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The Fall of Rise of the Robots

The Fall of Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots tainted nearly everything it touched. This absolute car crash of a beat ‘em up ruined many a Christmas, as kids who’d looked forward to it all year, whipped into a froth by breathless magazine coverage, fired up the game on a snowy morning only to discover… it was awful. The game destroyed the reputation of its developer, Mirage, which went bankrupt not too long afterwards. And the reputation the game had acquired prior to release led everyone to wonder… had these magazines even played it?

The Secret Trade In Unreleased Games

The Secret Trade In Unreleased Games

You’ve probably seen videos of unannounced or cancelled games. Not necessarily the older retro stuff, but more recent things like Star Wars Battlefront 3 or Stranglehold 2. Did you know there’s a keen, and occasionally zealous, culture of collectors and traders passing these things around? This feature was originally published in November 2014. What surprised me…

How To Win Friends And Teabag People

How To Win Friends And Teabag People

Last week I watched the Halo Infinite gameplay reveal. I have a long history with the series, and some of my greatest multiplayer memories in particular coalesce around Halo 2 and Halo 3. Which is probably why I found it amusing to see one fan, in the YouTube comments, bemoan that we didn’t get…