Listen Along: Boredoms – Super Ae

1) Super You : WELCOME TO THE MACHINE : OH GOD IS THIS MUSIC? : What is happening? What is going on? : LOUD NOISES : And so it was that the universe was created. : Did someone leave the fax machine on overnight? : The Earth’s crust cooled. : GUYS THAT WASTES INK : SO THIS IS WHAT COMPUTERS HEAR 24/7 : I think it’s jammed… : AOL had some problems connecting to the internet. Oh hey! Guitars. : Just gonna hold this old 98 Mac up to an amplifier for a bit. Don’t mind me. : DON’T WORRY … Read More

Game Review: Titan Souls

Have you ever discovered a deep-seated desire within yourself for a game that takes Shadow of the Colossus, Super Meat Boy, Fez, and just a dash of Legend of Zelda, and puts them all into a game-developing blender? Now you no longer have to lose sleep, because your saving grace is here in the form of Titan Souls! It’s you versus twenty bosses with only your bow and arrow! Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Well, almost. The title “Titan Souls” unfortunately comes off as a misnomer. It suggests a close affiliation with the Dark Souls games when, in … Read More

Game Review: Hotline Miami 2

After about fifty consecutive attempts, I had finally succeeded. I was on the top floor of an apartment building as the camera panned toward my objective: a girl we were hoping to recruit to our ragtag gang of misfits. I exited the stairwell and two henchmen began rushing toward me with baseball bats at the ready. I shoot the first with a shotgun blast and whirl around to catch the second just before he entered lethal range. The armed guards in the next room hear the shots and I can see them begin to navigate the room toward my position … Read More

IMO: Best First Person Shooter

As long as there are video games, there will be first person shooters. The genre has carried video games on its back for years now, dragging the medium towards new heights of cinematic splendor and visceral action. Shooters sell the most, they cause the most controversy, and they gobble up countless hours as digital gladiators duke it out in myriad online arenas. It’s a categorization that includes the breakneck action of Doom, the sci-fi scope of Halo, and the secluded exploration of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Here are the games that we believe are the very cream of the FPS crop. Whittling it down to these picks … Read More