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‘Override: Mech City Brawl’ Review: Fight the Hurricane

George Cheese
Guillermo del Toro’s mecha-monster masterpiece Pacific Rim released in 2013, which featured titanic ‘Jaegers’, piloted fighting-robots tasked with cancelling the apocalypse by defeating the monstrous Kaiju. The film solidified my burgeoning love of the mecha and giant-monster genres that continues to this day, in part fueled by games like Override: Mech...

‘Def Jam: Fight for NY’ and the Art of Battle

Mark Sylvia
Video games are weird, and none come any weirder than the hip-hop-influenced fighter, Def Jam: Fight for NY.  The background of this often forgotten gem stems from its predecessor, Vendetta, a game that, for all intents and purposes, shouldn’t have happened. Publisher, Electronic Arts, initially meant for the Def Jam:...