About Jen Bosier

Jen lives with her husband, daughter and super-villain cats. If she's not reading comics or engrossed in a WH40k novel, she's probably telling you which horror games you should be playing. She's a recovering member of the PC Master Race, and a reluctant Xbox fangirl. You can also find her on the Furious Fourcast.

Preview: Far Cry 4


I was a little shocked to learn that Ubisoft had a playable demo of Far Cry 4 on the show floor, especially after it was only announced a few weeks ago. After their tremendous reveal trailer featuring Pagan Min, the game’s antagonist, you might be surprised to know the hands-on demo did not feature much by […]

Preview: The Evil Within


I’m going to be really honest here: After reading several hands-on previews for The Evil Within from PAX East this year, I went into my hands-on demo a little gun-shy. After all, this is the horror game from the horror expert, Shinji Mikami. This man is responsible for my utter adoration of the survival horror […]

Preview: Harvest Moon The Lost Valley


With Harvest Moon A New Beginning, Natsume set the bar pretty high for the series, introducing new features that fans had long requested (see: character customization). I went hands-on with Natsume’s follow up, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley and it appears Natsume has pulled out all the fan-requested stops, though at the expense of a few A New Beginning […]

Preview: Lords of the Fallen

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When it comes to dark, fantasy RPGs that seek to challenge (read: punish) the gamer, there is only one game in town: From Software’s Dark Souls series.  Or at least, there was only one game in town. CI Games, together with Namco Bandai, seeks to change that with their new IP, Lords of the Fallen, which got a hands-on […]

Review: Dark Souls 2


Reviewer’s note: At time of this review I am a scant 30 hours into the game. I say “scant” because, as is the series hallmark, Dark Souls 2 feels like a rabbit hole to which there is no end. And frankly, I don’t want there to be an end.  Aching Bones Release Date: March 11, […]

Review: Thief

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A thief in the night. Release Date: February 25, 2014 Genre: Adventure Platform: Xbox One, PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 Developer: Eidos Montreal Publisher: Square Enix ESRB Mature MSRP: $59.99 When it comes to revered, canonical games, Thief is easily within the top ten; certainly, no game stands in higher regard within the stealth genre. Gamers […]

Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons


Dynasty Oni. Release Date: February 11, 2014 Genre: Action Platform: PlayStation Vita Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Tecmo Koei ESRB T MSRP: $39.99 I feel the need to preface this review by stating that I am, unabashedly, both a Dynasty Warriors fan (proof and proof) and a Monster Hunter fan. I’ll also state that the PS […]

Ask a Feminist: Flip out or chill, Quiet’s action figure


This week’s Ask a feminist: Flip out or Chill is brought to you by the kerfluffle surrounding Metal Gear Solid 5 and the recently revealed action figure for Quiet. Controversy has surrounded Quiet ever since she was first revealed as MGS5’s requisite tragic female sniper. So is her action figure worth flipping out over, or should […]

Ask a feminist: Flip out or Chill? Facebook conversations edition


This week’s Ask a feminist: Flip out or Chill is brought to you by a charming internet conversation which occurred between an unnamed female developer and Josh Mattingly of IndieStatik. The conversation first appeared on Twitter and then NeoGAF as part of an outcry for how terrible game journalists are to women. Thanks to Kotaku, […]

Top 5 improvements we want when ‘Dark Souls 2′ releases

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After spending two days cooking, baking, cleaning and playing Donna Reed for friends and family, I had a strange desire to play Dark Souls. Since 2011 I managed to log more than 200 hours in Skyrim, but a mere 40 in Dark Souls.  After sinking 30-odd hours in over the weekend, I remember why I’m so loathe […]

Essential Gaming: Top 15 original soundtracks of the generation


As I’ve often mused, video game soundtracks have progressed immensely in the past decade. In fact, in this generation alone we’ve seen substantial headway as more and more developers seek out the best and brightest composers the industry has to offer. Deciding which soundtracks were most memorable this generation was no easy task; after all, […]

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Review: The Art of Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag


Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has established itself as the must-have, open world pirating simulator, and possibly the best installment to the franchise since Brotherhood. The level of detail in Edward Kenway’s Caribbean is outstanding and continues to be the best and brightest part of the game.  Few publishers know their way around an art book […]

Review: Pokemon X/Y


You’ve obtained a new Pokémon! Since its introduction in the late 90s, the Pokémon franchise has been one of the definitive RPG/collectible games. The series has seen a fair bit of evolution, but by and large each installment feels like a slight tweak upon the formula. This year’s Pokémon X/Y is the breath of fresh air the franchise has […]

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