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Elijah Gonzalez

Eli enjoys spending his time playing games that prioritise storytelling, but can go in for pretty much anything, having recently taken a liking to fighting games. He is also a movie-lover, and watches way too many Japanese cartoons. Twitter: @SmashCutSite
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8 Must Watch Anime From 2020

With this no-good terrible year coming to a close, it is time to look back at the anime that offered some small bastion of escapism amidst the dire circumstances. Although production was understandably affected by COVID, there was still an […]

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Sony And Microsoft Claim Their Biggest Console Launches Yet

On Tuesday, Sony’s Playstation Twitter account confirmed that the PS5 launch was the biggest in company history. This announcement comes two weeks after Microsoft similarly stated that the Xbox Series S/X launch was the “most successful debut in our history”. VGChartz estimates that […]

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Nintendo Shuts Down Online Super Smash Bros Tournament

The upcoming Super Smash Bros tournament, The Big House, has been canceled following a cease and desist from Nintendo of America. In a statement, Nintendo clarified that they took issue with the fact that the tournament was going to be run with “illegally copied versions […]

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Sony Announces That PS5s Will Only Be Available Online At Launch

With the release of the Playstation 5 fast approaching, Sony has announced that the console will only be available through online retailers on launch day. The next-generation system will be available on November 12th or November 19th depending on your region. This […]

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Ex-Bioshock Devs New Game Purportedly in Later Stages of Development

After several years of radio silence from Ghost Story Games, it appears that we have an unofficial development update on their first title. A job listing on a Take-Two careers page stated that the game is “in later stages of production.” While […]

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Sony Elaborates on Backwards Compatibility Specifics for PS5

About a month after Sony Playstation CEO Jim Ryan stated that “99 percent” of the Playstation 4 library will be backward compatible on the Playstation 5, Sony has updated their support site with the specifics for how their new console will handle […]

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Xbox Series S Price Confirmed for $299.99

After a string of leaks yesterday, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series S will be launching at $299.99. The Series S is set to be Microsoft’s lower-end next-generation hardware, reportedly coming in a much smaller box and lacking a disk-drive. […]

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Games Done Quick Raises Over 2 Million For Charity

This past Saturday, the video game speedrunning marathon Summer Games Done Quick concluded after raising $2,309,530 for the charity Doctors Without Borders. Taking place from August 16th to August 23rd this year’s Summer Games Done Quick featured speedruns of over […]

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Announced for Nintendo Switch

As this long summer of game announcements marches on, Nintendo has officially confirmed that Pikmin 3 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released for the Wii U in 2013, Pikmin 3 was a well-received follow-up up in the […]

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First Cow Review | A New Vision of the Old West

Classic Western films tend to conjure a specific set of images. Laconic gunslingers with lethal aim, dusty planes stirred by an ominous breeze, Boomtowns with their creaky saloons. Many Westerns exist in their own universe, a romanticized fable, a version […]

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Devolver Direct 2020 Recap: Shadow Warrior 3, Fall Guys, Carrion and More

Another year, another surrealist, metatextual, and thoroughly weird anti-press conference from publisher Devolver Digital. It is fairly telling that the opening minutes of this year’s production had to recap the events of previous shows, which contained wanton murder, sociopathic corporate […]

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Itch.io Offers Over 1000 Games in Bundle For Racial Justice And Equality

In the wake of worldwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality, Itch.io is currently offering an unprecedented pay-what-you-want (5 dollar minimum) bundle featuring 1,427 works. The site and participating developers have already raised more than 3,000,000 dollars of their […]

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The Witcher Series Passes 50 Million Copies Sold

It seems that Geralt of Rivia has joined prestigious company. CD Projekt Red announced yesterday that their series The Witcher just passed 50 million units sold, landing it in the proximity of legendary gaming franchises like Metal Gear and The Elder Scrolls. Adapted from Andrzej Sapkowski’s […]

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New Assassin’s Creed Game Announced

Today Ubisoft announced the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Based on the revealed concept art it appears that the game will follow Viking warriors, and thus will take place sometime between the 8th and 11th […]

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Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumored To Be In The Works

According to reporting from Video Games Chronicle, a remake of Resident Evil 4 has just recently entered production. Development is allegedly being handled by M-Two, a studio helmed by PlatinumGames’ ex-CEO Tatsuya Minami. M-Two was founded in December of last […]

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Doom Eternal | Review

In 2016, id Software once again took the gaming world by storm with their fantastic reboot of the Doom franchise. Inspired by the retro-shooters of old it was a non-stop deluge of viscera and pure adrenaline. Placing as much emphasis […]

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Why You Should Watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

Masaaki Yuasa has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting creative voices in the anime industry, routinely helming projects that transcend the many cliches and ingrained assumptions that frequently define the medium. His latest project, Keep Your Hands […]