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About Alex Bauman

ALEX BAUMAN is COIN-OP TV’s features writer/contributor. Alex is a Seattle area writer who has been covering the games industry since 2008 with three years of contributing for the Examiner.com. Alex has covered numerous events, including regular trips to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) in Seattle. Husband, father, and life long gamer Alex embraces his unnatural Xbox 360 obsession with vigor; sometimes sacrificing food and/or sleep for that next achievement.

Orc Attack Flatulent Rebellion Review

Finally, after years of being vilified in games the Orc's time has come. In Orc Attack Flatulent Rebellion these creatures of myth have been given the opportunity to fight back against their human oppressors, a pulpit from which to preach the Orcish Gospel; finally at long last a... voice? Sir Sniff, Doc Turd, Lord Poop [...]

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Reviews, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Orc Attack Flatulent Rebellion Review

PAX 2013 – Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land Hands-On

An 80's inspired show deserves an 80's inspired game. That's just what WayForward and D3 Publisher deliver with Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land. After being sucked into a video game Mordecai and Rigby must fight their way through four 8-bit worlds. Facing peril after peril the two must combine their unique abilities [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PAX 2013 – Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land Hands-On

PAX 2013 – Divekick Hands-On

There are now only two words in fighting games. They aren't Street Fighter. Nor are they Mortal Kombat. No, the only two words you need are Dive and Kick. Divekick distills the fighting game genre down to a base element: the diving kick. Simultaneously parody and nuanced skill based fighter. Iron Galaxy has crafted some [...]

By | September 3rd, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PAX 2013 – Divekick Hands-On

PAX 2013 – Extraction Hands-On

Splash Damage and Nexon brought their new free to play first person shooter to the show floor this year. In what has to be the biggest booth ever for a pre-alpha build Extraction (formerly Dirty Bomb) enters the realm of class warfare. The single game type and map available showed off fast paced run and [...]

By | September 3rd, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PAX 2013 – Extraction Hands-On

PAX 2013 – Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Hands-On

The idea of a match three puzzle game is old. Some would say it's a stale dying genre. whether or not this is a correct assessment is really a matter of personal opinion. Either way, it's nice to see that someone out there still cares enough to push this type of game forward with a [...]

By | September 1st, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on PAX 2013 – Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Hands-On

PAX 2013 – Shadow Warrior Hands-On

Occasionally games will force the player to think; about their in-game action, about the world around them, or some deeply personal philosophical concept. Sometimes indirectly through actions, sometimes directly with a question. Shadow Warrior is just such a game... sort of. It does pose a good question, but it's doubtful that you'll think too much [...]

By | September 1st, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on PAX 2013 – Shadow Warrior Hands-On

Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara Review

"Come adventurers. Gather close to my fire." the old woman said motioning to the blaze. "For the answers you seek regarding your quest are in the flames." She let out a shriek that trailed into a cackle as she cast a handful of powder into the fire. A burst of light and heat was followed [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Reviews, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara Review

The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC Preview

With The Walking Dead Season 1 finished and season 2 yet to be released, Tealltale Games is giving fans a little something to hold them over. 400 Days is a new DLC add-on for the incredibly popular first season of the Walking Dead point and click adventure game. A single episode comprised of five separate [...]

By | June 13th, 2013|Categories: News & Events, Video (Other)|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC Preview

Xbox One will not be Backwards Compatible

Microsoft has made a great mistake. Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten confirmed that the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 nor the original Xbox, stating "The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn't really work from that perspective." He further stated that "We care very much [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Blogroll, News & Events|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Xbox One will not be Backwards Compatible

The Broken Economics of Used Games

Much has been said about used game sales. Typically the conversation is about how the purchase of used games hurts those who make games by cutting them out of the money loop thus hurting the medium as a whole. With less money coming in from game sales game companies have less money to put into [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Broken Economics of Used Games