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Surface Book 3 (13.5″ and 15″) Review: Hello, (new) old friend

I'm a fortunate guy, coincidentally buying a tricked-out gaming rig just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic. What felt like an overindulgence at the same...

Horizon Zero Dawn Review: A decent copycat

Guerrilla Games ends up doing a lot of heavy lifting for Sony's newest consoles. Killzone: Shadow Fall led a launch effort for the PS4, and...

Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds Review: Chilled out

Oddly enough, Horizon: Zero Dawn was a game I initially had trouble getting invested in. At its top level it had all the ingredients...

Destroy All Humans Review: A blast from the past

Destroy All Humans is out now -- or rather, it's been available for a day or two to those who've pre-ordered -- and that right...

Rocket Arena Review: Not premium enough

Rocket Arena is the first title from the recently-formed First Strikes Games, a team of developers from former triple-A powerhouses like Gears of War, Halo...

Carrion Review: Anywhere, anyone; man is the warmest place to hide

Carrion has turned heads as a reverse-horror game in which you play as a blob of biomass, pulsating and oozing as your tendrils lash...

Paper Mario The Origami King Review: A new world to unfold

Paper Mario closed the book on its original role-playing formula that evoked childhood dreams of picture books coming to life after the brilliant The...

Ghost of Tsushima Review: Altair & Ezio send their samurai-like regards

Ghost of Tsushima is the latest venture from Sucker Punch Productions, the developer of iconic PlayStation classics Sly Cooper and Infamous. A departure from its...

Death Stranding Review: Dead on arrival

Kojima Productions’ Hideo Kojima has asserted he’s created an entirely new genre known as “social strand system” for his first post-Konami title, Death Stranding....

Superhot Mind Control Delete Review: Jacked directly into the matrix

Superhot Mind Control Delete is a long-time announced... and also, a long-time coming. First mentioned close to three years ago, a surprise announcement today...

Catherine Full Body Review: Engage Safety Mode

Catherine Full Body is a enhanced version of 2011's Catherine, a social interaction and puzzler with elements of the horrific. It's unique enough to...

Iron Man VR Review: Take to the skies

Reading my various VR reviews, you can see my interest in the overall experience waning. I originally awarded Batman Arkham VR an 8.5 back...

Observation Review: I’m sorry Emma, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

I was intrigued by Observation the very first time I’d heard of it. Detailed at Sony’s first State of Play event, the sci-fi thriller...

SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated Review

SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is available today, a remake of the 2003 Xbox and PS2 classic. I never played the original...

The Last of Us Part 2 Review: Bury your gays, emotionally

While the Uncharted franchise is great, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is on another level, offering a strong, female, lesbian protagonist in a...

Disintegration Review: A hybrid with lofty goals

Disintegration is the first game from V1 Interactive, a studio with former Halo devs at the helm and headed by Master Chief co-creator and former Bungie Creative...

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review

I didn't have a PC growing up, so I was a frequent visitor to my friend Ryan's house. He and I would spend hours...

The Outer Worlds Review: Obsidian does it again

Obsidian knows how to do RPGs -- arguably better than powerhouses like Bethesda Game studios; in fact, many regard Obsidian's Fallout New Vegas as...

51 Worldwide Games Review: A stellar collection for self-isolating

The timing of 51 Worldwide Games couldn't be better -- in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and the ever-increasing need for self-isolation, it's a...

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Review: Better handheld

Immediately upon release back on the Wii in 2010, RPG fans knew that Xenoblade Chronicles was something special. The game represented one of the...