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Hi-Fi Rush Review

Hi-Fi Rush explodes onto the PlayStation 5 stage with a vibrant energy that’s hard to resist. This rhythmic action game from Tango Gameworks, previously an Xbox exclusive, takes center spotlight with its infectious blend of comic book visuals, pulse-pounding music, and satisfying combat. While the core experience remains familiar to those who played it elsewhere, the PlayStation port boasts some technical improvements and a chance for a whole new audience ...

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MLB The Show 24 Review

MLB The Show 24 swings onto the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, bringing its brand of baseball excellence to a new generation of players. As the first entry in the series to hit Xbox consoles, MLB The Show 24 carries the weight of expectation. Does it deliver a grand slam or whiff out entirely? Let’s take a deep dive into the game’s various modes, presentation, and gameplay to find out. MLB The Show 24 boasts a wealth of game…

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Rise of the Ronin Review

Rise of the Ronin, the latest offering from the esteemed Team NINJA, is an ambitious open-world action RPG that plunges you into the heart of Japan’s tempestuous Bakumatsu period. Here, you embody the role of a Ronin, a masterless samurai unbound by the rigid hierarchy of a crumbling society. As the nation teeters on the precipice of radical change, you carve your own path through a world riven with conflict, forging alliances, shaping destinies, and ...

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Lords of Exile Impressions

Lords of Exile throws you back to the golden age of gaming with its charming 8-bit visuals and a retro soundtrack that will lodge itself firmly in your ear. This Xbox title feels like a lost gem from the NES era, offering a thrilling side-scrolling adventure full of sword-swinging action and challenging level design. Lords of Exile doesn’t stray far from the classic formula. You’ll traverse a series of linear levels, battling a variety of enemies ...

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Cartel Tycoon Review

Cartel Tycoon, now available on Xbox Series X/S, invites players on a morally dubious yet undeniably captivating journey to the top of the drug cartel hierarchy. Channeling the gritty essence of 80s and 90s narco culture, this management sim offers a complex and often challenging experience. While the subject matter may raise ethical concerns, Cartel Tycoon injects a unique twist into the genre, but with some caveats for Xbox players. Cartel Tycoon throws you ...

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Celebrate Mar10 Day with Lego

Get ready to level up your play with LEGO® Super Mario™! March 10th, is MAR10 Day, a global celebration of the beloved Super Mario™ franchise. And what better way to mark the occasion than with some interactive LEGO® fun? LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course is the perfect jumping-off point for young builders (ages 6+). This 231-piece set features a LEGO® Mario figure that comes alive in your hands! Kids can guide Mario ...

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Balatro Impressions

Balatro on Xbox is a surprise gem, a roguelike deck-builder that takes the familiar mechanics of poker and injects them with an addictive dose of strategy and chaos. Here are some key impressions that make this game stand out: Highly Accessible, Deeply Rewarding: Despite its poker foundation, Balatro welcomes newcomers with ease. The core gameplay loop of building your deck, facing off against increasingly difficult opponents, and unlocking new cards is ...

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Fossil Fuel 2 Impressions

Fossil Fuel 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the indie horror hit, takes players on a pulse-pounding journey through a desolate Alaskan research facility overrun by prehistoric predators. Available now on Xbox Series X/S, this Unreal Engine 5 powered title delivers a terrifying and thrilling experience that will leave you checking the shadows long after you put down the controller. Stepping into the Jaws of the Beast From the opening moments, Fossil Fuel 2 ...

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Expeditions: A MudRunner Game Review

Expeditions: A MudRunner Game, released in March 2024 for Playstation 5 (PS5) and Playstation 4 (PS4), is the latest title from the developers behind the MudRunner and SnowRunner franchises. This off-road adventure game takes players on a scientific expedition across diverse landscapes, from arid deserts and rugged forests to steep mountains. Players navigate these treacherous environments in various all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) while completing research ...

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GachaPon: A Relaxing Puzzle Adventure

Unwind and explore the whimsical world of GachaPon, a physics-based puzzle game where the journey is just as important as the destination. In this charming game, your goal is to drop and combine colorful capsules to create the legendary Rainbow Gacha. But that’s not all! Over 30 unique keychains add delightful twists to the gameplay, letting you customize your experience and experiment with different strategies. There are no wrong turns in GachaPon. Each ...

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