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Indie game spotlight: ‘Freedom Planet’ review

Indie game spotlight: ‘Freedom Planet’ review

GalaxyTrail first began development on “Freedom Planet” in 2011. (Photo courtesy of GalaxyTrail) Thomas Lydon Connector Contributor Fan-made games usually do not amount to much in the long run. Sure, they may present cool new ideas and  could be fun to play, but usually, with one or two exceptions, these sorts of games amount to

Pokémon expands further into mobile world

Photo courtesy of Nintendo Jeffrey Cullen Connector Contributor For anyone wanting to catch Pokémon in real life, your dream may have just come true. About two weeks ago, Nintendo and Gamefreak, the creators of the Pokémon franchise, announced their new project partnering with Niantic Inc. titled “Pokémon GO.” Slated for a 2016 release, the main

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Undertale’ game review

Courtesy of Toby Fox Brendan Jacques Connector Editor In my opinion, the best pieces of art are the ones capable of defying genre and expectation. When people are trying to determine the worth of a particular form of entertainment, there is often a need, by the creators or the consumers, to categorize it within set genres,

‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ review

Brendan Jacques Connector Editor Oh, how the times change and the mighty fall to rest. For more than 28 years, the “Metal Gear” franchise has stood as a benchmark for cinematic storytelling and stealth gameplay excellence. With its unforgettable characters, stunning set-piece moments, and an outrageous sense of humor to match its storytelling prowess, the

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff Released back in 2012 by the developers at Dennaton Games, the original “Hotline Miami” was as much a blast from the past as it was a breath of fresh air for a game industry just beginning to see the merits of indie gaming. Oozing with just as much style and action

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Guacamelee!’

 Brendan Jacques Connector Staff As weird as it may initially sound, it’s actually been a surprisingly long time since I’ve played a game solely for fun. As a gamer, I usually lean towards games that give me a sense of gratification at defeating its challenges, and as a result, most of the games I end

Opinion: How ‘Street Fighter 5’ proves that console exclusives are dumb

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff  Disclaimer: This article is in response to information leaked from Capcom on Dec. 5 regarding the reveal of “Street Fighter 5,” which will have happened by the time this article is published. As such, some of the information given may be subject to change, though I feel that the discussion this

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Spelunky’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff ‘Spelunky’ holds a very special place in my memory for being the first true indie game I’ve ever played. I first played the game back when the free version of the game was circling the internet (Note: The legitimately free version, not a pirated copy) and I loved everything about it,

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