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Danger of the Ooze: The evolution of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Games based on long-running franchises, such as the Ninja Turtles, aren’t often good. That’s an unavoidable fact. Honestly, at this point opening an article about one like that is probably a cliche. But, it’s important. It’s important because making these games isn’t easy, because not only is a developer under pressure to make a good more »

Resident Evil, BioShock, and P.T. haunt me

In honor of Halloween, we here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel are sharing some anecdotes concerning particularly spooky, scary, or festive video game experiences. Jenni already kicked it off with how Outlast beat her, and now I’m here to share a few short anecdotes about my love for horror. I read Stephen King and Clive more »

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Concluding Thoughts

It’s been a busy week or two, but I’ve beaten Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the first time and played partway through with a second character. It’s a good time to reflect. Don’t worry, I’ll try to avoid any major spoilers. First of all, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s story is fantastic. I will admit, I had my more »

Poltergeist, A Pixelated Horror Review: Boo!

Poltergeist, A Pixelated Horror Price: $7.99 System(s): PC Release Date: Oct. 20th, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Glitchy Pixel (Glitchy Pixel) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” You need to get yourself, a wolf, a sheep, and a potted plant across a river. The boat only has room for you and one other passenger. If you leave the sheep alone more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review: Own Every Game

Title: Civilization: Beyond Earth Price: System(s): Windows Release Date: October 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 2K Games (Firaxis Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language A Civilization game review is a difficult one to write. I’m tempted to start by saying my first Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth play session lasted almost more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth ruins sleep patterns

The Technology Tell Gaming Channel official review of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming later today. Part of me hopes that will make people glad, but a more selfish part of me is happy because it means I can finally attempt to get to bed at a decent hour again. Simply put, the last more »

Outlast “beat” me in 15 minutes

In honor of Halloween, we here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel are sharing some anecdotes concerning particularly spooky, scary, or festive video game experiences. I’m going to kick it off by talking about Outlast. Namely, how Outlast “beat” me in under 15 minutes. I admit it. I “lost.” Though, to be honest, it isn’t difficult more »

What I Learned Playing Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available, though I’ve had the opportunity to try it a while, particularly in multiplayer to round out the experience of the team member composing our review of the game. I won’t do any scoring or critiquing myself, but I’d like to share some facts for those who have made more »

Ridley in Super Smash Bros is further proof Nintendo listens

People have been asking to see Ridley in a Smash Bros for years. He’s an even more requested character than Goku, from Dragon Ball Z. While we still aren’t sure if Namco Bandai’s ties will somehow make the Saiyan playable, we now know that Ridley in Super Smash Bros . He won’t be playable, but more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth’s quests are brilliant

There’s one thing I always wanted in Civilization V. I wanted to feel like I had more control over my decisions, as though there were some sort of purpose. Civilization: Beyond Earth gives players that in the form of quests. With quests, every player gets to feel like each game could be even more unique. more »

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse: Yo Ho Ho!

Title: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Price: $19.99 System(s): (Eventually Wii U) Release Date: October 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): WayForward Technologies (WayForward Technologies) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes I know the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter was a huge success, almost raising double the amount WayForward needed for the next game. more »

There are no good Siege Worms in Civilization: Beyond Earth

I bet you’re expecting a Civilization: Beyond Earth review today. After all, the other sites have them up. Some minor, technical difficulties have unfortunately gotten in the way and our review won’t be online until Monday. In the meantime, I’d like to share an Civilization: Beyond Earth anecdote, if I may. Siege Worms are the more »