Travis Northup

STAFF WRITER

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:

HardCore: ReCore review

by 9 months ago

I’ve never played a game quite like ReCore. At its heart, it’s a 3D platformer, but it’s also an open-world exploration game, and an RPG, and a third-person shooter. I …

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Legal Weapon 6 – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice review

by 9 months ago

The Ace Attorney series has one of the worst pitches for a game of all time: Let’s make a game where the player takes on the role of a defense …

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Peaks and valleys: Valley review

by 9 months ago

The first 15 minutes of Valley are some of the most confusing moments I’ve ever experienced in a game. You find yourself waking up on an excluded island, discover strange …

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“Skylar and Plux” aims to resurrect the golden age of platforming – Right Nice dev interview

by 9 months ago

Many of us at Gaming Trend are huge fans of the 3D platforming genre, which has been all-but-dead in recent years, so naturally we were excited to hear about an upcoming …

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“Fight and Flight” – Strike Vector EX review

by 9 months ago

Strike Vector was originally released in early 2014, as a dogfighting game for PC. The title was well-reviewed by Gaming Trend, but unfortunately never took off, with fewer than a …

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Kicking off the rust – Destiny: Rise of Iron preview

by 10 months ago

September marks the start of the third year for Bungie's popular shared-world shooter, Destiny, and the upcoming expansion, Rise of Iron, will serve as its vanguard. With the spotty first year behind them, …

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Bungie announces “iron gjallarwing sparrow” pre-order bonus for Destiny: Rise of Iron

by 10 months ago

Today, on Bungie's Twitch stream, the Destiny developer announced that those who pre-order the upcoming expansion Destiny: Rise of Iron will receive an exclusive, heavily-rumored vehicle called "the iron gjallarwing …

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Caravan calamity: The Banner Saga 2 review

by 11 months ago

“Bleak” is a great word to describe the world of The Banner Saga. The sun has stopped setting, the apocalypse is coming, and people are dying all around the player. …

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The Technomancer review

by 11 months ago

The Technomancer takes place in the relatively distant future, 200 years after humanity has colonized Mars. Players take on the role of Zachariah Mancer, a member of the technomancer order …

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach preview

by 11 months ago

    The Deus Ex series is best-known for its single-player campaign, which stars everyone’s favorite moody cyborg, Adam Jensen. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided plans on extending beyond the story campaign, however, …

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    I got drunk and stole a boat in Rare’s Sea of Thieves – preview

    by 11 months ago

    Sea of Thieves fulfills a fantasy I’ve had for a long time. As a pirate, Sea of Thieves gives the player the freedom to sail the high seas, search for …

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    Watch Dogs 2 preview

    by 12 months ago

    Hacking is a dangerous business. I recently learned this firsthand during my time with Watch Dogs 2, when I murdered an innocent quest-giver in cold blood. Watch Dogs 2 puts …

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