Author: Thomas Spurlin

    Film, home-media, and videogame scribe who digs green tea and walking his dogs.



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    2019 Gift Guide: Nostalgic Classic Video Game Consoles

      Whether it was the novelty of the NES Classic console that caused this or how Nintendo continued and elevated the quality into the SNES Classic, the nostalgia video game console market has transformed from an experiment...

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    2019 Gift Guide: Video Game Hardware and Accessories

    Last year, as I mentioned in our Hardware Gift Guide, it wasn’t the easiest experience to simply go out and pick up the latest Xbox or PlayStation console over the holiday season, as the variety of models...

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  • 2019 Gift Guide: Best Video Games For the Holiday Season

      In a way, when it comes to video game output, years like 2019 are the ones I prefer. Instead of there being a small cluster of big standout video game releases whose dominant presence drown out...

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    October’s PS+ Titles Usher in Fall With Console Exclusive MVPs

    With the approach of Halloween and the end of division matchups leading into the World Series, it’s hard not to first imagine horror movies and baseball when one thinks of October. Now, yes, Sony has made some...

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  • Subpar Xbox Gold Titles For October: Ninjas, Elephants, Jason Voorhees

    Thoughts of October generally gravitate toward horror movies, Halloween-themed parties or other outdoor activities that come with the change of the season: camping, corn mazes, baseball games, heated debates about pumpkin spice flavoring. This October also comes...

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  • October’s Video Game Releases Set Sights on Other Worlds, Old Favorites

    Next month marks the ramping up into the holiday video game gift season, which means it’s going to be a beast of a release schedule with plenty of heavy hitters timed just right for end-of-the-year purchases. While...

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    September’s Xbox Games With Gold Freebies Aren’t Heavy Hitters

    Microsoft likely has a strong grasp on what’s going on during the month of September in terms of their catalog of Xbox games and elsewhere, what gamers will be absorbed in and not. This month, they’re releasing...

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    PS+ Delivers Big in September With Dark Knight, Darksider Freebies

    More and more, especially with their September lineup of free games, Sony seems to have gotten the message about their waning lineup of PS+ titles following the removal of their legacy offerings.  Over the past few months,...

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  • Set Your Sights on These Handsome Video Game Releases in September

    Some months have an even sprinkling of genres and themes throughout the video game release cycle, but others have a very clear target audience on which they’ve set their sights. September’s one of the latter, as there’s...

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    PS+ Free Titles For August All About Precision, Legacy

    Whether it was intentional or not, Sony hit the pedal to the metal with their PS+ games last month, leading one to believe that they just might be on the upswing with their free subscriber games. Matching...

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    Xbox Gets Gears Moving in August With Swarm of Free Gold Exclusives

    An easy way to get on the good graces of console owners is to offer exclusives for free through their subscription service, something that Microsoft sets its sights on with August’s Games With Gold for the Xbox...

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  • Six Rad Video Game Releases Worth Blitzing Through This August

    The coming of fall means two very important things that frequently overlap with individuals, often with those of the video game culture: the arrival of football season, and the drive to watch more horror movies as Halloween...

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