Author: Joshua Perkins

Haven: A Video Games and Pop Culture Expo

Sometimes, it’s hard to live in a small town and be a nerd. When you are a 12 hour drive away from the closest capital city, finding the money and time to go and attend an expo or convention can be damn near impossible. So when someone puts the time, money and effort into creating a whole new expo from scratch, to be held right here at home, well that’s something that we think should be celebrated and supported. We are now one month out from the third annual Haven, a Video Game and Pop Culture Expo held right...

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Battleborn Review

Borderlands 4 Battleborn is the latest game to be developed by Gearbox Software and released by 2K, the creators of the Borderlands series of games. At its heart, Battleborn is a first person online shooter that combines the art style, humor and game play of a traditional Borderlands game with the online dynamics of competitive shooters along the lines of Call of Duty and Battlefield in an attempt to stand apart in what is becoming an increasingly flooded market. And while not perfect, it does an admirable job of creating a memorable and enjoyable experience. There are a few...

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

I had never really played any of the Xenoblade games when I was growing up, or had any real idea of what they were all about. Mainly because, after the Super Nintendo, I never had another Nintendo console (Gameboy not included.) My focus after this was on other consoles, and I sunk my time into the realms of Sony and Microsoft almost exclusively. And then the WiiU came out, and I was older. I had disposable cash, and thought to myself “I won’t really play it much, but it’s a current gen console and I have the others, so...

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Lionhead Studios closes its doors for the last time

It’s the end of an era. On Friday the 29th of April 2016, some special few of us lost a part of ourselves. Lionhead Studios, the developers of such wonderful games as Black and White and the Fable series, closed their doors for the last time. Originally founded in 1996 by Peter Molyneux, Mark Webley, Tim Rance and Steve Jackson, Lionhead Studios became a subsidiary of Microsoft in April of 20006, after the release of such wonderful games as Black & White 1 & 2, as well as the first Fable. The closing of the studio was heralded by...

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Australia and New Zealand Field tests go Live for Pokemon Go

We are, this week, one step closer to the annihilation of our global community as we know it. Yesterday, Niantic Labs announced that the field tests in Australia and New Zealand for Pokemon Go would be going live this week, with invites starting to roll out across the countries from Monday April 25th. Pokemon Go is Niantic’s latest upcoming venture in “real world gaming.” While final build details have been slim, Niantic promises that Pokemon Go will have you wandering the world with your own personal pokemon detecting machine (smartphone) and throwing pokeballs at a multitude of digital entities is an effort...

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