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Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (PS4)

Shaq comes from a town named “Hunglow.” His mortal enemy in Yen Lo-Wang. That’s the high point of Shaq-Fu’s humor. The rest is acidic, painful, and disgraceful. It’s homophobic, with hundreds of marching muscle men walking with a stereotypical gait. It’s racist, with both boa-wearing pimps and grape soda-spewing black men. Never even mind the… Continue reading Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (PS4)

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AO International Tennis (PS4)

Tennis doesn’t need the broadcast energy of other pro sports. Kintecism happens organically on the court. Lucky then for AO International Tennis, the dearth of personality isn’t crippling. Players fist pump after a successful point. They look dejected and defeated when losing. Nothing else really moves. Ball boys kneel next to the judge and never… Continue reading AO International Tennis (PS4)

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Dragon’s Crown Pro (PS4)

The nostalgia Dragon’s Crown intends, even though it’s only five years old at the time of this remaster, is for a fantasy melee. Instead, it’s Gamergate. The percolation of Gamergate anyway. On Dragon Crown’s initial release, critics called out the pulpy, distorted female forms for their sexism. Things didn’t go well in terms of the… Continue reading Dragon’s Crown Pro (PS4)

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4)

Before the Storm removes Life is Strange’s time travel safety valve. No longer do sci-fi trappings assist in the decision making. Before the Storm deals exclusively with emotionally resonant drama in telling its story. Protagonist Chloe Price is a brash, arrogant, deflective high school student. Millions of Chloe Prices exist at any time. Price’s shrugging… Continue reading Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4)