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Nostalgia never gets old
May 10, 2015 - One of the most important decisions to make when creating a game is how it will look. If you're working on a retro game, how authentic should it be? Should it even be retro? Let's explore three options through examples that may help narrow your decision down.
Read more: How Authentic Should Your Retro Game Be?
A taxing toe-tapping tempest
May 8, 2015 - When it comes to difficult games, it doesn't get much harder than this heart-racing arcade survival indie. It may look simple enough, but before you know it you'll be begging for mercy as you take a break to play something a lot easier... like Bloodborne.
Read more: Cosmophony Review
How to develop as a developer
May 7, 2015 - Becoming successful in the gaming industry undoubtedly requires a great deal of patience. In the first installment of our "Dear Devs" series, I hope to inspire developers to seriously consider the criticism that they receive instead of taking it personally and becoming bitter as a result. After all, criticism is a key tool for improvement and if used correctly, it could help you achieve extraordinary success.
Read more: Why Criticism Is Important to Game Development
Get ready for some mad hydraulics
May 6, 2015 - Sometimes an unknown game is ported for some puzzling reason. I remember playing City Connection for NES back in the day and I haven't seen much of it since. It's now available for PlayStation 4 in all of its arcade glory, but after playing it... you'll wonder why.
Read more: Arcade Archives: City Connection Review
A nightmare that you won't want to wake up from
May 5, 2015 - Gamers from around the world eventually grew to fall in love with From Software's Souls series. It took a while, but the unmitigated genius of its design would not go uncelebrated for long. Years later and with a little less Dungeons & Dragons and a lot more surreal horror, From Software has accomplished something quite special with Bloodborne. As I have finally inched my way to the completion of this phenomenal game, at long last I feel comfortable with reviewing it. So, grab your saw cleaver and let's slay some beasts!
Read more: Bloodborne Review
No DLC required
May 3, 2015 - It may not have been that long ago, but the golden age of retro collections is behind us. With the increasing popularity of digital downloads, the concept of having all your favourite games on one disc is now a thing of the past.
Read more: An Obituary for Classic Game Compilations
Don't go breaking my heart
May 1, 2015 - Having your heart broken is one of the most devastating life experiences. But what about having your heart put in a blender and made into a smoothie? Now you can find out what that's like in this ridiculous WarioWare-style mini-game collection.
Read more: Heart Beaten Review
An interesting combination of classic shoot 'em ups and EA's Strike series
April 29, 2015 - When a game combines elements to form its own identity, the result is always interesting. Project Root features the bullet-dodging arcade gameplay of retro shoot 'em ups with rotational movement controls similar to the Strike games. Is this a winning combination or are you better off sticking to the roots of these genres?
Read more: Project Root Review
Hidden gems from the nerd's vault
April 28, 2015 - If you're as much of an AVGN fan as I am, you probably own at least a few of his DVD sets. While recently watching them again, I discovered some Easter eggs that I thought I'd share. So, grab a Rolling Rock and let's get to it!
Read more: Angry Video Game Nerd: DVD Easter Eggs
Even more songs? I gotta believe!
April 28, 2015 - If you own a PSP then you may have a copy of PaRappa the Rapper. Did you know that you can download eight additional remixed songs for it? That sounds like a good reason to boot up the classic rapping rhythm game again, but where can you get these songs? Although they have been removed by Sony and finding them may be quite difficult, you can get them all right here!
Read more: PaRappa the Rapper PSP: Add-On Songs Download
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