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Maxwell N is a writer and content developer from Los Angeles, California, Immensely fascinated by the arts and interactive media, his views and opinions are backed by a vast knowledge of and passion for film, music, literature and game history in general. His hobbies, outside of gaming, include fiction writing, creating experimental soundscapes, and photography. He lives with his wife and pet potato/parrot. He can mostly be found hanging around Twitter as @maxn_

Brain&Brain’s storybook-like ‘Burly Men at Sea’ coming to PS4/Vita on Sept. 19

Writing on PlayStation Blog, Brain&Brain has announced that their quietly celebrated storybook/adventure title, Burly Men at Sea is coming to both PS4 and PS Vita on September 19th, 2017.

A Look At ‘Namco Museum’ For Nintendo Switch

The newest addition to the Namco Museum series, this time for the Nintendo Switch, might just be the alleviation needed for the meantime.

NES ‘Duck Hunt’ Inspired Map Forged in ‘Halo 5’

Of course, this isn't an emulation of the original Duck Hunt game, but rather a goofy homage to everyone's favorite (or maybe not-so-favorite, considering the Zapper only worked for me 50% of the time) first-person wild game hunting simulator.
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Custom Build of Llamasoft’s ‘Polybius’ Featured in Nine Inch Nails Video

The legendary band Nine Inch Nails, founded and fronted by Trent Reznor, has been on a roll recently with a slew of new (and remastered/re-purposed) releases with late-2016's Not The Actual Events EP and more recently, the Add Violence EP (which came out on July 19th, 2017).

PS3 Exclusive ‘Demon’s Souls’ Kinda Sorta Playable on PC via Emulation

Demon's Souls, the first game in the Souls series by From Software, is by now the stuff of legends. Many of us, like myself, stumbled upon this gem back in 2009 (which only barely made it to the Western market), and were utterly blown away by the nightmarish experience. In a good way, of course.

‘Nidhogg 2’ is a Dramatic Departure from its Predecessor’s Art Style

The erratic, chaotic, edge-of-your-seat, multiplayer, friendship-destroying experience that was Messhof's Nidhogg is making its return, but it probably doesn't look exactly as you remember it.
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30th Anniversary Retrospective: The ‘Metal Gear’ Series’ Uniquely Self-Aware Journey

Metal Gear is a name that, by now, is permanently etched not only into the history of video games, but outside culture at large, unlike any other multimedia franchise before or since.

‘Machinarium’: An Individualistic Experience

We take a look back at what made 'Machinarium' a staple in indie gaming.
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‘Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’: A Case Against Cosmetic Remakes

Technically - and I mean that in terms of the technology - Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy looks pretty impressive when compared to the PlayStation originals. However, barring a couple of minor changes, “looks” are where the differences end; these games have received little more than a superficial do-over.

Prototype of Cancelled SNES ‘Rayman’ Available Now, Approved by Creator

The recently found nearly 25-year-old prototype demo for a cancelled Rayman game for the Super Nintendo is now available to download and play. This ROM dump comes with the blessing of Rayman creator, Michel Ancel.

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