Author: Trevor Ruben

    Though I contribute to many online publications on a regular basis, including The Checkout, the crux of my writing lies in video games. When not writing, I'm often streaming a variety of games on Twitch.


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  • Daredevil Netflix March 2016
    Every TV Show and Movie New to Netflix March 2016

    There may be only two real reasons to pay attention to the Netflix March 2016 schedule, but they’re two great reasons. Daredevil makes his triumphant return, though not before Frank Underwood enters the year’s presidential jamboree. As...

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  • Hand of Fate Xbox Games with Gold February 2016
    Here are the Xbox Games with Gold February 2016 Offerings

    Microsoft has announced next month’s slate of free offerings for Xbox Live Gold members. The four-pack happens to become more interesting as one reads the game descriptions, save for the one blockbuster title on the tail-end that, unfortunately, has...

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  • Dope Netflix in February 2016
    Everything New to Netflix in February 2016

    Usually there’s something to say about the particular balance of a given month in Netflix releases. Usually we’re tilting in the direction of exclusives/originals or the opposite. Does it count to say that the balance on offer...

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  • Training Day Netflix January 2016
    Everything New to Netflix January 2016

    Following a somewhat abysmal month of Netflix releases this December, the streaming service might just start the new year off on the right foot. It’s a classic Netflix offering, in fact, less reliant on exclusives and originals...

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  • Deus Ex Human Revolution Games with Gold January 2016
    Here are the Free Xbox Games with Gold January 2016 Offerings

    All but one of the four free Xbox Games with Gold January 2016 offerings are almost overtly designed to get you to buy more stuff down the line. The good news is, because of that fact, they...

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  • Free PS Plus December Rocketbirds Hardboiled
    The Free PS Plus December Games are Mildly Interesting

    The concepts “holiday season” and “free of charge” are diametrically opposed, which might explain why Sony and Microsoft’s respective freebie offerings for their gaming networks are so undeniably tame. There’s no Rocket League in the bunch, but that isn’t...

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  • Thief Xbox One Games with Gold December
    The Free Xbox Games with Gold December Offerings are Boring

    For the second month in a row since activating the free backwards compatibility feature for the Xbox One, Microsoft has gone out of its way to create the most boring list of free Xbox 360 games which...

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  • The Ridiculous 6 Netflix in December
    Every TV Show and Movie Coming to Netflix in December 2015

    If you’ve managed to blast through Jessica Jones since its release on Netflix last month and you’re looking for yet another reason to validate that subscription, the streaming company has a announced a December slate of releases to challenge...

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  • Mass Effect 2 November PS Plus
    Here’s the November PS Plus Free Games Lineup

    Microsoft may have let the backwards compatibility trick out of the bag for this month’s free offerings, but, simply put, Sony brought the games. Arguably the greatest science-fiction RPG hits the PS3 for free alongside a classic...

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  • DiRT 3 Games with Gold November
    Xbox Games with Gold November Lineup Kicks Off Backwards Compatibility

    Though the actual game offering is underwhelming, the freebie Games with Gold November lineup for Xbox consoles is owning up to a promise made a few months ago by the company: all four titles will be playable...

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  • Netflix's Jessica Jones Netflix November 2015
    Every New TV Show and Movie Coming to Netflix November 2015

    November is the month before the final month of the year, so there’s that. As Netflix transitions away from borrowed content into a bright, exclusive future, certain times of the year will fall victim. Let us not...

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  • Broken Age PlayStation Plus October 2015
    Here are the Freebies for PlayStation Plus October 2015

    Lo, there were free games laid upon PlayStation platforms. Lo, they were played joyfully, though not without the slight perturbation swimming through those expecting more. The PlayStation Plus October 2015 offerings are plenty and fulfilling, so long...

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