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Sometimes Always Monsters is a replacement for normal life

During these uncertain times, many have clung to the new Animal Crossing for comfort. It offers players a world with enough structure to help make sense of existence, but not so much that you ever feel trapped or otherwise punished. It's le...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons wants to be my new craft

I love the original Animal Crossing for all the things it does do, and maybe even more for all the things it doesn't. It doesn't let you traverse a big world, fight anything, or ask you to do much other than wander around and engage in a re...

 
 
 
 
 
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Coronavirus did a number on PAX East exhibitor merch stock

PAX East has been a lot of fun this week. Caitlin Cooke and I interviewed Platinum's Hideki Kamiya yesterday after playing Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead, Disc Room, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, and a whole bunch of other new and...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown cuts deep on Switch

My first thought when downloading Samurai Shodown, the soft-reboot of the mostly-2D fighting series on Switch, was "I had to delete Skullgirls to make room for this?" The game comes in at about 10GB, which is larger than I would have assume...

 
 
 
 
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The most woefully under-exposed Switch eShop games of 2019

When Nintendo first entered the fray of online storefronts with the Wii Shop Channel, you were lucky to get one great game a month on the service. The scarcity of high-profile, critically acclaimed titles helped standouts like World of Goo,...

 
 
 
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The Takeover is the latest game in The Baz extended universe

There's never been a better time to be a fan of 2D, multi-plane beat 'em ups. With the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, River City Girls, Fight 'N Rage, Streets of Red already out, Castle Crashers making a comeback this year, and Streets of ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Six sick sects: The most unholy games of 2019

Halloween is a weird one. Once considered a Pagan holiday that celebrated the connection between the world of the living and the dark worlds of hell, it's morphed into a celebration of being benignly "bad" in a variety of ways. If being hol...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ex-Zodiac is crazy like a Star Fox

It's been a long time since Nintendo was able to make a hit Star Fox game. Star Fox Zero was one of Miyamoto's biggest bombs, though it wasn't the first time the series struggled to appeal to its audience. The last all-...

 
 


About Jonathan Holmesone of us since 4:12 PM on 12.04.2007

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1

"The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1

"I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes



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