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First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a colorful platforming throwback to yesteryear. You take the role of Shovel Knight, a shovel-wielding hero who leaps across chasms and defeats enemies on his way to the Tower of Fate. After playing the first couple stages, I think the game has a lot of potential.

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Tom Awesome Visits Game Informer

I recently had the good fortune to interview Brian Shea, digital editor at Game Informer. Shea was kind enough to invite Mrs. Awesome and I tour the magazine’s office.

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Sesame Street Parody: Game of Chairs

I remember when I was a young lad working at Barnes & Noble in college, and all of my co-workers were atwitter about this dark new fantasy book: A Game of Thrones. It took me a couple years to buy in, and then I started advocating the series to my friends.

I never imagined what a cultural phenomena it would become. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger, our most beloved childhood icons produced this outstanding parody. Enjoy!

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Interview: Game Informer Editor Shea on Living a Healthier Gaming Lifestyle

Maryland transplant Brian Shea is digital editor at Game Informer magazine in Minneapolis. A 2009 graduate from Salisbury University,  the journalist spent seven years writing for his own sites and doing freelance work before landing a full-time gig. Now he plays video games for both a living and a hobby.

After realizing that he didn’t like the way he looked in a picture, Shea introduced a new hobby into his life – working out. He recently took a few moments to talk about changing his body image while balancing his job and recreational gaming.

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Opinion: I Suck at Dark Souls

It’s been 18 grueling hours. I’ve stopped playing for six or more months….twice. And now, finally, I realize that this game is actually fun.

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Game Informer Outlines Changes in HD Remake of Final Fantasy XII

Final Fantasy XII can be a divisive game in the series. For the first time, you didn’t directly control all of your characters, instead setting up commands and priorities for them to follow. The game is being re-released this summer, available July 17 (pre-order for PS4 on Amazon).

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Review: Life is Strange

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9

I’m an old-school gamer with limited time for video games.  When I do find some time, I prefer NES games, SNES games and 10-20 year old strategy/rpg games.  So when I can’t stop playing a new(ish), story-driven game about a Continue reading “Review: Life is Strange”

Secret World Converting to Free Action/RPG

While I’ve never played it, FunCom’s Secret World always struck me as a very interesting MMORPG. It tasks players with battling the supernatural in a story-driven setting. The game launched with a monthly subscription that has since been dismissed, and will be re-releasing this summer as a free-to-play action RPG titled Secret World Legends.

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Review: Darkest Dungeon (PC )

Darkest Dungeon (PC)

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 9

Darkest Dungeon is a side-scrolling rougelike dungeon crawler from Red Hook Inc. that tasks you with uncovering the secrets and defeating the horrors that plague your ancestral manor. You bring a team of four heroes from a vast array of options into the dungeon at one time to tackle missions. Successfully completing missions rewards you with heirlooms used for updating your hamlet, failing usually means that all your heroes are dead.

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