Author Archives: Josh Holloway

Josh lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He's been playing games for as long as he can remember, and currently thinks about fonts way more than any human should.

SimCity Review

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Fans of the series have been waiting a long time for a new SimCity, and it's finally here. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that this latest release will satisfy their simulation hunger. Read More »

Always Off: The Story of SimCity’s Failure to Launch

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned since Tuesday, it’s that people hate digital rights management. And yet, despite gamers’ loathsome attitude toward the idea of DRM and restriction in general, more games, including Maxis’ 2013 SimCity, are adding new forms of infrastructure and gameplay that require games to phone home, ... Read More »

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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In a post on the official Assassin’s Creed Facebook Page this morning, Ubisoft revealed box art for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, teasing the release of more information on Monday, March 4th. The post has since been removed, but we’ve got screenshots below. The title and artwork for ... Read More »

Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale Going on Now

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Xbox evangelist Major Nelson announced last week on his blog the Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale, a week-long sale featuring dozens of Xbox 360 Games on Demand. From now until March 4, Microsoft is offering many of these games for sale with discounts of up to 85%. Fifteen of these ... Read More »

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review

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It's easy to get burnt out on the increasing number of smaller indie games on the market now, and at times it's difficult to sift through the mediocre ones to find those few standout games that hold their own with big-budget AAA titles. While Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet lacks the depth that some other indie games have, it takes on some classic genres in an interesting way and offers enough surprises along the way to provide an intriguing experience. Read More »

Diablo III Coming to PS3, PS4

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At Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal event last night, Blizzard announced that it’s bringing Diablo III to PS3 and PS4 “soon”. This announcement comes after years of rumor and speculation about console versions of Diablo III, which has been hinted at in job postings. This marks Blizzard’s first console title in ... Read More »

Sony Unveils PlayStation 4

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At a special event in New York City on Wednesday, Sony pulled back the curtain on its next-generation game console, PlayStation 4. Rumors leading up to the event pegged several key features of the system, including the new DualShock 4 controller, featuring a touch-sensitive pad, Share button, and built-in PlayStation ... Read More »

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

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It's no secret that most licensed games live in a world somewhere between mediocre and terrible, and much of that can be attributed to rushed development times, C-list developers, and shallow source material. But take a revered film series with a rich and ever-growing fiction, fan-favorite developer hot off the delivery of a well-received game, and a lengthy development cycle, and you might just have the ingredients for a great game. Aliens: Colonial Marines has all of those elements, but none of that matters if it can't live up to its hype. Read More »

Antichamber

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In an age when most games hold your hand from beginning to end, it's refreshing to see a game that gives you a toolbox of sorts and leaves you to your own devices, allowing you to learn, explore, and discover at your own pace. Antichamber, an environmental puzzler developed over several years by the one-man team of Alexander Bruce, takes that self-discovery to its logical extreme, dropping you into a world with no explanation and about as little direction as is possible in a modern game. Read More »