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Indie Spotlight: ‘The Swine’ Creator Vincent Lade

By: Nick Farinola After facing the terrors of the pig people and the occult in the deep south, I wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about their leader Vincent Lade – a small indie game developer with an even greater vision for the future.  The Swine is a fantastic, 45-or-so-minute descent into Hell, but Vincent plans on challenging himself more so in his upcoming titles by introducing new mechanics into an entirely new nightmarish setting. Here’s your first look into the mind of Vincent Lade.  What systems did you grow up playing? Lade: My first console was the NES, an early 90’s favourite. Then the PS1 when it came out a few years later, which got me into […]

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Something’s Fishy About ‘Atomic Heart’

Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart // Photo Credit: Mundfish, ResetEra   Video games are a business. Developers have both sales estimations, goals and requirements. A final, triple-A product could very well release to overwhelming critical praise, only to fall victim to poor sales across the board. Titanfall 2 is an excellent example. Respawn’s highly regarded 2016 […]

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The Horror! The Horror! – Metro, Bioshock and Their Incredible Impact

Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart   Previously on Loochie’s Backtrack, we explored just what made Gears of War: Judgement such an awesome entry in the franchise. The short answer was that developer People Can Fly successfully crafted a fast-paced, wholly entertaining Gears prequel story that checked all the right boxes of a great Gears of War […]

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Gears of War: Judgement – Loochie’s Backtrack

Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart     2020 marks the start of a new decade, and with that comes the inevitable new years resolutioners. Ah yes, the new years resolutioners. The beginning of the new year means packed gyms, unfulfilled promises and the continuing threat of war! Instead of looking ahead, I thought I’d be a […]

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Dead by Daylight: The Perfect Halloween Treat

Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart In the spirit of Halloween, I downloaded Dead by Daylight through my Xbox GamePass subscription and logged on just under ten hours. For those of you living under a rock your entire life, Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where one player-controlled killer roams around an arena hunting four […]

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‘Death Stranding’: Kojima’s Ambitious BB

Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart   Remember, remember the eighth of November…for that is when Kojima’s much anticipated Death Stranding releases. Tokyo Game Show took place recently, and fans got a rather hefty look at some of the core gameplay loop. Though I can confidently say that I am no longer completely in the clouds on […]

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‘Remnant: From The Ashes’ First Impressions

Written By: Nick Farinola // Edited By: Joe Ahart Remnant: From the Ashes, developed by Gunfire Games (who you may recognize from Darksiders II and the recently-released Darksiders III), is a third-person, rogue-like, action RPG with many elements heavily borrowed from the “Soulsborne” series, developed by From Software. This game has been on my radar for some time now, but […]

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7 Games To Prepare for the Area 51 Raid

Written by: Nick Farinola // Edited by: Joe Ahart Area 51 is somewhat of a hot topic online. Whether you call BS on the siege or not, you can’t deny the interest behind the idea of wanting to know the history of what goes on behind the sealed doors of the notorious and highly classified US Air Force base. Do […]

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Opinion: A Discussion on Video Game Violence

By: Nick Farinola There’s nothing quite like assassinating your targets with a hidden blade in the historically accurate settings of the Assassin’s Creed games, severing the limbs of Dead Space’s frightening necromorphs on the USG Ishimura spaceship, or mutilating space Nazis with combat axes and a weapon that fires self-detonating explosives in the Wolfenstein reboot series. Violence is a prevalent […]