Kevin Tavore

Kevin Tavore (Eurydace)

Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.
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Two Petabytes of Data are Used to Build Flight Simulator's Earth

If you're unfamiliar with the unit, well, it would take 40,000 discs and that just seems slightly impractical to install. Luckily, Microsoft's team used their technical skills to analyze that data.

Posted 1 month ago, 11 comments

Torchlight 2 is Coming to Consoles in September

It's got bright and exciting visuals. It's got humor. It's got pets. It's got cool spells and weapons. Most importantly, it's got tons of enemies for you to viciously murder with your friends.

Posted 1 month ago, 16 comments

Code Vein's First Boss is Oliver Collins

His name is Oliver Collins. Yes, it's a very strong name. We can only speculate about his desires and history, but it seems he may once have been a friend. Obviously, things have gone downhill for him as you'll have to defeat him.

Posted 1 month ago, 6 comments

Monster Hunter: World is Getting Frosty at E3

This E3, we've had a multitude of opportunities to get a firsthand look at the game's newest location: Hoarfrost Reach. It's a snowy area filled with all kinds of new environmental tricks and, more importantly, beasties.

Posted 1 month ago, 3 comments

Final Fantasy VIII is Finally Getting a Remaster

The E3 trailer showcases dolled up visuals and cutscenes that maintain the classic 4:3 ratio, which is pretty much what the doctor ordered. We don't have an exact release date, but the trailer promises 2019.

Posted 1 month ago, 53 comments

The Avengers Will Assemble in 2020

It's got your boy Captain America, lady killer Black Widow, angry Hulk, ultra-rich Iron Man and sarcastic grit himself, Thor. It's got a cinematic presentation. It's coming in 2020. Assemble!

Posted 1 month ago, 42 comments

Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming to North America

PSO2 has been a massively popular game in Japan since its release in 2012. Fans have been clamoring for its release in the West ever since to no avail. Finally, the tide is changing.

Posted 1 month ago, 21 comments

Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Introduced by Keanu Reeves

Bet you didn't see that coming. There's also a cinematic trailer, a bit of gameplay and a release date less than a year away. It doesn't get much better than that.

Posted 1 month ago, 32 comments

Halo Infinite's Cinematic Trailer Reveals the Return of the Master Chief

In it, we find Master Chief floating in space near that Halo installation. What happened and why? We don't know. You can see the trailer yourself to see if you can spot any hints.

Posted 1 month ago, 22 comments

Forza Horizon 4's Next Expansion is LEGO Speed Champions

Hot on the footsteps of Hot Wheels, Microsoft has partnered with another IP that envokes childhood memories and you won't have long to wait. The "LEGO Speed Champions" expansion launches later this week on June 13th.

Posted 1 month ago, 49 comments

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is a remaster of a game that was once revolutionary but in modern times misses heavily on the story and has to rely on its gameplay to be worth recommending.

Posted 1 month ago, 50 comments

Brief Battles Review

The game is not a diamond in the panty drawer, but it's no skidmark either. It's a game with a clear vision that just doesn't have enough fuel in its tanks to make it all the way across the finish line.

Posted 1 month ago, 4 comments

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

Mortal Kombat 11 plays with time to bring back fan favorite fighters and the end result is a game that feels just the series always did with a dash of a modern gameplay. In other words, it was just what I hoped it would be.

Posted 3 months ago, 103 comments

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review

I strongly believe there’s conclusive evidence to reach a verdict. I hold that the Ace Attorney Trilogy is a guilty of being a great series. And that's no crime.

Posted 3 months ago, 21 comments

Assassin's Creed III Remastered Review

After playing it for the first time in 2019, I can sincerely say that by fixing some issues and highlighting what worked the first time, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered represents an excellent gaming experience even today.

Posted 3 months ago, 46 comments

Devil May Cry 5 Review

Devil May Cry 5 doesn’t shy away from those roots. If you’re looking for stylish but challenging combat, a frenetic story and an action game experience that’s true to its core, you’re in for a real treat.

Posted 4 months ago, 28 comments

Anthem Review

Have you ever wished Mass Effect's multiplayer could be ported to have Destiny's feature-set, negatives and all? Well, that's what BioWare's served up for you here.

Posted 4 months ago, 93 comments

Metro Exodus Review

It's a new age for the Metro series, and the third installment is everything you've hoped for. Exodus is an overall excellent experience that succeeds at nearly everything it attempts to achieve.

Posted 5 months ago, 42 comments

Apex Legends Review

Apex Legends is a battle royale backed by solid mechanics, a few innovative ideas and the potential to be one of the biggest names in the genre.

Posted 5 months ago, 73 comments

Unruly Heroes Review

As it turns out, a game doesn't need a bunch of new mechanics to shine. Unruly Heroes eschews "innovative" yet vapid mechanics for tried and true platforming of such a quality that the game excels far beyond most of its peers.

Posted 5 months ago, 5 comments

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Final Fantasy and the Makings of a Timeless Game

These games are heralded by many as timeless classics and that's tall praise, but my playtime has shown it might not be unearned. I've dug in for the first time and have discovered buried treasures I never should have missed.

Posted 1 month ago, 46 comments

Sekiro Is The Hardest Game I’ve Ever Played and That’s Okay

Sekiro is a game that was designed from the ground up to be hard in literally every aspect. I thought I could do it. I wasn’t good enough. I am not good enough.

Posted 4 months ago, 117 comments

Warhammer Meets Diablo in Warhammer: Chaosbane

The open beta for the game is live right now on the Xbox Marketplace and it'll run all the way through March 13th at 1am PST. That leaves anyone who's interested with almost a full week to dig deep into the game.

Posted 4 months ago, 25 comments

An Open Letter on Assassin’s Creed, Artistic Vision and Social Change

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always understand and maybe you don't either, but please let me make a sincere plea that you approach these Assassin's Creed Odysssey DLC changes with a different frame of mind.

Posted 4 months ago, 450 comments

Guacamelee 2 Isn't Just for People Who Love Avocado Toast

It's also for people who like luchadors. And those who like platforming. Combat. Humor. You get the idea. It's everything the first game had going for it with a dose of extra. Listen to Will tell us all about it.

Posted 6 months ago, 18 comments

Want to Kill Alien Insects? Hive Jump Might Be for You

It's like if Jetpack had a scandalous affair with a run and gun and it stars a backpack. If that doesn't get you excited, you might be happy to hear you're killing monsters and playing with friends.

Posted 6 months ago, 4 comments

Buyer's Remorse: Making Good on that New Year's Backlog Resolution

“This year, it’ll be different.” That old adage is a mainstay for all of us in any number of ways every time the bell tolls for a new year. Wouldn't it be nice if it actually was?

Posted 6 months ago, 137 comments

The Best Games With Gold Games of 2018

This year, we’re handing out awards like it’s Halloween and candy instead of awards. What was the best? Was it a free to play game? Did anything win the ZHEROS Award? Welcome back to our weirdest award show.

Posted 7 months ago, 70 comments

World of Final Fantasy Maxima Beginner's Guide

World of Final Fantasy Maxima is a spinoff that pays respect to the series while likely delighting some fans with its Pokemon-like design. Here are four tips we think are useful to anyone just starting out with the game.

Posted 8 months ago, 33 comments

Maybe JRPGs Aren't Dying After All

Two years ago, I wrote an incendiary article that turned out to be very wrong. Today, I'm here to make that right and shed some light on just how JRPGs are finding success they haven't had in quite a while.

Posted 8 months ago, 64 comments

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