David Roberts

PROFILE:

I've been gaming since my dad made the bad decision of buying me a Nintendo when I was four years old. Every day I'd find myself with my face glued to a TV screen, punching away at buttons, getting furious with Bowser, Dr. Wily, and those freakin' birds in Ninja Gaiden. Since then I have failed to get my parents to play any board game with me, I sold my full copy of Earthbound with box and guide for $300 to some dude in Austria for rent money, and I still believe in Nintendo even after all these years.

Posts by David Roberts:

Final exam — Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy review

by 7 months ago

It’s bittersweet, but Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy marks the titular archeologist and expert puzzle solver’s final journey. It’s the final game of the second trilogy of the series …

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Dead and loving it — Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

by 7 months ago

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is endearing on so many levels. This isn’t exactly a surprise, considering PopCap’s track record. From Peggle to Zuma, from Bookworm Adventures to Bejeweled, each …

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Five reasons to keep an eye on Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

by 7 months ago

Yes, Titanfall is right around the corner, and when it hits it will likely take the video gaming world by metaphorical storm. But let’s not let giant mechs distract us …

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All work and no play — Weapon Shop de Omasse review

by 7 months ago

Most games want you to feel like the savior of the world, the chosen one of fate. As the one who is slated to save the world, you would likely …

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Insert ape-related pun here — Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review

by 7 months ago

Donkey Kong’s just wanted to be liked for so long. The erstwhile villain to everyone’s favorite plumber, Donkey Kong decided long ago that if you can’t beat him, you might …

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Dawn of the dead — The Last of Us: Left Behind

by 7 months ago

Left Behind, the story-based DLC follow-up to our 2013 Game of the Year, doesn’t really need to exist, but I’m glad it does. The beauty of The Last of Us’ …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 2/12/2014 — Yet another Flappy Bird missive

by and 7 months ago

So, Flappy Bird was definitely a thing that happened. Atlas and David spend some time to talk about it. We also talk about the joy of Threes, the absurdity of …

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Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey brings some magic to Disney Infinity

by 8 months ago

While Donald Duck is my personal favorite Disney character, one of my favorite Mickey cartoons was the Sorcerer’s Apprentice short featured in the seminal 1940s classic Fantasia. One of the …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 2/4/2014 — Vive la France!

by and 8 months ago

Zut alors! Atlas and David are back this week to talk in hacky French accents and discuss some fun games and important news. We talk about Republique, Metal Gear Solid …

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Father figure — Octodad: Dadliest Catch review

by 8 months ago

I am an impostor. My friends, my family, even the people I meet day to day don’t know who I really am. I try to fit in as best as …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 01/29/2014 — Nintendoom?

by , and 8 months ago

Nintendo wrapped up their yearly investor conference, and let loose some interesting tidbits. Atlas sighs heavily as David and Matt discuss what this could mean for the beleaguered developer of …

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Love the grind — Bravely Default review

by 8 months ago

Bravely Default is a slave to the past. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. With Final Fantasy spinning off into it’s own weird amalgamation of modern day conventions and bizarre …

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