Maurice Pogue

Since picking up an NES controller in 1985 at the age of 2, Maurice and video games have been inseparable. While most children aspired to be lawyers, doctors, or engineers (at the behest of their parents), he aspired to write for publications such as EGM, PC Gamer, PC Accelerator, and Edge. After achieving ABD status in English at MSU, Maurice left academia and dedicated his writing to his lifelong passion. He is currently the Video Game Editor at Geeks Under Grace.

Backloggery Beatdown: Crysis 2

By Maurice Pogue / December 1, 2014 /

SPOILER WARNING: For those unfamiliar with my Backloggery Beatdown series, these are not reviews, but instead, clairvoyant apotheoses of gaming. The assumption of this series is that readers have already played the game, and are interested in further reflection. The original Crysis made my “Games of the Generation 2006-2013” list—a considerable feat because I am…

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Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s (PC)

By Maurice Pogue / November 19, 2014 /

Developer: Scott Cawthon Publisher: Scott Cawthon Platforms: Windows (reviewed), Android, iOS Price:$4.99 Content Warning May cause insomnia in automatonophobics and/or children. Possible theory that the animitronics are possessed. Story Players begin their employment as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza during the night shift from 12AM to 6 AM. However, the purpose seems to…

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Backloggery Beatdown: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

By Maurice Pogue / November 14, 2014 /

SPOILER WARNING: For those unfamiliar with my Backloggery Beatdown series, these are not reviews, but instead, clairvoyant apotheoses of gaming. The assumption of this series is that readers have already played the game, and are interested in further reflection. “BOOORRRIIING!!!” my wife exclaimed from my rear, peering over my shoulder to the TV screen attached…

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Review: Atom Zombie Smasher (PC)

By Maurice Pogue / November 10, 2014 /

Developer: Blendo Games Publisher: Blendo Games Platforms: Windows (reviewed), MAC, Linux Price: $9.99, Buy Here Content Warning Beware pf graphic depictions of the wanton slaughter of dots. This game has been banned in Dot Activist territories. There is also an image of a character sporting red censor blur on the forehead as a gunshot wound.…

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