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:

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review

by 8 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 9 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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Preposterous Pest Control – Earth Defense Force 2025 Review

by 9 months ago

For those who are new to the Earth Defense Force series, the first thing you should know is that they’re all terrible games—I mean really, really bad. The premise is …

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“Game of Throwns” – Warlords Review

by 9 months ago

If you wanted to play a four-player video game in the eighties, you didn’t have a whole lot of choices. There were only a handful of games that would keep …

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Review

by 10 months ago

Let's face it: Assassin's Creed Liberation's debut on the Playstation Vita was a big step backwards for the series. The game's less-than-amazing game design combined with the fact that it …

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“Abandon Your Sense and Enjoy the Ride” – Lococycle

by 11 months ago

Twisted Pixel has earned something of a reputation for giving us some of the most bizarre games ever made. Lococycle, their most recent creation for the Xbox One, is no …

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A “Beat ‘em Up” in More Ways Than One – Senran Kagura Burst

by 12 months ago

Senran Kagura Burst is a side-scrolling beat 'em up for the 3DS and the series' debut in North America.  It's an overtly sexual anime that's set in a world that …

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“Legal Weapon 5″ – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

by 1 year ago

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is the fifth game in the series, and more importantly, the debut of the franchise on the 3DS. Every part of Phoenix Wright …

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Get augmented with Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

by 1 year ago

When Deus Ex: Human Revolution came out in 2011, it was considered by many to be one of the greatest science fiction video games of all time. Now, Square Enix …

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“I Herd U Liek Mudkips” – The Latest Evolution in the Pokémon Series – Pokémon X/Y Review

by 1 year ago

When I was growing up, Pokémon Red and Blue were the single best reasons to own a Game Boy, and after playing through Pokémon X and Y, it's safe to …

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“I accidentally a game” — Airship Dragoon review

by 1 year ago

Airship Dragoon is a turn-based strategy game that takes place in the steampunk land of Pangaea. Players must strategically conquer the land with their dirigible and fight on foot, soldier-to-soldier, …

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Hardcore cartography – Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl review

by 1 year ago

Six years ago, Etrian Odyssey created a challenging retro dungeon-crawler that has seen several sequels already, including one just earlier this year. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is the …

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