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By Outpost | We at Outpost aim to stray away from cut and dry video game coverage and offer something a little different. Games are so much more than a piece of media, more than a consumer product, and there's really nothing like them. No matter how small, a game has the power to completely immerse you and take you out of the real world, if only for a moment. Every experience is unique, every story yours. We aim to share those stories and tackle the industry from another angle.

Fornite Preview - Can You Handle the Grind? | Outpost

Paying for a game that is going to be free later?<p><i>Fortnite,</i> from Epic Games, has been in Early Access for three weeks. Haven’t pulled the trigger on …

Game Development

Nidhogg 2 Review - A Stabby, Pokey, Smashing Good Time | Outpost

With a fresh new look and a few small changes, is <i>Nidhogg 2</i> able to do enough to win over the naysayers?<p>The original <i>Nidhogg</i> has always been a go-to …

Knives

Looking Back: How Shovel Knight Still Stands Out | Outpost

While not exactly new, <i>Shovel Knight</i> is certainly one treasure of a game.<p>I tried my hardest to avoid writing about <i>Shovel Knight</i> for the millionth …

Nintendo Switch

The Long Dark Story Mode Preview - A Mild Excursion | Outpost

It has been almost three years since <i>The Long Dark</i> first released in early access. Now the long-awaited story mode is finally here.<p>I’ve always …

Splatoon 2 Review - Fresh, but Not Too Fresh | Outpost

The charming squid-based Switch shooter entertains and frustrates.<p>Nintendo is the masterful chef of the gaming industry. Like Emeril adding spices, …

Splatoon 2

You Should Be Excited For Assassin's Creed Origins | Outpost

After taking a year out from Assassin’s Creed, has Ubisoft done enough to bring the people back to the shadows? We’re not sure, but it certainly …

Assassin's Creed

The Many Ways You Can and Can't Play Splatoon 2 | Outpost

Nintendo’s new, fresh, off-the-hook multiplayer title has a few interesting design choices.<p><i>Splatoon 2</i> is one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played …

Salmon

What Makes A Difficult Game Unfair? | Outpost

“Fair” and “unfair” get thrown around a lot when discussing video games. What does this mean?<p>If you love tough games, it’s a wonderful time for you.</i> …

Gaming

Games for Busy People | Outpost

Listen.<p>Stop trading in those precious hours of sleep just so you can chip away at those RPGs. It’s a fruitless venture. I know, because I’m right …

Gaming

Nier: Automata and the Complexities of Isolationism | Outpost

Square Enix’s anime-inspired sci-fi adventure tells us a whole lot about its fictional world—and our own.<p>By a landslide, one of the most overlooked …

Let These Indies Bring Some Joy(-Cons) to Your Nintendo Switch | Outpost

Let’s round up some of the best early indie titles for the Nintendo Switch.<p>The Nintendo Switch is in its infancy. We’re all currently early adopters, …

Mementos of Crash Bandicoot: The Pain of Growing Up | Outpost

I’ve waited years for the <i>Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.</i><p><i>Hesitantly, my fingers press on the plastic buttons beneath them. Forward…forward…square!!</i> …

Turning Fallout 4 into a Survival Horror | Outpost

It’s been nearly two years since the release of <i>Fallout 4</i>, and so many of us have already had our fun with it. But thanks to the modding community, …

After Playing Superhot, I Finally Feel Cool | Outpost

<i>Superhot</i> is one of the most innovative shooters I’ve played in years.<p>Have you ever played a game and felt <i>exactly</i> like James Bond? Perhaps you pulled …

Thumper Review - Tap Your Foot to the Nightmare | Outpost

In <i>Thumper</i>, horror and band-night unite as one crazy experience.<p>Remember the days of <i>Guitar Hero</i>, <i>Rock Band</i><i>,</i> and <i>Dance Dance Revolution</i>? Those solemn …

My Friends are Filthy Kid Cobra Players, but I Still Love Arms | Outpost

Nintendo’s <i>Arms</i> may be the biggest surprise of the year, and contains a character and playstyle for everyone.<p>There’s a hint of desperation as I leap …

Couch co-op is more important than we give credit for | Outpost

In this hyper-connected age, shared experiences are found everywhere. Online play completely changed the way in which people viewed game development. …

You Can't Make Esports, Esports Makes You | Outpost

With the rise in esports and competitive games, many studios and publishers are sharpening their knives for a slice of the esports pie. But, what …

Close Your Focus, and Open Your Mind: The New Nintendo | Outpost

Nintendo’s opener for E3 2017 is a peek into their latest philosophy.<p>Following a sizzle reel showcasing exciting new Switch titles, Nintendo kicked …

Was E3 2017 the Year the Excitement Died? | Outpost

Some thought the pre-E3 2017 showcases were underwhelming, bringing little to no “big surprises.” What happened here?<p>“Sony’s gonna kill it this year. …

The E3 Information You Might Have Missed | Outpost

E3 2017 had some cool titles shown off <i>in-between</i> the larger showcases. Some conferences even hid juicy tidbits betwixt the giant reveals.<p>Most of us …

Insomniac's PlayStation Exclusive Spider-Man Looks Marvelous | Outpost

The newest trailer for PlayStation 4’s <i>Spider-Man</i> shows a version of the wall-crawler that all fans can love.<p>If you haven’t been paying attention to …

Strafe Review - A Split Personality | Outpost

Strafe wears its inspirations proudly on its sleeve. The visuals, sounds and setting all echo the games of yesteryear. But Strafe leans so hard on …

Farpoint is Unexpectedly Making Me a Great Gunman

They just <i>had</i> to throw my biggest fear into an otherwise pleasant adventure…<p>Fun fact: I’ve never been great at aiming. I’ve got slow reflexes in <i>Call</i> …

Old Man's Journey Review - C'est La Vie

Once in a blue moon, a game comes along that engages both mind and soul. One that challenges me just enough to be rewarding, yet pulls at my …

Night in the Woods Review - Whimsical Homecoming

Bittersweet and emotional, <i>Night in the Woods</i> provides a fascinating look into your own life.<p>People leave home. It’s normal, natural, and perfectly …

In the Woods

'Opening Hour Demos' Need To Stop

While ‘opening hour demos’ aren’t new, they’re certainly more prevalent. And from a gamer’s perspective, I couldn’t think of a worse way to get into …

Issue 03 June 2017

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