Impressions: Betrayer

Without a proper introduction, Betrayer dumps you on the shores of a beach, 50 feet from two ships: one sinks, the other flees as fast as the winds can carry a 16th century vessel. Your stomach lurches as your eyes revolt, desperately attempting to process a high-contrast, monochromatic world with no balancing greys. Your senses …

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Review: Shelter

I went into Shelter basically blind- I had heard the name, and apparently it had something to do with badgers? But beyond that, I was a blank slate. For its part, the game isn’t too eager to explain anything either. Menu options are the only text that appears in-game, there is no voicework, and no …

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Review: Divekick

As a ten year old with nothing better to do than hang out at the community pool, I was instantly drawn to their arcade cabinet for Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. I wasn’t familiar with comics, but what impressionable child isn’t fascinated with masked men and women firing death rays and throwing giant …

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Playlist: August 23rd

Fun fact: Scanline Media has had a growth in views every month since we launched it. Not mindblowing, but a little thing that we’re proud of. August might be the first month where that’s not the case. Granted, we been slack- I was out of town for a week, so I wasn’t posting anything then, …

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Let’s Agree: MOBAs

We tried to avoid talking about this one- we thought it would go away, we thought it didn’t need addressing. It was a problem that would solve itself. We were wrong. Tons of companies, out of ideas and running out of time, are latching blindly on to the latest big thing in games- MOBAs- and …

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Return to the Arena

Secrets are hard to keep in this industry, but somehow Arc System Works managed to keep an update to its anime fighter Persona 4 Arena under wraps until suddenly debuting a public-ready test version in Japanese arcades. Having not made any announcements that they were working on it beforehand, fans were caught totally offguard by …

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Size Matters

Gone Home has been available for less than a week, but it’s already one of my favorite games of 2013. The Fullbright Company managed to pump life into an abandoned house by using the resident’s earthly possessions to tell a beautiful coming-of-age story, and I was riveted from start to finish. However, given its 2-3 …

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Goddamn Mondays: 8/19

Welcome to Goddamn Mondays! This week, we’re gettin’ down with some Crusader Kings 2. We fired up the game as a Petty King of Ireland, and decided to unite the kingdom. The events that follow are based on the actual playthrough. I added details in the process of dramatization. Prince Cerball I, Duke of Ulster …

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Playlist: August 17th

A fairly quiet week for Scanline. No excuses from us- we didn’t write much. We intend to step it up next week. Still getting back into the swing of things after my time off, and Ben- wait! I said no excuses. Gar, I am bad at this. I like excuses. Here’s what we played this …

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