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'Rocket League' for Xbox One - Review

Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:56 AM Written by


RocketLeagueCover“Rocket League” was the best game of 2015. How could a game from an indie studio that is essentially soccer with rocket-powered cars beat the likes of “The Witcher 3” and “Metal Gear Solid V”? If you’re an Xbox One owner, you’re about to find out.

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'Firewatch' review

Friday, 12 February 2016 09:54 AM Written by


Firewatchcover“Firewatch” grabbed headlines when it was announced at Sony’s E3 2015 press event. It was a mysterious first-person game that seemed to have an emphasis on exploration. No one was sure about what “Firewatch” was during that first impression, but it had our attention.


That trailer came with plenty of questions. What type of game was this independant title from Campo Santo going to be? As it turns out, it’s about interpersonal relationships. The game’s first minutes tell a gut-wrenching tale of life, love, disease and abandonment, but the story fails to bring closure to any of these themes and veers into entirely new territory.

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Bayonetta 'Smash Bros.' Strategy Guide

Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:46 AM Written by

BayonettaBayonetta was just released on February 3 as the newest character on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I tested out her moves and controls for several hours and put together a strategy guide that runs down her best abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

She's going to be a character to watch once the competitive scene spends enough time with her. Her air attacks can easily string together powerful combos, and her range game isn't bad either. Her recovery is one of the best in the game, as she's able to get back to the stage from just about any distance. Witch Time is a strong alternative to usual counters found in Little Mac or the Fire Emblem characters. 

As a nice touch, Nintendo added her appearance from "Bayonetta 1" and "2." Check out the video below for the full Bayonetta guide. Feel free to add me on Wii U for some online play. The Nintendo ID is "GameGuyPgh."

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'The Witness' Review

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 04:28 AM Written by

I wander around the green pastures and hills of "The Witness" looking for the next puzzle. There’s no waypoint, minimap, map in a pause screen slathered with icons or holographic arrow on the ground guiding me in a specific fashion. Logic is my only ally as I desperately try to make sense of the square puzzles before me that are unlike anything I’ve discovered before booting up "The Witness" for the first time.

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How do you start a jigsaw puzzle? You start by dumping out all the pieces and turning them upward so you can see what you’re dealing with. It’s how you get your bearings. “Resident Evil 0” manages to captures the jigsaw puzzle experience in a 3D virtual realm. First, you explore your surroundings, learning where you can go and what pathways need to be unlocked. Each room and object is a piece that leads to seeing the big picture. “RE 0” is more about brain power than the zombies that crave brains.

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The 10 Best Video Games of 2015

Thursday, 31 December 2015 10:00 AM Written by


Another year for video games is in the books. In 2015, the current crop of home consoles continued to come into their own. The Wii U got another year older and gained a handful of can’t-miss exclusive titles, plus new add-ons for one of their biggest games “Super Smash Bros. Wii U.” This year was a strong year for original I.Ps. and sequels alike. Some of the best games were exclusives, while others could be enjoyed on all platforms. From inking squids, to joy riding around Gotham, to hunting the hive, here are the 10 best games of the year.

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Gamer Gifts for the Holidays

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:39 PM Written by



Christmas is just around the corner. If there are any game enthusiasts in your life, there are plenty of gift possibilities this holiday season.


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TheOldHuntersCoverThe PlayStation 4 was in dire need of a coveted, must-play title early in 2015. “Bloodborne” marked the first exclusive on the platform to be worthy of this status. Its awe-inspiring world building and unrivaled sense of discovery and satisfaction can only be found in works by Hidetaka Miyazaki. Now, more than 10 months later, “Bloodborne” is taking its victory lap with “The Old Hunters” DLC.

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