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Anime-Manga

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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Con Reports

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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Con Reports

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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Interviews

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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Articles

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘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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Cosplay & Style

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘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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Nerd Culture

‘Dark Souls III’ Opening Cinematic Is, Well, Dark – And Gorgeous

Posted February 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Yesterday the folks at Bandai Namco showed us how players of the upcoming game Dark Souls III will die — I mean, showed us some of the big baddies, in the game’s opening cinematic. Due to be released on April 12, Dark Souls III is the latest in the franchise known for being some of the […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Undertale’ Is Over The Top Good

Posted February 6, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re diving into one of the most unusual titles in recent months that has received amazing praise from all over — Undertale! In the world of Undertale, a war has broken out between the two major races: Humans and Monsters. After claiming victory, the Humans sent all of the Monsters […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Patience Needed And Rewarded For ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’

Posted February 5, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Xenoblade Chronicles was a highly under-appreciated game. It came out for the Wii and was an amazing JRPG that introduced new gameplay elements, interesting characters, and breathtaking environments. If you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do. So how do you follow up a game like it? By adding mechs. Xenoblade Chronicles X […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Street Fighter V’ DLC System Is A Good Strategy

Posted January 30, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Capcom is doing some very new things with Street Fighter V, from its character redesigns, new V-Trigger system, and even its DLC. Announced back in December, we were shown silhouettes of six more characters that will be added into the game further down the line. And we also got the identities of these characters. We […]

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Epic Norse Adventure Worthy Of The Gods In ‘Jotun’

Posted January 24, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Norse mythology has stood out as a popular storytelling theme in games for decades. I have fond memories of trekking through Blizzard’s The Lost Vikings as a kid, and like many across the world I’m enjoying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, we take a look at another entry into […]

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Nerd Culture

‘FFVII’ HD Remake Looks Great, Raises Ire

Posted January 13, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

In demand for decades, it is finally happening — the Final Fantasy VII HD Remake. Now this is huge for multiple reasons, mainly because the fans have been heard, and one of the best video games of all time is coming back for a new generation. However people need to keep in mind that this […]

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Indie Games of 2016!

Posted January 9, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome (back) to Indie Spotlight! First off, a belated Happy New Year to all! Some may have noticed that the past few months have had a slight lack of indie reviews (okay, more like all-out non-existence). I’m happy to say that we’re getting right back to it — and what better way than to go over […]

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Gaming News

‘Scalebound’ Now Bound For A 2017 Release

Posted January 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Just weeks after we ran a preview of the game from our games guru Jibrii Ransom, the developers of the game Scalebound have announced that it will be pushed back from a 2016 release to 2017. In a blog post today, Platinum Games said that it needed the extra time to ensure it could “deliver on our […]

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MKX Kombat Pack 2 DLC Packs A Mostly Tame Punch

Posted January 4, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

The fighting game Mortal Kombat X has been doing amazing business. The game has a growing fan base, and is making strides in the fighting game community, so people have been eagerly waiting to see what is coming, and the latest is MKX Kombat Pack 2. I think fighting games have it pretty easy when it […]

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‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ Among 2016’s Coolest Looking Games

Posted December 29, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

For years gamers have said there are no original IP’s in the industry, however at E3 this summer we got a glimpse of a brand new game that will hopefully change that mindset. Horizon Zero Dawn was one of my personal favorite games at E3 this past June. Coming from Guerilla Studios, the studio that […]

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Bayonetta Bounces Into Latest Super Smash Bros 4 DLC

Posted December 24, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Wow, Nintendo, just… wow! I have to say, I thought Cloud was a huge surprise but no… the real surprise was the inclusion of Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros 4. It made me insanely happy to see one of my all time favorite video game characters, and my all time favorite female video game characters […]

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‘ARK: Survival Evolved’ Is About Making Dinosaurs Your Pony

Posted December 11, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Fun fact, I love dinosaurs. I have always been fascinated by them for as long as I can remember. And while good dinosaur games are very rare, one game I had a very brief time playing this summer really stood out to me and I was surprised I didn’t hear about it sooner. Ark: Survival […]

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Comic Books

Morrigan Feature Set From New York Comic Con 2015!

Posted December 5, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I keep saying we are done with content from New York Comic Con this year, and I keep being wrong. Here you will find a featured photo set of M I S S I S S I P P I as Morrigan Aensland from the game Darkstalkers. I think we have here an accurate portrayal of one of Morrigan’s […]

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‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ Looks Exciting, Despite Ominous Title

Posted December 2, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

One of my favorite game series of the last console generation has to be the Uncharted trilogy, more so Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. And with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on the way, needless to say I am looking forward to what this title has in store as it is the last game to […]

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Next-Gen ‘Doom’ Reboot Looks Like One Hell of a Game

Posted November 24, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Easily the bloodiest and goriest game shown at E3 this summer, Doom is making its return next year. You know what I loved about Bethesda’s E3 press conference? … I loved everything about it. They kept our attention with every game they announced thus far. And Doom (unofficially known as Doom 4) definitely was a […]

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Gaming News

Nintendo’s Bombshell: FF7’s Cloud Joins Smash Bros

Posted November 13, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Hey did you ever think you would see the Guardian of the Lifestream and Final Fantasy main character Cloud Strife go up against Mario? No, neither did I, but that is going to happen. During the Nintendo Direct event yesterday, Cloud Strife was announced for Super Smash Bros 4. This came as a huge shock […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Continues Reboots Winning Ways

Posted October 31, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

The majority of the time, a reboot of a game can be a good idea in theory and very poor in execution, like in the case of DMC: Devil May Cry. Taking what makes the character so timeless and cool and completely going in the opposite direction can ruin the game for you. While it […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Overwatch’ Is Truly a Game to Watch For

Posted October 26, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Blizzard Entertainment has created some of the best games in the industry. There is no gamer who doesn’t know the games World of Warcraft or Diablo 3, and Starcraft 2 is a highly played game in the eSports industry. And with BlizzCon coming up in the next couple of weeks, I am more than excited […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Fallout 4 Poised to Explode With New Features

Posted October 22, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

The latest version of the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout, Fallout 4, had possibly the best showing at an E3 press conference this past June in my opinion. Bethesda Softworks came to play! And play they did, with amazing announcements left and right. But the biggest impact for me was the demo of Fallout 4. Though […]

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Mortal Kombat X DLC Lands Some Hits, Few Fatalities

Posted September 23, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Mortal Kombat X has gotten quite the support from both its community and developer NetherRealm Studios. The game — since launch to the video game competition EVO 2015 this past summer — has seen some drastic changes, from new costumes, to new brutalities/fatalities, and even new characters. Whether you like the business practices of publisher […]

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Real History Informs Really Spooky ‘Blues and Bullets’

Posted September 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we go back in time and take on the mysteries of Mafia America — in Blues and Bullets! Created by A Crowd of Monsters, Blues and Bullets is an episodic noir adventure that puts you in the shoes of retired detective Eliot Ness as he begrudgingly deals with the ever […]

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Optimism Is Primed For ‘Transformers: Devastation’

Posted August 31, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

After playing through High Moon Studios’ amazing games Transformers: War For Cybertron and the sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron I yearned for more good Transformers action. So imagine my excitement to hear one of my favorite video game studios, Platinum Games, was developing a new Transformers game, called Transformers Devastation. The new game is a […]

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