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2014 is a year that promises to give us great games. Each month 30PlusGamer would like to tell you what we think is the best game that month. We think it shines in all areas of gaming like story and gameplay. If you haven’t had a chance to play it make sure to check it out. September […]
Juju Densetsu, TAD Corporation (1989) know, I know. It’s Toki and this is the Japanese release of the game but given the other games beginning with J I leapt at the chance to go over this one on the grounds that most of the others were just shat or simply so obscure and esoteric that […]
For the entirety of October, the newly released Xbox One title Chariot will be available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold Members. Earlier this year I got to try out Chariot at RTX and wrote a preview for it. It is a very colorful, fun, and cute puzzle game that emphasizes couch co-op. The […]
It’s once again time for the Weekly Backtrack. A 30PlusGamer EXCLUSIVE resource for advanced video gamers looking to keep up with the latest video game news without having to read it throughout the week all over the internet! We take the chore out of staying informed by replaying for you all of the big video game news of the past week in one easy "cheat sheet". You can check it out every Saturday and get your video game news groove on!
In popular media a sequel can really be a make or break thing. A bad movie, book, or game that follows up a great one can completely destroy the greatness of the original product. On the other hand a well done sequel can improve upon what people liked and give us something new to love. […]
Journey, Bally/Midway, (1983) Journey, a San Francisco band formed in 1973 that hit huge popularity around 1981 to 1983 with popular tracks like “Don’t Stop Believing” which became a world record holder in 2009 for top selling track in iTunes and basically being more popular than God around the early 80′s. To capitalize on their […]
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Atari Games (1983) All in all, I suppose one could make quite the sequential action adventure game from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. An initial fight sequence with mooks and mobsters to get back the antidote, an escape through the streets in a car, flight simulation […]
Destiny is one of the most anticipated new games of 2014, and Bungie’s first outing after the Halo series. It introduces a new co-op experience, in which players are matched by the game itself in groups of three for in-game “events,” once they reach a certain level. Does Destiny live up to its hype and […]
In The Hunt, Irem (1993) While some might compare In The Hunt to the film, Hunt For The Red October, it probably isn’t too far of a stretch to say that one has inspired the other but thankfully in this game, there’s no Sean Connery playing a Russian Submarine commander with a Scottish accent. Scratch […]
Enter Portal, hit play. You wake up staring at a ceiling in a glass-enclosed room. There's slightly peppy, slightly robotic music playing. As you get up, an audio message comes on welcoming you to the Aperture Science computer-aided Enrichment Center! This is your first encounter with GLaDOS, an artificial intelligence, and her amazing ability to say things that sound very pleasant but leave you highly skeptical. It's also an introduction to her convenient ability to [...]
I, Robot, Atari (1983) There’s a subtle charm about I, Robot, that makes one enjoy the progressive simplicity of the game. For one of the few polygonal games that doesn’t try to focus on dazzling us with a myriad of graphics at the expense of gameplay and overloading the machine with too much going […]
Choice and consequence has been a driving factor in games for many years now, owed to the interactive nature of games. The Walking Dead has been a huge success and boundary expander for the games industry along these lines. Never giving a cut-and-dried right/wrong answer, having immediate consequences, and having a sometimes painfully short countdown […]
Salt Lake Comic Con took place September 4th-6th, and 30PlusGamer was on hand again to document the incredible cosplay on display. For all three days of the event, I wandered the halls of the Salt Palace looking for the best looking, the most intricate, the most accurate costumes, and I was not disappointed. I am […]
DISCLAIMER: This review is not about Zoe Quinn, feminism, or GamerGate. Yes, I will admit the events of such led me to play and review this game (it is FREE after all), but in the interest of fairness and openness, I will leave these topics out. If you want to criticize the game, criticize the […]
There are lot of questions people have when it comes to the much anticipated Smash Bros. For 3DS; does the frenetic action of Smash translate well to the smaller screen of the 3DS? Do the controls and gameplay feel as smooth as previous entries in the series? Has more of a balance been struck between […]