9.0

Rocket League

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Rocket League is just over a month old after being released July 7th, 2015 for PC and PS4 and it has already made a huge name for itself. The game is growing so fast that a new map has already been released and caused a commotion about competitive play. Yes, that’s right it already has it’s own competitive scene set up, along with Psyonix, the game’s publisher, having a world championship in the works. There is even a dedicated Rocket League Twitch channel and this is just the start.
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8.9

Get Bit!

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Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun BOM BOM dun dun dun dun dun dun doo dedoo doo dedoo dede doo dede doo dededoo. When you hear that soundtrack in the back of your mind, you know there is only one thing to do—SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH! (more…)

7.7

NES Remix

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The greatest thing about the original Nintendo (better known in the rest of this review as the NES) is the fact that it rescued the video game industry from the quagmire that other companies like Atari had put it in by over-saturating the market with bad games, perhaps understandably, since there were no industry veterans. At release the NES established Nintendo as the leader in hardware and software innovation. Those days are gone and Nintendo has of late received a lot of criticism for what is being called a failed system, the Wii U. (more…)

8.3

Excitebike

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The sport of Motocross has been around since the early 1900s, however, it didn’t exist in my world until Excitebike. Long before the X Games gave the sport a mainstream audience, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) fueled my need for speed. (more…)

6.7

Formula D

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There has been a long standing argument as to whether racing is a sport, I don’t really have a dog in that fight (or a car in that race?) but I might pose another question. Can racing be a board game? The first game that comes to mind is the 1950s classic, Mille Bornes. A French card game in which players compete to travel 1000 km while dealing with hazards along the way. (more…)