Author: Joey Hedrick

Cuphead lookin’ sharp

I’ve been keeping an eye on this one. The gameplay is reminiscent of the Metal Slug series and Gunstar Heroes for the Sega Mega Drive, if that rings any bells. Being able to shoot in all directions, having somewhat customisable shot modes, powerups and even the movement speed is quite similar. Cuphead also shares the focus on bosses as it started out as a pure boss rush game. It’s mentioned in the video however that they’ve added platforming sections to give some reprieve between bosses. Obviously the real talking point is the art style of the game. I don’t...

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SNK to return to former glory

SNK have vowed to restore their name to its former glory, having ditched their investment in pachi-slot machines to focus on good old video games again. This is pretty much the exact opposite of what Konami did so I’m gonna call it a good move. They’ve revived their original logo that hearkens back to their days of dominance in the arcade. There is already some good news on the front of their various IPs with the next King of Fighters game slated for release in August this year on the Playstation 4. Their other frafnchises are said to be considered for...

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Grim Dawn Review

I’ll be honest with you, there will be a lot of comparisons in this review. Mainly because this type of game is for a specific subset of RPG fans, those that like to click a lot, and the genre has certain heavyweights that one must acknowledge. This game in particular has a lot of features that make it so easy to compare to other games in the genre. This is by NO MEANS a bad thing. Action RPG (ARPG) fans aren’t left wanting in today’s market thanks to entries like the free to play juggernaut Path of Exile (PoE)...

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Dota 2 Patch 6.87

Where to begin? I have an intense love/hate relationship with Dota. It’s safe to say I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the game. I’ve made many long lived friendships with people I’ve played the game with, some of which I’ll probably never get to meet in person because they live overseas. I hate it. I hate that I want to play it all the time even though it’s so damn hard to get a hard fought, even match for a myriad of reasons. I hate that it has stopped me from playing so many...

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8Bitdo x Analogue Wireless Receiver for the NES

The guys at Analogue have done some good work reviving the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), even going so far as to make a solid gold version which has already sold out at the going rate of $5000US(!). They’re also making great headway with interfacing the old system with new parts. Now they have developed a wireless dongle that let’s you use modern console controllers with everyone’s favourite retro console! I probably like the Playstation 3 controller a little too much but I still love the idea of using one to play Mario (and in fact do using a totally...

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