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Game Review: ‘Hearthstone: Goblins Vs. Gnomes’

hearthstone goblins vs gnomes

Style: 1 or 2-Player Strategy Developer: Blizzard Publisher: Blizzard Release Date: 12/8/2014 ESRB: T Headline: An Excellent Expansion To Blizzard Card Strategy Classic Goblins vs Gnomes is Hearthstone’s first real expansion, though the single-player Naxxramas adventure provided a taste of what adding cards to the roster can do. With over 120 new cards to play with, the expansion embraces the chaotic nature of goblins and the tinkering t... more

Game Review: 'Kingdom Rush: Origins'

Screenshot from "Kingdom Rush: Origins"

Lavish Dressing On A Familiar Formula ●Concept: One of the best tower defense games around gets a prequel installment ●Graphics: The colorful art sets a perfect tone between humor and epic fantasy ●Sound: Silly voice cues often nod to familiar fantasy characters and settings ●Playability: Simple touch controls are easy to pick up, and multiple difficulty settings offer a steady ramp of challenge ●Entertainment: Even with new units, the fo... more

'The Talos Principle' Review (PC)

The Talos Principle game - Obelisks

There is no greater manifestation of success in life than exercise, an alluring example of earned reward through hard work and dedication. Put your body through deliberate hell to return a fitter self. Little rules to work with; go out and make yourself sweat, fatigue, and repeat. Embrace and endure physical trials to near peak physical fitness. And you love it. The hypocritical pain of exercise feels great because you know the euphoric rush o... more

'80 Days' Review (iOS)

80 Days

The gaming review community at large was strangely enamored with the concept of 80 Days, an iOS game based on Jules Verne tale, Around the World in Eighty Days the round-the-world race adventure of Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Jean Passepartout. With organizations like IGN, Time magazine, New Yorker, Metacritic and even the iTunes App store itself giving the game absurdly high marks, I had to wade in and see what all the noise was ... more

'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1: Zer0 Sum' Review (PC)

Tales from the Borderlands

I've known for a good long while that the protagonist of Tales from the Borderlands was named "Rhys". That didn't make it any less surreal when he got the snot kicked out of him, only for this to pop up: Yes, this is a Borderlands title, through-and-through. And even if it's made by Telltale, it wouldn't be right to abandon the splashes that makes the series' large cast of characters so memorable. The big difference here is that unlike prev... more

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