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    Why Mario Kart 8 “Deluxe” makes me feel weird

    Aside from Disneyland, Nintendo might just be the kings of reselling you childhood memories. For years the company has traded on nostalgia generated from its past endeavors, but the recent release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has me feeling a bit more suspect than their usual efforts. The original Mario Kart 8 was a massive […] More

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    Trust Sircle Podcast Ep. 32: Can licensed games be good?

    Games based off of popular books, movies, or tv shows have always been a part of gaming culture. Historically these games relied on the intellectual property to sell copies and focused little on making the game itself fun to play. This week Marcus, Devin, and Evan talk about how licensed games are treated today. Supplemental […] More

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    Persona 5 – Game of the Month

    The grab bag variety of game releases this April featured several high profile remasters with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, as well as the Kickstarter-funded Yooka-Laylee from former Rare developers Playtonic. Without a doubt, however, Persona 5 takes the prize for our April Game of the Month. The Persona series has […] More

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    Prey’s opening hour: an interesting if unexciting demo

    Released in 2006, the original Prey was a successful, if not terribly original, science fiction first person shooter. Eleven years and one canceled sequel later, publisher Bethesda is rebooting the franchise with Arkane Studios, known for the Dishonored series, taking development duties. While Arkane’s involvement has piqued some gamers’ interest (myself and Devin Valdivia included), […] More