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Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse

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Weapon Shop de Omasse isn’t a great game, but it’s an entertaining entry in the eShop from Level 5.


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It’s Christmas, Let’s Play Indie Horror Games!

Written by (@phneri) on December 20, 2013 in Opinion

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So if you’re like me the holidays are coming and the Steam sale is devouring what’s left of your meager savings. So clearly what you need now are more games. But these are free! And what better time of year to look at some weird free indie horror games? Terrordrome  I love that Terrordrome exists…. Read More »


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Staff Picks 2013: Best Indie Game – Papers, Please

Written by (@phneri) on December 17, 2013 in News, Staff Picks

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Nominees: Brothers, Gone Home, Papers, Please, Rogue Legacy Let’s talk about one of the most surprising, glorious, soul-crushing releases of the year: Papers, Please. Papers is a game about bureaucracy, greed, corruption, and stamping papers. Mostly stamping papers. What made it amazing was how quickly the game was able to destroy my sense of empathy…. Read More »


Review: Typing of the Dead: Overkill

Written by on November 14, 2013 in

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill is a Sharknado of a video game.


Review: Democracy 3

Written by on November 13, 2013 in

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Democracy 3 is a fun, darkly humorous, dense simulation that let’s a player try to do better than those schmucks in office.


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You Should Have Played This: Kingpin

Written by (@phneri) on September 6, 2013 in Features

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Kingpin: Life of Crime is a a bit of an anachronism in shooters. Elements in it seem shockingly modern, and yet so much of the game dates it to that time of Half-Life, Doom, Quake, and everything else that wasn’t Call of Duty. It’s a cool experience, and still holds up well enough to go… Read More »


Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV

Written by on July 31, 2013 in

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Shin Megami Tensei has been around for a while, and in most ways become something of Atlus’ wheelhouse. Persona has spawned its own anime and fighting game, and the series as a whole has become something of an adult-themed Pokemon. Whether it’s been the traditional RPG style of the later Persona games, the old school… Read More »


Review: Skyward Collapse

Written by on July 8, 2013 in

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God games tend to be all about control. Managing resources, structures, units, and a whole host of minutiae based around making your subjects happy. Skyward Collapse is going for a different approach; instead of creating a flawless society you’re merely striving for equilibrium. It’s an interesting variation on a theme, but Skyward Collapse’s execution needs… Read More »


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You Should Have Played This: The 7th Guest

Written by (@phneri) on July 5, 2013 in Features

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The 7th Guest came out in 1993, and in that year it scared the living crap out of me. It didn’t hurt that I was 11 at the time. While a few of the games I’ve talked about here have been less successful, The 7th Guest sold more than 2 million copies in a time… Read More »


Review: The Swapper

Written by on June 12, 2013 in

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It’s rare that a game can really evoke the feel and presence of a well made movie. Its rarer still that a 2D puzzle platformer manages to pull that off. The Swapper builds a minimalist, grim story with a fantastic aesthetic and gameplay to match. The core of The Swapper is just that, swapping. In… Read More »