Leo Espada

Highly opinionated one half of GwtW.com, gaming for over 30 years.

IF else Heart.Break() ; then Review (“WUT?”)

  When you love writing, ideas and inspiration can strike at any time some good some bad, but at the moment these ideas strike they usually sound good to oneself. I’ve certainly had a few ideas for short stories or articles that I felt would be the next over of Time …

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A PANORAMICAL Review of Things

After Dark screensavers, anyone remember those? What about those hacker group ultra-LSD inspired advertising .EXEs? If you were dying for a revival of these classic mementos of the past, I might have something for you. It’s called PANORAMICAL. An updated visualizer with some minimal music manipulation, this is the type of game for …

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30 Years of Snake – The Phantom Pain Review

With 30 years of Metal Gear gaming under the belt, this month Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain released, together with the prequel chapter Ground Zeroes, Hideo Kojima ties up once again, more loose ends for Big Boss, this time in the 1980s on one of the largest stages ever set …

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I played this game called Metal Gear… then thirty years happened…

Looking back I could probably break down video games into 6 or maybe 7 distinct eras of gaming. Where each era was defined by distinct takes and preferences on what I was interested in playing, on which platforms, and the social aspects that went along with each. In probably my …

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A Side of Developer Life With Triangle Studios

  I am almost nearing 1,000 PC games in my combined game store libraries. That number doesn’t really include every video game I’ve ever played. That game count still pales in comparison to the number of games that are out there to play, all vying for gamer attention, all made …

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New Release: Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Next Week for only $0.00?

  The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and spin off action hybrid tower defense Deathtrap (a favorite here at GoneWithTheWin) has quietly become a popular indie title on Steam since it’s release. Van Helsing I, launched in 2013 to very positive reviews. At the time you chose one of three …

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DOTA 2: Reborn Launched

DOTA 2 players were greeted this week with an important DOTA2 update. As previously reported, this major update propels standard DOTA 2 into the Source 2 engine. For those playing and testing the Reborn Beta you will immediately notice the BETA option no longer works. So what does the first …

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Hideo Kojima and Konami Post a Divorce Video

  Since 1987 Hideo Kojima and Konami have been thrilling fans with the Metal Gear video game series. That’s almost 30 years of a single blockbuster franchise created and directed by one person. Konami hasn’t always had the greatest love for PC gamers but Kojima-san has much love for all …

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DOTA 2 Officially Going To Source 2 Soon

Valve released news that their DOTA 2 will be updated to Source 2. The Reborn Beta is nearing completion with a major update. According to Valve, “in the coming weeks” the Reborn update will be applied to all DOTA 2 clients via their Steam distribution system. This is exciting for …

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Has A Release Date

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was finally a return to form to the original Deus Ex, a game that set gamers into an excited frenzy over the action RPG hybrid back in mid-2000. I’m still spinning the Micheal McCann soundtrack in my playlists since beating Human Revolution a few years ago …

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