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    Nutjistu

    Developer: NinjaBee
    Publisher: NinjaBee
    Platform: Xbox One
    Genre: Action
    Rating: Everyone
    Release Date: May 8th 2014

    As we get closer to the one year anniversary of the Xbox One, small titles are starting to pop up and we are starting to see what the next generation of Xbox Live Arcades are capable of. The biggest concern I’m running into as I look through the list of games is the lack of titles exclusive to the Xbox One whereas most of the other games ...
    by Published on 08-18-2014 11:30 PM
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    IMurdered: Soul Suspect

    Developer: Airtight Games
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Platform: Xbox One
    Genre: Action-Adventure, Mystery
    Rating: Mature
    Release Date: June 3, 2014

    Murdered: Soul Suspect can be described in four words: Solve your own murder. It has an interesting premise as a dark detective thriller that you don’t see often in the mystery genre, but when you get deeper into the game, you might find out that the afterlife may be as depressing as you think. Is Murdered: Soul Suspect worth the ...
    by Published on 08-05-2014 04:41 PM  Number of Views: 214 
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    The Wolf Among Us: Episodes 1-5

    Developer: Telltale Games
    Publisher: Telltale Games
    Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, PS Vita,
    Genre: Point & Click Adventure
    Rating: Mature
    Release Date: Oct. 2013(Ep. 1) -July 2014(Ep. 5)



    If you played the Telltale Walking Dead games and felt they needed more neon and noir, then “The Wolf Among Us” may be just the game you're looking for. In the interest of full disclosure, I went into this game with little prior knowledge of the “Fables” comics on which ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 10:02 PM
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    Developer: Edge of Reality
    Publisher: Activision
    Platform: PlayStation 3
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Third Person Shooter
    Rating: Teen
    Release Date: June 24, 2014

    The spiritual successor to the 2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark acts as a pre-sequel to Fall of Cybertron.Taking place just a few weeks prior to the start of Fall of Cybertron, players aid the Autobots and Decepticons on both Earth and Cybertron in their efforts to control the mythic Dark Spark, the negative version of the Transformers Matrix of Leadership, ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 09:55 PM
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    Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    Developer: HAL Laboratory
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS
    Genre: Platformer
    Rating: Everyone
    Release Date: May 2, 2014



    Kirby has not ceased to please me. I immersed myself in the world of Kirby starting with Kirby Super Star on the SNES. Since that time, the Pink Puff’s games have been personally regarded as “must have” titles. That much is very true of Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The 3DS has made itself home to many of Nintendo’s finest 1st party franchises, and Kirby fits in snugly.

    In Kirby: ...
    by Published on 07-30-2014 05:25 AM
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    The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf

    Developer: Telltale Games
    Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive
    Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PS Vita, iOS
    Genre: Graphic Adventure
    Rating: Mature
    Release Date: July 8, 2014

    There are many words that can be used to describe the Wolf Among Us series based off the highly popular Fables series graphic novels. But if there was one word I would ...
    by Published on 07-25-2014 07:50 AM
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    ThomasWasAlone (PS Vita)

    Developer: Mike Bithell
    Publisher: Curve Studios
    Platform: PS Vita, PlayStation 3, PC, iOS
    Genre: Puzzle Platformer
    Rating: Everyone
    Release Date: April 23, 2014

    Thomas Was Alone is an endearing puzzle platformer that highlights bonds of different personalities and how each can use their attributes to work together as a team, in common auras. A square named Thomas finds himself trapped in a mysterious place that feeds his desire to escape the unknown and leads him to portals that reach deeper into the unknown.
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    by Published on 07-20-2014 06:18 PM
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    Tales of Symphonia HD



    Developer: Namco Bandai Games, Tri Crescendo
    Publisher: Namco Bandai
    Platform: Playstation 3
    Genre: Action Roleplaying Game
    Rating: Teen
    Release Date: February 28, 2014

    The legendary Gamecube RPG title is back in full HD glory, ready to face a new generation of gamers and prove that the Tales of franchise can compete against the big guys in RPGs. Tales of Symphonia was acclaimed back in its original release date, and was hailed as responsible for cementing the franchise’s ...
    by Published on 07-10-2014 03:54 PM
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    Squids Odyssey (3DS)

    Developer: The Game Bakers
    Publisher: The Game Bakers
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
    Genre: Turn-Based Action, RPG
    Rating: Everyone
    Release Date: July 3, 2014



    When their underwater world is in danger from a mysterious black ooze, it's up to Steev and his squid friends to travel the seas, recruit new allies, and defeat evil creatures in order to save everyone.

    The story in Squids Odyssey is simple, but intriguing. While scenes of dialogue ...
    by Published on 07-09-2014 06:00 PM
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    Watch Dogs

    Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    Platform: PlayStation 4
    Genre: Open world, Third-person shooter
    Rating: Mature
    Release Date: May 27, 2014



    To say that Watch Dogs is your average third-person shooter with a hacker motif applied to its cover would not be true. Staying faithful to the presentations that have been shown off over the years, Watch Dogs not only gives you the freedom to traverse the city of Chicago, but to manipulate its intricate workings to your advantage. It was ...
    by Published on 07-09-2014 03:26 PM
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    MLB 14: The Show

    Developer: San Diego Studios
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Platform: PlayStation 4
    Genre: Sports
    Rating: E For Everyone
    Release Date: May 6, 2014

    Baseball video games have come a long way throughout the years. From the days of RBI Baseball, and Bo Jackson Baseball, these simulations had it all. If there is one thing they did lack however, was realism. And that is something that is brilliantly captured ...
    by Published on 07-09-2014 02:51 PM
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    Pokemon Battle Trozei

    Developer: Genius Sonority
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS
    Genre: Puzzle
    Rating: E for Everyone
    Release Date: March 20, 2014

    Oh match-3. You are like my moon and my stars. Except the actual moon and stars, of course, since there’s basically no way I could ever own them. Basically what I’m getting at is that I play a lot of match-3 games. Bejeweled, Puzzle ...
    by Published on 07-05-2014 09:02 AM
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    LEGO Movie Videogame


    Developer: TT Games
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Platform: PlayStation 4
    Genre: Action-Adventure
    Rating: Everyone 10+
    Release Date: February 7, 2014





    The LEGO Movie Videogame is just what the title implies, an animated movie tie-in. Unlike most movie tie-ins, this one is enjoyable. It’ll have you laughing out loud with its quirkiness and grinning all the way until the end. You play as Emmet, just an average ...
    by Published on 07-01-2014 04:04 PM
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    Shovel Knight (3DS)

    Developer: Yacht Club Games
    Publisher: Yacht Club Games
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PC
    Genre: Action Platformer
    Rating: Everyone
    Release Date: June 26, 2014



    People who were fortunate enough to have had an NES in the early 90s are often loyal to their 8-bit favorites. For me, that series is Mega Man. The precise platforming and punishing difficulty demanded that I spend hours developing my gaming skills. In the modern era, games tend to be much easier than their classic ...
    by Published on 07-01-2014 08:20 AM
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    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc


    Developer: Spike/Spike Chunsoft
    Publisher: NIS America
    Platform: PS Vita
    Genre: Adventure/Visual Novel
    Rating: Mature
    Release Date:
    February 11, 2014



    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a visual novel that puts the player in the shoes of Makoto Naegi who has been luckily accepted into the elite school of Hope's Peak Academy. Upon entering it's doors, the strange occurrences begin to unfold a story of a school that is now considered the school of despair.

    Tossed into a kill-or-be-killed
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    Score 5 - 5.5- Average: An average game is one in which a game’s features are neither good nor completely terrible. Instead, the finished product is manageable. Little has been done to hold the player’s interest. If anything, rent this game before you consider buying it so that you can at least get a feel for the game’s overall experience.

    Score 4 - 4.5- Poor: Games falling into this category may only keep gamers entertained for a short while. While the game may seem enjoyable for moments at a time, it can quickly grow old and may never be revisited again. The game’s overall function is lacking in quality and may not hold the player’s attention for long. The game leaves little or nothing else to return back to.

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    Score 2 - 2.5- Horrible: Games such as these may not be totally unplayable, they nearly are. Additionally, they may lack, or greatly suffer in, the fundamental functionality of the software as a whole. The game simply does not come close to meeting industry standards at the time of its release.

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