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About Jill Randolph

Jill is new to game reporting, but definitely not new to gaming. Her first gaming experience was with Burger Time on Intellivision (yes, she is that old). She was hooked, and the rest is history. Jill will try any game once, but takes her greatest pleasure in playing online multiplayer games.
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Bloodstained is now Kickstarter’s most-funded video game ever
3 years ago

Bloodstained is now Kickstarter’s most-funded video game ever

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Bloodstained

A new champion has been crowned. With less than 35 hours to go in its Kickstarter campaign, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has received over $4.25 million in funding, making it Kickstarter’s most-funded video game to date, reports Polygon.

Bloodstained is the latest project from legendary game designer Koji Igarashi (aka IGA), best known for his work on the Castlevania series.

Fans were clearly ready for another Igarashi game, as the original funding goal of $500,000 was met in just one day.

Most of the stretch goals have since been reached as well, with only three remaining. These goals, which will be met if the campaign reaches $5 million, include prequel mini-games for PC and consoles, followed by mini-games for portables and then finishing up with the game including a rogue-like dungeon.

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime preview: It’s written in the stars
3 years ago

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime preview: It’s written in the stars

A good co-op game is hard to come by. Even harder to come by, is one that requires a level of communication so demanding that you feel like you’re actually experiencing a game with the other person instead of just playing your own games side by side.

Asteroid Base’s Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is trying to achieve just that, while also trying to complement each player’s gaming style, their strengths and weaknesses.

Inspired by the scene in Star Wars in which Han and Luke are climbing ladders and shooting TIE fighters in the Millennium Falcon, Lovers is a game that demands communication.

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Shovel Knight review (Xbox One)
3 years ago

Shovel Knight review (Xbox One)

Shovel Knight was developed and published by Yacht Club Games on Xbox One. It was released on April 29, 2015 for $14.99. A copy was provided for review purposes.

So this review is a little late. Why, you ask? Five hundred and forty-three deaths, that’s why. I played Shovel Knight for a little over 16 hours, but at times it felt like a lifetime. I cried (not kidding, but I do cry pretty easily), I screamed, I cursed at the television and I threw my controller on multiple occasions. I asked myself several times, “Who the hell would actually enjoy playing this game?” But when it was all said and done, I had my answer — me. Shovel Knight will try your patience from the start, but it will also suck you in and provide hours of quality gaming.

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Fortified preview: Soaring above
3 years ago

Fortified preview: Soaring above

You’ve no doubt heard the saying “it’s not rocket science” before. Well, when it comes time to choose your class in the new base defense game, Fortified, that saying takes on a very literal meaning. In Clapfoot Games?? new multiplayer game you’re probably going to want to go with the Rocket Scientist.

Set in the 1950s with an urban sci-fi feel, Fortified features four classes; the first of which is the Rocket Scientist. This redheaded little lady was the first character Clapfoot developed, and maybe that’s why she’s arguably the best.

While at PAX East, XBLA Fans had a chance to play Fortified and spoke with Technical Artist, Henrique “HB” Barbieri, who made it very clear that when given my choice of character we should go with the Rocket Scientist. So I did.

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The Swindle is designed to be a stealth game for people who hate stealth games
3 years ago

The Swindle is designed to be a stealth game for people who hate stealth games

Do you like the idea of robbing people, gaining crazy amounts of cash and buying really cool stuff, but hate the idea of having to sneak around listening to guards’ conversations for hours? Well, then Size Five Games’ The Swindle may be for you.

The Swindle is a steampunk/cyberpunk heist game that takes place in a version of London where the police have the perfect solution to all of the city’s crime: they’re going to use artificial intelligence to surveil all of London. “As a master thief, that will sort of ruin your job,” explains Size Five Games Director Dan Marshall. The police are going to activate this AI in 100 days, which means that’s all the time you have to try and steal it. Every time you do a heist, whether you succeed or fail, the counter goes down.

Players will collect money while on heists, and, naturally, having more money means you can buy better upgrades and tools that in turn increase your security clearance. Your goal is to collect enough coin throughout the game to gain a high enough security clearance to enter the police district and steal the AI before times run out.

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Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack available now for Minecraft
3 years ago

Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack available now for Minecraft

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Star Wars Rebels - Minecraft

Take your world of Minecraft to a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars Rebel Skin Pack available now for both Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.

Packed full of 23 new character skins including, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus and Chopper, this skin pack can be yours for $2.99.

Star Wars Rebels is an animated television series that airs on Disney XD. The show is set five years before Star Wars Episode IV, and it follows the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings as well as tells some of the origin stories of the groups that will later form the Rebel Alliance.

Click below for the full list of characters.

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MINECON returns this July with two-day London event
3 years ago

MINECON returns this July with two-day London event

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Minecrafters, get ready to build your best Big Ben, because you’re headed to London. Mojang announced earlier this week that its Minecraft convention, MINECON will be held July 4-5 …
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After record-breaking holiday sales, Xbox One price drops to $349 again
3 years ago

After record-breaking holiday sales, Xbox One price drops to $349 again

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You might be experiencing a bit of déjà vu as you read this headline. You’re not alone. Microsoft ran a “limited time only” sale this past holiday season in …
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The Wolf Among Us comes to Xbox One
4 years ago

The Wolf Among Us comes to Xbox One

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Telltale Games’ episodic adventure game The Wolf Among Us is, as of last week, now available for download on the Xbox One in both the United States and Europe. …
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