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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

Back from the Dead

Can too much ambition be a bad thing? This was a question I continually asked myself during my 20 hours in Trumbull Valley. Developer Undead Labs tries to cram a lot into this little package. Some of it sticks, while some of it falls flat.  At its best, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is a unique zombie survival game with dozens of hours of content.  At its worst, it’s a buggy, convoluted, and repetitive game that’s reminiscent of something out of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox generation.  Fortunately, once you learn to accept its problems, State of Decay is a vastly rewarding and incredibly addictive experience someone could easily sink hours into.

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The Witcher 3: Beard Growth – Confirmed

Facial hair has always seemed to go hand in hand with video games.  From Mario’s signature mustache to Joel’s meticulously detailed scruff, and CD Projekt RED is about to take things one step further for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Continue reading The Witcher 3: Beard Growth – Confirmed

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review


Violence has become a trope in media today.  From the increasingly gory television shows like The Walking Dead to torture porn films like the Saw franchise, violence is something we are inundated with on a daily basis.  On top of this, filmmakers, game designers, and showrunners continue to push the envelope further and further with the end goal of making more money and seizing more attention.  Sure, one can argue that a lot of these creators are just following their vision. However, most of the time it feels as though these artists are seeking attention, and controversy tends to be an easy way to attain this. Upon first glance, it may seem as though Dennaton Games’ is trying to get attention for their gruesome game.  However, after a few scenes it becomes immediately clear that there is a lot more to Hotline Miami than its gory presentation.  Like the first, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a gruesome and unsettling experience that demanded my attention from beginning to end.

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