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:

Love the grind — Bravely Default review

by 1 year 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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Survival, remastered — Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition review

by 1 year ago

The 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise was stellar; I said as much in my review last year. In an effort to squeeze a little more life out of …

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I’m just gonna leave this Jazzpunk release trailer here…

by 1 year ago

I... um... hmm. Ok. So, the guys over at Necrophone Games sent over this trailer for the hotly anticipated and IGF grand prize finalist Jazzpunk and... I think it's just …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 01//22//2014 — Smoldering rage

by 1 year ago

    There’s a lot to be upset about this week, and David and Atlas take a few minutes to rage about it. People are trying to trademark the word “candy,” Nintendo’s …

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    Brave fencer — Nidhogg review

    by 1 year ago

    Combos, combo breakers, reversals, air reversals, quarter-circle forward fierce -- fighting games have become so obfuscated by increasingly complex controls and move sets that it takes hours of study and …

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    Gaming Trend’s Best of 2013 — Special Categories/Game of the Year

    by 1 year ago

      It’s that time again, where we hunker down and argue over our favorite gaming experiences of 2013. There was no shortage of amazing games this year, from all sorts of …

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      Gaming Trend’s Best of 2013 — Platform/Technical

      by 1 year ago

      It’s that time again, where we hunker down and argue over our favorite gaming experiences of 2013. There was no shortage of amazing games this year, from all sorts of …

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      Gaming Trend’s Best of 2013 — Genre

      by 1 year ago

        It’s that time again, where we hunker down and argue over our favorite gaming experiences of 2013. There was no shortage of amazing games this year, from all sorts of …

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        Valhalla trail — The Banner Saga review

        by 1 year ago

        Every action has a consequence. In order to survive, we do what it takes -- even if that survival comes at a much larger cost. If we decide to steal …

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        My lightning, my prayer — Continue?9876543210 review

        by 1 year ago

        What is the meaning of life? Or death, for that matter? It’s the ultimate philosophical cliche. We strive for greatness -- or just to exist -- and then, just as …

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        Debate team deathmatch – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

        by 1 year ago

        Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc takes great pride in slowly unravelling its twisted, sadistic narrative. You play as Makoto Naegi, a high school student lucky enough to get accepted to Hope’s …

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        Gaming Trend Podcast 12//19//13 — A distinguished discussion of this, the Year of Luigi

        by 1 year ago

        Good morrow, everyone. You have stumbled upon a gentlemanly discussion of the year that was. The year that brought us new interactive entertainments, and new consoles on which to play …

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