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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Review

Originally published on 6/6/2017 at ScholarlyGamers.com. The concept of value — monetary worth, compatibility based on shared ideals, the ratio of cost to gain — drives a majority…

Scorpio might be MS’s Dreamcast moment, and not in a good way

Originally published on 5/30/2017 at ScholarlyGamers.com. Microsoft has a very real problem on their hands. They are soon to release what’s purported to be the most powerful home…

VR is a mountain of potential, and at this moment, its peak is Audioshield

Originally published on 8/1/2016 at G4@Syfygames. For the last month and change, I’ve spent an hour each night strapping an HTC Vive to my face and playing a…

Opinion: Xbox Fitness’ cancellation highlights inherent problems with the all-digital future

Originally published on 6/28/2016 at G4@Syfygames. Microsoft has a bit of a problem on their hands, one that has exposed the flaws inherent with the “always online, cloud-based services”…

Market Saturation killed Disney Infinity

Originally published on 5/11/2016 at G4@Syfygames. Market saturation. It’s a boring phrase to describe a fascinating effect in economics, one where a good or service has become so…

Dead Star Review

When a game relies on teamwork, you bring a team to review it. We put Dead Star through its paces on PlayStation 4, and here’s what we found….

Releasing Gundam Versus worldwide is a stellar business move for Bandai Namco

Originally published 4/10/2017 at ScholarlyGamers.com. I’ve played a lot of games over the years. I’m proud to say that I’ve held a controller in these hands for three…

Super Galaxy Squadron EX Review

Super Galaxy Squadron EX Released: February 18, 2016 Reviewed on: PC Genre(s): Vertical Space Shooter Developer: Synset Publisher: New Blood Interactive   Originally published at G4@Syfygames, 3/6/2016. I…

Fighting games need better tutorials, and here’s why

Originally published at G4@Syfygames, 2/18/16. Street Fighter V released earlier this week, and Capcom community manager Peter “Combofiend” Rosas stated in an interview with Maxim that the game was…

Street Fighter V Review

Originally published at G4@Syfygames, 2/16/16. Street Fighter V Released: February 16, 2016 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also available on: PC Genre(s): Fighting Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Alright, there’s…

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 2/9/16. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Released: February 9, 2016 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also available on: Xbox One, PC Genre(s): Fighting..ish Developer:…

Nitroplus Blasterz Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 2/2/2016. Nitroplus Blasterz -Heroines Infinite Duel- Released: February 2, 2016 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Genre(s): Fighting Developer: Examu Publisher: Marvelous USA, Xseed Games, Nitroplus…

Turok Remastered Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 1/27/2016. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Remastered Released: December 17, 2015 Reviewed on: PC Genre(s): First-Person Shooter Developer: Iguana Entertainment, Night Dive Studios Publisher: Night Dive…

Editorial: The Rent Is Too Damn High (to afford the Oculus Rift)

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 1/7/2016. Six hundred dollars. That’s a large amount of change to throw at any single item, just based on the law of averages and…

Amplitude Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 1/4/2016. Amplitude Released: January 5, 2016 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Genre(s): Music / Rhythm Developer: Harmonix Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment   Most followup efforts…

Grant Patterson’s Game Of The Year: Fallout 4

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 12/29/2015. If there’s anything that video games accomplish that other forms of media cannot, it’s providing methods of active participation to the player, allowing…

Sublevel Zero Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 12/12/2015. Sublevel Zero Released: October 8, 2015 Reviewed on: PC Genre(s): Six-Degree-Freedom Shooter Developer: Sigtrap Publisher: Mastertronic   The blending of flavors is a…

Retro Review: Garou: Mark of the Wolves

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 11/20/2015. Garou: Mark of the Wolves Released: November 26, 1999 (Arcade) Reviewed on: Every platform it’s been on Also available on: PlayStation 2, Sega…

Fallout 4 Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 11/13/2015. Fallout 4 Released: November 10, 2015 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also available on: Xbox One, PC Genre(s): Role-Playing Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Publisher:…

Halo: The Fall of Reach Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 11/4/2015. Halo: The Fall of Reach Released: October 27, 2015 Genre(s): Animation Developer: SEQUENCE Publisher: 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios   I remember when Microsoft…

Opinion: 343 Studios needs to stop letting other media tell more of Halo’s plot than the games do

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 10/28/15. I remember when Halo first arrived in my life. It was shortly after the original Xbox launched, just after the Christmas of 2001….

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 10/29/15. SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Headset Released: August 17, 2014 MSRP: $160~$200   I’m not usually the sort of person who gets impressed by…

Saint Seiya: Soldier’s Soul Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 10/19/2015.   Saint Seiya: Soldier’s Soul   Released: September 25, 2015 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also available on: PlayStation 3, PC (Windows) Genre(s): Fighting…

The Beginner’s Guide Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 10/1/15.   The Beginner’s Guide Released: October 1, 2015 Reviewed on: PC Also available on: Genre(s): ? Developer: Everything Unlimited, Ltd. Publisher: Everything Unlimited,…

Chesh Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 10/1/15.   Chesh Released: October 8, 2015 Reviewed on: iOS (iPhone 6+, iPad Air) Also available on: Genre(s): Board, Puzzle Developer: Damien Sommer Publisher:…

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 9/18/15.   Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence   Released: September 1, 2015 Reviewed on: PlayStation 3 (Grant Patterson), PlayStation 4 (Kevin Tucker) Also available…

Mobile Suit Gundam ExVs Full Boost Guide – Part One

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 8/18/15. Dear reader: Get ready, because I’m going to tell you about the most fun game in the world, and beyond that, I’m going…

Mobile Suit Gundam ExVs Full Boost Guide – Part Two

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 8/19/15. Dear reader: Get ready, because I’m going to tell you about the most fun game in the world, and beyond that, I’m going…

Mobile Suit Gundam ExVs Full Boost Guide – Part Three

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 8/20/15. Dear reader: Get ready, because I’m going to tell you about the most fun game in the world, and beyond that, I’m going…

Mobile Suit Gundam ExVs Full Boost Guide – Part Four

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 8/21/15. Dear reader: Get ready, because I’m going to tell you about the most fun game in the world, and beyond that, I’m going…

Battle Fantasia -Revised Edition- Review

Battle Fantasia -Revised Edition- Released: July 7, 2015 Reviewed on: PC Also available on: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Genre(s): Fighting Developer: Arc System Works / DotEmu Publisher: Arc…

How to make a comeback: Crystalis

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 7/11/15. There was a magical, fateful time in my childhood, a moment where I played an amazing game that would set an indelible mark…

Spectra Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 7/9/2015. Spectra, Released: July 10, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Also available on: Xbox One Genre: Racing, Music, Retro Developer: Gateway Interactive, Publisher: Mastertronic Sometimes, less is more. A stripped-down, back-to-basics approach can reinvent…

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 6/29/2015. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, Released: May 26, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Genre: Fighting, Developer: Arc System Works, Publisher: Arc System Works There’s a lot to be said for…

Interview: CEO Tournament Organizer Alex Jebailey

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 6/27/15. This weekend, one of the largest fighting game events in the world is taking place. Community Effort Orlando 2015is in its fifth year,…

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 6/22/2015. Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser, Released: June 4, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Genre: Space Shooter (horizontal), Developer: Astro Port, Publisher: Nyu Media Let me just get this out of the way first and…

E3 2015 may very well be the best video game expo in the history of ever

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 6/19/15. I spent some time writing up a bit of a wishlist for E3 before the big event, one that called publishers to task…

E3: Broken promises and missing product

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 6/2/15. Every year, E3 comes to grace us with its promise-filled presence. It brings us warm and colorful trailers, teasing new ideas and interactive…

Invisible, Inc. Review

Originally posted on G4@Syfygames, 6/7/15. Invisible, Inc., Released: May 12, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Genre: Strategy RPG, Developer: Klei Entertainment, Publisher: Klei Entertainment I really shouldn’t open a review with a bold,…

Chroma Squad Review

Originally posted on G4@Syfygames, 5/23/15. Chroma Squad, Released: April 30, 2015, Reviewed on: PC (Steam), Genre: Strategy RPG, Developer & Publisher: Behold Studios There are certain flavors that…

How ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ stole my heart

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 5/4/2015. Well, it’s May The Fourth. And that means Star Wars. Lots and lots of Star Wars. It’s times like this where I start…

Paperbound Review

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 4/26/15. Paperbound, Released: March 31, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Also available on: PlayStation 4, Genre: Arena Multiplayer, Developer: Dissident Logic, Publisher: Dissident Logic Every so often,…

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How to make a comeback: ‘Mega Man’

Originally posted at G4@Syfygames, 5/6/2015. Every game that is wildly successful is successful for a very good reason, maybe multiple reasons. There’s something about the way it plays,…

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Wishes, Granted: Three games that need to make a comeback

Originally published at G4@Syfygames, 4/4/2015. I’m a strong believer in second chances. In fact, I’d wager that this is a very human thing, and everyone can relate to…

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Dead or Alive 5: Final Round Review

Originally published at G4@Syfygames, 4/7/15. Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round, Released: March 30, 2015, Reviewed on: PC, Also available on: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Genre:…