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NBA 2K16 Review: Courtside Brilliance

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Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC
We played on: PlayStation 4

There is only one reason to play a sports video game—to recreate that sport in the comfort of your home. Unlike other games, which could appeal to a wide variety of audiences for a multitude of reasons, sports games are designed specifically to please die-hard fans of that sport.

If you’re a casual NBA fan or have only a cursory knowledge of the game of basketball, then NBA 2K16 is not for you. Read More

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Review

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Available For: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
We Played On: 
PlayStation 4

Disney Infinity 3.0 takes Disney’s spanking new Star Wars franchise and turns it into a campaign that will have parents and kids excited to see their favorite characters on the screen.

But while Disney Infinity 3.0 makes huge improvements in terms of gameplay and structure, it still feels simultaneously like too much and not enough. Read More

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review

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Platform: 3DS

I love Animal Crossing. Maybe it’s better to say I LOVE Animal Crossing. I spent lots of time playing the original GameCube version and went on to play Wild Word for literally a year. I just finished playing through the latest in the series, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. It’s the first time I’ve talked to a character in an Animal Crossing game in a long time. Hearing the delightful high-pitched jibber jabber was the first thing that sucked me back into the world I’ve loved for so long. But this game is a different take on the traditional Animal Crossing formula, and I didn’t quite know what to expect. However, despite some minor irritations, I ended up liking what I played quite a bit. Read More

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Dream Review: Not Worth Remembering

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Platform: PC

Dreaming is a phenomenon that has always fascinated me because I’ve had several dreams that were so vivid and real that they’ve shaken me to my very core. But, unfortunately, most of my nighttime excursions to dreamland are just garbled nonsense that have little staying power once I’ve awoken. Sad to say, my time with the video game Dream had little staying power, either. There is a cool idea buried somewhere within this game, but its execution misses the mark almost entirely. Dream ends up being a little too much like one of my many nonsense dreams. Read More

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Tearaway Unfolded Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4

Tearaway Unfolded is a re-imagining of Tearaway, a 2013 release for the PlayStation Vita. While Tearaway was well received, the Vita isn’t the most popular of consoles. With Tearaway Unfolded, enough has changed that it’s close to being a whole new game. If you’ve played the original Tearaway, it’s worth it to give this one a try.

If you haven’t played Tearaway yet, now is the time to start. Read More