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Maxwell N

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_

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.

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.
Crash Bandicoot

‘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.

Play Like an Ultra Fighter with the Nintendo Switch DIY Arcade Cabinet

The Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet is a fun-looking package that features decently sized arcade-style controls implanted onto the circuit board from an 8bitdo controller.

A Conversational Interview with YCJY, Indie Devs Behind ‘The Aquatic Adventure of the Last...

We got the chance to chat with developers behind 'The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human'- Christopher Andreasson and Josef Martinovsky of YCJY.
Uncharted Movie

Film Adaptations of Story-driven Video Games Undermine the Medium

Despite the tainted history of film adaptations of video games, there is movement yet again to capitalize on the rising popularity of games through film.