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About Aidan Fundamenski

Aidan is an avid movie buff, but his cinema-savvy pales to his first and foremost entertainment enthusiasm: video games, of course.
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Mad Max Review- Hit the Road
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3 years ago

Mad Max Review- Hit the Road

Mad Max is the stuff of AAA blockbuster design. From its collectible-filled open world to the simplistic yet rewarding free-flow combat system, Mad Max is a graphically beautiful interpretation of a gritty post-apocalypse. Read Review

Top 10 Video Game Anti-Heroes
3 years ago

Top 10 Video Game Anti-Heroes

Heroes and villains, while common antitheses, are usually very standard black and white affairs – they are good or evil. Anti-heroes on the other hand are much more complex and make choices that don’t always fall in line with their typical paradigm…
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Donkey Kong Country Retro Reflection
3 years ago

Donkey Kong Country Retro Reflection

Okay, so in the essence of recounting euphoric nostalgia, if you want to know the first game this writer ever remembers laying eyes on, it’s the SNES favourite Donkey Kong Country. Read Retro

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review – Glorious Geralt
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3 years ago

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review – Glorious Geralt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the third action role-playing epic from Polish studio CD Projekt RED, makes you feel like you’re playing so many of your past favourites at once. And though some of its emulations feel like thinly scraped butter individually, as a whole this is still one of the best sequels you’ll play this year, thanks to how cohesively both action and role-play fornicate… Read Review

Comix Zone Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Comix Zone Retro Reflection

Cult classics, almost by definition, have the misfortune of being overlooked critically or commercially at the time of their release, yet snowball in select popularity long after their benefactors have moved on to other career projects. Read Retro

Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection

There was a time, believe it or not, when Sonic the Hedgehog was a household name. With as much edge as hedge, Sega’s blue speed demon was “killer-app incarnate”, single-handedly selling the Genesis with lightning voracity and putting Mario’s job in jeopardy. Read Retro

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Retro Reflection

So many Star Wars games, so many memories. From 1997 when the original films were re-released in theaters, to 2005 when the last prequel film came out, LucasArts put out so many Star Wars titles, it was practically its own genre. Read Retro

Terraria Review – Mine, Mine!
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6 years ago

Terraria Review – Mine, Mine!

Let Terraria’s meaty in-game guides be an indication of its laborious learning curve. First, there’s a ‘How to Play’ section in the menu that’ll take you upwards of ten-minutes of reading to familiarise yourself with the ‘basics’. Read Review

Gears of War: Judgment Review – A Powerful Prequel
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6 years ago

Gears of War: Judgment Review – A Powerful Prequel

Prequel. Cover shooter. Multi-player monster. These are dangerous designations nowadays for a video game, yet standard ones for a blockbuster. For the sake of those souls who have taken up residence under a rock the last few years, Gears of War, though often criticised today for its derivative tendencies, was just about as ground-shaking in 2006 as its antagonist ‘Grubs’. Read Review

Halo 4 Review – A Masterful Return
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6 years ago

Halo 4 Review – A Masterful Return

You remember the first time you looked out at the horizon in Halo, the awe of its planetary abnormality rising vertically to the heavens? Remember tracing its outline upwards and around, just to confirm that this globe on which you had just crash-landed was actually a ring? Read Review

Resident Evil 6 Review – Oh, The Horror
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6 years ago

Resident Evil 6 Review – Oh, The Horror

I got a free flashlight with my standard copy of Resident Evil 6… it actually works pretty well. The game that came with it, however, has unfortunately left a loyal fan of this franchise with a serious case of bitter bewilderment at the always ambiguous Capcom, flailing their zombified arms in a desperate move to appease everyone, releasing a Resident seeking to be both retro and realist. Read Review

The Fall of the Platformer: Understanding Video Games’ Most Pivotal Genre
6 years ago

The Fall of the Platformer: Understanding Video Games’ Most Pivotal Genre

The platform game was the shooter of the ‘90s, the default genre by popular decree that owned a majority of the market share. Just as the virtual immersion of the FPS has somehow resonated more strongly today than in past years, the platform game defined the early years of the revitalised home console market…
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