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The PS4 Needs Backwards Compatibility

Before we get started, let me be clear that I like my Playstation 4.  The controller is a marked improvement over the previous three iterations of the Dualshock design, it’s compact and quiet compared to the Xbox One, and while

Horizon: Zero Dawn Review – My Disappointment

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Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most widely-revered and adored games I have seen come out in recent years. Ahead of its release, copies that had been sent out for review were being praised left and right, and with

The Hype Train: Fun or Damaging?

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I am guilty. As a lifelong gamer, I should know better, but I repeat: I am guilty. Guilty of succumbing to the hype train of future video games over and over again. But is this necessarily a bad thing? I’m

Point Streak Podcast: Cross-Platform Play

Point Streak starts 2017 with a bang as we delve into the subject of Cross-Platform Play.  The technical barriers are being broken down gradually, but what other attitudes, fears and corporate dithering blocks the way yet?  Do some games and

Nintendo Switch: My Wants Vs. My Expectations

With Nintendo’s live event a little less than a day away, everyone tuning in will most likely be looking for more chunks of information about the Nintendo Switch. Since last October, anyone who saw and was intrigued by the Nintendo

Point Streak Podcast: 2017 Gaming Preview

What a better way to end 2016 with a Point Streak about…2017 – specifically, games slated for release that year.  This year is almost in the can, what gaming goodies can we expect (realistically) in the next trip around the

Point Streak Podcast: Music & Soundtracks

In this edition of Point Streak we look at an important facet of the artistry of games, Music and Soundtracks.  It can make a good game great, add emotional flourishes or even become part of the core gameplay experience.  Does today’s gaming

The Attic: ‘The Survey’ Spoiler Free Review

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Welcome to The Attic, please take our survey. One of the many indie horror games that have arrived on Steam in recent months is The Survey. At first glance it may look like a carbon copy of so many others,

Point Streak Podcast: Nintendo Switch Reactions

Point Streak this week turns to a trending topic, the recent reveal of the Nintendo Switch – soon to be released to market in Q1 2017.  Following up on our NX discussion earlier this year, we talk about what has been

Point Streak Podcast: Games as Art

Point Streak is here to elevate the discourse, and you can’t get much more highbrow than a discussion of art.  Games being thought of as art would have been unbelievable at one time, but can anyone deny that some have now achieved