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Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee

Staff Writer

About Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee

Samiee, otherwise known by their pen-name “Gutterpunk”, is a non-binary writer who got their start in 2016 by writing too many words about Tom Clancy’s The Division. What follows until now is a journey spent searching every single corner possible for an experience worth talking about. If you’ve seen it, there’s a high chance Samiee’s played it, and if they haven’t, then they sure as hell know a comparison.

Deeply opinionated, Samiee watches from the sidelines to find thematic relevance on broader topics that surround the video gaming landscape in order to provide an angle that you’ve (hopefully) never seen before.

When not searching every storefront for a good deal on a potentially unknown classic, Samiee can be seen feverishly searching music websites for a soundtrack to the day, or engaging in an argument about which shoegaze album from the 90s is the best. Whether or not that accolade belongs to Ride’s “Going Blank Again” doesn’t matter, what matters is that if their mates are unsure of what to listen to, Samiee will throw a playlist in their general direction.

Articles by Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee


Total Articles: 38


A spread-shot wordless cover of Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, showcasing three of the clowns overshadowing several human survivors.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game Review - Pratfall Inc.

Illfonic return to the asymmetrical multiplayer fray, in collaboration with Teravision Games, with Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game. But is it a laugh riot competing alongside Dead by Daylight, or an unfunny pain? Read our review to find out more.

May 27, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, showcasing many of the characters in the story, with ES88 and GATE posing in the middle.

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER Review - Monolithium

With it being nearly ten years since the original cyberpunk adventure 2064: Read Only Memories, developer MidBoss has fought through multiple delays to bring its sequel NEURODIVER to light. But is it a story worth remembering, or one you'll quickly forget? Read our Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER review to find out more.

May 15, 2024 | 07:11 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Botany Manor, showcasing the entrance of an illustrious manor decorated with colorful and vibrant flora.

Botany Manor Review - More Than Chemical

Reinforcing Whitethorn Games' catalog of colorful chronicles, Balloon Games' Botany Manor fits right in with its wholesome cast. But does it flourish with wonder, or wilt with frustration? Read our Botany Manor review to find out more.

April 8, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Balatro, showcasing many of the Joker cards you can collect during regular gameplay of Balatro.

High-Stakes: How Balatro Confronts Gambling Addiction and Roguelikes

With Balatro capturing the hearts and minds of roguelike lovers and card sharks everywhere, developer LocalThunk has created a compelling core that not only is a fantastic roguelike, but a legitimate placebo to combat gambling addiction.

March 30, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of WWE 2k24, showcasing several of WWE's iconic wrestlers and characters in a key art to celebrate Wrestlemania's 40th anniversary.

WWE 2k24 Review - Hollywood Apologetics

Another new year means another new entry in the WWE 2k lineage of games, with WWE2k24's hook being the 40th anniversary celebrations of Wrestlemania. But is it the sweet victory we all strive for? Read our WWE 2k24 review to find out more!

March 4, 2024 | 06:00 EST

An spread-shot cover of Penny's Big Breakaway, showcasing the titular character escaping several penguins with her sentient yo-yo alongside her.

Penny's Big Breakaway Review - Shut Up and Dance

In the wake of Sonic Mania becoming a runaway success, Christian Whitehead has formed a new studio. But is Penny's Big Breakaway the delightful debut of a superstar?

March 1, 2024 | 10:30 EST

The player plates up some biryani in Venba.

Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee's Top 5 Games of 2023

In the wake of 2023 being an absolute scorcher of a year for the quality of video games, Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee walks through some of the underground indie hits that warrant a conversation all the same.

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

A spread-shot cover of Pinball M, showcasing an emaciated hand in darkness preparing to pull a pinball trigger.

Pinball M Review - Tilted Terrors

While not currently in season, Zen Studios have seen fit to release a small handful of lovingly-crafted horror experiences in pinball form, but is it the spookfest you always dreamed of fearing? Read our PInball M review to find out more.

December 13, 2023 | 10:00 EST

An spread-shot cover of Roboquest, showcasing a large yellow robot standing alongside a young girl and a blue robot against the backdrop of a large spherical robot.

Roboquest Review - Rust Belt

After entering early access in 2020, Ryseup Studios have finally pushed their FPS roguelite into version 1.0, but is this the upgrade the genre needed? Or is it a failed installation? Read our Roboquest review to find out more.

November 18, 2023 | 11:00 EST

A picture showcasing the front cover of From Ants to Zombies, with a glowing ceramic pumpkin and skeleton diorama sitting on each side, against a soft grey backdrop.

This Coffee-Table Book Covers Six Decades of Video Game Horror

A quick look at Bitmap Books' latest video game genre compendium release, From Ants to Zombies: Six Decades of Video Game Horror, and what this book offers.

November 14, 2023 | 04:30 EST

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the game's logo and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Review - Quixotic, Melodic, Entropic

With Banishers: Ghost of New Eden delayed until 2024, Jusant caps off a rather eventful year for Don't Nod, but is the mountain-climbing adventure game a successful hike? Or a dizzying descent into dullness? Read our Jusant review to find out more.

October 31, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Kona II: Brume, showcasing the main character Karl Faubert looking into the horizon, with a dark cloud in the shape of a moose head above him and the game's logo.

Kona II: Brume Review - Iced That Guy, To Kona Phrase

Six years since Parabole released a sleeper hit in 2017's Kona, the winter wonderlands of Northern Canada have returned. Is it ice cold, or does it melt in the sun? Read our Kona II: Brume review to find out more.

October 18, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Forza Motorsport, showcasing a yellow Cadillac race car and blue Chevrolet sports car racing close to each other, with the game logo in the top right.

Forza Motorsport Review - Heavy Metal Mercy

Six years since the last entry, and in the wake of Forza Horizon taking the world by storm Turn 10 have returned to reboot their Motorsport series, but is it a clean lap, or a crash out? Read our Forza Motorsport review to find out more.

October 4, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the games logo, and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Interview - Sea-less Oceans, Moebius, & Hope

In this Jusant interview, we speak with Don't Nod to discuss some of its inspirations, what players will face, and what the game means for Don't Nod.

September 21, 2023 | 10:15 EDT

An in-game screenshot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), showcasing side character Soap MacTavish on the side of a cliff in the middle of a blizzard.

Every Call of Duty Game Ranked From Worst to Best

With Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (the II) on the horizon, we took the time to list every Call of Duty game ranked from worst to best.

August 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the games logo, and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Preview - Jus(an)t Over The Hills

Revealed during Xbox's very busy 2023 showcase, Jusant sees Don't Nod stepping away from conventional narratives, and experimenting with climbing mechanics. Is it a successful ascent, or does it fall flat?

August 24, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of SOULVARS, showcasing the game's logo and the main character Yakumo standing in a lonely street with a purple beast staring at him

SOULVARS Review - Biblical Demon Antivirus

A sneaky nostalgia mine for all of its inspirations, SOULVARS provides a rapid comfort, providing almost enough context mechanically, but not for those who wish to be attached narratively.

July 1, 2023 | 10:56 EDT

An in-game screenshot of Thumper, with a flying beetle hovering above a pool of light surrounded by purple streams.

Ten of The Hardest Levels in Games

If you're looking for a challenge that can truly define the term "hard but fair," look no further than this list of 10 of the hardest levels in games.

June 6, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Sunshine Shuffle, against the backdrop of an endless ocean.

Sunshine Shuffle Review

While a summer card game can satisfy for a while, Sunshine Shuffle’s more grounded narrative gets lost in the shuffle with inconsistent pacing and bad sound design.

May 24, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing characters Riona, Lucas, and Officer Jorji against a backdrop of the Seattle Space Needle at dusk.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

A near-perfect rendition of fairytales with a modern twist, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is easily one of 2023's best narrative efforts, with consistently engaging gameplay alongside it.

April 19, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An in-game screenshot with The Wreck logo in focus, showcasing Junon walking down a hallway, spotless and shiny.

The Wreck Review

A powerful narrative journey that utilizes a time loop mechanic for commentary on the cycles we find ourselves in, and utilizes its gameplay to play perfectly alongside the story beats.

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

A spread shot image of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing the silhouette of a person against the backdrop of a dimly-lite downtown Seattle, with the Space Needle portruding.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Preview — The Usual?

With Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly now mere weeks away, we return to the shop to see if the flavor's still the same, or if the coffee has burned...

March 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The cover for Monster Energy Supercross 6, showcasing illustrated headshots of 3 Motocross riders next to a race in progress.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 6 Review

A genuinely fun and underseen racing series let down by sheer tedium of its yearly repetition, Monster Energy Supercross 6 doesn’t do enough to differentiate it from previous entries, and instead stagnates alongside the developers' more recognized work.

March 9, 2023 | 11:00 EST

The cover art for Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse, showcasing the protagonist Ruka Minazuki staring towards something with the titular mask in her hand.

Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse Review

The Fatal Frame that time forgot finally gets its time in the spotlight, showcasing just enough of the legacy’s qualities, alongside being a perfect introduction to the series itself.

March 8, 2023 | 08:00 EST