Janine Hawkins

Review

In 'Yakuza 6,' Family Is More Important Than Fists

Come for the crime drama, stay for the breakdown of various parenting styles.
Janine Hawkins
4.17.18
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 5

In 2017, we confronted death, shared secretes, sought comfort, fought for justice, and did our best to look absolutely incredible.
Nicole Carpenter
Janine Hawkins
Dante Douglas
Jack de Quidt
Carli Velocci
12.29.17
The Pantheon of Games

Fanfic: The Keepers and the Queen

With metal beasts roaming the land, the Keepers of Sun and Moon—Aloy and Thorn—must rise together to face them.
Janine Hawkins
12.28.17
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 4

This year, players found secrets, sought redemption, experimented with everything... oh, and played what might be the best non-BioShock BioShock game ever.
Danielle Riendeau
Janine Hawkins
Dante Douglas
Carli Velocci
Jack de Quidt
12.28.17
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 3

The games of 2017 cast us in some odd roles: sibling, space salvager, survivor, and... mortician?
Jack de Quidt
Carli Velocci
Dante Douglas
Janine Hawkins
12.27.17
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 2

Whether you were running from terrifying, nameless foes or facing them head on, the games of 2017 were all about war, lore, and... good music.
Patrick Klepek
Carli Velocci
Janine Hawkins
Dante Douglas
Jack de Quidt
12.26.17
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 1

This year saw players commanding troops, exploring labyrinths, flying through the air, going home, and (of course) crying.
Rob Zacny
Dante Douglas
Carli Velocci
Jack de Quidt
Janine Hawkins
12.25.17
Music

The Tiny Touches of 'Super Mario Odyssey' Extend to Even the Sound Effects

This subtle easter egg gives players a whole new reason to explore the soundtrack in every world.
Janine Hawkins
12.8.17
The Tomorrow Children

My Last Night With 'The Tomorrow Children'

A final farewell tour with a game about authoritarian communism, mining, and matryoshka dolls.
Janine Hawkins
11.24.17
Style Savvy

Style Savvy Fans are About to get a Special Christmas Present

And there's a demo for 'Style Savvy: Styling Star' available now!
Janine Hawkins
11.2.17
JRPG

'Blue Reflection' is the Most Soothing JRPG I’ve Ever Played

With subdued colors and soft piano music, this "magical girl" RPG transports the player to a quiet, relaxing place.
Janine Hawkins
10.19.17
Fortnite

New 'Fortnite' Battle Royale Mode Misses What Makes the Game Great

What this early access survival game needs is a shorter burst PVE mode, not to chase the 'PUBG' gold rush.
Janine Hawkins
9.21.17
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