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9.9

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

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Ah, Enemy Territory. The game that started it all for me. The game where I got my first headshot, my first nade kill, my first everything and anything one can do in an online first person shooter. For me, Enemy Territory was, and still is, the Mecca of all FPS games. (more…)

MVRP: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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There is this really popular series called Call of Duty, have you heard of it? Well, it is one of Mike’s most beloved franchises and one that Vinny cares little to none about. Watch as Vinny gets shot over and over again in high definition. (more…)

8.0

Spurs: A Tale in the Old West

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Spurs: A Tale in the Old West is a wild western themed game recently released from Mr. B Games after a successful Kickstarter campaign. In the game, players take one of several characters with varying strength and strike out to make their way in the west  and play culminates with players reaching a set number of victory points (10 for a short game, 15 for longer ones). (more…)

MVRP: Mario Kart 8

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SNES, N64, GC, GBA, DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U! It feels crazy that we are at the 8th in the best kart racing game series of all time, but we are. Mike hasn’t played one in a few years, so it is time to hit the track in this week’s MVRP. Well, that and Vinny wants some comeback from getting schooled in NHL. Here goes! (more…)

8.4

Stone Age

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Stone Age is a worker placement game for 2–4 players and is often described as the entry level game to the worker placement genre. The game is a pure Eurogame, and the theme is prehistoric resource collecting. Players send workers out to get resources and then spend those resources in a number of ways to earn points. (more…)

9.8

Shovel Knight

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Back are the glory days of 2D platforming! So I say to ye all. With titles like Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros., and the slew of platforming indie games like Mutant Mudds and Super Meat Boy, the 2D platforming genre isn’t going anywhere. Sure, maybe there is a bit of an oversaturation of these titles, but many prove that the genre has a lot to offer; on top of that, developers are experimenting with the formula to keep it fresh. And then along came Shovel Knight. Shovel Knight, a kick-started project by Yacht Club Games available for download on 3DS, Wii U, and PC, is a love letter to the great NES platformer classics. The game exceeds the expectation that this game is just a nostalgia-grab (see my review of Ducktales Remastered) by forging its own place in the now decades-old legacy that is the platforming genre. Read on, my fellow knights! (more…)

MVRP: NHL Hitz 2002

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Vinny isn’t a big sports fan. Mike is though, so this week Vinny will be subjected to NHL Hitz 2002 a game that refuses to use the proper spelling of hits if only to confuse and annoy Vinny, his spell-checker, and the entire nation of Canada. (more…)

MVRP: 007 Agent Under Fire

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Da da dah da da da da, da di du du du duh duh… The legacy of James Bond didn’t stop at Goldeneye. Well, maybe it did. Either way, Mike is forced to play 007 Agent Under Fire for PS2 and succeeds masterfully (more…)

7.8

Hanabi

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Are fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, baseball games, and family reunions not enough for your 4th of July celebration? How about we toss in some tabletop gaming? Hanabi is a game named after the Japanese word for “fireworks”. I know what you are thinking, “celebrate Independence Day with a foreign game? HERESY!” Well, try and move past that, Hanabi is a wonderful game—and really its just a name. (more…)

4.1

Witch and Hero

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The summer has always been a good time to start that list we all have of games we never played, never finished, or never even picked up. Games from years ago build up on the ever-increasing pile of good intentions that is the “to play” list. I’ve started knocking them off along with this post, the first off of my list that increases in-tandem with the “to play”, the “to review” list. Okay, Let’s start off full-tilt, uh… with Witch and Hero. Bleck. (more…)