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Power Hour Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville

“Metroidvania,” Defender, and three super powered little girls. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect nostalgic side-scroller. But Radian Games intentionally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: classic animation. Thus The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville was born. Using their ultra-superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their reboot to fighting evil […]

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Play With Your Kids: The Lego Movie Videogame Edition

So its no secret that the Lego games are a big deal in my house. Some of them have even been purchased multiple times so that mama can play them on her handhelds while also playing them cooperatively on the full sized consoles with Pea. We have played Lego games from the first Indiana Jones […]

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Power Hour Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

In the opening cinematic of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the titular character Claire “Lightning” Farron stands atop a clock tower, the glow of a fantastical city below her. She dramatically removes the sunglasses off her face, announcing her return not only to the fictional world that has progressed 500 years since her last appearance […]

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2 Games That Ate My Brain

I spent the entire weekend playing games. That is, the entire weekend after Samantha (forcibly) made me drink Fireball Whiskey on Friday night and I spent the next two days on the couch with a headache. This isn’t an official power hour review or anything, but I just cannot think about games right now without […]

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Power Hour Review: Grimm

American McGee has added another game to his portfolio of delightfully twisted fairy tales in Grimm, an episodic series recently debuted on Steam. The game is split into twenty-three individual parts. Each edition follows a traditional story from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the first of which is currently available for free download. Much like his interpretation […]

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Power Hour Review: The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode One

At last: the game I’ve waited for all year, or at least, the beginning of it: the debut episode of The Walking Dead’s second season, All That Remains, starring the young and vulnerable Clementine. For me, this episode’s release was an Event (capital E), and so I hope you’ll forgive me if I speak (write) […]

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Power Hour Review: Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Let me start by saying the it has long been my secret shame that I have never finished a Legend of Zelda game. There, I said it, I feel better now. It’s out in the open. I feel that I can now move on with my recovery. It’s not that some of the Zelda games […]

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THIS WEEK AT NOT YOUR MAMA’S GAMER 12/2-12/6

Alex started out the week right by telling us all how to continue to blow our budgets to hell during the holiday season (oh wait, maybe that’s just me) with her Guide to Cyber Monday. Some good tips not only for cyber Monday but for all of the awesome sales that are going to be […]

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Power Hour Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)

Power Hour Reviews are a new NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of the game’s mechanics and characterization, but its narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. After both figuratively and […]

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Power Hour Review: Paranormal (PC)

Power Hour Reviews are a new NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of game mechanics and characterization, but narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. The randomly juxtaposed mannequins scattered […]