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Pac-Man fever hit the U.S. in the early 1980s, and several companies tried to ride the coattails of Namco's classic. Italy-based developer Zaccaria put a spin on the formula, casting you as a drug-taking bank robber fleeing from the cops. Really.
A weighty story and the addition of the Batmobile are the big selling points of the end of Rocksteady's Batman trilogy, but does it fulfill the hype?
The Tech Deck shells out its take on the acclaimed shooter from 2012.
Find out why Starbreeze Studios' indie adventure is worth checking out in this review.
The anime dinosaurs are here, and they want you to eliminate all the bubbles on the screen. Dive in to 'Bust a Move' (known as 'Puzzle Bobble' in Japan) this week.
This gory shooter sequel isn't for the faint-of-heart -- or the queasy.
Game Freak's Third Generation remakes are enjoyable but far from revolutionary.
Now that the new year is well underway, I'm ready to recount the 2014 games that I hold in the highest esteem. By titling this post as my favorite games of 2014 rather than the best games of 2014, I...
Live. Die. Repeat.
I wish I could tell you what the endgame of “Spelunky” – the much-decorated puzzle platformer that is now available for every platform under the sun – is like. I wish I could tell you the repeated deaths from snakes, spiders, punji pits and giant boulders led to a fully satisfying conclusion where the guy gets the girl, the treasure and fame. But I can’t get past the first four levels.
Slaughtering hordes of Hive this weekend in the Destiny expansion "The Dark Below, " I was confronted with a question that I could not easily answer. If I could go back to September and advise my former self, "Bill and Ted" style, whether to pick...
Spokane isn't exactly known as a hotspot for indie game development, but pockets of Washingtonian creativity do exist east of the Cascades. Take, for instance, the Spokesman's own Andrew Smith, who recently introduced himself as a new contributor to the Tech Deck blog. An avid...
The past several years have seen a renaissance in the 2-D action platformer genre. Updates to once-proud franchises like “Kirby’s Dream Land,” “Donkey Kong Country,” “Bionic Commando” and even “Super Mario Bros.” have shot up the sales charts and softened critics’ three-dimensional biases. As a Nintendo gamer in my youth, I never had my hands on Capcom’s classic hack-and-slash “Strider” franchise, which was released in the height of the ninja craze ushered in by titles like “Ninja Gaiden.” The 2014 release is meant to be a retelling of the original game in the franchise, with a sheen of Metroidvania gameplay. It largely succeeds, though difficulty scaling is a bit wonky and level design makes collectible hunting frustrating and unsatisfying.
Title: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 Developer: Sledgehammer Games Publisher: Activision Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014 It would be difficult to overstate the influence the first-person shooter genre has had on gaming. While competitive gamers traditionally flock to fighters, the...
This narrative add-on fails to live up to the masterful base game.
How does Supergiant's breakout hit stack up today?
A review of the Mexican-themed side-scrolling beat-em-up.