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Jump Festa 2014: FFXV trailer reveals new voicework, Cindy, and more
After Square Enix released a short English language trailer For Final Fantasy XV a few days ago, the company now has more info about the game shown at Jump Festa in Japan. ... [read more]
Time for some holiday cheer
Harlem and O.G. are back to talk about the latest games they've played. They discuss the removal and reappearance of Hatred from Steam, Target Australia pulling GTA V and getting ready for PAX South. ... [read more]
Halo ODST campaign and more freebies for Master Chief Collection owners
Bonnie Ross, the head of 343 Industries announced free content as a token of appreciation to the Halo fanbase who dealt with various multiplayer issues in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. ... [read more]

Latest Articles

The rise and fall and rise again of Hatred
It's been a long 24 hours for Destructive Creations. One minute their controversial game, Hatred, makes it way to Steam Greenlight then it's taken off the next and eventually added back on becoming the biggest gaming news story of the day. ... [read more]
An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review
With a three year development cycle, Sledgehammer Games had a lot at stake when they took charge in the leading the efforts behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Set in the future, Advanced Warfare's campaign is packed with explosive moments featuring cool new tech and gad... [read more]
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review
If Batman: Arkham Asylum placed Rocksteady Studios in god’s shrine, then I can say with utmost confidence that it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that is a shining example for a great future that’s ahead for Monolith Productions. Shadow of Mordor has surprised the h... [read more]
Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Characters that should be in Smash Bros.
Smash Bros. is one of the most epic games of all time, with tons of characters from all sorts of gaming history featured, there are some good ones and bad ones, but there are also several that have been left out that 8-Bit Eric feels should be in the game. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Retron 5 Unboxing
Hyperkin's Retron 5 is a retro gaming powerhouse that can play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance games. Find out what you get in the box with this video from 8-Bit Eric. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]

Ratings Guide
Score
About
0.0
Crap is too good of a word for this game
0.5
Ok now it's crap
1.0
Incredibly horrible game
1.5
A little less incredibly horrible
2.0
Terrible on every level
2.5
Terrible on almost every level
3.0
Pitifully bad
3.5
Just pitiful
4.0
Way below average
4.5
Below average
5.0
Average
5.5
Full of Meh
6.0
Needs a lot of work
6.5
Could have been better
7.0
Almost good
7.5
Solid game
8.0
Good
8.5
Pretty damn good
9.0
Great
9.5
So damn great you'd steal from your mom for it
10.0
As close to perfect as possible being that there's no perfect game but this game is so much more than just "great"


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Previous Consoles: Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Nintendo, Atari
Favorite Games: Star Wars games
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Eric - 8-Bit Eric


Current Consoles: Wii, NES, SNES
Previous Consoles: Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Master System
Favorite Games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door and Super Mario Galaxy
Bio: I am a big fan of retro gaming, preserving the past time of an age when gaming was a beginning to make waves in our pop culture. I have been gaming since was about four years old. My hobby of collecting started about two years ago. The 8-Bit Eric show features my passion of retro gaming.

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Chris - Staff Writer


Current Consoles: Xbox360, PC
Previous Consoles: Commadore 64, GBA, SNES
Favorite Games: Syphon Filter, Pocket Fighter, Darkstalkers, F.E.A.R. ,BloodRayne 2, Fallout 3, Ridge Racer
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