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Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it's new or it's old, as long as it's awesome, he'll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard <a href="http://nerdreactor.com/about/">Meet the Nerd Reactor Team</a>

The Evil Within, can Shinji Mikami scare us again?

The Evil Within crept into my E3 2013 schedule, allowing me to see the developers play through a small section of the game. What would the man, Shinji Mikami, who

The Last of Us Review: One of the few masterpieces

While there are almost always a dozen video games that players can get excited about each year, I can only think of a handful that really pushed the boundaries of

One hour with Dark Souls 2, my favorite game of E3 2013

The souls series is one that crushes you until you either get better, or until you poke around and find some way around the often seemingly insurmountable obstacle that you’re

E3 2013 – Mario Kart 8 has corner-maneuvering red shells (oh no!)

Nintendo brought a lot of games to E3 2013. Even if they didn’t, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a new Mario Kart, seeing as how it’s one of their

E3 2013 – Pikmin 3 may challenge even veteran RTS players

While the title of this article may smell like good ol’ trollin’, let me inform you that it most definitely is not. After having played the demo level cooperatively with

E3 2013 – Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse hands-on preview

  Platforming games used to be huge. They used to be system sellers. I still remember the day that I received an SNES with Super Mario World packed in. These

Xbox One murdered, and other Xbox One jokes

Xbox One has been brutally beaten these past few weeks. I myself saw my Facebook feed light up with Xbox One memes and general Xbox One bash-fests. Let’s take a

Nintendo Direct E3 2013, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros.

This E3 we heard that Nintendo was not going to be having its normal presentation at the Nokia theater. It was a tad strange considering the numerous times that Nintendo

Nintendo Download – E3 notification, Animal Crossing almost out edition

So, there’s this thing called E3 that occurs next week. If you’re lucky, you’re going to be available next week on Tuesday at 7am PST. At that specific time, Nintendo

NuForce NE-650 M earphones review

The NuForce NE-650 M earphones come in with a deep kicking bass to seduce your ears away from your current pair, but should you give in? There’s an all-around sturdiness

Can non-fans be persuaded to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is poised to take over the worlds of many a gamer in less than a week. Subtle but sure, like the death grip of an anaconda,

Nintendo Download – Project X Zone demo brings Capcom, Namco Bandai, Sega together

Sure there are two good Zelda games on the 3DS eShop this week, but there’s something perhaps a bit more important than those: a game made by Monolith Soft that

The Last of Us season pass includes single-player DLC

The Last of Us is almost upon us. Though we don’t even yet know anything about its multiplayer modes, Naughty Dog has let out the details of their DLC plan

The Last of Us dev diary: Death and Choices

The Last of Us got pushed back a bit to better complete the experience, but we do have a brand new developer diary for all of you would-be survivors out

Nintendo Download – Minis on the Move, Resident Evil Revelations demo

The minis are on the move this week to the 3DS eShop. Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is the latest puzzle game from Nintendo that should help

Indie Games section finds its way to PlayStation Store

Indie games seem to have exploded in recent years. Although Sony has been supportive of indie developers, the fact that they are willing to open up a special section just

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn finally getting a beta on PS3 this Summer

Square-Enix is putting the finishing touches on Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn before it is officially relaunched later this year. Being a long-term project, Square-Enix is attempting to fix

Nintendo Download – Mega Man 4 busts through to the 3DS eShop

With games like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Super Mario 3D Land already out, and others such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf on their way, the 3DS

Dark Souls 2 shield contest lowers its defenses for entrants

There is hardly anything better as a video game fan than to have your own work put into a game. We’re not talking about your name in the credits–though that

Guacamelee! Review: For the love of luchador

When I enlisted to review this so-called Guacamelee, I had almost no idea what kind of thing I was diving into. Did it contain avocados? Would it be tasty? These