Author: Thomas Spurlin

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



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    June’s PS+ Pair of Free Games Are Out of This World

    This is the kind of month that Sony has needed for their PS+ subscription service for a long, long time now. While they’ve been playful with their pairings of games being offered since they discontinued freebies for...

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  • Xbox Games With Gold for June: A Weak Retro Brew

    Microsoft has been stuck in a slump of passable monthly freebies for its Xbox Games With Gold subscribers for quite a while now, almost as if they’ve run out of available options.  These past months would have...

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  • June’s New Video Games Overshadowed by The Last of Us (Part II)

    So far, this year has taken severe and distressing turns for nearly everyone across the globe, which leaves video games in an awkward space between being trivial and almost necessary as distractions.  We’re reaching those summer months...

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  • May’s PS+ Free Downloads Want Players to Grow Cities and Crops

    It’s hard not to chuckle, at least a little bit, at the free PS+ games on offer in May.  Right now, a lot of people have been either working from home or dealing with not being able...

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    May’s Xbox Games With Gold On Cruise Control with Burnt-Out Sequels, Sports

    While the past few months in the broader world itself have certainly been eventful, the lineups of free video games from the subscription services have been far less so. Perhaps it’s because of the rampant digital sales...

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  • May’s New Video Games Sink Teeth Into Open Worlds, Ports

    Regardless of the current state of the global stay-at-home orders/recommendations due to the virus, May never was going to be a big month for video games. The summer months are coming, and with them the prospect of...

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  • April’s Video Games Ain’t Fooling With Remakes of Final Fantasy, Resident Evil

    So right now, the world’s being impacted by, y’know, that little-known pandemic that’s leaving just about anything and everything subject to delays or cancellations, from tax day and the Olympics to the release of movies and video...

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    Video Game Limited Editions of 2020 Worth Seeking Out

    As a longtime collector of physical media – not just of the media itself, but of unique collector’s editions and exclusives – it’s almost sad to see what’s happening to the decline and future of “little shiny...

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  • March’s Video Games Showing More Than Half-Life

    With the recent release of a demo for a long-anticipated remake that’s coming out next month (April), the year in video games feels like it’s finally starting to kick into gear. The release schedule’s catching up to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Xbox February Games With Gold an Enigmatic Hodgepodge

    Love may be in the air during February, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Xbox will receive some love with its Games With Gold free downloads. While the Lovecraftian horror-lovin’ side of me can’t help but...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    Would You Kindly Take a Look at February’s Shocking PS+ Titles?

    Remastered collections of past video game franchises have continued to grow in both popularity and frequency during this console generation. Whether that’s a good thing or not is a different conversation altogether – Have developers run out...

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  • February’s Video Game New Releases: Dreams, Dark Crystals and Darksiders

    This will eventually be a momentous year for video games, for better or for worse, but it’s taking some time for the engine to warm up in these early months. February doesn’t do much to help that,...

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