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Product reviews for gamers; reviews of the best video games, consoles, accessories and gaming technologies.

  • Davin Paige
    Published 6 days ago
    One of the Best Gaming Accessories

    One of the Best Gaming Accessories

    I have been gaming for as long as I can remember. In recent years, I have become more of a gamer especially because it allows for time to be spent with close friends while playing something we all like. It has become a stress reliever and as I tell my wife, my happy place. There are some cons associated with it such as faulty or cheap equipment. This is what led me to purchasing the Energizer rechargeable batteries that I adore.
  • Jeffrey Fontanos
    Published 9 days ago
    The Bad and Good of Pokemon 'Sword and Shield'

    The Bad and Good of Pokemon 'Sword and Shield'

    By now we all should have beat the game's main story. If you haven't yet, please stop reading and come back to this later. There might be potential spoilers ahead.
  • Carlos Guerra
    Published about a month ago
    '2k' vs. 'Madden'

    '2k' vs. 'Madden'

    Over the course of the last 20 years, video games have grown to be one of the most profitable industries in modern times. Whether it's running down old ladies in your car or saving earth from a galactic invasion, video games provide players an outlet to do things they wouldn't be able to do in real life. The same holds true for sports fans, eager to experience the life of a pro athlete playing their favorite sport. Representing both the NFL and NBA, Madden and 2K have become two of the biggest franchises in sports gaming. And although Madden may have enjoyed a decades worth of a head start, both titles remain equally dominant to this day. One particular game mode that keeps fans coming back each year is the "My Player" mode offered in each series. Each side approaches that portion of their games in their own unique way. Positives and negatives can be drawn from either side. However, one side shows far more dedication and creative effort in their final product and that's what we will be looking into.
  • Jennifer Black
    Published 2 months ago
    I'm Fat, and I Love 'Ring Fit Adventure'

    I'm Fat, and I Love 'Ring Fit Adventure'

    Finally, there’s a way for this fat girl to enjoy fitness. It’s called Ring Fit Adventure.
  • Hannah P
    Published 3 months ago
    'Astral Chain'

    'Astral Chain'

    So Astral Chain came out on Friday. I preordered and got the game on release day. I’ve played for about fourteen hours so far, and here’s what I think of the game. This review will be spoiler free.
  • Colin Kowal
    Published 4 months ago
    Wander: A One of a Kind Character

    Wander: A One of a Kind Character

    For a game I haven’t played in years, I think about Shadow of the Colossus a lot. Shadow of the Colossus gets nearly universal praise for its story, gameplay and visual style. However, I don’t think its main character gets enough attention, even if part of what makes Wander great is the story he’s involved in.
  • Anthony's Film Review
    Published 4 months ago
    Anthony's Film Review - 'Grand Theft Auto V' (2013)

    Anthony's Film Review - 'Grand Theft Auto V' (2013)

    It's been a while since I wrote a video game review for my website, Anthony's Film Review. After all, my primary focus is movies, as the name implies. Any other medium that is visual and movie-like is on my radar less frequently, and is therefore something I write about less often. Still, when I do come across something that is not a movie but similar in a way, and is worth talking about for whatever reason, I will take the time to pour out my thoughts on it, the same way I would with the movies I watch. I say this because the video game I am about to review is not just one of the best ever, but also one that virtually erases the line between movies and video games (and, for that matter, the line between fiction and reality).
  • Craig House
    Published 5 months ago
    Forget the MCU, It’s All About the MGU

    Forget the MCU, It’s All About the MGU

    It has seen Marvel transform from a comic book company struggling to keep afloat into an entertainment titan. However, one goldmine has yet to be tapped fully is the world of gaming. Early in the MCU’s life, there were a few movie tie-in games produced; but in recent years, that trend in the video game industry has all-but died out. Now Marvel, instead of looking at producing games based on their movies, are branching out into exclusive re-imaginings for the Playstation 4. So what has happened so far with this Marvel Gamematic Universe (which is what I’m calling it), and what is yet to come? Let’s explore.
  • Maggie Mae
    Published 6 months ago
    The Strong Message of '11-11: Memories Retold'

    The Strong Message of '11-11: Memories Retold'

    I guess every video game can teach us a valuable lesson, and I strongly believe it is our duty to share the message and help the world being a better place.
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 7 months ago
    'Rebelstar Tactical Command'

    'Rebelstar Tactical Command'

    Fortunately, this isn’t Rebel Alliance….
  • Mac 78321
    Published 7 months ago
    'Watch Dogs'

    'Watch Dogs'

    Watch Dogs is an action, adventure video game developed by a well known company called Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide on May 27, 2014 on almost every platform you can imagine. When I saw the first trailer and game-play video of it, I fell in love with the game instantly. I just have to have this game. As soon as the music came on and the story got started I was in my own little world. I didn't know what to expect from the game, I just instantly fell in love with the characters, even the character Aiden Pearce was a role model in his own terms.
  • Max Brooks
    Published 8 months ago
    "It All Led in the Direction of 'Natural Selection'"

    "It All Led in the Direction of 'Natural Selection'"

    Natural Selection is the differentiation of individuals in a species, leading to those best suited to the environment being able to pass their genes on down the line. It is a key element of evolution, the feature that proves most adept at surviving in the biome is passed on to its children and so on and so forth.Natural Selection 2 is a video game. A bold decision to make the sequel a completely different medium in my opinion.The game's a combination of real-time strategy and first-person shooters. The big difference is that in RTS you have total control over every individual unit: every soldier, tank and building is yours to command. In Natural Selection 2 the combat units are under the control of individual players. As a result, whenever I was the commander I didn't get to do what I normally do in an RTS (build up a colossal army, point at the enemies base and say "kill"). This was actually pretty good, as it had me thinking on my feet. You're giving orders, placing buildings for your team to set up, occasionally dropping health and ammo for them.There's two factions, the Marines (TSF) are a ranged combat faction who have a small advantage in how quickly they can deploy and adapt to the enemy and the Aliens. (Khaara) are a melee focused team with an edge in stealth and maneuverability. A lot of work has been put in to making the two sides distinct and balanced, even their similarities are varied, (the Khaara must control a room by spreading spores all over it before they can build structures, the Marines need to just plug the power on, the Marines have flashlights, the Aliens have night-vision) or balanced (the Khaara can move through air vents and small gaps, but the Marines have access to teleportation). The biggest factional difference is how they vary their weapons and load-outs; resource gathering grants both commandeer their resources, but also give some of the points to individual players who can use them to tailor their weapons to the approach they want. For the humans you just go to an armory and buy the weapons you want: shotguns, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, a variety of grenades, and even some power armor at later levels. The aliens have to stop where they are and mutate into another form, they also get a little more flexibility with their upgrades, with each player picking up to three additional powers, ranging from invisibility, enhanced speed, even regenerating health.This is definitely the sort of game that you want to go into knowing the mechanics, luckily there's four tutorials teaching you the basics on being both commander and infantry for the Marines and for the Aliens. As well as one that goes more in-depth into two of the Alien sub-classes, the Lerk who excels in aerial attacks on ground units and the Fade who are a stealth based assassin. I say tutorial, its basically a survival/ horde mode with you playing as whichever of the creatures you've picked (at time of writing my high score is 15, as a Fade and three as a Lerk). While I would have preferred a more in-depth tutorial on how to make best use out of these two creatures, I did appreciate that there was a game mode where you could get the hang of them in the first place, as getting to grips with a class or character I'm unfamiliar with puts me off going out of my comfort zone in a lot of games.Another fun not-quite-tutorial mode is a gametype where you race Skulks (the starting Khaara lifeform). I found this a lot more fun, as it's giving you a few more tips, a little bit more encouragement and giving me a little more fun getting to grips with the controls, rather than frustratingly killing me over and over again, as marines attack me while I struggle to find out which button turns me invisible...