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The Shivah Review: A Rabbi Walks Into a Bar…

Title: The Shivah Price: $4.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 21, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Wadjet Eye Games (Wadjet Eye Games) ESRB Rating: Unrated There was a time, seemingly not so long ago, where the now classic point-and-click adventure genre ruled the dominion of PC gaming, sparking many loyal fans and shaping many of today’s biggest more »

GamerTell’s 2013 PC Gift Guide

Here we are again, another holiday season filled with excess and shopping, gorging ourselves on holiday goodies, and the ever entertaining “Black Friday” hustle and bustle. For gamers, this is an extra special holiday season due to the recent launch of the PS4 and the Xbox One, and while these two heavy-hitters will surely find more »

The Stanley Parable Review: Play It Again, Stan

Title: The Stanley Parable Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: October 17, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Galactic Cafe (Galactic Cafe) ESRB Rating: Unrated Like Dear Esther, The Stanley Parable falls into a certain subset of games that began life as a Half-Life 2 mod and later went on to become full-fledged games powered by the now more »

Horror Games Done Right: Creating the Perfect Veil

Ah, nothing like the fresh scent of fall: the crisp, clean air. The changing colors, cold mornings, and chilly nights. The subtle sense you get with each and every breath that the plants and animals you see today will soon retreat for a long winter’s nap. Perhaps it’s the changing angle of the sun or more »

HellSinker Review: Only for the Hardest of Core

Title: HellSinker Price: $30.00 System(s): Windows PC Release Date: August 17, 2007 Publisher (Developer): Ruminant’s Whimper (TONNAR) ESRB Rating: Unrated As stated in my review of Mamorukun Curse! I’m particularly fond of the shmup genre, especially those of the manic/bullet hell variety. HellSinker is the result of 5 years of labor from the game’s sole more »

The confusing world of collecting Skylanders figures

Activision took a big risk on a semi-reboot of the now-classic 3D platformer Spyro the Dragon. Tasking little-known game developer Toys for Bob with the game in question, Activision expected a gritty, more “mature” tone for Spyro; Toys for Bob, on the other hand, felt it was best to move the series in the opposite more »

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review: More Than Just Eye Candy

Title: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Price: $39.99 System(s): PS3, Xbox 360 Release Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Tecmo Koei (Team Ninja) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence There are two things that the Dead or Alive series is known for: big breasts (ba-dum-ch). Alright, now that that’s outta my more »

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GTA V Shows the Immaturity of Game Criticism

It’s a well-established assertion that the video game industry is, by and large, in the midst of its adolescent years. It can’t really be helped considering that games have largely been limited by technology since their inception, and have only recently acquired a serious level of study and, in some cases, finances to even be more »

Etrian Odyssey Untold Review: A Niche Game for a Niche Audience

Title: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Price: $39.99 System(s): Nintendo 3DS Release Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Atlus) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference, Use of Alcohol Atlus has always been one of those companies I can rely on for releasing smaller, niche titles that more »

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review: You won’t be Forgetting This

Title: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Price: $19.99 System(s): Windows, Mac, and Linux Release Date: September 10, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Frictional Games (The Chinese Room) ESRB Rating: “Unrated” “The world is a machine; a machine for pigs; fit only for the slaughtering of pigs.” These twisted words serve to introduce one of 2013’s most anticipated more »

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The fake Nintendo 1DS is more appealing than the real 2DS

Last week Nintendo made a bold move by announcing the next system in their hand-held line: the Nintendo 2DS. This, of course, caused a collective WTF to ripple throughout the gaming community and the internet as a whole. This slab-like monstrosity has been touted by the big N as a device geared towards a younger more »

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Shelter Review: Momma Badger Does Care

Title: Shelter Price: $9.99 System(s): PC, Mac Release Date: August 28, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Might and Delight (Might and Delight) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Truth be told, my first impressions of Shelter were somewhat negative, as all the trailers I watched tended to focus on the game’s artistic styling and aesthetic structure more »