Dead or Alive 6 Review (Xbox One X)

Dead or Alive 6 Review (Xbox One X) - Pixelated Gamer

Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo has released the sixth chapter in the Dead or Alive series. Multi-tiered stages, a modern graphic’s engine and new gameplay mechanics look to mix up the action and fighting experience for fans of this popular brawler.   Single Player Action     There is actually a sizable amount of content here for those interested single player driven modes.  Quest Mode offers up close to 100 missions spanned across the vast character lineup where specific set objectives need to be accomplished before you are able to move forward.  If you complete all goals, you’ll unlock a new look for one of the characters.     Working through all these missions is also a fantastic way to learn various special moves and…

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Metro Exodus Review (PS4 Pro)

Metro Exodus Review (PS4 Pro) - Pixelated Gamer

Metro Exodus is the third chapter in this stellar series.  This installment tells the story of post apocalyptic Moscow, left in ruin after a nuclear explosion that nearly wiped out all humanity. Not more than a few thousand were able to escape the near extinction level event and now reside underground, waiting out the horrors that reside on the surface. Tension is always present and builds as you push further and further into the unknown.  Welcome to Metro Exodus       The surface is a cold and unforgiving wasteland, riddled with mutated creatures that are incredibly aggressive.  Evolving from the nuclear fallout, they have morphed into unnatural beasts that fear nothing.  You have to be ever vigil and aware of your surroundings.  Ammo is scarce…

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Turok Review (Nintendo Switch)

Turok Review (Nintendo Switch) - Pixelated Gamer

Most will remember Turok as one of the must have games on the Nintendo 64. This character actually first made an appearance within the 1950s through comic books. It wasn’t till later that Acclaim Entertainment released Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It was a huge hit on the N64 and now thanks to Nightdive Studios, it’s back for another round on the Nintendo Switch.   Revisit the Lost World in HD   I haven’t played this series in ages. The last time I actually fired this classic up was on my old N64. Luckily for this latest venture, the game is not held back by hardware, such as the 8 Megabyte cartridge dilemma that was present during development on the original release. For retro gamers, this port…

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review (Xbox One X)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review (Xbox One X)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice shakes up the standard formula by From Software with brand new gameplay elements, where even the most experienced Souls players will be humbled time and time again. It forces a new approach to combat where gamers will likely have to retrain and adapt completely new offensive and defensive styles to survive. Aggression is awarded, but at the same time it’s a game of immense strategy, stealth and patience. The Git Gud genre just got rebooted.   The One-armed Wolf     It doesn’t take long for the game to unleash its absolute brutality onto players, giving gamers a glimpse into just how steep the difficulty will be in this latest entry by From Software. Wolf, the game’s protagonist, is a lethally…

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Build your own Sega Megadrive Mini

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There are nearly endless options in regards to cases for Raspberry Pi users. For those however looking specifically for a retro gaming case, RetroFlag has you covered with some of the finest recreations of your favorite 8 and 16-bit gaming consoles from Nintendo and Sega. Today we are building a Sega Megadrive Mini.   Sega Megadrive Mini   Here at Pixelated Gamer, we have completed several Raspberry Pi projects, including a Raspberry Pi Zero nestled into a Dr. Mario NES Cart, known as the “NES Pi Cart“. I now have a Mini Raspberry Pi NES, SNES and N64, but alas no Sega systems to place beside them. That was until I saw this Megadrive case from RetroFlag. The craftsmanship from this vendor is simply unmatched…

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AVerMedia Live Gamer MINI GC311 Review

AVerMedia Live Gamer MINI GC311 Review

AVerMedia has released possibly one of the smallest capturing devices on the market with the Live Gamer MINI GC311. It is quite impressive how truly compact this capture card is. It packs a substantial punch for its overall dimensions. Let’s take a look at what gamers are getting for $129 with this latest model from AVerMedia.   1080P 60 FPS Game Capturing   One of the first things I noticed spec wise that jumped out was the 2.0 USB interface. I am not sure why they skipped out on the much faster 3.0 architecture. The GC311 is aimed at gamers looking for basic 1080P resolution at 60 frames per second with zero lag. As long as you don’t require 4K visuals and HDR in your…

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Hell is Other Demons Review (Nintendo Switch)

Hell is Other Demons is a highly stylistic and retro themed arcade shooter, developed by Cuddle Monster Games. It’s another brutally difficult game that demands precision and pinpoint accuracy. You’ll be facing relentless hordes of demons, spawned from the underworld itself. Can you handle the heat?   Demon Slayer     Players get to blast hellish ghouls into oblivion with a nice variety of weapons (machine guns, shotguns and even a chaingun for ultimate mayhem). Jumping on top of your foes is another method you’ll utilize to take them out. Your character has a nice double jump, which makes this a easier to pull off and rather satisfying. Dashing through the air will allow you to avoid damage for a brief moment. Once you have…

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Bubsy: Paws on Fire Review (PlayStation 4 Pro)

Bubsy: Paws on Fire Review (PlayStation 4 Pro) - Pixelated Gamer

Bubsy first hit the gaming scene back in 1993 on the Super Nintendo. The mischievous bobcat was even awarded “Most Hype for a Character” and “Best New Character” by gaming outlets. Competition however was quite steep, going against the likes of both gaming juggernauts Sonic and Mario. Over 25 years later, this feline is looking to make a comeback.   From Platformer to Runner     Choice Provisions decided to take the gameplay for Bubsy: Paws on Fire in a different direction for this latest release. I was expecting a platforming adventure, but instead discovered this was a runner. Bubsy and friends (Virgil and Woolie) are presented in classic 2D fashion and have to make it through each stage and to the finish line. Bubsy…

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Crystal Crisis Review (Nintendo Switch)

Crystal Crisis Review (Nintendo Switch) - Pixelated Gamer

Nicalis has released a fresh new take for the gem fighting puzzle genre with Crystal Crisis. Gamers will face off in one-on-one battle, strategically arranging falling crystals, while simultaneously making the correct moves to successfully sabotage your opponents grid. The first player out of space loses. It’s an easy formula to follow, but a difficult game to master.   Fighter Selection     Crystal Crisis boasts a stacked character roster of 20 popular indie game characters. You’ll find Quote from The Cave Story, Solange from Code of Princess and Isaac from The Binding of Isaac to name just a few in this excellent lineup. Each character features their own unique special abilities and unique traits that really make them shine during battle.   As you align…

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review (Xbox One X)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review (Xbox One X) - Pixelated Gamer

In 1999, Crash Team Racing hit the Sony PlayStation, wowing gamers and critics alike. Fast forward 20 years later and players once again get to race around colorful tracks with a rich selection of characters and villains from the Crash Bandicoot series.   Start Your Engines     Upon launching CTR, you’ll notice there is a lot of content and options at hand.  At launch there are over 25 playable characters, 30 + race tracks, an impressive selection of local and online modes, plus a series first…customization (skins, karts, paint jobs, decals and more).  The developer Beenox, also wisely made these modifications purely cosmetic, to ensure an even playing field within the online scene.   There are several classes in regards to Driving Styles, ranging from…

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The TakeOver – A brand new 90’s beat ’em up! Brawl through solo, or knuckle up with a friend!

The TakeOver: Nintendo Switch