PROFILE:

You know that jerk online that relentlessly trash talks you after every kill? That guy was probably Travis "Tie Guy" Northup. Competitive, snarky, and constantly wearing a tie--he's like the Barney Stinson of nerdy stuff. He has been writing his opinions about electronic media since he was a teenager, and is pretty much the only person to hold his opinions in high regard. When he isn't busy heckling video games, he is working as sales manager for a technology media conglomerate or partaking in various comedic pursuits.

Posts by Travis Northup:

Dawn of the droids: Horizon Zero Dawn review

by 5 days ago

“What if we lost?” This is the central question of many works of science fiction, and Guerrilla Games' upcoming open-world action game, Horizon Zero Dawn, follows that long tradition. In …

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Here’s everything we can show you from Halo Wars 2 before release

by 1 month ago

Last week we got our hands on Halo Wars 2, the upcoming spartan-infused real-time strategy for Xbox One and Windows PC. Here's all the content that we can show you …

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Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback wheel review

by 2 months ago

As an avid player of racing games, I always appreciated the novelty of the low-end plastic racing wheels and pedals that started becoming available as I was growing up. I …

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Hell hath fury: Furi review

by 3 months ago

Updated on 12.5.16 for launch on Xbox One There are few games that have ever kicked my ass as much as Furi. I consider myself to be a fairly talented …

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Merry Christmassacre: Dead Rising 4 review

by 3 months ago

Sometimes logic is overrated. You could seek out a video game that’s grounded in reality with deep characters and a compelling narrative, but sometimes you just want to dress up …

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Furi is coming to Xbox, will feature exclusive content

by 5 months ago

Furi, the action-packed, challenging-as-hell boss rush game, is coming to Xbox One. Developer, The Game Bakers, announced today that the title will come to Microsoft's platform at an unannounced date, …

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Watch the first 25 minutes of Gears of War 4’s campaign

by 5 months ago

Gears of Wars 4 is already available to those who purchased the ultimate edition of the game, but for the rest of us, we just want a little taste of …

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The Fenix Awakens: Gears of War 4 review

by 5 months ago

Gears of War 4 is all about cocoons. There is a short monologue at the beginning of the game, where one of the characters describes her fascination with the transformative …

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Here’s a sneak peek at some of Gears of War 4’s competitive multiplayer modes

by 5 months ago

If you're anything like us at Gaming Trend, then you're probably a champing at the bit to play Gears of War 4's competitive multiplayer modes. Well, sadly you'll have to …

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We played the first 30 stages of Horde Mode 3.0 in Gears of War 4, and lived to tell the tale

by 5 months ago

Good ol' horde mode. You know it, you love it, and you probably can't wait to get four of your friends to run through all 50 stages with you when …

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Excellence on a budget: HyperX Cloud Stinger headset review

by 5 months ago

If you’re like me, then you probably don’t like things on your head. But if you’re also like me, you play a lot of multiplayer games online, and you’ve come …

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What the hell did I just play? – Lichtspeer review

by 5 months ago

Have you ever wanted to play as a German man with a radical pink spear, and throw said spear at penguins, zombies, fish, and griffins? No? Well, you’re about to. …

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