Specter of Torment

Specter of Torment (Switch)

If there’s anything that retro gaming has taught me, it’s that the games of the past will always have more soul. This was definitely the case with the Nintendo Switch edition of Shovel Knight’s second DLC campaign: Specter of Torment. Although Plague of Shadows was the first supplemental content to be published after the original game’s release, I decided to play Specter of Torment first. Why would I do that, you might ask, when it makes far more sense chronologically to finish Plague Knight’s campaign first? I did it because I enjoyed Specter of Torment more than Shovel Knight and Plague of…

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A waiting alien.

August Preview

With Gen Con right around the corner, August is shaping up to be one of my busiest months for content creation. I’ll try to get as many articles posted before September as I can but in the meantime you can expect these things on the blog very soon: A review of the following games: Cave Story+, The Binding of Issac and I Am Setsuna (Nintendo Switch). LIMBO, Portal and Black Mesa (Steam). StarCraft: Remastered (PC). Batman: The Telltale Series (PlayStation 4). A Gen Con 2017 recap (as well as my thoughts on the convention’s future). A game bible for my first project:…

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Press Start

Hi there! My name is Joe Lawry and I’m a geek. If you were to rate my geekiness on a scale of 1 to 100, 1 being the nerd from Robot Chicken and 100 being Umaru-chan, then I guess I would be a solid 30. Since I also happen to love roleplaying games, why don’t we just say that I’m a Level 30 Geek? That sounds a hell of a lot cooler than “autistic guy who blogs about nerdy things in his spare time.” Since you’re reading this, then I’m guessing that you’ve decided to take an active interest in the same…

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