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.

E3 2014 | Axiom Verge Was the Hidden Gem of the Show

Axiom Verge isn’t just a game in the Metroidvania style, it is a Metroid game. Firstly, the art nails the Metroid look almost better than …

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E3 2014 | BloodBorne is a Dark Souls Fan’s Dream

I waited in line to see just what From Software had cooked up for their newest PlayStation exclusive game. As a longtime fan of Demon’s …

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E3 2014 | What’s Going on with Konami?

While perusing the plethora of games on the E3 show floor it can be easy to miss out on some titles, but besides Metal Gear …

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E3 2014 | Citizens of Earth is a Fresh Take on the Old School RPG

In Citizens of Earth, you are the Vice President … of Earth. You wake up the day after your inauguration to protesters outside your house. From …

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E3 2014 | Assassin’s Creed: Unity and its Impressive New Features

Ubisoft was showing off Assassin’s Creed: Unity at E3 and The Game Fanatics crew was on hand to see a live demonstration of this next-gen …

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Mario Kart 8 Review | Wii U’s Drought Ender

Mario Kart 8 is a true return to form. After the last console entry underwhelmed, Nintendo has unleashed this kart racing giant onto the struggling …

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E3 2014 | Prediction Podcast Palooza!

In case you missed it, we just finished rolling out the final podcast video for our predictions and expectations of everyone involved at E3 2014!

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Mario Golf: World Tour Review | On Par

I spent a ridiculous amount of time with Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour on the GameCube and it is hard to believe that it has taken …

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NES Remix 2 Review | Refined Nostalgia

NES Remix 2 is back with even more nostalgia and game combining challenges. Can it live up to the memories?

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Why Spacing Out Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U is a Good Thing

The Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. don’t share a launch date. Could this somehow affect the sales of either version?

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Review | The End of BioShock

I love the BioShock series and that is why Burial at Sea is amazing to me. Irrational Games has almost perfectly mashed up the first …

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review | Murder High School

It may have one of the strangest names of all time but Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is already on my shortlist for Game of the …

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The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Impressions | Better than Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls Online may very well be the perfect combination of the Skyrim and MMORPG formulas.

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