Falsified Fenrir

On the 20th of September, I was saltier than the North Sea. Now that I’ve just finished calming down, I’ll begin to explain why. Fenrir is my world-ending, god-mauling, nightmare-inducing baby. So the knowledge that an Odyssey skin was coming out for him got me pretty excited. We were shown a surprise glimpse near the end of the Summer of SMITE trailer, it was blatantly cut that way since they saw it as the highlight, as did I. It was the moment we all flipped the nearest table at our earliest convenience. The skins are only on-screen for a grand… [Continue Reading]

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BOUND

I’d pondered getting this game when I saw it on STEAM but never got around to picking it up. But when I reviewed the free games for November on Playstation Plus, I found it shining amongst a plethora of… less good games. The game begins with your avatar, the Princess, being told by the Queen that a monster is destroying her kingdom and that you must bring an end to it. As you move to the door that’s revealed to you on the far side of the throne room, you notice something. The Princess doesn’t walk but dances. Every movement,… [Continue Reading]

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Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D.

A free Half-Life mod with a single player campaign by an ex-Valve developer? Why, yes please. Though it should really be called “C.A.G.E.D. – A Half-Life Mod” considering it has nothing to do with the world of Half-Life, it just shares the engine and models of the original. Some point through the game I noticed this and felt a tinge of disappointment but I wanted to reach the end and judge it accordingly on its own merit. The basic premise is that you’re locked up for some unspecified crime and you prefer the view from the outside of the bars,… [Continue Reading]

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Yooka-Laylee

I’d been meaning to play this game for a long time but with multiplayer and co-op grabbing my attention so thoroughly it got left by the wayside for a very long time. But then- It continued to get left by the wayside for even longer because the prior statement didn’t change. But THEN, a massive thunderstorm came along, very cross with my inability to focus on diminishing my single-player backlog and zapped my internet provider so hard they exploded! Although I can’t confirm the validity of this story, I do remember my internet being gone for about a month so… [Continue Reading]

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Get To The Orange Door

NOTE – This was the version of the demo I played upon writing the article but it’s now outdated and hence will look different from the modern demo if you try it! (I actually preferred the brighter visuals of the old one myself but it’s still the same solid game underneath!) Funnily enough, I found this game thanks to the developer commenting on the Team Fortress 2 Instant Uber exploit I was watching. I then looked up the game on Steam and to my near-fatal shock saw a “Download Demo” button. Don’t see many of those nowadays. I’d only seen… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE – My Guardians

Ahh, guardians. The class where no matter what happens, it’s your fault. Assassin jumped into a 1v5 expecting to survive? “You Rock! Cancel that!” Someone under attack but your abilities are on cooldown after saving another teammate? “You Rock! Cancel That!” Shielding a teammate on critical health with your body, every ability you’ve got, both relics with two and a half minute cooldowns and they still die because they didn’t have the sense to just leave the fight like a sane person? You guessed it: “You Rock! Cancel That!” But seriously, guardians can be great fun provided your team work… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE – My Hunters

Hunters are who you go to if you want to spit out as much damage as possible consistently. They may not have the biggest burst damage but they will blow you up late game and grow stronger than any other class the longer the match rolls on. Get a good enough lead early on and you can single-handedly pubstomp an entire enemy team. Granted, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s hilarious. Provided you’re the one doing the stomping, otherwise it’s a exercise in the futility of using voice commands to tell your team to fall back and… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE – My Assassins

Ah, my adorable little killing machines… How I love you so. Assassin was the first role I played in SMITE and it remains my most played according to the stats. I’ve always been a fan of the glass cannon play style in any game. There’s something about the stakes of having low health but huge damage and mobility that just ticks all the right boxes for me. Perfecting the art of seizing opportunity and judging when to execute your plan on the fly is as much fun as the elimination and getaway itself. So I decided to inform you all… [Continue Reading]

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Type:Rider

Ever felt like becoming a colon and travelling back in time to discover the origins of the written word and the future of typography? Of course you haven’t, because that would be insane. But if you’ve ever wanted to accomplish such a feat while also being in the guise of a platformer, then boy, do I have an oddly specific game for you… You should probably see a therapist. All the levels are based on fonts that were famous during their respective time period. You roll, jump and rotate around levels constructed out of individual letters, grabbing the letters of… [Continue Reading]

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They Finally Got Me…

MMORPGs are definitely a genre I’ve steered clear of time and time again. The first time I experienced one was with Runescape, back when I was a kid and the concept was still mind-blowing. But I soon got tired of it and dropped them, for what I presumed to be for good. But while watching a stream of Final Fantasy II by a YouTuber I’m subscribed to, a fan messaged him in the chat asking what he thought of Final Fantasy XIV Online and if he thought it was worth buying. Not only did he say he thought it was… [Continue Reading]

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