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November 20
2014

Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

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At their core, the LEGO series of videogames are pretty much the same. Play through a level smashing LEGO bricks to find collectibles, defeat a boss, and lather, rinse, repeat. But every one tweaks the formula ever so slightly, so they can end up as very different animals. So how does the recently-released LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham stack up to its predecessors? Read on!

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November 3
2014

Invasion of the Iron Horde, a Look Into Patch 6.0

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Now that pat 6.0 has finally hit, the new expansion for World of Warcraft, Warlord of Draenor, is right around the corner. The game has gone through some massive changes already with the pre-paching of 6.0. Including the Toy Box, reagents tab, new character models, a pre-patch event, and a giant stat squish.

The new character models for the Dwarf, Draenei, Gnome, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, and Undead have been really needed for a long time now. In comparison to some of the newer playable races like Worgen or Goblin, they just seemed outdated but now the new character models are right up to par.

The toy box and reagents tab are something that have been a long time coming. The reagents tabs, which can get bought for 100g from a baker, now has a ton of room to store all the crafting mats you have. It also comes along with the convenient button that moves all of your reagents from your bags and bank into it. With materials now stacking up to 200, storage of materials has become much less of an issues. Also freeing up space in our bags is the toy box located in the collection tabs next to mounts and pets, where you can now store “toys’ which is a new label many in-game usable items have been tagged as. All you need to do is click on them in your bag and they move into the toy box, making them available for all of your characters.

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October 21
2014

Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

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What happens when you mix the magic of Disney with the magic of Harmonix? You get Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, one of the most unique and hard-to-describe games I think I’ve ever seen. It’s a music rhythm game, which is Harmonix’s strength, but instead of playing along with the music or dancing to it, you’re conducting it and remixing it to your whim. It’s a hard sell, but is it worth picking up? Let me try to explain…

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September 16
2014

Board Game Review: BattleCON

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The young fighter grinned, a plan in her mind. Her accursed gauntlet twitched with energy as she channeled power into it. Then, she thrust her palm forward, sending a ripple of black energy hurtling outwards. But she had acted too late. Her opponent leapt over the blast, landing neatly behind her. “Nice try,” the opponent smirked. “But still too slow.”

Alright, so, if you have an overactive imagination like me, these kinds of scenes play out in your head every day. For everyone else, however, you might need some encouragement. The closest thing to the scenario above would probably be a fighting game of some sort. Something ridiculous, like BlazBlue or Persona Arena.

Fighting games are great and all, but I’m not exactly the best at them. For some of the more technical games, I’m downright awful, in fact. I get the main themes, of course. Fighting games require a strategy and a foresight to understand what your opponent will do next. That, however, is incredibly difficult to develop on the fly as you’re desperately button-mashing for a chance at victory. What if I told you that there was a game that gave you the strategy of a fighting game without the button-mashing and split-second timing?

Enter BattleCON.

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September 3
2014

Review: Dance Central Spotlight

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The best Kinect game is back! Harmonix has just released Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One! But does this $9.99 downloadable game measure up to the earlier three installments? I’ve been sweating my ass off for you guys for the past week so I could let you know. Read my full thoughts after the jump!

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August 28
2014

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode 5: No Going Back

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The second season of Telltale Games’ epic The Walking Dead has come to a close with a final episode that is just as emotionally gut-wrenching as you would expect. There are some major decisions to be made here that change things in a big way.

Read my spoiler-free review after the jump!

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August 27
2014

An Hour with Kim K

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My Twitter feed has been blowing up the last few weeks with people posting pictures of their progress on the recent iPad experience Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. In a moment of weakness, I downloaded the game for myself.

Why am I addicted?

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