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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Hollow Knight Is Full Of Fun And Surprises

Posted July 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we delve into a world of critters, trinkets and redemption — in Hollow Knight! Little is known at first why you, a voiceless traveller, have arrived to the land of Hallownest. Much of the domain is underground, locked away by the previous members of royalty. Some inhabitants have been brave […]

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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Anime-Manga

MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted May 29, 2017 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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Comic Books

Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted May 28, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Snatch

Posted May 10, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Do you revere Lord of the Rings?  How about Game of Thrones, Vikings, or anything by Zack Snyder? Do you think Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch should be the template for virtually any new movie? If so, check your ID; you might be Guy Ritchie.   Ritchie’s latest film, King Arthur: Legend […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Nurse Joy by Gogo Incognito

Posted April 6, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up from PAX East 2017 is another Pokemon favorite: Nurse Joy. Frequent Nerd Caliber contributor and all-around amazing cosplayer Gogo Incognito debuted her fun, flirty version of the classic Pokemon character to rave reviews.  We also have some great shots with @Danjerface as Ash Ketchum. We had a blast shooting in several locations, including the 3rd floor ‘overhang’ looking […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Zero Suit Samus by MicroKitty

Posted April 4, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our PAX East 2017 photo sets: the talented and extremely intrepid MicroKitty Cosplay.  High winds, snow and a Zero Suit Samus cosplay make for a chilly photoshoot, but MicroKitty nails every shot.  Somehow, this was the first time did a shoot together. Here’s hoping we have more for you soon! Photo gallery […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Overwatch Trio

Posted March 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Snowing, you say?  Cold as Valhalla in February, is it?  Sounds perfect for an outdoor shoot with an incredible Overwatch group. Next up in our PAX East 2017 feature shoot hit parade: Steel Shield Cosplay as Hanzo, Queen of Coats as Arctic Zarya, and Sisu Cosplay & Craft as Valkyrie Mercy. It was one of […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Dante & Vergil

Posted March 29, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If you’re a fan of the classic Devil May Cry videogame series, you’ll love the our next feature set from PAX East 2017. This features frequent Nerd Caliber contributor, Gogo Incognito, as Dante, and ElectronWarrior Cosplay as Vergil. We wanted to use a funky space, so we went to the walkway outside.  Sure, it was […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Arcade Ahri by ATK PWR

Posted March 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While most of our Featured Sets from PAX East 2017 were shot by Wonderllama Photography — including some out in one of the coldest Saturday’s this winter in Boston — I did a couple on Saturday evening. The first is this wonderfully colorful set of Arcade Ahri from Riot’s League of Legends. Boston cosplayer ATK PWR made the tails […]

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Indie Megabooth Game Highlights From PAX East 2017!

Posted March 26, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! We at Nerd Caliber were once again among the masses of PAX East earlier this month. As in the past, I took a special interest in the Indie MegaBooth, where dozens of self-motivated game developers shared their works of passion with the world. Here you’ll find a list of everything I […]

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PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted March 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2017 was slightly less bitterly cold than Saturday, but it was still frigid, and that combined with the tradition of casual clothes on Sunday meant much fewer cosplay photos that day. Still, there are plenty of gems in this first of two Sunday galleries. Among the cosplayers pictured below are Sidekicker Cosplay, KeiKei’s Cosplay Delivery Service, Cosplay Dad, […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 4

Posted March 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2017 rounds up the photo coverage of excellent cosplayers in shots taken by FirstPerson Shooter on one of the most brutally cold days of any Boston convention in memory. Cosplayers in this gallery include Petry Cosplays, Ember Jay Cosplay, EmmyCosplays, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, Elegant Valkyrie, Bunny Moon Cosplay, Bethany Maddock, Dusty Cosplay, Jessica Mercy, Burning […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As the projected snow storm for this weekend here in New England turned into a bust, we return back to Saturday at PAX East 2017 when Winter made its brutally cold return. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Lodaim Cosplay, Grinning Hazard Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, Lady Kayleen, NorseStorm Cosplay, FergyK, Thatgearsguy, Millettant Cosplay and Illustration, Sarah Spectre, Koi Fish Asylum, Glitch Cos, Chibi Kitsune […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you braved and survived the extreme cold of Saturday at PAX East 2017 — particularly in cosplay — you should probably be given some type of medal or plaque. Luckily for us, many people not only survived but showed off their wonderful costumes and props. Kudos to the folks at Twitch for covering the cost […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2017 was even colder than snowy Friday — like wind chills in the 15 below range and winds so strong the elevated roadway heaved and bucked. Still, more cosplayers showed up on Saturday than on Friday, as is usual with most cons. Among the cosplayers in this first of four Saturday galleries […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Friday at frozen PAX East 2017 continues to show off the outstanding cosplay which was, logically, heavily focused on game characters. Cosplayers in this set are Mieu, Razgrizaces, Petits Bisous Cosplay, Chocobobutt, Starbornekid, Nekonami Cosplay, Jackie-chan Cosplay, Jynx Art & Cosplay, Khepera Cosplay, J. Warford, LenaKali Cosplay?, GiveWave Studios, FootiePajamas Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, and many more. Photo […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from PAX East 2017 is the second of three from the snowiest of the three days, Friday. The snow and cold didn’t stop attendees from showing up. And it certainly seemed that those who had planned to cosplay still did so, despite the poor weather. Cosplayers in this set include MicroKitty Cosplay, Steel […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Despite the fact that it was so cold cosplayer’s hair was freezing in the security lines outside and the wind was so strong Summer Street was bucking up and down, PAX East 2017 was fantastic. We got a ton of photos and video of outstanding cosplayers. Our panel on Sunday, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, sponsored by our […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

A Fond Farewell to the Wii U

Posted March 7, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

Now that the Nintendo Switch has made its way to store shelves I feel a proper send off for the Wii U is in order. Sadly the system didn’t live up to the hype and many didn’t even know it was a brand new system upon its announcement. I remember working at Gamestop at the […]

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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Powers Up Already Great Game

Posted January 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Almost two years ago, I raved about one of the coolest rhythm games on the market. Today, it’s time to AMPLIFY your interest with a new update — Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED! AMPLIFIED is the first full DLC added to this insanely fun dungeon crawling dance party. As the star of […]

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MAGfest 2017 Indie Games Awesomeness Roundup

Posted January 15, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to all! This year I was thrilled to return to tradition by spending the post-New Year’s weekend at none other than MAGfest! (It used to always be this weekend, but moved later for a while.) Four days of arcades, tabletop, concerts and great friends — what more could a […]

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MAGfest 2017 Was Max Fun, Maybe Too Much For Some

Posted January 12, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

With the horrid year that is known as 2016 now closed, we start 2017 off with a bang! MAGfest 2017 was the latest version of an annual festival celebrating both music and videogames, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is consistently one of my favorite con experiences to date. My first time going to MAGfest […]

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Pokemon GO Meets US History At Grand Atlas Tours

Posted December 14, 2016 by Lauren Grant

2016 has been a year of massive destruction for many people’s everyday lives and throughout the year there hasn’t been many silver linings — except Pokémon GO. Released at the peak of summer, the game became a hit among old and new fans alike. From breaking people out of their comfort zones, shedding a few […]

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Warner Bros Buys Gamer-Focused Video Maker Machinima

Posted November 17, 2016 by Chantal Eyong

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced in a press release today that it was buying Machinima Inc., the company best known as a YouTube channel focused on creating original scripted content using in-game video game animation. The amount paid for Machinima was not disclosed, but various online reports including Variety.com put the valuation of Machinima at about […]

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Cool Tech

Nintendo Pulls a Switch With New Name For The NX

Posted October 20, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

After less than stellar sales of the WiiU, Nintendo announced a new console was on the horizon a few years ago. The Nintendo NX as it was dubbed was rumored to be the next-gen console for Nintendo. With the success of both Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, Nintendo really had to pull something out […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Deathstate Delivers Lovecraftian Bullet Hell Shooter Fun

Posted July 2, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Are you a fan of bullet hell and/or twinstick shooter games? What about H.P. Lovecraft lore? Then Deathstate is the game for you! Deathstate stood out as one of my favorite titles from the Indie MegaBooth at PAX East 2016. It is a roguelike monostick shooter based around the mysteries and […]

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Gaming News

E3 2016 Preview: Sony’s Game to Lose

Posted June 12, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

It’s just about that time again. The gaming industry and the gaming community are getting excited as the Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and that means an E3 2016 preview. This week we already are starting to hear of some new gaming announcements, as the expo will open next week. Last year we […]

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‘Aurion’ Brings African Studio’s Game To The World

Posted May 22, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at what I found to be the highlight of the Indie MegaBooth at PAX East 2016 — Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan! Aurion is a fantasy action RPG, heavily inspired by JRPG elements like the “Tales of” series. It’s a 2.5D world (2D graphics with 3D […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted May 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Despite having a painful back injury, our new Associate Editor Gregg “Wonderllama” Snider put in a Hell of a performance on Friday and Saturday at PAX East 2016. He cosplayed as Lex Luthor, did on-camera interviews and shot the photos in this very cool gallery. And I cannot confirm or deny that he did this […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Sunday Main

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the last gallery by FirstPerson Shooter from PAX East 2016 and the last of two from Sunday. There will be more content coming up — galleries by others, video interviews and video segments, indie and AAA game coverage. So stay tuned, as we have not mined all the PAX East goodness yet by a long […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Dragonfly

Posted May 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We start the last day of PAX East 2016 with the first of two galleries. It was the best weather outside of all three days although the coolest. That light helped out with the location where I was shooting. Filling out this gallery are cosplayers Mhysa Cosplay, Mink the Satyr Cosplay, J. Warford, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Quinnjob Cosplay, Cool By Proxy Productions, Peaches […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Condor

Posted May 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the third and last gallery from Saturday of PAX East 2016 and like all previous galleries it is loaded with outstanding cosplays. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Crash: The Photos, Mr.T-USATeam, Mieu, ManaKnight Cosplay and Crystal Tifa Cosplay, Cassadilla Cosplay and Stranger Candy Cosplay, EllyStar Cosplay, Boston’s Deadpool, Glitch Cos, IceLancecrit, Krabby Creations, DARI Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Sith Lantern Cosplay, Castro […]

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Game Greatness In The PAX East 2016 Indie MegaSpotlight!

Posted April 30, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to a special-edition Indie MegaSpotlight! Last weekend I had the privilege of partaking in PAX East 2016, the East Coast’s mecca of game development and promotion. I spent the better part of my time exploring the Indie MegaBooth, a large block in the heart of the Expo Hall dedicated to indie developers from around […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Bobcat

Posted April 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

OK, I should give up on this PAX East panel room naming convention as I have messed it up two times out of four. But once begun I must see it through. Bobcat is the fourth gallery and the second of three from Saturday. Cosplayers in this gallery include The Geeky Gamer Girl, Crash: The Photos, Myratheon Cosplay, Chibi […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Saturday Bumblebee

Posted April 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third gallery from PAX East is the first of three from Saturday. While the weather was cool and rainy, cutting down on the great window light I was getting from the spot I chose and making the pics a little less exciting, the outstanding costumes more than make up for it. In this gallery are Sith […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Cuttlefish

Posted April 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

OK, so I messed up my own naming convention with my first PAX East post — there is only one theater on the bottom floor of the BCEC, so last post should have been Cuttlefish and this one should be Arachnid. (If this makes no sense, check out the last gallery post.) In this gallery, […]

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PAX East 2016 Brings Riot Back, Expands

Posted April 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

For gamers (and in my opinion, for everyone) PAX East is probably the best con in the New England area. Not only does it bring out some amazing cosplayers and some of the latest products from and for the games industry, it also shows how much these two components are connected. I’ve been to PAX […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Arachnid

Posted April 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Okay, if the name “Arachnid” above confuses you, let me explain. PAX East names the panel rooms (“theaters”) for creatures and this year it has a naming convention. Bottom floor creatures are from the sea, middle from the land and top from the air. Also, from the Southwest corner of the Boston Convention and Exhibition […]

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Aerith Cosplay By Susie, Shot By Cantera Image

Posted April 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with our featured set that Manny of Cantera Image shot while at C2E2, we now have the wonderful cosplayer Susie as Aerith of Final Fantasy VII fame. A check of her cosplay page will show Susie does love her game cosplay, with many characters from the Zelda series as well as FF. But that’s not all, and she […]

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Bree the V On Cosplaying The Sole Survivor From ‘Fallout 4’

Posted March 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In an old mill building in south central Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago we got a chance to photograph and interview Connecticut-based cosplayer Bree the V, in her costume as the sole survivor from the game Fallout 4. The mill was a perfect location in which to capture the overall look of post-apocalyptic Boston […]

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Indie Spotlight Two-fer Touts ‘INK’, ‘Thomas Was Alone’

Posted March 19, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we bring you a two-for-one special that’ll be sure to fill your geometry quota for the weekend — INK and Thomas Was Alone! Both titles are puzzle platformers with simplistic graphics (your characters are all shapes) and extremely easy to pick up and learn. They each bring a very unique […]

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‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ A Solid Entry In New ‘3PS-MMO’ Genre

Posted March 16, 2016 by Luis Correa

“Moving up! Take position on their left flank and advance! I’ll move up onto that elevated position and provide overwatch as the other two assault from the middle!” One of our teammates shouted out orders as the rest of us frantically took cover behind roadblocks, abandoned cars and half broken crates. A loudspeaker somewhere ahead […]

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MAGFest 2016 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography – Part 2

Posted March 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The convention MAGFest, held in the winter at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, takes its name from Music And Gaming. This year we had photographer KBV Photography & Cosplay shoot photos for us of the mostly gaming-focused cosplays. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll […]

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MAGFest 2016 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography

Posted March 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

If you are into Music And Gaming then MAGFest is the place for you to be every winter. Held in the same location as it’s winter calendar neighbor Katsucon, the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, the convention has less of a focus on cosplay, but there is still a great number of excellent cosplayers […]

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‘Metroid’ Fans – And Everyone – Should Love ‘Axiom Verge’

Posted March 5, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at one of the most intriguing sci-fi action games in recent times — Axiom Verge! Created by Thomas Happ, Axiom Verge is the latest addition to Metroidvania titles (games that emulate the classic style of Metroid/Castlevania). It’s a side-scrolling platformer that takes you through a mysterious […]

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The Indie Spotlight MAGFest Mega-List!

Posted February 21, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

This week we’re coming at you live (well, as live as a pre-written article can be) from MAGFest 2016! I have taken an exciting pass through the Indie Videogame Showcase to see what’s brewing in developers’ minds this year. This is a comprehensive list of as many titles as I could check out! (Note: I’ve […]

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