What the hell are Mario games on about these days? Why do we keep playing them? Surely, part of it is a nostalgia-driven demand for Mario games. We grew up with these characters; we grew up drawing Mario levels on pieces of scrap paper; but, at some point we actually did grow up. Mario has never been “just for kids”, as some may have you believe. Nostalgia is only part

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The gaming gods giveth and they taketh away, but most of the time they reduce things down to mediocrity. That statement may sound a little harsh, but Batman: Arkham Origins had a huge challenge in front of it, following up what is thought to be the best superhero game of the modern era, and the sequel that proved even greatness could be expanded upon. Not only was the pressure on,

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse is another game in a series that have emerged in the post-Portal first person puzzle genre. While it may not be the freshest example of melding puzzle and story, it is certainly one of the more exciting titles that tests the player’s brain and reflexes while delivering a compelling story in a well-crafted universe. Magrunner opens with a beautiful cinematic that paints a picture of the world

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Deadfall Adventures is exactly the type of rote first-person shooter that gaming enthusiasts imagine when they rant about the genre’s over-saturation. It is a game that claims to pay homage to that which inspired Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted, but instead flounders in the shadows of higher quality work. During my time with Deadfall Adventures, I got the impression that it was made for screenshots. The environments are genuinely

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