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.


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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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Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Released on PC and Xbox One; Negative Reception to PC Version

Activision has already done the damage by refraining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered from releasing as a standalone product for so long, but that hasn’t stopped the publisher from bringing it…

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Ubisoft Bringing Dedicated Servers and Other Updates to For Honor

“Rocky” is but one word that can summarize the reception to For Honor‘s online component since February. Plagued by connectivity issues, farmers, drophacking, DDOSing, controversial microtransactions, and more, the largest subreddit of the game’s…

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Wolfenstein II Gets A Robust Season Pass, The Freedom Chronicles

If there’s one thing that can be said for Machinegames, it’s that the studio has proven itself capable of producing a single piece of DLC that arguably has more quality…

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PlayStation Plus Subscription Price Increase for UK, Europe, and Australia

PlayStation Plus has undergone quite a few changes over the past few years. In 2013, Sony announced that the service would be required for online play with the PlayStation 4.…

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Nintendo E3 2017 – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Receives 3DS Remake And Extra Mode

Mario & Luigi is a stellar series in the eyes of many with its action-RPG gameplay, humorous writing, and lovely worlds to explore. But if you missed out on Mario &…

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Sony Doubles Down On Refusing to Allow Cross-Platform Play

Minecraft has cross-network play across PC, mobile devices, and the Switch. Nintendo announced during its 2017 Spotlight live stream that Rocket League would be coming to the Switch and be playable with…

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Nintendo E3 2017 – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is More Than Meets The Eye

During Nintendo’s 2017 Treehouse stream, Ubisoft Milan’s Creative Director Davide Soliani and Producer Xavier Manzanares hopped on stage to show off more footage of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle being played…

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E3 2017 – Limited Run Games Reveals Slew of New Titles, But No Switch Releases

Specifically for E3 2017, Limited Run Games has not only compiled the games that will be receiving physical releases in the near future but also announced a lengthy list of…

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Konami Allegedly Still Bickering With Kojima; Adversely Affecting Former Employees

Konami is already mired in enough controversy. It has shunned and refused to discuss the particulars over Hideo Kojima’s departure, allegedly mistreated and punished employees in unusually punishing ways, and…