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Warning: bullets are more dangerous than they appear
April 7, 2016 - Two of the most hardcore genres in gaming are twin-stick shooters and roguelikes. Enter the Gungeon combines these in one over-the-top arcade-like experience, so grab your favourite firearm and let's explore the Gungeon.
Read more: Enter the Gungeon Review
Baller action with a side of Danish
April 6, 2016 - If there's one sport that's underrepresented in gaming, it's dodgeball. Stikbold may not aim to reinvent the genre, but its wacky and simple gameplay is definitely worth taking a few balls to the face for.
Read more: Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Review
Ten years and two demos later
April 5, 2016 - For nearly a decade, Final Fantasy fans like me have been eagerly observing the development of one of Square Enix's most elusive RPGs. Now that we've got our hands on two playable demos, how does the future look for the series?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV: Fabula Nova Crystallis Revived
A game that's worth a thousand words
April 4, 2016 - From Bookworm to Alphabear, games where you spell words have definitely found an audience. Now that Grimm has put his scythe in the ring, let's see how Letter Quest fits into the genre.
Read more: Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Review
Shoot 'em up and rock it out!
April 4, 2016 - With so many shmups on the market, it takes a lot to make one that's worth playing. Thankfully, Steredenn offers solid gameplay and a killer soundtrack that makes exploding your enemies all the more satisfying.
Read more: Steredenn Review
Spring Equinox arrives later than usual
April 2, 2016 - If you've been gaming for as long as I have then you're probably familiar with isometric adventure games. Although they haven't been popular since the '80s, this new title looks very promising for the genre's future.
Read more: Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure
A literal food fight
April 1, 2016 - You should never play with your food, but the fruits and vegetables here sure are fun. Organic Panic combines many gameplay mechanics to create one crazy formula so tuck in and get your thumbs ready for a feast.
Read more: Organic Panic Review
Reggie Fils-Aime exclusive interview
April 1, 2016 - Recently, I sat down with president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the name of their groundbreaking new console. During our chat, we examined the naming of Wii U and Reggie revealed the title for their upcoming hardware.
Read more: Nintendo Reveals Official Name for the NX [April Fools]
Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius
March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Life Force Review
Medieval fantasy meets shoot 'em up
March 29, 2016 - As one of the most defining genres in gaming, you'd think that it's all been done before when it comes to shmups. Gryphon Knight Epic plays as you would expect yet a few twists allow it to stand out. Saddle up your gryphon, let's go for a ride!
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic Review
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