Posts by Katrina Filippidis

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    11 July Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Aside from Nintendo’s Switch Lite reveal, and scattered news on the Google Stadia, it’s been a relatively quiet month on the console end of the spectrum. Game-wise, July has fared slightly better: Tetris Effect is officially PC-bound making the cult of Pajitnov grow stronger, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is serving up ample cuteness and RPG…

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    12 June Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Now that one of gaming’s biggest crowd-pullers is over, you may find yourself suffering with a mild case of post-E3 depression. Rest assured, that’s quite normal, especially given Keanu Reeves and Ikumi Nakamura’s (The Evil Within) show-stopping appearances amidst several exciting announcements: Nintendo unveiling a spooky Breath of the Wild 2 teaser, Gearbox gifting fans…

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    16 May Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Even with E3 just around the corner, there’s been a hefty chunk of anticipated releases and announcements keeping gamer morale high: Hyperactive dystopian shooter Rage 2 has finally touched down, The Last of Us 2 is ostensibly reaching the end of its development cycle, classic World of Warcraft servers are going live this August, and…

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    11 April Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    It’s understandable how in the current climate—where most of us will be preoccupied with Mortal Kombat 11‘s glorious gore, surviving in the open-world wilderness of Days Gone, or busy blasting zombies in UK chart topper World War Z—smaller titles mightn’t receive the TLC they deserve. Sony’s architectural maestro dropping deets on the PlayStation 5 and…

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    The Morality of Anti-Heroes in Video Games

    Why We Don’t Always Like Being The “Good Guy” You’re an honest-to-goodness, law abiding citizen. You don’t lie, you don’t steal, and you certainly don’t kill. Like most people in society, you behave according to an ethical moral code which forbids any sort of reckless, deviant behavior. But when it comes to video games, that…

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    Top 8 March Indies Worth Checking Out

    What an intriguing couple of months. Apex Legends emerged a surprise hit and briefly stole the spotlight from top gun Fortnite, Nintendo served up a double whammy announcement with Pokémon Sword and Shield and the Link’s Awakening remake in its seasonal(ish) Direct, and Capcom’s latest addition to the oh-so-stylish Devil May Cry series has gamers…

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    7 Games in Which Reality is Broken

    “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Depending on your sources, this quote can be traced back to Kant, Anaïs Nin, the Talmud or fortune cookies, but proper attribution notwithstanding, its meaning is pretty clear-cut: we perceive external reality, and hence, the world around us, through a unique, personalized…

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    8 February Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    As the dust settles around Capcom’s delightfully frightening Resident Evil 2 remake, we can neatly cross January off 2019’s calendar with nervous glee—there are still 11 months’ worth of releases to look forward to, and for many gamers, this means a colorful smorgasbord featuring the likes of Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and Yakuza Kiwami. Of…