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:

“A Bridge Troll” – Bridge Constructor Review

by 1 day ago

I actually used to think that I was good at building things. Seriously. All of the men in my family have been carpenters for generations, and I have built castles …

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“A mega hit” – Megaman Legacy Collection review

by 1 day ago

Some things never go out of style, and one of those things is undoubtedly the original 8-bit Megaman games. Originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), these six titles …

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“Going in Reverse” – F1 2015 Review

by 3 days ago

The Formula 1 racing series is well-known for its realism, and with F1 2015 this was developer Codemasters Racing’s first opportunity to bring that realism to the next level on …

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A rarity — Rare Replay Review

by 4 weeks ago

A few months ago I walked around my house, singing “I am the great mighty poo,” and weirded out my roommates like I usually do. None of them had played …

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Taken for a ride – Destiny: The Taken King preview

by 2 months ago

It wasn't long after setting foot on the dark, dreary moon of Phobos that I began to feel that something wasn’t right. Cabal starships flew overhead, but instead of engaging …

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Bigger is better – Halo 5: Guardians Warzone preview

by 2 months ago

After what many considered to be an ill-advised departure from classic arena combat in recent Halo games, Halo 5’s beta showed players that the series would be returning to its …

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New Halo 5: Guardians details emerge

by 3 months ago

Game Informer's extensive coverage of Halo 5: Guardians has yielded some new details about the highly anticipated title queued to launch this October, including how many multiplayer maps will be …

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Halo 5: Guardians campaign details, in-engine screenshots revealed

by 3 months ago

With E3 right around the corner, Gamestop-owned Game Informer has revealed the July cover for their publication, which will feature Halo 5: Guardians as their cover story. Ahead of the …

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“Second Offense” – The Escapists Review (PS4)

by 3 months ago

Editor’s Note: We already reviewed this game, so the review below may seem familiar. If you’re looking for what’s different on the PS4, scroll down to “New on PS4.” ______________________________________________________________________________ …

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Developer Wargaming celebrates Military Appreciation Month with live stream, awesome giveaways

by 3 months ago

    Many developers in the gaming industry create experiences that revolve around the military, but developer Wargaming, maker of the hugely popular World of Tanks, is giving back to the military …

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    Fans are consuming a lot of Halo 5’s pre-release content

    by 3 months ago

    It's safe to say that Halo fans everywhere are excited for developer 343 Industries' Halo 5: Guardians, and now we have an idea of just how excited they are. According …

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    Project CARS Review (PC)

    by 3 months ago

    With all of the racing games that focus on huge car rosters, crashes, or “Drive-atars,” developer Slightly Mad Studios aims to shift the focus back on what automotive enthusiasts truly …

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