Matt Welsh

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Second lap: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

by 1 month ago

The very first time I booted up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I made it halfway through my first lap before being interrupted by a screaming baby in my house. My …

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A thrilling throwback: Yooka-Laylee review

by 2 months ago

On paper, Yooka-Laylee achieves everything it sets out to do. It’s fun, full of life, and a successful homage to the golden age of Nintendo 64-era 3D platformers. Essentially, it …

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Welcome to the family, son: Resident Evil 7 review

by 4 months ago

Resident Evil 7 is simultaneously the biggest departure, and the most classic addition, that the iconic horror series has seen in a long time. It is at times more modern …

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A legendary look-alike: Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas review

by 9 months ago

Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas is the type of game that so closely resembles another that you’d be excused for thinking it’s just a cheap knockoff. Borrowing the same …

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Not at full force: Metroid Prime: Federation Force review

by 9 months ago

From the moment it was announced, Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been met with skepticism. Fans who had been clamoring for a traditional sequel to the normally-stoic Metroid series were …

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Great power, no responsibility: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bundle review

by 10 months ago

As an avid comic book reader and a huge fan of Marvel’s costumed crime fighters, Activision’s pair of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games have been some of my most beloved superhero …

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Thinking outside the box: BOXBOXBOY! review

by 11 months ago

When I reviewed the original BOXBOY! last year, I praised the game for how it was able to build such complex puzzles out of a simple concept. Easy to learn …

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Taking crazy pills: We Happy Few preview

by 11 months ago

“Happy people have no history.” – Leo Tolstoy This chilling quote opens the We Happy Few demo and immediately sets the tone for what is shaping up to be one …

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The platforming revival you’ve been waiting for: Yooka-Laylee preview

by 11 months ago

Since 2000, I’ve been anxiously awaiting another Banjo-Kazooie platformer. As a series that helped define my early gaming years, Rare’s pair of Nintendo 64 collect-a-thons enthralled me with their wonderful …

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Team-based precision in an exciting open world: Ghost Recon Wildlands preview

by 12 months ago

Ghost Recon: Wildlands feels like a liberating evolution of the Tom Clancy series’ mission-based structure. It retains familiar themes of the series – preparation, teamwork, and stealth – while opening …

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Wii U and NX’s Legend of Zelda gets a new trailer and official title.

by 12 months ago

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and NX finally has an official title -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unveiled during Nintendo's E3 treehouse livestream this …

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Sony announces Hideo Kojima’s new game Death Stranding

by 12 months ago

    Hideo Kojima took the stage of Sony's E3 press conference to announce Death Stranding. A brief teaser trailer was shown during the conference, showing Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus starring …

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