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:

“Child’s play” – Wondershot review

by 6 months ago

Wondershot feels like it comes from a different time. It’s offline-only, meant to be played with friends in the same room, has extremely simple gameplay and is best played in …

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“Highway to the garden zone” – Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 review

by 6 months ago

The plants have lost their fight against the zombies, and Zomboss rules “Zomburbia,” a dystopian undead paradise, in the wake of the war. Suddenly, the plants emerge from the ground …

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Rocketbirds 2: Evolution preview

by 7 months ago

If you know me, then you know I’m a huge fan of over-the-top games that embrace a certain spirit of levity. So when developer Ratloop recently invited me to try …

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“Good on paper” – Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam review

by 7 months ago

We’ve seen a lot of Mario crossovers over the years, but Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam takes a very unique approach by crossing Mario, with, well...Mario. The Paper Mario and …

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – Get to know the new classes

by 8 months ago

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 introduces six new characters classes (three plant classes, and three zombie classes). The Imp, Super Brainz, and Captain Deadbeard join the zombie horde, while …

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – Justin Wiebe Interview

by 8 months ago

Popcap Games gave us a sneak peek at Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and we had the opportunity to chat with Creative Director Justin Wiebe to ask some of …

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – preview

by 8 months ago

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was arguably the silliest game of 2014. The combat was over-the-top, the characters were hilarious, and the entire experience poked fun at the shooter genre …

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“Mind over matter” – Randall preview

by 8 months ago

The average video game show floor today is more crowded with indies than it has ever been, so it can be challenging for developers to make their game stand out. …

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

by 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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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