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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.


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. It unabashedly apes the concept surrounding TRON‘s iconic disc battles but…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Honoring Michael Forgey With DLC Character

Michael Forgey was an Executive Producer at Monolith Productions. Some of his previous projects in the industry included working on Fable and the Gears of War franchise, but he died from a rare…

Absolver Review – To Know Your Enemy … And Yourself

When you go into a fighting game, you expect your character to have a predefined list of moves. It’s just a matter of taking time to memorize them and making…

Blizzard Fixes “Travesty” in Overwatch’s Junkertown Map

Blizzard has dealt with a lot of cultural controversy since Overwatch’s launch with its diverse cast of characters and settings. One of the first involved a victory pose where her…

Bungie Releases Pin And In-Game Emblem to Support Houston

Bungie has announced this week that it will be supporting Houston relief efforts by selling a pin and in-game emblem for Destiny 2. Bungie is no stranger to selling merchandise…

[Updated] Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Thinks Borderlands’ Art Style Holds it Back

Update: Since IGN’s publication of this interview clip, Randy Pitchford has taken to Twitter to defend Borderlands‘ art style, saying that it would be in place going forward for the next Borderlands.…

Sonic Forces Will Release on Nov. 7 With Some…Interesting Pre-Order Bonuses

Hot on the tail of Sonic Mania‘s release and its critical acclaim, Sonic Forces has quite a lot to live up to if it’s going to prove that the hedgehog belongs in a…

Nintendo Switch Showcase Brings On a Slew of Indies

It took Sony and Microsoft a couple years to get off the ground with their support for indie developers. Weaving them into their respective press conferences and funding notable hits…

Smashbox Arena Review – Are You Not Entertained?

I know what you’re thinking, so don’t deny it. It’s easy to judge Smashbox Arena right off the bat. It looks like an HD version of Roblox with an artistic…

Tacoma Review – What Did I Miss?

There’s an age-old question that game theorists have long thought futile to answer: What is a video game? No one agrees on the exact parameters or qualifications, but it’s still…

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