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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Underwater Terror Of Soma

    The creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent are back with a fresh nightmare to challenge horror fans. Soma transports players to a research facility on the ocean's floor, leaving it up to them to figure out why they're there and what to do about it. I already shared my positive thoughts on the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Watch Us Lose 46 Lives On Super Mario Maker's Most Difficult User-Created Levels

    Super Mario Maker has a mode that gives you 100 lives and lets you sample some of the most difficult user-created levels. We tried it out. Super Mario Maker doesn't release on Wii U until September 11, but ahead of release there is already a healthy community building levels that run the gamut of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

    The Chinese Room is known for creating atmospheric first-person adventure games with a focus on abstract, ambiguous narratives. Those types of games can be tricky to show off in a show as concise as Test Chamber, but we're paying a visit to the game's sleepy English town anyway to show you what... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – A Bridge Troll With A Sweet Tooth In King's Quest Chapter I

    The Odd Gentlemen and Sierra Entertainment have allied to bring back the legendary adventure game series, King's Quest. The first chapter of the episodic game, A Knight to Remember, is available now, and it's a whimsical good time ( read my review ). Come along with us as we take a stroll down... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Journey On PlayStation 4

    Journey makes its PlayStation 4 debut today ( after a few stumbles that it has already recovered from ), so we took the game for a test run to see how the port stacks up to the original. Join myself, Jeff Cork, and Journey first-timer, Brian Shea, as we explore the game's opening areas, and meet... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – From The Makers Of Pokémon, Tembo The Badass Elephant

    Game Freak is best known for its Pokémon games, but it is capable of much more, and Tembo the Badass Elephant is a good example. Join myself, Tim Turi, and Andrew Reiner, as we take quite literally our first look at the latest non-Pokémon game from developer Game Freak. Tembo is a Rambo... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Smashing Buildings, Baby Mothra, And Online Competitors In Godzilla On PS4

    Godzilla makes his new-gen (and last-gen) debut with the simply titled Godzilla today, and we take a look at an early part of the game and play a few online matches. Join myself and Andrew Reiner as we dabble with game's destructive, but repetitive gameplay, meet baby Mothra, and jump online for... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The First 30 Minutes Of Batman: Arkham Knight's Batgirl Prequel DLC

    Batman: Arkham Knight's big story DLC, A Matter Of Family starring Batgirl , is available now for season pass holders, and we played through the first half-hour. If you haven't beaten Arkham Knight yet, don't worry. There are no spoilers in A Matter of Family (at least not during the first... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Portal Stories: Mel

    Valve's games have always been playgrounds for the motivated mod community, and Portal 2 is no exception. Portal Stories: Mel follows the titular Mel as she explores an Aperture Science laboratory of the past. Taking place in 1952, the game features about 22 new levels, original music, and a completely... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – You Must Build A Boat

    After three years of development, the expansion turned standalone sequel to 10000000, You Must Build a Boat, released today and we took a look. Join me, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork (the office match-three expert), and Bryan Vore (who is currently working on the review) as we check out the PC version of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Halo: Spartan Strike

    We took Halo: Spartan Strike – Microsoft's twin-stick shooter, which takes place around the events of Halo 2 – out for a spin. Did we have fun? See for yourself. In the game, you play as a Spartan supersoldier working through simulations of the events that took place during Halo 2. In... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Splatoon Single Player Campaign

    Despite being pitched as a multiplayer-focused game when it was revealed, Splatoon does have a full single-player campaign with a story, and we played through a few of its levels. The single player mode is separate from the game's multiplayer mode without much overlap in terms of unlockables and... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Splatoon Online Multiplayer

    Nintendo recently brought Splatoon by our offices, and we were able to take the ink-shooter online and try out the game's multiplayer. Myself, Ben Reeves, Ben Hanson, and Corey Olcsvary from Nintendo's Treehouse (who would neither confirm or deny that the Nintendo Treehouse was an actual tree... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

    Hopes were high for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. as one of Nintendo's rare forays into creating a new universe, Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace has played through it and is ready to share her full impressions. Kim is joined by interns Jon Gregory and Justin Mikos as well as Kyle Hilliard as they start... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's Valley Of The Yetis DLC

    Far Cry 4's Valley of the Yetis DLC marks the game's most extensive DLC add-on with a whole new substantial area to explore, an extension of Ajay's story, and some new mechanics that didn't appear in the main game. Andrew Reiner and myself played through a few minutes of the DLC, picking... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Five Nights At Freddy's 3

    The third in Scott Cawthon's jump-scare extravaganza Five Nights at Freddy's series had a surprise release this week, and we turned the lights off to take a look. There is safety in numbers which is why this Test Chamber is a packed house with Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, Ben Reeves, Wade Wojcik... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hyrule Warriors' Majora's Mask DLC

    Just in time for the release of Majora's Mask 3D on Friday, a new batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC adds Tingle and child Link from the Ocarina of Time sequel as playable fighters. Join myself, Ben Reeves, and Wade Wojcik as we take a perhaps too brief look at the new Termina adventure map (we weren't... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Riding Pandas And Minecarts In Gunman Clive 2

    A lone developer created this inexpensive lone gunman 3DS platformer, and we took a look at some of its strangest levels. Join myself, Ben Hanson, and intern Jon Gregory (who was nice enough to play and unlock a few levels in advance) as we start fending off enemies in collapsing saloons and end somewhere... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Final Super Smash Bros. 8-Player Spectacular

    We've threatened to stop playing 8-player Super Smash Bros. on multiple occasions – but this time we mean it. This is definitely the last time (probably). Join Andrew Reiner, Wade Wojcik, Ben Hanson, Jeff Cork, and myself and no other editors as we play one final set of of 8-player Super Smash... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor - Lord Of The Hunt DLC

    Monolith Productions' Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor impressed us when it released earlier this year. Fans of the game spent hours dismantling Uruks with gruesome kills and murdering their way to the top of the dynamic Nemesis System's ranks. By the end of the game, Talion is a wraith-infused... More
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