Richard Costa

Staff Writer

Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting.


You May Be Able To Upgrade Your Nintendo Switch To The Newest Model

You May Be Able To Upgrade Your Nintendo Switch To The Newest Model

According to a PSA from Reddit user u/DarthMewtwo (via Polygon), if you purchased your Nintendo Switch after July 17, 2019, you may be able to upgrade it for free to…

Halo Infinite Creative Director Tim Longo Left 343 Industries

Halo Infinite Creative Director Tim Longo Left 343 Industries

According to a breaking report from Kotaku, the Creative Director of the upcoming Halo Infinite left developer 343 Industries this week. This is supposed to be part of a “leadership…

DOOM Console Ports Bethesda.net Login Now Optional

DOOM Console Ports Bethesda.net Login Now Optional

In case you missed it, Bethesda Softworks had included a mandatory login to Bethesda.net in the recently released DOOM console ports, as we reported. Understandably, there was quite the backlash…

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance – A Woman’s Lot Review – Blessed Among

Based on the studio’s track record of controversy, you might go into A Woman’s Lot expecting something politically incorrect. It’s a slightly misleading title, suggesting that women should “learn their…

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Beyond: Two Souls Review – Soulless Sister

From the earliest experiments with FMV in the 80s and 90s to the latest motion capture technology, cinematic games seem like a great idea. In theory, if you like games…

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Bullet Points: Nowhere Prophet’s Indofuturism

The world of Nowhere Prophet takes a lot of inspiration from India, where lead developer Martin Nerurkar spent some time. More specifically, Nowhere Prophet seems to be a prime example…

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Nowhere Prophet Review – Samsara Blues

In my preview of Nowhere Prophet, I referred to it as a “Spire-like.” Although this is an actual thing now, with several clones of Slay the Spire already available on Steam, Nowhere…

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Heavy Rain Review – Bad Weather Port Report

Some might disagree that a PC port merits a full review. A port report would probably be more to the point, especially if the reviewer already played the console version.…

Russian Defense Minister Claims Metal Gear Series Aims To Manipulate Youth

Russian Defense Minister Claims Metal Gear Series Is Used by US To Manipulate Youth

According to a report from fact-checking website Polygraph, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov has claimed that the Metal Gear series is a project of the U.S. Intelligence special services.…

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Outer Wilds Review – Groundhog Universe

There is something deeply human about the thrill of exploration. Space exploration, in particular, speaks to our innermost nature, as creatures who exist in tiny bubbles of liveable conditions. What…

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