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:

“Dying Light: The Following,” electric buggies, and the undead – An interview with Techland’s Maciej Binkowski

by 6 months ago

Dying Light was one of the biggest surprises of 2015, and Gaming Trend praised it for its excellent parkour and melee combat mechanics in our review. With Dying Light's first major …

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“He wants a fight, Blue Team” – Halo 5: Guardians review

by 7 months ago

Myself and the other Spartans of Team Osiris are surrounded by Covenant enemies who are understandably pissed off about the recent misunderstanding we had with their comrades. I’ve got four …

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“Wool story, bro” – Yoshi’s Woolly World review

by 7 months ago

If you've ever played Kirby's Epic Yarn, then you know what to expect from Yoshi's Woolly World, which feels a lot like its sequel. Both titles feature simple platforming, loads …

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“Magnets, how do they work?” – Magnetic: Cage Closed Review

by 8 months ago

Stop me when this starts to sound familiar: You are a female prisoner in a test facility that is run by a mysterious entity. You are given a gun that …

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“King’s to you, guardian” – Destiny: The Taken King review

by 8 months ago

When Bungie debuted Destiny a year ago, it was about as divisive as a game could get. Some players criticized Destiny for its poor storytelling and glaring endgame flaws, while …

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“A Bridge Troll” – Bridge Constructor Review

by 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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