Author Archives: Billy Shibley

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Tomb Raider Review

It’s really hard to be excited about the future of Tomb Raider after this game… Continue reading

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Dead Space 3 Review

Dead Space 3 stumbles—pretty hard—in some spots, but it also feels like this is Visceral honing its craft… Continue reading

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Hitman: Absolution Review

Absolution makes sweeping changes to the structure of Hitman while clinging to mechanics of the past. It makes for a game that’s unsure about what it wants to be. Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed III Review

Assassin’s Creed 3 is a much-needed dramatic departure for the franchise, with Connor Kenway as the most relatable protagonist the series has seen. Continue reading

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Hitman: Absolution Hands On

There’s nothing more exhilarating than getting away scott-free… Continue reading

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Borderlands 2 Review

Good news: that near-perfect blend from Borderlands remains almost entirely unaltered in Borderlands 2. Continue reading

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

High Moon’s take on the universe is shaping up to be the modernized reboot the franchise desperately needs… Continue reading

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Darksiders 2 Review

Sometimes we write words on the internet about video games. This is one of those times. Continue reading

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The Real-Time Strategy of Planetside 2

Ain’t just about shooting dudes in the face… Continue reading

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Quantum Conundrum Review

There’s something very familiar about all of this… Continue reading

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Max Payne 3 Review

All of the bullet time… Continue reading

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Dragon’s Dogma Review

I think we can all agree “Dragon’s Dogman” would have been a way cooler name… Continue reading

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Starhawk Review

Starhawk could be a masterful game but reveals itself to be middling at best. Continue reading

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FEZ Review

FEZ is a game that appears straightforward at first but slowly reveals itself to be anything but. There’s a deep, deep rabbit hole here that’s just begging you to take the plunge. Continue reading

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PAX East 2012 – Max Payne 3 Hands On

Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’… Continue reading

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IGEX: Borderlands 2 Hands On

No dubstep in our hands on, we promise… Continue reading

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GDC 2012: Medal of Honor: Warfighter First Look

BILLY DOESN’T LIKE FILLING OUT THE EXCERPT APPARENTLY… Continue reading

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I Am Alive Review

The apocalypse gets glorified pretty frequently in our media and I appreciate I Am Alive’s shrewd and sobering approach to it. But in doing so they’ve sacrificed delivering an entertaining experience. Continue reading

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Journey Review

Journey’s minimalistic narrative and approach to game design along with its breathtaking visuals result in an experience miles away from most anything you’re likely to play on a home console. Continue reading

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review

Of the PlayStation Vita launch titles, I don’t think any of them are meant to exemplify Sony’s “console experience on a handheld” philosophy like Uncharted: Golden Abyss… Continue reading