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Grow Up Review: Grow Big

By Cassidee Moser, Aug 25, 2016 11:00am PDT

The follow-up to Grow Home, Grow Up has a lot of the same charm and style as its predecessor. But it still has a couple of key issues. 


Madden NFL 17 Review: Many Given Sundays

By Bryan Carr, Aug 22, 2016 9:00am PDT

Madden NFL 17 is still the gridiron you remember, but with some smart improvements that capture the drama of the real thing. Our review.


"There's a hilarious story I read years ago about the reaction of the NCAA's lawyers when they - ..."

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Metroid Prime: Federation Force Review: Big Bots

By Brittany Vincent, Aug 19, 2016 11:28am PDT

Oh no! The latest Metroid title is a spinoff! Woe is me! How does it stack up? Our review. 


"This is pretty much what I was hoping for. What I saw of the game looked solid mechanically and ..."

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No Man's Sky Review: Have Ship, Will Travel

By Josh Hawkins, Aug 19, 2016 10:00am PDT

No Man's Sky has been one of the most anticipated games since its reveal three years ago. But, does Hello Games' space explorer stand up to the hype? Our review.


"Sorry to say, but he's a habitual liar. It's single player instanced, no multiplayer. 2 people ..."

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Deus Ex Go Review: A Layer Deeper

By Steve Watts, Aug 18, 2016 6:00am PDT

Deus Ex Go once again translates a major franchise into a unique and clever puzzle game. Our review.


Valhalla Review: Sci-Fi Slice of Life

By Cassidee Moser, Jul 28, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Valhalla uses a bartender's point of view to subvert traditional storytelling tropes. 


Making a custom Xbox One S controller with Design Lab is painless but pricey

By Daniel Perez, Jul 28, 2016 12:40pm PDT

Microsoft is allowing those who want a custom Xbox One S controller the opportunity to do so through its Xbox Design Lab. While the price might be high for a custom controller, the entire experience was easy and completely painless.


"Are there any notable performance differences between the bluetooth and 2.5 Wireless dongle version?"

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Headlander Review: Heads or Tails?

By Daniel Perez, Jul 25, 2016 6:00am PDT

Two of the most unique indie studios, Adult Swim Games and Double Fine, have come together to develop a game where you play a disembodied head that connects to robot bodies in an attempt to save the world. Dive head first into our review!


I Am Setsuna Review: The Pain of Remembering

By Brittany Vincent, Jul 22, 2016 10:00am PDT

This traditional RPG may seem like a blast from the past, but is it just a wolf in sheep's clothing? Our review. 


"BD is pretty good, yeah. The combat, job system, and music are all fantastic. I actually prefer ..."

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Asus ROG GL502VT-DS71 Review: Premium In Every Sense

By Daniel Perez, Jul 15, 2016 9:00am PDT

Asus' Republic of Gamers brand welcomes another worthy entry as the GL502 offers a premium, both inside and out.


""As far as real-world applications, I was able to run a number of recent games like Overwatch, ..."

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Song of the Deep Review: Anchored Down

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2016 9:45am PDT

Song of the Deep has a sweet and appealing core at its center, but small frustrations make it difficult to appreciate those qualities. Our review.


Furi Review: Not-So-Horrible Bosses

By Cassidee Moser, Jul 05, 2016 3:00pm PDT

Furi's beautiful art and interesting ideas are somewhat undermined by obtuse story and janky mechanics. 


"May I ask if you finished the game before your review hit? Just curious because holy cow is it ..."

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Mighty No 9 Review: Superfluous Fighting Robot

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2016 9:20pm PDT

Mighty No 9 was to be the second coming of Mega Man, but does it live up to the Blue Bomber's legacy? Our review.


"I notice a lot of people write 'don't purchase it', well, it seems this game is a ..."

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Alienware Alpha R2 Review: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

By Daniel Perez, Jun 13, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Alienware has refined its Alpha over the past several months, and today, it has announced the Alpha R2. The small form-factor PC features a GTX 960 GPU, an i7 6700T CPU, improved hard drive options, and is now future proof now that it supports its Graphics Amplifier. Our rev...


"Could get you to add a couple of price points as reference? Also possible that I'm dumb and ..."

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TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan Review: Heroes in a Half Game

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 06, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Unsurprisingly, Mutants in Manhattan continues the time-honored tradition of licensed games being a sub-par, disappointing representation of a popular franchise. 


"Agreed. TMNT 2 hit all the right notes. I think the era is just gone for solid beat 'em up ..."

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