An Assassin’s Folly

If you were an average nobody framed for a high-profile assassination, how would you clear your name? Would you let the police arrest you, then pray that your legal defense pulls through? Maybe you’d lay low and hire a hacker, certain that the true culprit left a trail of crumbs leading straight to your salvation! …

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When You’re Smiling

By now, you’re probably familiar with Battle Royale or one of its many derivatives: a group of young people are stranded across a massive, inescapable zone littered with weapons, and are charged with killing the rest if they hope to survive. As their numbers are whittled down, friend turns against friend, unexpected romance blooms, and …

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Ben and Colin Return to Clandestine

It’s been a while since Colin and I traipsed through the 90s-tinted world of Clandestine, a co-op stealth game with more than a few rough edges. After a year in Early Access, Logic Artists have cast off their pre-release status and hit publish, adding an overarching plot, dialogue trees and tweaks that make the hacker’s …

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Here’s the DiRT

Even though I own the latest Forza Motorsport and spend plenty of time behind virtual steering wheels, I’m not exactly a racing simulator aficionado. When I’m fixing for an adrenaline rush, I tend to choose something more forgiving: I pop in Mario Kart or Need for Speed, where the key to victory often centers on …

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Life is Strange: Episode 1

Being the first episode of a full season, I am reviewing this without giving away too many details. Future entries will contain spoilers, as it will discuss the events of the episodes, assuming that readers will have completed previous episodes in the story. As much as I love Telltale’s first season of The Walking Dead …

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Mind of the Minotaur

Something is terribly wrong. You’re awoken by the roar of an ocean tide, inhabiting a small room with a typewriter. Pages of a journal, blown up to cartoonish proportions, adorn the walls, along with a map marked with horned skulls. A voice booms in your head, having a conversation with an unseen third party (a …

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