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Writer for Mana Pool living in New York. Enjoys shooters, strategy, and nearly every genre. Has been involved in games in a meaningful way for about half a decade. Began writing for Mana pool in summer of 2012

Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden 2 Announced

Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden 2 Announced

Much to my joy, the developer of one of my favorite RPG’s, Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, announced a sequel to the game: The Magical Realms…

Steam software store open for business

Steam software store open for business

Back in August, Valve announced that steam would start hosting non-game software. Today marks the launch of that service. Programs like 3Dmark, Game Maker, and…

The Humble Indie Bundle Six available now

The Humble Indie Bundle Six available now

A new humble indie bundle is available for purchase. As for any of the numbered Humble Bundles, the games in it are rather good: Torchlight…

Hitman: Absolution – Tools of the Trade

Hitman: Absolution – Tools of the Trade

As per any Hitman game, there’s plenty of guns… but only Hitman: Absolution let’s you put swords through people’s mouths. Truly revolutionary.  

XCOM Casualties of War Trailer: Optimus Prime in a Suit

XCOM Casualties of War Trailer: Optimus Prime in a Suit

The original XCOM was a bit past my time, but I have to say that I’m actually looking forward to the October 9th release date…

Team Fortress 2′s new Mann Vs. Machine mode

Team Fortress 2′s new Mann Vs. Machine mode

debunking rumors that a third robot class was going to be added, Valve today posted an announcement on the official Team Fortress 2 blog for the new…

Sleeping Dogs launch trailer

Sleeping Dogs launch trailer

Perhaps missing the release date by a bit, Square Enix has released the launch trailer for their new open world crime game, Sleeping Dogs. It…

The War Z dev clarifies similarities to DayZ

The War Z dev clarifies similarities to DayZ

In an attempt to clarify the controversy around The War Z, Hammerpoint Interactive’s open-world zombie survival “MMO”. The controversy comes from the very similar concept,…

Blizzard security breach

Blizzard security breach

Yesterday Blizzard announced that “when you are in the business of fun, not every week ends up being fun”. Blizzard has detected a security breach in their battle.net servers….

OUYA available for pre-order

OUYA available for pre-order

The newest overnight success from kickstarter, the OUYA, has just been made available for Pre-order. The $99 android console is available for Pre-order on the…