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Streets of Rage: Hunter’s Legacy

Streets of Rage: Hunter’s Legacy

With the recent release of “Streets of Rage 4” on all major consoles, this well-received and critically acclaimed classic “side-scrolling beat’em up” franchise is just one year shy of being 30 years old. Arguably one of the best series of its genre, it only trails...

Top Ten Games of the Decade

Top Ten Games of the Decade

This decade of gaming has been outstanding on every level. Graphical precision, narrative complexity, and input precision have evolved and made each genre of games more and more amazing as time has progressed. This list was as much a delight to put together as it was...

Mission Accomplished- Halo: Outpost Discovery

Mission Accomplished- Halo: Outpost Discovery

By Malcolm Carroll Photo Credits/ Malcolm, Nivia and Jeff Carroll I am an avid reader and video game player. I have played and read multitudes of games and genres. Among the many I enjoy is the Halo franchise.  I’ve read most of the Halo comics, played the games, and...

On The Blerdar: Game Devs of Color Expo

On The Blerdar: Game Devs of Color Expo

If you're a game developer of color in NYC, you might want to check out this year's Game Devs of Color Expo on July 27, 2019, at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York. From the website: "Join us for the 4th annual Game Devs of Color Expo - an inclusive games expo...

Review/ Assassin’s Creed Uprising: Volume 3

Review/ Assassin’s Creed Uprising: Volume 3

Writers: Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters Artist: Jose Holder Colors: Marko Lesko Letters: Jimmy Betancourt Publisher: Titan Comics Rating: 13+ Only Assassin’s Creed is a title well known to video game fans. The stealth action game and its subsequent sequels have helped...

“Where’s my Black Shepherd?”

“Where’s my Black Shepherd?”

With the recent release of the crowdfunded beat’em up Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on all major gaming platforms, itself a complete and satirical remake of the infamously terrible (ranked one of the worst video games of all time) Shaq Fu released decades ago in 1994...

The Problem of Manufactured Racism within Sci-Fi Media

The Problem of Manufactured Racism within Sci-Fi Media

Racism…the familiar frontier. These are the continual tropes of writing teams across all media. It’s continual mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to weakly use the same boring manufactured racism that every team has...

Hidden Gems: Elite Dangerous

Hidden Gems: Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous by Frontier Developments is the definitive spaceship simulation experience on consoles today. This massively multiplayer online experience allows players to take control of their own spaceship within the Milky Way galaxy and make a way for themselves...

Red Dead Redemption 2: Updates and Release Date

Red Dead Redemption 2: Updates and Release Date

Red Dead Redemption 2 or RDR2 will be a landmark release for Rockstar Games and the entire console genre. It’s the first title to be released that has been designed specifically for PS4 and Xbox One that will not just incorporate an impressive reboot of the previous...

Defeat Dr. Wily’s Evil Robots in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Today

Defeat Dr. Wily’s Evil Robots in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Today

Press Release Charge up those busters, it’s time to blast through the Blue Bomber’s past! In this follow up to Mega Man Legacy Collection, which featured the original 8-bit classics, players can journey through several eras of classic side-scrolling Mega Man action...

Weekend Gaming: Co-Op Edition

Weekend Gaming: Co-Op Edition

The weekend’s coming up, I’ve knocked out a first draft of a pretty kick butt sci-fi story, and I’ve got some time to kill. What to do? Time to get all up in some video games. Specifically, MMORPG’s/ beat em-ups/ side scrolling titles that I can run through with...

Mega Man Now On IOS and Android!

Mega Man Now On IOS and Android!

Press Release ALL SIX CLASSIC 8-BIT MEGA MAN® GAMES NOW AVAILABLE FOR IOS AND ANDROID PLATFORMS LOS ANGELES, CA – January 5, 2016 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced the release of the original 8-bit Mega Man® games to...

I Am Black Sci-Fi: Twitch Streamer/ Tournament Gamer Daycia Harley

I Am Black Sci-Fi: Twitch Streamer/ Tournament Gamer Daycia Harley

Way back when in the olden’ days, video gaming used to be relegated to homes and video arcades. You could plug up the Atari, Nintendo, or Sega Genesis, round up some friends at the house and have a great time running through games like Streets of Rage, Sonic The...

Andrew Augustin: On Leveling Up

Andrew Augustin: On Leveling Up

  Back in the day, summers spent playing video games with my cousins at my Aunt's house in the Bronx was a tried and true staple of my childhood. We blazed through the gritty underbelly of a mock NYC in Streets of Rage 2 as the smell of fried fish and Johnny...

Final Fantasy XV Now Available Worldwide

Final Fantasy XV Now Available Worldwide

Press Release First FINAL FANTASY Flagship Title to Feature Real-Time Combat and Exhilarating Action RPG Experience LOS ANGELES (Nov. 29, 2016) –FINAL FANTASY ® XV, SQUARE ENIX®’s highly anticipated role-playing game (RPG) and next mainline entry in the iconic FINAL...

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