Games Abyss Review Round-Up: Saints Row IV/Outlast/Diablo III

So the GA crew finished up some games recently and decided to get together and give 'em the old video review treatment! We're cool like that. Today we discuss the wild and crazy Saints Row IV, the PC horror sleeper Outlast, and the console release of the genre dominating Diablo III. Still on the fence about any of these titles? Looking for a new game to play? Just wanna look at us wearing silly hats? You're in the right place friends! Post contributed by Senior Editor Matt J....

Gone Home Review

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