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:

Mortal Kombat X Review (XB1) – “Flawless Victory”

by 1 week ago

The Mortal Kombat series has a long-running record as one of the best 2D-fighters of all time, so it is no small matter when I say that Mortal Kombat X …

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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Review – “Darker Souls”

by 2 weeks ago

When Dark Souls 2 came out last year, my only regret was that I had to dust off my old console to play it. There are admittedly few games that …

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – “Victory Lap Edition”

by 1 month ago

I don’t think that there are many gamers who still haven’t played Borderlands yet, so I’ll keep this brief: Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are two great games that …

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Dive Into The New HellDivers DLC Today!

by 1 month ago

Hot on the tail of the successful release of the excellent top-down shooter Helldivers, developer Arrowhead Studios has released the first set of DLC that is available now on the Playstation …

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“A Hell of a Time” – DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition (XB1)

by 2 months ago

I was never much of a fan of the original Devil May Cry series, so when DmC: Devil May Cry rebooted the franchise in 2013, I was surprised to find …

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“Platforming Perfection” – Ori and the Blind Forest Review (XB1)

by 2 months ago

Five minutes into Moon Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest, I knew it was something special--and I hadn’t even begun playing yet. The opening sequence is powerful, emotional, and comparable …

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“Under 9,000″ – Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review (XB1)

by 2 months ago

Namco Bandai has been releasing Dragon Ball series games for almost as long as the series itself has been around. The manga debuted in 1985, and less than a year …

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“I Fought the Law and I Won” – The Escapists Review – XB1

by 3 months ago

I’ve never been to prison before, but I like to think that if I ever do end up in the big house I’d at least be able to look forward …

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Travis’ Top Ten Games of 2014

by 4 months ago

    I played nearly every game this year, which is something I can only claim to have done for the past few years, and despite that, this year it actually wasn't …

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    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – 3DS Review

    by 5 months ago

    I have a confession. This time last year, I reviewed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, the fifth installment in the Ace Attorney series. It was my first time …

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    LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham Review

    by 5 months ago

    Anyone who has played the LEGO video games over the years has probably noticed that each game has endeavored to be even bigger than the last. Whether they were pushing …

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    Evolve Alpha Preview

    by 5 months ago

    Travis Northup, Staff Writer As an Xbox One user, I got quite a bit of time to play Evolve’s Alpha. I played as each class, and as the monster quite …

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