Travis Northup

STAFF WRITER

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:

Watch us play 90 minutes of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

by 56 mins ago

We recently went hands-on with MachineGames' Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and played through "The Reunion" and "Roswell," two early levels from the game's campaign. Check it out: Keep reading …

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Weak-minded: Randall review

by 2 months ago

When a side-scrolling “Metroidvania” game is at its best, it’s addictive, challenging, and full of unique experiences. As a fan of the genre, I look back fondly at classics like …

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Fox & Friends: RiME review

by 2 months ago

From the first moment I started playing RiME, I felt completely pulled into its world. The cell-shaded environments and swelling orchestral soundtrack filled me with a sense of wonder and …

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Here’s a sneak peek at Destiny 2’s new strike and multiplayer mode

by 2 months ago

Bungie unveiled Destiny 2's gameplay yesterday, and Gaming Trend was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the game. Here's what we can share at this time. First up, …

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A huge surge forward: The Surge review

by 2 months ago

When Lords of the Fallen was launched in 2014, some people scorned Deck 13’s attempt to emulate the “Souls” franchise, which clearly inspired its work. Though the combat was enjoyable …

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Destiny 2 gets a teaser for its upcoming trailer

by 4 months ago

Destiny 2, which was recently announced on Twitter, received a teaser today for a trailer that will be released later this week. Check it out: The trailer teased by this teaser …

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The secret, bizarre world of arcade bars and Killer Queen

by 4 months ago

    On Saturday, March 4th in the Castro district of San Francisco, California more than sixty millennials gathered to participate in an arcade game tournament. The small, crowded bar was packed …

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    Fainter stars: Mass Effect Andromeda review

    by 4 months ago

    Mass Effect is one of those franchises that carries with it an enormous reputation. The original trilogy, though its ending was controversial, is still widely regarded as one of the …

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    Dawn of the droids: Horizon Zero Dawn review

    by 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 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 8 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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