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:

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King Review

by 6 days ago

The main character in the Dark Souls series has always been the world itself. Whether you're exploring dark crypts, forgotten kingdoms, or overgrown forests, the unpredictable and terrifying environment is …

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review

by 1 month ago

Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are hands-down two of the best mobile games of all time, so when I learned that they'd be joining forces in Professor Layton …

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Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King Review

by 3 months ago

“Legend has it that in the deepest reaches of the Black Gulch, behind a door locked from the inside, is a magnificent city built for a great sleeping dragon.” This …

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Worms Battlergrounds Review

by 5 months ago

The Worms Series started nearly twenty years ago and spans more than 20 titles available on nearly every platform along the way, so it’s a safe bet that if you’re …

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Borderlands 2 Vita Review

by 5 months ago

As a major fan of shooting things and low-brow humor, Borderlands 2 instantly became one of my favorite games when it launched in 2012. I spent so much time on …

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Super TIME Force Review

by 5 months ago

I’m a huge fan of time-travel, puns, and 8-bit gaming, and it’s not very often that those three things come together. So when I started playing Super Time Force, a …

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Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Review

by 6 months ago

As a huge Star Wars fan, I was looking for a way to pre-game for May the 4th this year, and could think of no better way to do so …

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Child of Light Review

by 6 months ago

It only took a few minutes of playing Child of Light for me to realize that Ubisoft Montreal had created something great. Utilizing the UbiArt Framework engine, the engine used …

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Review

by 6 months ago

The walking puff known as Kirby has been one of gaming’s most beloved characters since he first appeared in black and white on the Game Boy. Since then, he’s appeared …

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An Expected Journey – LEGO The Hobbit Review

by 6 months ago

LEGO games have been a staple in the gaming world for a long time now, to the point where I find myself more surprised when a major motion picture DOESN’T …

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review

by 6 months ago

If you’ve ever played a game in the Dynasty Warriors series, then you probably know what to expect from Koei’s latest title: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Although …

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A Not-So-New Island – Yoshi’s New Island Review

by 7 months ago

Super Mario Worlds 2: Yoshi’s Island has been called one of the best platformers of all time, and with good reason. It combined an unforgettable art style and a surprisingly …

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