Author: Jacob Peterson

Jacob, from NorCal. I like writing and video games.

Exception Review (PS4)

Exception is a 2.5D action-platformer that mixes a shifting landscape with a techno theme. Take the place as one of the millions of threads and save the system from the iron fist of Titan, a computer virus threatening to leave an old woman'...

7 Good

Forager Review (PS4)

Originally created as part of a game jam, Forager is making its debut on consoles with PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Taking inspiration from games like Terraria and Zelda, Forager has you survive and explore various islands, crafting and thrivin...

7 Good

The Sinking City Review (PS4)

You are Charles Reed, a PI from Boston arriving in the remote town of Oakmont. Reed has come to find a cure for his nightmares and visions but instead finds a city in ruin after a massive flood. Now he must make his way through the various ...

5.5 Average

Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft ask for Video Game Consoles to be Waived From Current Round of U.S. Trade Tariffs on China

A joint letter from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft to the Trump administration asking to waive game consoles from the current round of trade tariffs on China. The letter claims a significant number of families could be priced out in the upco...

Submersed Review (PS4)

Submersed Review (PS4)

Submersed places you underneath the waves in a mysterious underwater research facility. You must make your way through while facing dangers from within the facility and from the murky waters surrounding it. Will it shock and terrify you? Pr...

4 Poor
App Developer Panic to Create New "Playdate" Handheld System

App Developer Panic to Create New “Playdate” Handheld System

App developer Panic, publishers of the game Firewatch, have announced plans to release a new handheld system. Named the "Playdate," the system is expected to release sometime in 2020, according to the company. It was announced on Wednesday ...

Just Cause to Receive Film Adaptation

Just Cause to Receive Film Adaptation

The Just Cause franchise is set to join the rankings of various other video game series to be adapted into a feature film. In this case, John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad is in charge of the script. The film rights for the Just Cause fra...

Epic Store Blocks Users for Purchasing Too Many Games

The Epic Games Store has been under scrutiny since day one, and recent events have done nothing to alleviate this, with users reportedly being blocked for purchasing too many games. The Epic Games Store once again finds itself under scrutin...

5 of the Worst Characters in Major Fighting Games

Fighting games have had a long history of wild and iconic characters. But for every Scorpion and Chun-Li, there are groups of Bo Rai Cho's and Lizardmen. This list takes a look at five of the worst fighting game characters to ever exist. In...

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review (PS4)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review (PS4)

Following the final game of the Souls series, many people were excited to hear about the next project of From Software. With such big shoes to fill, does Sekiro live up to the hype, or fall flat? Introduction Back in 2012, I played Dark Sou...

9 Amazing

No Man’s Sky: Beyond Update Announced

Since its release back in the summer of 2016, Hello Games' No Man's Sky has been receiving updates that have significantly changed the game over time. Following the last update, Abyss, the developer announced plans for the next major step i...

The Various Failures of Fallout 76

Fallout 76 saw issues straight out the gate. From nuke codes failing to the notorious canvas bags, this article takes a look at some of the bigger incidents surrounding one of last years most controversial games. Strap in folks Country Road...

Anthem Players Report Major Crashes in PS4 Version

Anthem has seen its fair share of issues since its initial release, and recent news certainly won't help that. Players of the PS4 version of the game have reported hard crashes, and in some cases even having their consoles bricked. Bioware&...

THQ Nordic Faces Backlash After 8chan AMA

Publisher THQ Nordic, owners of properties such as Darksiders and Destroy All Humans!, performed an AMA with two members of their staff the day of February 26th, 2019. Where the issue lies is in where they chose to host it: the image board ...

Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees

Despite claiming several records in their Q4 reports, publisher Activision Blizzard announced earlier today that they will be letting go nearly 800 of their employees after "failing to meet expectations". Earlier today it was revealed that ...

Lucid Dream Review

Lucid Dream is the tale of Lucy, a young girl who wants to help her ailing mother. The only way she knows how to do this is to go into the world of dreams. Help guide Lucy through bizarre worlds and try and change fate by helping her mother...

6 Fair

while True learn() Review

Releasing after nearly 9 months of Early Access, the oddly named while True learn() provides players a look into the subject of machine learning. Guiding the player through the history of A.I. development with a mix of simulation and puzzle...

6.5 Fair

Bad Dream: Fever Review

The world is ending. The streets are empty, the homes abandoned, and what few people you can find are already dead. Everything is being swallowed by a mysterious ink that infects people like a virus. You must figure out how to beat this pla...

5 Average

Override: Mech City Brawl Review (PS4)

No gears, no glory! Override lets you take the reigns of one of twelve different mechs and battle it out with one another around the world. Whether it's fighting people one one one, or working together to save the world, this game gives you...

8 Great

Rage in Peace Review

Your name is Timmy, and we have some bad news and some good news. Bad news is you’re going to die today. Good news is you have the chance to make it home to fulfill your last dream. Of course, you’ll have to make it there without getting yo...

7.5 Good

Niffelheim Review (Full Release)

You have died in glorious combat, and now you join your fallen brothers in the afterlife. Or at least you should have. Instead, you have been sent to the desolate and foggy realm of Niffelheim, instead of the paradise of Asgard. Now you mus...

6 Fair
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What Not to do in Warframe

It’s been over 5 years since Warframes initial release on PC, and since then a lot has changed. New weapons, frames, story content, and various other features have made getting into the game a daunting task for newer players. But with these...

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Telltale Games Lays Off Over 200 Employees

Telltale Games, the developers behind popular titles like The Walking Dead, Tales From the Borderlands, and many more, have announced that they have laid off all but twenty-five of their current development staff. This news, along with repo...

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Mothergunship Review (PS4)

The Archivists have kidnapped most of humanity, and the only people left to fight them are the Resistance. You, as their newest recruit, must fight your way through the robotic horde in order to defeat this threat. You must destroy... the M...

8.5 Great
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Ascending Madness Preview

You are Merrick Starborne. You have been assigned a bounty by the Alpha Corp to assassinate the rogue scientist Skylar. But as you go about your mission you will be entered into a psychedelic world, combining Merricks past, present, and fut...

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Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Playable from Start to Finish

Earlier this week at Gamescom, CD Projekt Red showed off a new trailer for their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. While not too much was changed from the initial E3 trailer, the trailer was followed by news that the game, in its current state,...

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Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Backlash

The Cyberpunk 2077 twitter faced criticism due to a response on twitter on Aug 20. The tweet has led many people to label the game as trans phobic as well as alienating consumers. Earlier yesterday, (Aug 20) the official twitter for Cyberpu...

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The Boy Who Typed Wolf Review

You find yourself in a mysterious house overlooking ancient Greek ruins. Inside you will find locks and puzzles that come together to help solve a mystery going back to ancient antiquity. Are you up to the task? Introduction The Boy Who Typ...

4 Poor
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Unavowed Review

It's been 1 year since you were possessed. In that time, the demon who controlled you committed unspeakable acts with your body. You now have no choice but to join the Unavowed and aid them in setting right the crimes the demon has committe...

8 Great
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Where are the Current Gen Boxing Games?

Game series like Fight Night and Punch out have long been favorites among gamers. But despite this, there seems to be a drought of major releases in the genre. Today we're going to try and see why that is, and what the future might hold for...

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Atomic Heist Review

It has been almost 6 years since the Delotian wars. When humanity made first contact with the alien species, we assumed they were here to destroy us. But we were wrong. They were running from an even greater threat, and now the two species ...

6 Fair
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SpellKeeper Review

The kingdom and its people have long been protected by magical butterflies from the farthest reaches. But the energy that helps the butterflies survive has run out, and now the kingdom faces disaster. You have been chosen to must a way to b...

6 Fair
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Survive! Mr. Cube Review (PS4)

Mr. Cube lives an uneventful, but pleasant life. Or at least he did, until one night he took a pill from a mysterious stranger and found himself in a strange world. You'll have to help Mr. Cube fight his way out of this world and find out w...

4 Poor
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Judgement: Apocalypse Survival Simulation Review

The world has been invaded by the forces of hell. Civilization has collapsed, with only a few settlements surviving. Will you be able to keep your people alive and stop this nightmare, or will you be overwhelmed by fire and brimstone? Intro...

5 Average
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Game developers beg money on Steam with empty DLCs

Game developer Kiko and others have been releasing DLC for their games that are actually just donations with no additional content added. Is this just a minor incident, or the beginning of a new, and potentially disastrous trend? INTRODUCTI...

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Way of the Passive Fist Review

Welcome to to Zircon V. People said it couldn't support life, and they were right. All that's left of the many entrepreneurs that tried to colonize this resource rich planet are a few survivors trying to make it through the day. But, just a...

7 Good
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Atari Co-Founder Samuel “Ted” Dabney Passes Away

On may 26th, Atari co-founder Samuel "Ted" Dabney passed away at the age of 81. While not as well known as some of his colleagues, Dabney's technical expertise helped move video games from expensive computer labs to bars across the country,...

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Omensight Review (PS4)

The world of Urallia is in peril. The clans have gone to war with each other. The Godless Priestess has been murdered. And to top things off, the Harbinger, a mystical being said to come at the end of the world, has shown themselves. Will y...

8.9 Great
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Subaeria Review (PS4)

The world has been submerged underwater, and the last remnants of humanity live in submerged cities throughout the oceans. One of these cities, Subaeria, is a ruled under a harsh dictatorship where all crime is punished by death. Will you t...

5 Average
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while True: learn() Preview

Ever wonder how and A.I. learns? then while True: learn(), and yes that is the actual name, is the game for you. Take the place of a machine learning designer and his fluffy cat companion as you build ever more complex learning programs. Ju...

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