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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  • The Walking Dead Season 1 Games with Gold October 2015
    Xbox Live’s Free Games with Gold October 2015

    Major Nelson claims that the Games with Gold October 2015 free-for-all contains four games. I have decided that he is wrong, that he has clearly lost his mind. There are just three games, Major. Three. And this is...

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  • The Flash Season 1 Netflix October 2015
    Every New TV Show and Movie on Netflix October 2015

    This is the part where I say, “it’s that time of month again,” referring to some vague trend I picked up while perusing the list myself. Only, this time, I’m a week late, so I don’t get...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Rambo First Blood Netflix in September 2015
    Every New TV Show and Movie Coming to Netflix in September 2015

    It’s been a bit of a dry summer for Netflix, strangely mirroring the antiquated scheduling of traditional TV. Do people even go outside anymore? Is there an outside anymore? In any case, September brings with it a...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Games with Gold September
    Games with Gold September Freebies Finally Go AAA on Xbox One

    Surprising nobody but pleasing many, Microsoft’s Games with Gold September line-up has the company reinforcing an exclusivity deal of utmost important to the Xbox One’s fall line-up. Get ready to know Lara Croft’s name once again. Xbox...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Grow Home September Free PS Plus Games
    September PS Plus Free Games Reach for the Sky

    The six PS Plus freebies slated for September are announced via the Playstation Blog. It’s a strong collection of smaller titles seemingly designed to backseat the upcoming wave of AAA releases. The only hiccup to that theory...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Madden NFL 16 Franco Advertisement
    Must Watch: The Best Thing About Madden NFL 16 is this Advertisement

    If I write about products on a regular basis, am I just an advertisement? But if I write about an advertisement, am I just a product? Questions of this sort have no place in this Madden NFL...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • The Martian
    The Second Trailer for The Martian is Somehow Better Than the First

    Ridley Scott is due, apparently. After a dosage of entertaining but fatally flawed films, namely Prometheus in 2012 and Exodus: Gods and Kings in 2014, Scott is hopefully coming back strong with The Martian, an adaptation of Andy Weir’s book of the...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Spider-man Square Enix Marvel Play Arts
    Square Enix’s Marvel Play Arts Figures are Rolling Out: Iron Man, Cap and More

    Square Enix is hitting it hard with its Play Arts Figures line-up. What started as a couple compelling new takes on DC heroes and Star Wars mainstays has blossomed into a verified business arm of the video game publisher....

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Star Wars Lands Disney World Disneyland
    Star Wars Lands Coming to Disney World and Disneyland

    Was this inevitable? If Avatar gets a land, then Star Wars most definitely gets a land. At Disney’s annual D23 event, during which they usually announce one or two ways the company is planning on encouraging a...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Kurt Russell The Hateful Eight
    A Week of Westerns: Must-Watch Westworld and The Hateful Eight Trailers

    There isn’t a western that’s just a western anymore. We’re living in a post-Deadwood world now, where Hell on Wheels exists almost exclusively as a way to yearn for the superior and tragically cancelled HBO series. Everything else you might...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Crackdown 3 Demo
    Crackdown 3 Demo Reveals an Entirely Destructible City Via the Cloud

    Gamescom 2015 came and went with a lot of ups for Microsoft and its encumbured Xbox One. I raved over the potential for backwards compatibility, which will bring Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One starting in...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Rachel McAdams True Detective Season 2
    The Three Best Scenes of the Awful True Detective Season 2

    What killed the second season of True Detective was something I’ve never outright and singularly blamed for the internal destruction of any TV show or movie in the past. The plot just sucked. There was no payoff to the...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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