 5 Reasons Why a Nintendo Wii U Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift

Why should you pick up a Wii U this holiday season? It’s all about the games.

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