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Dean Holden
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I've been a gamer since my grandfather got me into Tetris at age 4. Now I play a little of everything, but I champion the truly unique and unusual. Unsurprisingly, I also really like Japan. On that note, you should all play Valkyria Chronicles.

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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4) Review

This is a day I never thought I’d see. I’m playing a new Valkyria Chronicles game. I’m running scouts, shocktroopers and lancers across the fictional country of Gallia. I’m lining up my shots, getting frustrated at missing high-percentage targets. It feels like the first time. Well, sort of. It’s the same game, just a little shinier. […]

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A Newbie Goes Hands-On With the Gears of War 4 Beta

Going into the Gears of War 4 beta relatively blind, I had little knowledge of the series to this point. That’s a disclaimer. I know it’s a cover-based third-person shooter, Marcus Fenix is a guy, there are chainsaws attached to firearms, and there’s another guy who talks about his wife a lot. Other than that, […]

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Dark Souls III (PS4) Review

I’ll be straight with you – it’s hard to review Dark Souls III fairly, because it simply isn’t like any other AAA series out there right now. We generally believe that when there are moments in a game with frustrating roadblocks, that it’s a knock on the game. Part of what makes the Dark Souls […]

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Dead Star (PS4) Review

Dead Star, one of the PlayStation Plus free games for April, is a game about upgrades. And space. Yeah, upgrades and space, pretty much those two things. Armature Studio’s Dead Star can best be described as a cross between a twin-stick shooter and a MOBA. You go 5-on-5 or 10-on-10, take outposts, shoot enemy ships, […]

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Overwatch Tracer Issue isn’t About Butts, it’s About Character

Okay everyone, this week we need to talk about butts. I know, I can hear your groaning. Nobody likes to talk about butts, right? But here we are. Blizzard’s new shooter Overwatch comes out in May, and its beta has managed to create controversy over butts. Now, I’m not stupid. As someone who has been following […]

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