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Sonic Mania Release Date Confirmed

on Wed, May 31, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

The classic Sonic throwback Sonic Mania will release August 15 this year for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. Digital versions and the physical Collector’s Edition are available to preorder. The Collector’s Edition includes a twelve-inch Sonic statue, a Sega cartridge with a gold ring on it, and a metallic collector’s...

Not “Quake”-like, but Still Fun – Strafe Reviewed

on Tue, May 30, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

If you go into Pixel Titans’ Strafe expecting a first-person shooter straight out of 1996, you can’t be blamed. The game was advertised as a throwback to the days when low-poly 3D models and 320×200 resolution were bleeding edge. For the PC and Mac, the game was even priced at $19.96. The official website...

Score: 7

“PSYCHOSHOCK” – Prey Reviewed

on Sun, May 28, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

The DNA of Arkane’s Prey is System Shock 2. You can sense it as soon as you pick up a wrench, break the glass and step into Talos I. “Psychoshock” would be a more appropriate title for this game –it is the name of one of the game’s psionic abilities – but whatever the name, it is clear Arkane wanted to create...

Score: 8

Call of Duty harkens to its roots in “WWII”

on Mon, May 22, 2017 | By Simon O'Conor-Maguire

April 26, 2017 will live in infamy as the day that changed the Call of Duty franchise forever. After Modern Warfare 2, the Call of Duty series has veered left and right with games such as Ghosts, Advanced Warfare, Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare. This year, however, Activision is going back to the style of game that made...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

on Mon, May 8, 2017 | By Simon Smith

Forgotten titles from the late Wii U’s library deserve renewed attention. The first to get some is Mario Kart 8 with the Nintendo Switch’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In this re-release, Nintendo has tweaked the design of the Wii U original and crafted the definitive Mario Kart experience. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers...

Score: 9

Prey Launches

on Sat, May 6, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

Prey, the sci-fi role-playing shooter hybrid from Bethesda and Arkane, is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As Morgan Yu, players must fight the “Typhon” alien menace haunting TranStar’s Talos I space station using special powers, upgrades, and weapons, from a standard shotgun to the unique “shoots-gel-that-hardens”...

Darksiders III Announced, Story Details Revealed

on Fri, May 5, 2017 | By Aaron Hamilton

THQ Nordic has officially announced Darksiders III, the next entry in the hack-n-slash action adventure series being developed by Gunfire Games. Like previous entries in the series, Darksiders III will be an open-world action adventure title with exploration and environmental puzzles. The series’ hack-n-slash combat...

Party Like It’s 1996 with Strafe

on Thu, May 4, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

Strafe is the throwback first-person shooter developed by Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital that began on Kickstarter and is coming to PC, Mac, and PS4 on May 9. Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, and any given 90s-era FPS are inspiration. Strafe‘s “Bleeding Edge Graphics and Gameplay” – that focus...