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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Tales of Vesperia's Premium and Anniversary Editions Announced

Considering its pedigree, some of you maybe interested in having something to memorialize what many consider to be among the best in the series. That's where the Premium and Anniversary editions come in.

Posted 21 hours ago, 13 comments

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Got Another Trailer at TGS

At TGS, many Japanese games got new trailers, and Sekiro is no different. We're not seeing anything massively new, but it's definitely still a treat for those salivating for any new content for the game.

Posted 7 days ago, 11 comments

PUBG’s Getting G-Coins and Reworked Loot Crates

In addition to the Sanhok map and a bunch of other new features, it turns out we’re also getting new microtransactions. *Cue jumping for joy*

Posted 19 days ago, 57 comments

Xbox All Access Announced So You Can Get Your Consoles Cheaper

Sound too good to be true? It's not. It is true, at least if you live in the US. Then you're just a credit check away from a 2-year payment plan for $22 - $35 a month depending on which console you get.

Posted 22 days ago, 64 comments

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Finally Gets Another Major Overhaul

It’s been in testing for ages, and today the newest patch is finally available with a huge amount of changes which include matchmaking changes, playlist changes and a coveted Xbox One X enhancement.

Posted 22 days ago, 95 comments

RIDE 3 Hits the Nighttime Streets

In today's trailer, we see one of the game's new tracks, a nighttime downtown that looks like it comes straight out of PGR and the like. It's zooming so fast!

Posted 23 days ago, 3 comments

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Dated for North America

Martyr has been out for a couple days in most of the world, but those of us in North America may have noticed that we were left out of the launch celebration. Luckily, it seems the wait won't be much longer at this point.

Posted 24 days ago, 2 comments

NASCAR Heat 3 Does Burnout(s) and More

NASCAR, the greatest American sport is a high intensity sport regales millions every year, and the game seeks to do the same for gamers, even those gamers in Europe who have to make do with Formula 1.

Posted 24 days ago, 6 comments

Destiny 2's Gambit Mode is Coming a Bit Early Along With a Story Trailer

Bungie's been listening and their hope is that the "Forsaken" expansion will be just the shot in the arm the series needs to get players back to logging in every day. One of the ways they're doing it is the new Gambit mode.

Posted 25 days ago, 15 comments

Check Out Battlefield V's Customization and the Post-Launch Tides of War

ou'll design a squad of four classes that suit you. You can control gender, look and gear to suit your fancy. You'll also pick talent points for each class to customize it the way you want to play it.

Posted 25 days ago, 4 comments

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Latest reviews by Kevin Tavore
V-Rally 4 Review

Since they took over the WRC series four years ago, Kylotonn Games has been an underdog in the genre, but with V-Rally 4 it's clear they've created what is undoubtedly the best rally game of this generation.

Posted 8 days ago, 24 comments

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PUBG is admittedly a game that’s poorly designed in many ways and sometimes even non-functional. It’s also one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had.

Posted 15 days ago, 378 comments

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review

The world of Divinity is exceedingly vast, but it's full to the brim with meaningful content that you'll enjoy exploring through for dozens or even hundreds of hours.

Posted 19 days ago, 21 comments

Defenders of Ekron Review

It’s a fun mix of twin-stick shmup and anime that offers many unique challenges served simultaneously with far too many tropes to make a package that’s enjoyable but not amazing.

Posted 1 month ago, 3 comments

Overcooked! 2 Review

Offering a co-op experience a step above any of its contemporaries, Overcooked! 2 learns from the mistakes of its predecessor and delivers an exceptional experience that’s a joy to play with friends and family.

Posted 1 month ago, 22 comments

Danger Zone 2 Review

Crash mode may have been pioneered by Burnout, but Danger Zone is bringing it back. It’s simple, but there’s a certain joy to creating catastrophic wrecks that other games simply can’t match.

Posted 1 month ago, 21 comments

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Review

It's a game so unabashedly dull that its name isn't even a name, but rather a pointed statement letting you know there's nothing interesting going on here. If only I had listened.

Posted 2 months ago, 25 comments

NieR: Automata Review

Automata is not just another good game, it is a masterpiece of Japanese game-making that weaves a story with the gameplay in a way quite unlike anything you've ever played.

Posted 2 months ago, 72 comments

ZAMB! Redux Review

“ZAMB!” sounds like an exciting pop, but I’ve come to realize that in this comic book it signals one deadening idea: boredom. The game's premise is promising but ultimately not nearly as fun as its name might imply.

Posted 3 months ago, 0 comments

Rento Fortune Review

Rento Fortune is a shameless copy of Monopoly that manages to do just about everything wrong, leaving in its wake a hollow experience that couldn’t be recommended to anyone.

Posted 3 months ago, 25 comments

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Move Over Battle Royale and Welcome Vigor, a Survival Royale

It’s from the team behind DayZ and it’s got a new take on today’s hottest genre, putting the focus on surviving the battle to save what you’ve looted instead of killing for the sake of it.

Posted 1 month ago, 23 comments

Larian Studios Sat Down with Me to Tell What's New in Divinity: Original Sin 2

Larian's Michael Douse answers all sorts of questions from what's new to the series and developing for Xbox One X to cross-play with Steam and whether future games will be on Kickstarter.

Posted 2 months ago, 2 comments

E3 2018's Lost Games: Eight No-Shows We Hoped to See

So E3 was pretty good. We had all kinds of major hitters coming out and looking really good, but spectators may have noticed that some of the players didn't quite make it onto the field. This is their story.

Posted 3 months ago, 98 comments

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Preview

This follow-up earned numerous game of the year commendations after releasing for PC in 2017. With the game finally making its way to consoles this year, we can see what all the buzz is about.

Posted 3 months ago, 6 comments

Uncover the History of the Ys Series, Xbox's Newest JRPG

Dean is here as a dedicated fan to give us the rundown on the series as a whole and why this newest release should get JRPG fans excited.

Posted 4 months ago, 26 comments

Ys Origin First Impressions

Featuring nice 3D-sprite visuals that give the game a classic feel while staying decidedly modern, and beat'em up combat that's both fun and challenging, this is a game that might be just what you were looking for.

Posted 4 months ago, 16 comments

Full Metal Furies First Impressions

No, this article is not full of puns related to furries. That's such a tired joke. Seriously. Just look at at any reference to the game anywhere on the internet. Instead, Dean's going to tell you why it's so great.

Posted 7 months ago, 9 comments

Melodies, Desperation and a Story

A game cannot tell a good story, but that doesn't mean there's not a good story to tell when playing a game. Like music, gaming may create just the right mix of emotion to become something special.

Posted 7 months ago, 52 comments

What Goes Around Comes Around - Microsoft's Vision for the Future

Microsoft unveiled their vision in 2013 to disastrous results. No one wanted an online console that couldn't play used games. Or, well, they didn't until earlier this week.

Posted 8 months ago, 187 comments

The Top Five Games With Gold Games in 2017

We've had a wonderful year and now it's time to celebrate those games that went just a little bit farther than the rest. It's time to decide which Games with Gold games really earned the gold medal.

Posted 9 months ago, 78 comments

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