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Jay Petrequin

Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.
YIIK: A Post-modern RPG

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Preview: Disc Jockey Heroes

By hipsters, for hipsters Before I began my demo of YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, I talked to the game’s creator about where his inspiration came from. His answer was that he had been playing the Earthbound-themed stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee and began to wonder what such a game would look like…
sky noon

Sky Noon Preview: Flying High

This sky probably is big enough for both of us, in fact Sky Noon has no doubt been the victim of some jokes about McCree from Overwatch, as the game’s title is a pun on what became the gunslinger’s catchphrase. Players of Overwatch and games like it might well have a fun time…
I hate running abckwards

I Hate Running Backwards Preview: Born to Run

I love running backwards, ironically Oh, Devolver Digital, you bastion of a booth. Through both years I’ve been personally able to attend PAX East, it’s been a reliable bastion of great indie developers with games getting a chance to shine. And no wonder– Devolver had something of a reputation…
sleep tight

Sleep Tight Preview: Know No Rest

Sleep lightly and carry a big super soaker Sleep Tight is a game about fighting the monsters under one’s bed just as we all did when we were young: pillow forts, toy guns and extremely careful strategy. For a game about monsters, it’s pretty ironic how happy and excited the…
city of brass

City of Brass Preview: Casting Spells, Echoes Bioshock Roots

I do not remember this Aladdin sequel City of Brass is a game forged from the efforts of developers who previously worked with Irrational Games in the early days of Bioshock. As I was told while playing their new game at their PAX East booth, the folks at Uppercut Games have been…
armed and gelatinous

Preview: Armed and Gelatinous has sticking power

Something something sticky situation something something Armed and Gelatinous was an easy first game to visit on the first day of PAX East 2018. It was easy because it was nestled snugly in the Xbox section of the show floor, in a handy area dedicated exclusively for indie games. It…

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