Author: Thomas Spurlin

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



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    Xbox Games With Gold Freebies for January Sneak Into New Year Strong

    As a firm believer that the first actions taken in the new year set a tone for what’s to come for the rest of the year, it’s nice to see Microsoft offer some interesting, quality, if perhaps...

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    January’s PS+ Free Titles Have Been Charted, Exciting Nontheless

    Yeah, it’s gonna get said: the January PS+ freebies feature what many would consider to be two GOATs.  Something about this month’s offerings is really satisfying.  Is it the inclusion of three remastered games from this generation’s...

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  • January’s Video Game Releases Start Off 2020 With a Slow Serve

    We’ve made it to another year of new video game releases, but it’s more than that: it’s also the beginning of a console launch season for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. January also, of course, marks...

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    December’s PS+ Free Games Have a Titanic Need For Speed

    Popular games, especially those that don’t have built-in replay value, must be tricky to evaluate when choosing them as a free download for a subscription service like PS+. New titles? Sure, it’s a safe bet people will...

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  • Xbox Gold Freebies For December Sink Teeth Into End of Year

    The aftermath of Black Friday differs from year to year of a gaming console’s life cycle. The longer the current iteration of Xbox or PlayStation has been around, the better the deals and details are for systems...

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  • Power Down 2019 With December’s Humdrum New Video Game Releases

    By December, most people have figured out what they either want to give as gifts for their videogame loving people in their lives, or what they want for themselves over the holiday season. Lists are finalized, Black...

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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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