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Joey Thurmond

Staff Writer

I'm a part-time videogame journalist with a BA in Game and Interactive Media Design and an MA in Writing Studies. I bleed theology, sci-fi, and fantasy. I grew up with Spyro and Crash on the PlayStation and love FPS, action-RPG, and platformer games. For more of my antics, mosey on over to Push Square and Gamechurch.

Articles by Joey Thurmond

Bullet Points: God of War’s Hub World

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There's a crucial difference between the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies: their hub worlds.

Published: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:00

The Weakest Links: The Flaws In Breath Of The Wild


I finished The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild recently.

Published: Sat, 10/28/2017 - 13:00

Switch Will Allegedly Have Video Capture Time and Games Increased


Earlier this morning, we reported that Nintendo released a new firmware update for the Switch

Published: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:14

Star Wars Battlefront II Campaign Trailer Emerges With Details On Initial Missions


Star Wars: Battlefront II's multiplayer has received all sorts of coverage from trailers aplenty to a public beta that's contributed to 

Published: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:47

Sony's New Publishing Label Unties is Publishing PC And Switch Games


You'd think that Sony Music Entertainment (SME) would stick with, well, music, but the subsidiary company is broaching new waters with the announcement of its new game publishing label Unties.

Published: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:39
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Metroid: Samus Returns Review – In Her Prime


Samus Aran has been in retirement.

Published: Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:00

Attack on Titan 2 To Release for Switch And PC; New Details Emerge


Almost a month ago, Koei Tecmo announced that the sequel to Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom would be comin

Published: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:40

Square Enix Moving Toward "Games as a Service" Policy For Current And Future Projects


Final Fantasy XV was a "last chance" for the entrenched franchise to prove its re

Published: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:20

Limited Run Games Now Required To Put ESRB Ratings on Boxes


If there's a major bonus to the appeal of Limited Run Games' physical cases of video games, it's that they're not adorned with excessive logos and symbols that distract from the cover art.

Published: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:40

Dear Esther Developer Temporarily "Going Dark" And Letting Staff Go


The Chinese Room studio has been in the videogame industry for nearly a decade, which had its origins in a humble mod for Half-Life 2 called Dear Esther that went on to popularize

Published: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:20

Sparc Review - A Flash of Brilliance


As I figuratively stepped into the world of Sparc, I could instantly tell it would own up to its inspiration.

Published: Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:00