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August 31, 2015

First-Impressions of Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Check out Steve's first-impressions of Pokémon Shuffle Mobile on iPhone!
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March 7, 2015

Chariot – First Impressions (PAX East 2015)


A princess and her fiancé are on their way to bury the king’s remains in a worthy tomb, but there are greedy looters attempting to steal your loot. Chariot is a humorous platformer that challenges your skills and timing. It is built for two-player co-op, which both adds to the challenge and makes it a bit more difficult (a la New Super Mario Bros. Wii/U). Instead of your typical jumping and attacking, Chariot has you pulling this coffin on wheels with you by a rope.

Nick and I sat down and talked with the developers before we gave the mutiplayer platformer a try. We learned that they put a lot of effort into making Chariot a game that lends [...]

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March 7, 2015

Adventures of Pip – First Impressions (PAX East 2015)

If you have been gaming for several years, you know what the jump from 8-bit to 16-bit was all about. Adventures of Pip walks you through that transition in a game. Pip lives in a world where your social status depends on your resolution. He starts out as a single pixel, but over time, he will gain the ability to evolve to 8-bit and 16-bit forms.

Each evolution has its own pros and cons, though. Single-pixel Pip is lightweight and can fit in smaller areas. 8-bit Pip is more agile but is too big to fit in some areas. 16-bit Pip is the strongest, but he is slower and not as agile. As you progress through this platformer, you will use each evolution to progress, [...]

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March 6, 2015

Runbow – First Impressions (PAX East 2015)

PAX East is filled with indie games, and several of them are of the party game genre. One of the most hectic is the first Wii U game to bring nine player multiplayer. Yes, you read that correctly. Up to nine players can grab any type of Wii U or Wii controller to play Runbow, a chaotic platformer/brawler that seems like a mashup of Super Smash Bros. and Cloudberry Kingdom.

There are four basic modes right now, but the developers mentioned to us that they would like to add at least two more before the game releases in the third quarter of this year. The first mode is just a race to the finish. Another mode has you brawling with the last man standing. A third mode has [...]

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